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November 2nd

Chafee, state officials tour south coast to assess damage

November 2, 2012

WESTERLY—Governor Lincoln Chafee addressed the media Tuesday afternoon after taking a tour of the towns on Rhode Island’s southern coast hit by Hurricane Sandy. Having visited Narragansett Pier in the morning, Chafee then traveled to assess the damage at locations such as the Charlestown Breach way and Misquamicut Beach.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 1st

Sandy leaves her mark on NK, Exeter

November 2, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

A North Kingstown Department of Public Works employee narrowly escaped serious injury when the vehicle he’d driven to the scene of a downed tree was crushed by another falling tree.
A Jamestown woman, who couldn’t reach a neighborhood near Mackerel Cove because police had the road blocked, drove as far as she could and parked. When she returned she found that surging water had crossed the road, sweeping her car into Sheffield Cove.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

'Gansett, SK, Prout getting back on the field

November 1, 2012

It’s going to be a while before things are back to being normal in South County.
Today they get one small step closer.
There was still plenty of damage, not a lot of power and schools were still closed, but the area’s sports teams are returning to the field today after days of wondering when games would be played next.
Today three area teams play playoff games. In girls soccer, Narragansett plays at Westerly in the Division II preliminaries and Prout hosts Mount Hope in the D-I playoffs. The Narragansett girls volleyball team opens the Division II playoffs at Barrington.

October 31st

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Senator in Congress

November 1, 2012

Name: Sheldon Whitehouse
Address: Newport, RI
Date of Birth: October 20, 1955
Phone Number: (401) 489-2501
E-Mail Address: HYPERLINK "mailto:sheldon@whitehouseforsenate.com" sheldon@whitehouseforsenate.com
Office Sought: U.S. Senate
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: U.S. Senator
Education: Yale University (B.A.), University of Virginia (J.D.)
Political Background: Rhode Island Attorney General
Community Activities (Five or fewer): I’ve enjoyed participating in coastline cleanups and other ocean conservation activities, as well as volunteering at soup kitchens.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

MEET THE CANDIDATES: North Kingstown School Committee

November 1, 2012

Name: Lynda Avanzato
Address: 29 Collins Court, North Kingstown, RI
Date of Birth: October 1, 1963
Phone Number: (401) 294-1164
E-Mail Address: joeandlynda@cox.net
Office Sought: North Kingstown School Committee
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: Attorney
Education: BA: Boston University; JD: Washington College of Law
Political Background: Incumbent School Committee member, four years; Elected in 2008.
Community Activities (Five or fewer): Involvement in the school's PTOs, the NK5K.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Representative in Congress

November 1, 2012

Name: Jim Langevin
Address: 181-A Knight Street, Warwick, RI 02886
Date of Birth: April 22, 1964
Daytime Phone Number: (401) 737-7177
E-Mail Address: Jim@jimlangevin.com
Office Sought: U.S. Representative
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Rhode Island College; Master of Public Administration, Harvard University.
Political Background: Rhode Island State Representative; Rhode Island Secretary of State; U.S. Representative.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview the Standard-Times today!

November 1, 2012

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one question remains in communities up and down the east coast: How bad is the damage?
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you an in-depth look at the local impact of the storm which, while severe, left both North Kingstown and Exeter in relatively good shape.
In addition, we have wall-to-wall coverage of Tuesday's election, complete with full 'Meet the Candidate' profiles in all the major, contested races.
All that and much, much more in this week's Standard-Times. Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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