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March 14th, 2012

Walking tall for breast cancer research

March 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Lauren Pietrantozzi is trying to raise $7,200 so four people can take a walk – a 39-mile walk.

Pietrantozzi, a popular server at Besos Tea House, will enter the Avon Foundation Walk for Breast Cancer on May 19-20 in Boston with three friends in an attempt to donate as much as they can. But before the sparkling young woman meets that date, she has another equally important one set for Sunday, March 25.

That is when Besos Tea House will hold an initial fundraiser for Team Pietrantozzi’s larger effort in Boston in late May.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 14, 2012

In today's paper, we have what local and state school officials think about the push to move back the March 1 deadline to layoff teachers.

We also have the proposal by Senator James C. Sheehan that will give municipalities across the state more profit from beach fees collected by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

This week, the Narragansett Town Council and Economic Development Committee meet to boost the town's profile.

In sports, we have the story on how the Narragansett Girls Basketball become the Division II champions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 13th

Curmudgeon's Corner: The double standard is alive and well this election (OPINION)

March 13, 2012

“Bastard” is a word most often used as a pejorative when referring to a person –usually a male- with whom we disagree. Many people regard it as a “swear word”. The dictionary defines bastard as “an illegitimate child” or “born of unwed parents”.
Of course, political correctness precludes our use of this word in reference to any child. I suspect the reasons why are that today 50 percent of women under 30 years of age who give birth are unmarried and two out of three children of color are born to single mothers regardless of age.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 12th

Team Lenny and Ed are bump-drafting in Exeter

March 13, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – When Ted, the enormous and friendly Percherson draft horse – who, with his brother, were stars of Wickford’s Christmas Festival of Lights and other local hayrides – died suddenly in mid-December of 2011, his owners, Jack and Julie Kliever were bereft.
Julie admits that she was so distraught by Ted’s loss she wasn’t sure she wanted to continue with their horse-drawn carriage and hayride business known as New Deal Farm. It was Jack who convinced her to go forward

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Town Council asks for legislator’s help

March 12, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

EXETER—The continuing debate over whether or not the town clerk of Exeter should be required to hand out gun permits reached a new level Monday night as the Exeter Town Council voted, 3-2, to pass a resolution on to state legislators asking Rhode Island to revise its current law and grant Exeter an exception.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The lowdown on our lakes

March 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has released its report on the status of the state’s lakes and ponds. The 147-page report focuses on water quality and the impact of aquatic invasive plant species of Rhode Island’s lakes, providing information on current conditions, methodology, and future strategies for the mitigation of environmental problems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 11th

Tomaquag Museum ready to teach its own curriculum

March 11, 2012

By LAUREN KNIGHT
lknight@ricentral.com

EXETER — Tomaquag Memorial Indian Museum recently announced the completion of a curriculum, geared for middle schools, to give the history and significance behind some of the Narragansett and Niantic tribes’ stories and legends.
The curriculum, available to public, private and even home schools, is based on the film “Places, Memories, Stories and Dreams: the Gifts of Inspiration,” and tells six traditional Native American stories by Paulla Dove Jennings, a nationally-known storyteller.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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