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August 13th, 2012

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 10th

Exeter seeks addition of town administrator

August 11, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

EXETER—The Exeter Town Council hopes voters have had a change of heart since 2010 as Monday night, during its regular monthly meeting, the council approved a measure to once again ask residents to add a new position in the notoriously small municipal government.
In a 3-1 vote, with member Dan Patterson dissenting, the council agreed to move forward with a ballot question in this November’s election seeking approval to create a town administrator position that will employ someone to handle the “day-to-day operations” of Exeter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 9th

Exeter firefighters save man from inferno

August 10, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Taylor Flanagan, a volunteer firefighter with Station 4, was still awake at 3 a.m. on July 22 when the emergency radio crackled in his home: A car had flown 20 feet off dark and winding Mail Road, landing upside down in a ravine and catching fire.
Flanagan, who lives nearby, jumped into his truck and raced to the scene.
Meanwhile, in another home off Mail Road, Lt. Scott Gavitt and his son, Scott Jr., were asleep but they, too, quickly heeded the call.
First at the scene, Flanagan could see from the road that the car was ablaze.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 8th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

August 9, 2012

Despite repeated failed attempts, the town of Exeter will once again seek to gain approval from voters to add a new administrator to oversee day-to-day operations in the small, rural community.
In this week's Standard-Times, we tell you exactly what that means for you come Novemmber and we'll bring you an exclusive look at a pair of local firefighters who stepped up big when called and saved a man's life.
In addition, we've got updates on the latest controversy surrounding businesses owner by Tim Schartner and update you on a pair of Senate decisions that could affect you very soon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 7th

Politics as Usual: Rhode Island needs jobs suited to its workforce (OPINION)

August 8, 2012

A few weeks ago when I was writing a story about the cable business channel CNBC ranking Rhode Island 50th among the 50 states in so-called “business friendliness,” I talked to a lot of people who said, yeah, with our taxes and the horrendous condition of our roads and bridges, we pretty much deserve the dubious distinction.
But there was one Rhode Island businessman, John Hazen White Jr. (an occasional contributor to local editorial pages), who suggested there might be cause for optimism.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 6th

Maxwell's Made in America at home in Wickford

August 7, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

Wickford Village is the new home of Maxwell’s Made in America, a unique store showcasing local artisans and providing shoppers with arts and crafts specialty items made in America.
A showcase store for artisans and crafters from Ocean State Artisans (OSA), the store moved from its original home in East Greenwich to the barn in Wickford Village in June. Just in time for the close of schools and the busy summer season, Maxwell’s Made in America is a compliment to the local retail environment.

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