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October 14th, 2012

Community members speak out on clean water

October 14, 2012

By SHAUN KIRBY
skirby@ricentral.com

WARWICK — State officials and local businessmen gathered on Tuesday at Goddard Park to support Questions 5 and 6 on the upcoming ballot for November’s election. The two items, which have already passed through the General Assembly, would provide $40 million in bond support for clean water and open space initiatives throughout the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 13th

Tell Me Your Story: Former NK teacher chooses bilateral mastectomy

October 13, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – What most people would regard as tragic is not how Anne Huling views the toll taken on her body through numerous surgeries and progressive deafness that forced her to end the teaching career she loved.
She is a survivor in every sense of the word; her spirit has risen to fight lung cancer which she feels was caused by second-hand smoke in a small, windowless teacher’s lounge.
She has battled back from abdominal surgery after two small growths were found in the colon: she also had her gall bladder removed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 12th

Pixar Studios to hold 'Masterclass' at New England Tech

October 12, 2012

By JAMES MEROLLA
Special to The Standard

EAST GREENWICH – New England Tech is “UP” these days. Or will be, at least, on Oct. 12-13.
The school will be “UP” and “Monsters, Inc.” and “Brave,” and “Monsters University” (the next movie in 2013), and all those Pixar film titles when top animators from that prolific movie franchise conduct a two-day workshop at the East Greenwich campus.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Furniture: celebrating 25 years in business

October 12, 2012

WYOMING—Ed Smith, owner of Chariho Furniture, opened up his suit jacket and pointed to the red, white and blue American flag stitched inside.
“People say, ‘You can’t buy American-made clothing,’” Smith said. “It’s got to be American-made. I don’t think this country would be in the position it’s in if people felt that way.”
For Ed Smith, “Made in America” is more than an empty slogan. Chariho Furniture prides itself on selling only American-made solid-wood furniture. They carry over 100 different brands, 20 of them Amish, and they specialize in pieces made to the customer’s exacting specifications. Everything can be customized, from the wood to the fabric to the finish to the hardware.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Inside Style opens Saturday on Main Street

October 12, 2012

WAKEFIELD–There are many individual designs and interior ideas for making your living space more enjoyable, but did you know a single piece of transforming furniture can really make a any room, office or home stand out from the rest?
That’s according to Lee Chartier of Inside Style,owner of a new interior design studio on Main Street in Wakefield.
“There’s nothing like this in South County at all,” said Chartier,”You have shopping choices, but there’s no one that can help you put it all together affordably.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Public comment debated at SK School Committee meeting

October 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—At the bi-monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the South Kingstown School Committee discussed ways to address the needs of public members who bring issues forward that require further conversation. In light of recent verbal altercations during both school committee and South Kingstown Town Council meetings between members of the public and the respective groups, more innovative approaches have been contemplated to bring citizens into the school committee’s decision-making.
Superintendent of Schools Kristen Stringfellow provided her report from the Professional Development and Communications sub-committee, the group responsible for discussing and generating ideas about committee meeting procedures.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meet the Candidates Forum features Sosnowski, Lindholm

October 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Incumbent and Democrat V. Susan Sosnowski squared off with challenger John Lindholm for Rhode Island Senate district 37 (South Kingstown, New Shoreham) in an open forum with the public on Wednesday evening. The talk, organized by the Narragansett/South Kingstown Chapter of the League of Women Voters, allowed candidates running in November’s elections the opportunity to detail their plans and viewpoints regarding a number of important issues across the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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