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New beach pavilions open for summer

May 31, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - Memorial Day Weekend is not only a celebration of brave soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their homeland, it has also become a celebration of the changing of the season and the coming of summer. This is no more evident than along the sandy coast of southern Rhode Island, when the weekend serves as the unofficial first group of beach days of the year.

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May 30th

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May 31, 2012

The battle between the town of North Kingstown and the North Kingstown firefighter's union is heating up.
Nearly four months after a controversial ruling by the NK Town Council to pass an ordinance mandating a change to 24-hour shifts for the fire department, Judge Brian J. Stern ruled this week that the ordinance violated state law.
So, why did both the town and union claim victory in the ruling? Pick up a copy of this week's Standard-Times and find out.

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EG police apprehend three for burglary

May 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — In a matter of two hours, local police may have solved the mystery of multiple break-ins within a local community with the apprehension of three suspects late last week.

East Greenwich Police, along with the assistance of several local departments – including the State Police – arrested three burglars who were at-large a couple of hours after they broke into the residence at 1895 Middle Rd. early Friday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Soccer helped keep Ling focused

May 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — When the life of a typical senior became hectic for Daniel Ling – finding the right college to attend, earning the highest grade possible in all of his classes, etc. – the valedictorian for East Greenwich High School found solace in one small place.

Actually, that place is about 120 yards in length and 80 yards in width, complete with two goals on opposite ends of the field.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

Today's schedule - Wednesday, May 30

May 30, 2012

Baseball Division II playoffs

Region 2

Juanita Sanchez vs. Narragansett at Sprague Park, 4 p.m.

Region 4

Burrillville at Prout, 4 p.m.

West Warwick vs. Exeter-West Greenwich at Wawaloam Field, 4 p.m.

Golf

State championship meet at Cranston Country Club, 7 a.m.

Boys lacrosse

Division II semifinals

Providence Country Day at East Greenwich, 6 p.m.

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

 

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