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August 6th, 2012

Toddler nearly drowns at Greenwich Club

August 6, 2012

EAST GREENWICH —It’s been five years since Paul Donnelly has been manager at the Greenwich Club and, in that time, he never received a scare quite like the one he had last Friday.

Nerves were extremely rattled at the exclusive club located at 5426 Post Rd. last week on the part of both workers and members alike when a two-year-old infant was found floating in a pool during the late-morning hours.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 5th

Volunteers will help decide future of intersection

August 6, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– The spirit of the evening at Monday’s combined meeting of the Town Council and Planning Department was reduction and elimination.
Not to be confused with the possibility of decreases in taxation and budgetary minutia, the council focused its attention on reducing stakeholder input for issues affecting the town’s Comprehensive Plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 4th

Exeter EMA on no-call list

August 5, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – There are mock disasters and then there are plans that fail to launch properly.
Such was the case Monday when Exeter’s emergency management center waited for an expected 911 call to arrive setting off a five-day preparedness drill scheduled to unfold on the site of the old Ladd School.
And waited. And waited – for a call that never came.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 3rd

South County proud of Beisel

August 4, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NARRAGANSETT– Two-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel of North Kingstown goes for the gold this Friday in her second swim event, the 200-meter backstroke, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Beisel, who set a personal best of 4:31.27 in the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday, earning a silver medal, and the honor of taking second place in the world, is a fierce competitor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local track star to compete in Hershey

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Tyler Pereira and his family will go on a long journey this Friday to Hershey, Pennsylvania, although it is not to visit the famed chocolate company’s headquarters. Pereira, for a second time, will be competing in the Hershey-sponsored Track and Field Games North American Final, a competition attended by numerous, qualified young athletes from across the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South County proud of Olympian Beisel

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT– Two-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel of North Kingstown goes for the gold today in her second swim event, the 200-meter backstroke, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Beisel, who set a personal best of 4:31.27 in the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday, earning a silver medal, and the honor of taking second place in the world, is a fierce competitor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid feeling wrath of Irene response

August 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE—Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a brief with her office last week, seeking to punish National Grid with fines in the millions of dollars. The culmination of a review process of the utility company’s implementation of its Electric Emergency Plan (EEP), the 27-page report highlights significant procedural missteps on the part of National Grid during last year’s Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ocean Mist appeals CRMC decision on wall

August 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Ocean Mist appealed the state Coastal Resources Management Council’s approval of a 202-foot sheet pile sea wall in Matunuck.

Lawyers representing the business at 895 Matunuck Beach Road filed the appeal in Providence County Superior Court July 27, the final day businesses and homeowners had to appeal the decision May decision.

Kevin Finnegan, owner of the Ocean Mist is asking that the decision be reversed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee addresses state grades

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala held a discussion Wednesday evening with the School Committee regarding recently released index scores for schools in Rhode Island. The Department of Education (RIDE) has developed a new performance measuring system for approximately 300 schools, ranking them with a point score as well as a qualifying grade, from 'priority' being the worst to 'commended'.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI graduate blends art with oceanography

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Walking into the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, one comes upon a wall fixture unlike those around it. Upon closer inspection, it is revealed as a strange visual document that projects both scientific information and an artistic touch. The piece is the work of URI undergraduate Chad Self, who embarked on a project which blended both his studies in art and interest in oceanography.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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