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August 1st, 2012

Randall leads youth movement at Stroke Play

August 2, 2012

CRANSTON – On the 71st hole of the 29th RIGA Stroke Play Championship, soon-to-be-47-year old Charlie Blanchard and 19-year old Jamison Randall were tied for the lead.
And with one swing from Blanchard and one from Randall, a changing of the guard took place.
Trying to avoid a playoff, Blanchard sailed a 9-iron over the green from 150 yards out while Randall identified a flyer lie in the rough, hit his approach on the green and when Blanchard couldn’t get up and down, two-putted for a one-stroke win, avenging his loss to Blanchard in the State Amateur last month.

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August 2, 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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July 31st

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

August 1, 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 31, 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

Landscape outfit with roots in Coventry earns spot on publication's Top 5,000 list

July 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Having started as a small company in Coventry, Proscape Landscaping is climbing the ladder, having made the Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 list.

John Pontarelli, President and founder of Proscape, explained that landscaping has been in his family for many years.

He said he started in the landscaping business in 1988 and opened Proscape in Coventry in 1995.

The company has now been relocated to East Greenwich but provides services to cities and towns throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 29th

Sewer work will likely cause delays

July 30, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN - If you’re driving south on Post Road near the Camp Avenue intersection, you may want to plan some extra time into your drive.
Signs have already been posted warning motorists of the impending delays that will accompany the construction of new sewer lines on part of Post Road and Camp Avenue.
According to information on the town’s website, work will begin on Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 28th

Tell Me Your Story: Helen Beaven a true friend

July 29, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – With the passage of Helen J. Beaven, 95, on July 14, the town lost another of its treasures – a woman who generously shared her time, talent and wisdom and was of the generation of women who jumped in to fill whatever need arose.
With Rita Perry, her best friend of 70 years, Helen started the first Girl Scout troop in North Kingstown, in the North End, and guided assorted PTAs for years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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