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September 26th, 2011

All eyes on local fishermen

September 26, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – New England’s fishing fleet may have to make room for Big Brother as a federally funded pilot program plans to use closed-circuit cameras on board to record the catch and replace human observers on fishing boats.

The program has local fishermen up and arms over the extremes regulations have taken.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 25th

Celestial Cafe offers fresh approach to comfort food

September 26, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Someone has just dropped off a vegetable that Brandon Read, executive chef and co-owner of the Celestial Café, can’t identify.
The master of creative cooking is stumped by this exotic item which reportedly tastes like the liqueur Benedictine. This is not a disaster; it’s a challenge
“I’ll try it in a rhubarb pie or use it in a martini,” he vows. “Something good will come of it.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Task Force gets grant

September 25, 2011

The Chariho Tri-town Task Force on Substance abuse Prevention was one of nine Rhode Island drug use prevention coalitions to receive a grant from the White House Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for their Drug-free Community Support Programs in 2011.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 24th

Tell Me Your Story: Animal lovers find their best Buddy

September 25, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

SAUNDERSTOWN – If you don’t know a lot about dogs, you’re probably unaware that they smile and laugh when feeling especially cheerful or silly.
Right here in our own backyard, we have a sweet little nine-year-old mixed breed named Buddy – adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League after going through some tough times – who grins from ear to ear.
It’s because she has been adopted by a family who adore her and the feeling is mutual.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Landfill closed to dog walks

September 24, 2011

RICHMOND - Abutters were on hand at the Richmond Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Sept. 20, to voice their displeasure about a temporary closing of the landfill that has been used as an unofficial dog park near Stilson and Buttonwoods Roads.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 23rd

Charity Scrabble tournament seeks wordsmiths

September 24, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Attention language lovers, spelling bee champs and everyone else who knows how to fit a word containing the letter “z” on a triple score square.
This Saturday, the Grand Chapter of Rhode Island Order of the Easter Star is sponsoring a Scrabble tournament at the Cold Spring Community Center on Beach Street. Proceeds from the event, which costs a minimum of $25 in pledges for each player, will benefit the American Cancer Society/Breast Cancer Research program. It is scheduled from 9 am to 5 pm.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

September 23, 2011

Inside today's paper, find out what's inside the SKESP teacher aides contract for 2011 to 2014 and why the union is not so happy. Also, with the pension problem looming, Narragansett Schools are fearing the worst for pension costs.

Also, inside today's The Narragansett Times, find out why local fishermen have had enough with a new federal program to electronically monitoring the men at sea.

Lastly, as the Kimberly Fry trial enters its second week, read up on her ex-husband's the heartbreaking testimony on his daughter's death.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Riders rev their engines for students

September 23, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - In an effort to raise money for Chariho Career & Tech. students competing in the national Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Mo., there will be a fundraising motorcycle run leaving from the Chariho High School campus at 11 a.m., on Sept. 25.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 22nd

Emotions boil over in Fry trial

September 23, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “Camden was a little adventurer, was creative, loved music, science and swimming. She was a brave, spirited and vibrant little girl. She had just finished the second grade at Fishing Cove Elementary and had enjoyed one last trip to the North Kingstown Town Beach with some new friends, when, on the evening of Aug. 10, 2009, her mother strangled and murdered her with her own hands.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town hero comes home

September 22, 2011

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Surrounded by American flags, standing nearby a West Kingston Fire Station truck, about a hundred Elks Lodge and community members awaited the arrival of South Kingstown’s hero Joe “Tiger” Patrick on Saturday afternoon.

 

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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