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August 13th

Langevin dismayed at cyber security bill's defeat

August 14, 2012

By ANTHONY aRUSSO
aarusso@ricentral.com

A bipartisan bill meant to help protect the nation from a cyber attack failed passage by the U.S. Senate last week, much to the dismay of the bill's co-sponsor, Rhode Island Second District Rep. Jim Langevin. The local representative released a lengthy statement detailing his thoughts on this new development.

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Former CHS coach indicted

August 13, 2012

PROVIDENCE - A former Chariho High School assistant soccer coach has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography, the Dept. of Justice announced Wednesday.

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White Nose Syndrome threatens local bat colony

August 13, 2012

WEST GREENWICH - The Woodville Barn at the University of Rhode Island W. Alton Jones Campus has been the spring and summer home for a thriving maternal colony of little brown bats for a very long time. Every March or April, the same colony returns to roost in the barn for the warmer months, and each member of the colony, which is females only, returns from its far away hibernation ready to bear one pup. It is a truly fascinating life cycle.

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Disc golf legend rolls through Rhode Island

August 13, 2012

RICHMOND - On Tuesday man played the Willow Valley Disc Golf Course in Richmond unlike any other man that has ever played it before. It is no superpower or rare ability that sets this man apart from other course competitors, but an indomitable will to be the most well-traveled American ambassador of the game possible.

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Pair of cousins team up to help cancer patient

August 13, 2012

COVENTRY — Two young cousins from Coventry have joined forces during the past two months to help raise money for Christopher Carlino, an 11-year-old boy who was re-diagnosed with Lymphoma.

At the age of seven, Christopher, who attends Father John V. Doyle School, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

He had to undergo four months of chemotherapy at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to treat the cancer.

After a year of waiting and hoping, the young Coventry resident went into remission.

His parents had to take Christopher to the hospital every three months to have tests done.

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August 12th

New price posted at Schartner's

August 13, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A large banner has gone up across the front of the former Wickford Flowers at 17 West Main St.: “Reduced for Quick Sale.”
The 6,200-square-foot commercial space includes a greenhouse and retail salesroom plus what the new sign calls an “attached two-bedroom luxury residence.”
Once listed for sale or lease at $1.3 million and then lowered to $1.09 million, the price has been slashed and the property is now offered for $949,000 on the website of Prudential Gammons Realty.

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August 11th

Tell Me Your Story: Rick Bellevance is captain on both land and sea

August 12, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Rick Belavance’s love of the Bay, its bounty – and the great sea beyond – began when he was 10.
“I started out goofing around in Greenwich Bay,” recalls Bellavance, who grew up in Warwick and lives in the North End of North Kingstown. “I walked down from Cowesett and dug shellfish in the area of Chepiwanoxet.” He also ventured out onto the water, piloting his own small craft.
“I had a little skiff my dad gave me.”
His father, Dick Belavance, is a former URI professor of oceanography and life sciences who shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with his son. He still does.

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