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July 16th, 2012

Today's schedule - Monday, July 16

July 16, 2012

Little League baseball
District 3 Tournament
11s-year olds
Winners’ bracket final
Wickford vs. Chariho at Dow Field, 5:30 p.m.
Losers’ bracket
South Kingstown American vs. Narragansett at Sprague Park, 6:30 p.m.
Warwick National vs. South Kingstown National at Tuckertown Park, 5:30 p.m.

July 15th

Sewer facility in need of facelift

July 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Every time he plans out his annual budget, East Greenwich Public Works director Joseph Duarte has to pretty much prepare for the worst when it comes to his sewage treatment facility.

Within the past calendar year, Duarte has had four huge disks near the rotating biological compactor, one of the more mechanical portions of the treatment plant, collapse because of the heavy corrosive environment where gas converts to acid in the condensation process.

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GOP won't endorse Martin

July 15, 2012

Paul Martin will run for another term on the East Greenwich School Committee as a Republican this coming election year.

Just don’t expect the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee to offer its support for him.

Martin, who looks for another term on the School Committee, will not be endorsed by the Republican Town Committee – a committee he’s been a member of since 1996 – for his campaign because of his attendance, or lack thereof, at School Committee meetings in recent years.

Read all about it in the July 12 Pendulum.

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Skills issue concerns Hoyer

July 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has always believed in the “American Dream” throughout his college years and well into his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, where hard work and innovation can create a thriving economy for all within the country.

It’s a philosophy that the No. 2 Democrat in the House still firmly believes in despite the dire economic downturn the United States has suffered – Rhode Island in particular – and has the confidence that, with a solid workforce in place, the country will once again rise from the depths of disparity.

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Campaign 2012: Ehrhardt running for re-election on his record

July 15, 2012

Special to The Standard

State Representative Laurence W. Ehrhardt says he will be running on his record, with an eye toward resolving the issues that remain outstanding from past administrations and getting the job done.
“It’s a continuation of the work I’ve been advocating for over the last eight years,” Ehrhardt said.
Ehrhardt spoke as to the frustration with bi-partisan politics as a causal effect stagnating growth and opportunity. “

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July 14th

Market blossoms at Casey Farm

July 14, 2012

Special to the Standard

Sizzling into summer, the Historic Casey Farm in Saunderstown is turning the tide for Grow Local campaigns. Set seaside, overlooking Narragansett Bay, the 300 acre farm plays host to the weekly Coastal Grower’s Market, a consortium of Rhode Island farms and vendors providing a wide variety of organic produce, plants, flowers, meats, shellfish and local wares for sale. In operation on the farm for eight summers, the market boasts 30 weekly vendors.

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July 13th

Fast Ferry addition christened

July 13, 2012


NORTH KINGSTOWN - Many spectators and local leaders gathered at the Rhode Island Fast Ferry dock in Quonset for the Christening and maiden voyage of a brand-new vessel that will be used to carry passengers from Quonset to Martha’s Vineyard.
Rhode Island Fast Ferry President Charles A. Donadio Jr. said that the ship, which he named the Ava Pearl after his eldest daughter, is one of the most technologically advanced of it’s kind in the entire country.

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