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Archive - 2012

June 13th

O'Neill, Fogarty square off yet again

June 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tempers flared at Monday night’s South Kingstown Town Council meeting when the issue of the sale of Browning Farm was addressed.

The council intended to hold a public informational hearing regarding development rights to Browning Farm. This pertains an application from the South Kingstown Land Trust for funding in accordance with the town’s “Open Space Project Funding Policy,” in order to potentially purchase the development rights to 14 or more acres of Browning Farm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian go similar ways

June 13, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Alex McLeod and Emily Wright, Valedictorian and Salutatorian for this year’s graduating class at Narragansett High School, are equally as proud to be representing their fellow classmates as top students in 2012. They did not, however, see their achievement as the singular goal of their high school career.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 12th

Politics as Usual: 38 Studios debacle has been Chafee's finest hour (OPINION)

June 13, 2012

Lincoln Chafee has had some stumbles in his first term as governor, but his performance handling the 38 Studios debacle has been his finest hour.
To put it in video game terms, he picked up the sword and shield and went out to tame the fire-breathing monster before it could do further harm to the citizenry. If he didn’t exactly save the day, he at least minimized the damage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 11th

Wickford gears up for 50th festival

June 12, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Wickford Art Festival (WAA), one of the most prestigious festivals in New England with over 400 artists scheduled to exhibit their “best of the best."
Many events are planned to mark the occasion as early as next weekend. But the events can’t begin without knowing how it all began.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Town Hall consolodation costs on ballot

June 11, 2012

HOPKINTON - If you have ever been confused as to which door to use when standing outside the front entrance of Hopkinton Town Hall, you are not alone. Town Manager William McGarry admitted that the two front doors often cause confusion amongst visitors, and it would benefit all if town hall had a more prominent entrance way for the public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local scouts hit the big screen

June 11, 2012

WARWICK – Local boy scouts got a taste of fame at a screening of Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” at Showcase Cinema in Warwick Thursday night.

Excited shrieks echoed through the theater as the scouts saw themselves on the big screen.

“It was fun, it was a different experience,” said Noah Morin, 14, a local boy scout. “We had to wear really short shorts and get haircuts.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town sewer, water rates expected to increase

June 11, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council approved first readings of two ordinances Monday evening which would increase sewer and water rates for residents. In January, the town hired Pioneer Consulting Group, Inc., to review the town’s Wastewater and Water Funds, and because of internal and external factors, there was a need to revise rates.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Prout class of 2012 marks 44th commencement in school's history

June 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – One hundred sixty graduates comprising The Prout School’s Class of 2012 crossed the stage at URI’s Ryan Center Tuesday night as they received their diplomas, ready to begin the next chapter in their lives.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chafee signs 'Good-Time Bill' into law

June 11, 2012

PROVIDENCE—This past week, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law the ‘Good-Time’ bill, which will prevent criminals convicted of serious offenses from being released earlier because of good behavior. The legislation, drafted last year by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and introduced by Representative Teresa Tanzi (D-South Kingstown, Narragansett), along with Senator V. Susan Sosnowski (D-South Kingstown, New Shoreham), is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 10th

Beechwood: Grow where you're planted

June 11, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – What do you get when you combine members of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, graduates of the URI Master Gardeners program, a trio of landscape professionals, Plum Beach Garden Clubbers and a batch of cheerful volunteers?
In the wrong hands, you could have too mulch of a good thing. Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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