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July 13th, 2012

URI student aids Department of Health at state's beaches

July 13, 2012

KINGSTON—The beaches which rim Rhode Island’s coastline are frequented by thousands of residents and visitors yearly. Those who enjoy the aquatic environment, from sun bathing to surfing, may not realize, however, the efforts behind keeping beaches clean. University of Rhode Island student Molly Welsh spent last summer researching the prevalence of pet waste at Rhode Island’s beaches, and the Department of Health took notice.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Vatican urged to close Immaculate Conception

July 13, 2012

VATICAN CITY – Dozens of women who attended Immaculate Conception Academy in Wakefield have written a letter urging the Vatican to close the program, saying the psychological abuse they endured has caused them serious physical, mental and emotional hardship.

The school is run by the Legion of Christ, which The Associated Press called “disgraced” in its article on the school, given the numerous scandals it has been involved in over the years. The school has no affiliation with the Diocese of Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS graduate off to Germany through scholarship program

July 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—As the days drew nearer to high school graduation, South Kingstown High School student Montara Erickson grew increasingly curious as to what her future would hold. A graduate of the 2012 class and member of the Rhode Island Honor Society, Erickson will journey to Germany this fall as a recipient of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship (CBYX).  

“I am really excited,” said Erickson. “I had applied to some other scholarships of similar sort and didn’t get them, so I was hoping to get this.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 12th

Warm weather at Wickford Art Festival tough for artists

July 12, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN - The heat didn’t deter everyone from visiting the Wickford Art Festival last weekend. However, long-time participants of the 50-year old festival noted that there were fewer people and sales than in years past.
“The heat is just killing the show,” said Jim Murphy, a 20-year veteran of the festival.
Jeanne Pierce, who was showing at the festival for the third time, said she only sold one piece on Saturday.
Pierce, like many artists, blamed the heat for reducing foot-traffic near their booths.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

General Assembly candidates in place

July 12, 2012

Next fall, Rhode Island voters will again choose who will represent them in the General Assembly for the next term, and in many cases they will have to chose between their current representative and new and old challengers. Such is the case in Districts 38, 39 and 36.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 11th

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July 11, 2012

It's summer and that means two things in North Kingstown: warm weather and the Wickford Art Festival.
This week, we recap last weekend's festivities in what proved to be very trying conditions for both artists and patrons alike.
In addition, we've got you covered on all the Campaign 2012 news, with a special story on Rep. Lawrence Ehrhardt's reelection bid.
Plus, we bring you the latest news on the christening of the newest boat within the Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry and update you on a special bill signed by Gov. Lincoln Chafeee to serve Rhode Island's homeless.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 10th

Politics as Usual: Caleb Chafee learned a valuable lesson about life (OPINION)

July 10, 2012

I never wanted to write about Caleb Chafee and his now celebrated graduation party on Memorial Day.
Fortuitously, I had a couple of days off right at the time the “news” broke, so I didn’t have to cover it. Were I on the job, I still may have decided to write about something else because I didn’t – and still don’t – consider it news.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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