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May 29th, 2012

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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 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 25, 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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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