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May 30th, 2012

Ben Pallant was never afraid to experiement

May 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Benjamin Pallant never had any fear of trying things that would make him afraid at first.

During his final year as a high-school student, the salutatorian at East Greenwich High School took to the stage for the first time back in the winter, playing the role of Sir Harry in the Drama Club’s winter production of “Once Upon A Mattress.” One of the driving forces for him to shine – and sing – under the bright lights was because his sister had done numerous plays in the past at the school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sequino to help 'The City On The Move'

May 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — William Sequino has spent close to a quarter century making sure that the Town of East Greenwich remains afloat financially and be one of the more thriving communities in Rhode Island.

Now, the Town Manager will have quite the challenge on his hands, along with four others, to prevent “The City On The Move” from moving further down the financial drain.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 29th

Politics as Usual: Boy, the state sure struck out with 38 Studios (OPINION)

May 30, 2012

It was already a pretty busy news cycle last week – Governor Chafee’s executive order on gay marriage, the Channel 12 poll on the 1st Congressional district primary and the tussle over Woonsocket’s supplemental tax bill – and then the 38 Studios fiasco came and sucked all the oxygen out of the room.
Really, the only surprising thing about this news is that it seemed to take everyone by surprise.
Just about everyone in Rhode Island, except then-Gov. Donald Carcieri and his pick for EDC honcho, Keith Stokes, said at the time that this deal was irresponsible to the point of lunacy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Nature Conservancy develops Oysters Gone Wild in South County

May 29, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—At the turn of the last century, Point Judith Pond was an abundant resource for oysters, edifying an extensive economy which saw South County shellfishermen vend their produce to hotels and restaurants across the southern coast of New England. When the entrance at the pond’s mouth was permanently breached in 1910, however, salinity levels sharply rose, and by the 1950s, oyster populations declined.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 28th

At 27,000 square feet, Twisted Throttle hits high gear

May 29, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – You’ve got to hand it to Erik Stephens: he really knows how to throw a party.
Last Saturday, on both his 36th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his company Twisted Throttle, throngs of motorcycle aficionados showed up to celebrate the opening of Stephens’ spectacular new 27,000-square-foot establishment.
The business manufactures, distributes and engages in online sales of all things motorcycle, making it a Mecca for weekend road warriors wanting gear, apparel and hard-to-find parts, some of which require custom production.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 27th

Langevin stalls submarine cuts

May 28, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Last month, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) called the news that only one Virginia Class submarine would be built in 2014, rather than the two as planned, “troubling.”
Since the announcement, he had been working tirelessly to change that decision and Friday afternoon that work paid off.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 26th

Tell Me Your Story: In Exeter, Walt is doing weiner-ful

May 27, 2012

EXETER – For Walter Linton, there was no better time to be in the roadside hot dog business than last Saturday.
As an inordinate number of motorcycles and cars traveled down Ted Rod Road – either heading toward or returning from the grand opening of Twisted Throttle, on Rt. 3 – drivers suddenly found themselves a little hungry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 25th

Exeter Town Council passes new shelter ordinance

May 26, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, following a hearing in the Exeter Public Library, the town council passed an ordinance placing management of the animal shelter under the department of public works (DPW).
The measure amends sections 10-1 and 10-36 of Chapter 10 of the code as they apply to the shelter’s administration, personnel and other matters, including policy. The Director of Public Works (DPW) will oversee day-to-day operations as well as tackling the big picture of restoring the facility’s once-sterling reputation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee talks field trip, homework policies

May 25, 2012

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pending revisions of the South Kingstown School Department’s Field Trip Policy and Homework Policy accounted for the majority of the discussion at the South Kingstown School Committee meeting Tuesday evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Walsh bill calls for unused paint recycling program

May 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Representative Donna M. Walsh (D—Charlestown, New Shoreham, South Kingstown, Westerly) has introduced new legislation calling for the creation of a state recycling program for unused, oil and latex-based paints. House bill H 7233A has identified PaintCare, a not-for-profit organization created by the American Coating Association (ACA), to spearhead the program.

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