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February 21st

Hazard pre-school moving to South Road

February 21, 2012

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the South Kingstown School Committee decided to move the Hazard pre-school program to the South Road School one year after voting to move it to Peace Dale.
While many teachers from the Hazard pre-school program spoke to the committee on the benefits of expanding the program, the school committee only decided to relocate the program, not expand it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 20th

Centenarians reflect on lives worth living

February 21, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – One hundred and eight years ago, the first underground line of the New York City subway opened. One hundred and five years ago, Houdini escaped from chains underwater in 57 seconds. One hundred and three years ago, the average price of a house was $4,500. One hundred and one years ago, gas cost 3.2 cents a gallon and, 100 years ago, China became a republic.
Why are these facts important?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DEM expanding Galilee parking

February 20, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking bids for the potential construction of parking garages in the Port of Galilee. Lots 96 and 117 have been identified for development, which will be leased by DEM to a builder after a competitive bid process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 19th

Celebrating Black History Month: Servicemen found military not color-blind

February 20, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the legendary Tuskegee Airmen – the all-black flying unit of World War II now being celebrated in the film “Red Tails” – returned from their heroic exploits, they were greeted by the sound of silence.
It took 60 years for President George W. Bush to honor the survivors with the Congressional Gold Medal, awarded to each elderly man in a 2007 ceremony in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 18th

Tell Me Your Story: NK music man honored for half-century of service

February 19, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – When Joseph R. “Joe” Pelosi graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1959 and returned to Rhode Island, his wife, Angela, saw an ad seeking a music teacher in the North Kingstown school system.
“I didn’t know where North Kingstown was,” Joe laughs.
He quickly learned – in fact, he became a legend on the local music scene – and the display areas in the den of his home near the East Greenwich-North Kingstown line are filled with evidence that North Kingstown certainly knows him.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 17th

Zorro dog tired but home

February 18, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A scared little lapdog that escaped into the woods from its backyard and went on the lam for 10 days – an event that caused fliers to appear in every shop window in Wickford and galvanized the community into search parties – has been found.
Zorro, a Lhasa Apso rescued from an out-of-state puppy mill, vanished Feb. 2 and managed to avoid being eaten by coyotes or killed by a car while traveling from one end of town to the other.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Phil’s has community support

February 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Green signs exclaiming ‘vote yes’ rattled throughout the town council chamber Wednesday night as the downtown Wakefield community poured into the town hall to support Phil’s Restaurant owners Carl and Kenneth Tetzner and the Contemporary Theater Company’s plans to revitalize Main Street. Despite the flood of support for the plans, the zoning board postponed their decision until Tuesday.

“I thought this would be the night we got an answer. We all did,” Carl Tetzner said after the board meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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