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July 29th, 2011

The Seafood Festival is back with a splash

July 29, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - During the weekend of Friday, Aug. 5, Ninigret Park will be flooded with tens of thousands of people experiencing all types of summer fun. From kids riding carnival rides to adults enjoying 80’s-rock tribute bands, all ages of people will be indulging in all variety of entertainment. Not to mention all the local seafood one could possibly eat.

July 28th

Sundlun stood watch over the island

July 29, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

JAMESTOWN – Former Governor Bruce G. Sundlun, who died at his home last Thursday at the age of 91, is remembered here not for his business acumen, his courageous leadership of the state or his powerful patronage of the arts.
Sundlun’s local legacy is that of a man deeply interested in his community, always willing to talk over matters of civic concern, available to serve as figurehead for the smallest island observances and as patrician figure frequently seen at town council meetings.

Reed wants local fishermen on council

July 28, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Senator Jack Reed, along with Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, is lobbying support for legislation that would give Rhode Island commercial fishermen a voice on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), a board which establishes fishing regulations for the federal waters off the mid-Atlantic shore.

Landolfi wins special election

July 28, 2011

HOPKINTON - Independent candidate Frank T. Landolfi was elected to fill the vacant town council seat during a special election on Tuesday, July 26.

July 27th

Baseball HOFer takes different swings

July 28, 2011

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

WARWICK – Joe Hassett is usually the most famous player in the field when he takes part in a Rhode Island Golf Association event. After an eight-year NBA career that including a title with the Seattle Supersonics in 1979, Hassett – the radio color man for Providence College basketball – has earned the honor.
At this week’s 28th Rhode Island Stroke Play Championship, however, Hassett knew where he stood in the pecking order.
“I’m a distant No. 2,” he said. “Mike Schmidt, he was a Hall-of-Fame player and was a great player to watch.”

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July 28, 2011

Bruce Sundlun was, perhaps, one of the biggest names in Rhode Island in the past 50 years and his death this week sent shockwaves around the Ocean State as friends, families and longtime political counterparts weighed in on the man who became a legend.
This week, the Standard Times takes a special look back at Sundlun as Martha Smith examined the former governor's Jamestown ties.
In addition, we've got all the latest news on both the Wickford Train Station project and newly-appointed Interim Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger's goals for the district.
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School Committee takes legal action

July 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While still at a standoff with NEASK over whether the Basic Education Plan and the Human Capital policies are a mandatory subject of bargaining, the school committee filed a complaint last Thursday in the Washington County Superior Court against NEASK and the Commissioner of Education and the Board of Regents.

Consolidated resource plan passes

July 27, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Regional School Committee approved the new Consolidated Resource Plan for the upcoming school year at a meeting held in the Chariho High School library on Tuesday.

July 26th

Politics as Usual: The grand pension experiement begins this week

July 27, 2011

This week, it all starts to hit the fan.
Central Falls, the state’s smallest city, is going to be the test tube for the experiment of what the hell are we going to do about pension funds we can’t afford to maintain anymore. Next to that will be the Petri dish growing a culture to determine whether bankruptcy is a solution for fiscally crippled municipalities.

Coventry 11's claim District 3 crown

July 26, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
COVENTRY — Coventry Little League 11-year Old All-Star Cam Reid had had a brilliant offensive performance against Narragansett in Friday night’s District 3 final.
Reid had already delivered a two-run home run, a two-run double, eight RBIs and three runs scored through six-and-half inning.

 

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