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August 3rd, 2012

FMS teacher leading second annual pet food drive

August 3, 2012

COVENTRY —Janet Mansour will be hosting the second annual Janet’s Doggy Bags Pet Food Drive, where she hopes this year’s event will be as successful as last.

Mansour, a teacher at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School in Coventry, thought up her idea of a pet food drive after seeing her students donate to various pet shelters for school.

Lesley Doonan, Coordinator of Volunteer Services for Animals (VSA) Warwick has partnered up with Mansour again this year to help collect pet food items.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 2nd

Beisel's chase thrilled Southern RI

August 2, 2012

By EVAN CRAWLEY
ecrawley@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For the 100 or so people on hand at North Kingstown High School Saturday to watch Elizabeth Beisel swim in the 400-meter Individual Medley at the London Olympics the final 50 meters of her swim was absolutely grueling.
It was suspenseful enough watching the former Skipper trail by half of a body length to China’s Ye Shiwen coming off the final turn but what made viewing the race even more thrilling was the quality of the internet stream.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

USDA'S Woteki tours Kingston campus

August 2, 2012

KINGSTON—Catherine Woteki, Chief Scientist and Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, paid a visit to the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday to speak with university educators and researchers about environmental projects in which they are involved. The visit also involved a tour of URI’s research facilities at the Coastal Insitute, which houses initiatives such as the Watershed Watch program.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richman selected as SKLT executive director

August 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Wakefield native Nessa Richman is making her return to Robinson Street as the new executive director of the South Kingstown Land Trust, the first in the organization’s nearly 30-year history.

“What I say is I never really left,” Richman said of returning to Rhode Island. She was born at South County Hospital and grew up on Robinson Street.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 1st

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

August 1, 2012

North Kingstown was on pins and needles last weekend as local Olympian Elizabeth Beisel attempted to bring home a gold medal in London and, this week, we bring you an eyewitness report of the festivities as Rhode Island came together to watch one of its own on the world's grandest sports stage.
In addition, we update you on what proved to be a rather difficult start to this week's National Guard Hurricane Preparedness exercise and bring you the latest on plans for the future of the Rt. 102 and 2 intersections.
All that and much, much more in this week's Standard-Times. Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 31st

Curmudgeon's Corner: RI taxpayers pay the cost for single-parent families (OPINION)

July 31, 2012

Two weeks ago under the rubric “Reinvent Rhode Island” the lead story in the Sunday edition of the state’s largest daily newspaper dealt with the plight of single mothers. This piece, which featured 36-year-old, mother of two, Crystal M. Tetreault covered most of the front page and two full pages in the first section.
We learn that Miss Tetreault was herself the child of a 17-year old mother who never went to high school. She was raised in foster care, a group home and by an aunt. (Thank you, taxpayers.) Her father was absent until she was an adult.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 30th

All's 'faire' at Wickford's new art co-op

July 30, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN - The Village Faire, which opened last Tuesday in Wickford, is more than just a business. It’s a community center.
The store is a collaborative effort between the artists at The Mill at Shady Lea in North Kingstown and three other artisans from around the state. All told, ten different craftspeople came together to create the waterfront store behind the Beach Rose Café.
“It feels like a full unified eclectic collection,” said Amos Paine, one of the artists from Shady Lea.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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