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July 15th, 2012

Skills issue concerns Hoyer

July 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has always believed in the “American Dream” throughout his college years and well into his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, where hard work and innovation can create a thriving economy for all within the country.

It’s a philosophy that the No. 2 Democrat in the House still firmly believes in despite the dire economic downturn the United States has suffered – Rhode Island in particular – and has the confidence that, with a solid workforce in place, the country will once again rise from the depths of disparity.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Campaign 2012: Ehrhardt running for re-election on his record

July 15, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to The Standard

State Representative Laurence W. Ehrhardt says he will be running on his record, with an eye toward resolving the issues that remain outstanding from past administrations and getting the job done.
“It’s a continuation of the work I’ve been advocating for over the last eight years,” Ehrhardt said.
Ehrhardt spoke as to the frustration with bi-partisan politics as a causal effect stagnating growth and opportunity. “

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 14th

Market blossoms at Casey Farm

July 14, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

Sizzling into summer, the Historic Casey Farm in Saunderstown is turning the tide for Grow Local campaigns. Set seaside, overlooking Narragansett Bay, the 300 acre farm plays host to the weekly Coastal Grower’s Market, a consortium of Rhode Island farms and vendors providing a wide variety of organic produce, plants, flowers, meats, shellfish and local wares for sale. In operation on the farm for eight summers, the market boasts 30 weekly vendors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 13th

Fast Ferry addition christened

July 13, 2012

By ANTHONY aRUSSO
arusso@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Many spectators and local leaders gathered at the Rhode Island Fast Ferry dock in Quonset for the Christening and maiden voyage of a brand-new vessel that will be used to carry passengers from Quonset to Martha’s Vineyard.
Rhode Island Fast Ferry President Charles A. Donadio Jr. said that the ship, which he named the Ava Pearl after his eldest daughter, is one of the most technologically advanced of it’s kind in the entire country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ava Pearl makes maiden voyage on Narragansett Bay

July 13, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Many spectators and local leaders gathered at the Rhode Island Fast Ferry dock in Quonset for the christening and maiden voyage of a brand-new vessel that will be used to carry passengers from Quonset to Martha’s Vineyard.

Rhode Island Fast Ferry President Charles A. Donadio Jr. said that the ship, which he named the Ava Pearl after his eldest daughter, is one of the most technologically advanced of it’s kind in the entire country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cooling it down at Froyo Fix

July 13, 2012

Froyo is the fix in Narragansett
By SHAUN KIRBY

NARRAGANSETT—A new, refreshing business opened its doors in Salt Pond Plaza this past weekend. With a cool and stylish interior, Froyo Fix brings fresh, frozen yogurt to customers looking for a new taste and respite from the heat.

“[My family members] all came up with the idea,” said Thao Nguyen, who works as a server at Froyo Fix. “There are a lot of frozen yogurt places on the west coast, and the trend is slowly moving its way here.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

High Tides Landing amendment prohibited by Planning Board

July 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The owner of the highly contested High Tide Landing residential development proposed an amendment to the previously approved master plan of the apartments.

High Tides LLC, managed by Anthony Fiore, proposed to allow seven affordable accessory apartments, for a total of 33 lots, as opposed to the originally approved seven detached affordable units plus the 33 market rate lots, for a total of 40 units, to be built on Gooseberry Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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