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June 4th, 2012

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 5/31)

June 4, 2012

Today's news is the first revision of tomorrow's history. Times Past provides a look back on past events through the pages of the Standard-Times as a way for us to examine the events that have helped shape the news of today.

Five years ago
May 31, 2007

The Beach Rose Café opened in Wickford Village at 85 Brown Street. The café replaced the old Waterfront Grille that closed in January 2007.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Partnership for Prevention looks to curb impaired driving

June 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Partnership for Prevention came before the South Kingstown Town Council Tuesday evening, requesting the use of the town seal on new signage to be voluntarily posted in establishments serving alcohol.

Perry Raso, of the Matunuck Oyster Bar, asserted that he would post signs in his restaurant.

Raso, along with South Kingstown Police Capt. Jeff Allen and New Life Assembly Pastor Keith McNamar represented the SKPP.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Updating affordable housing

June 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Town officials met with representatives from Horsley Witten Group, a professional and environmental services firm based in Massachusetts who was hired by the town in January to conduct the update of its Comprehensive Plan. The current Plan, drafted in 1999, details information about the town, such as housing and open-space development, land-use, and economic development, which have a direct impact on decision-making in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 3rd

Planning Commission discusses options

June 3, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Planning Commission engaged in a lengthy discussion Tuesday evening regarding a comprehensive plan amendment that was denied by the Statewide Planning Program that dealt with the Schartner Farms property.
The discussion centered around a March 26 letter from the planning program to the NK Planning Department explaining the denial. The piece of property was originally zoned village-residential and the town changed it to commercial in 2007, which was reflected in the future land use map and zoning ordinance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breaking news: Chariho's Marsella out at states

June 3, 2012

If Chariho is going to win its second consecutive boys outdoor track title Sunday then it is going to have to do it without senior All-State star Mike Marsella.
“Mike is not entered in the meet today,” said Chariho coach Bill Haberek said prior to Sunday's RIIL Boys and Girls State Championship Meet at Brown University. “… He basically hasn’t been running since the 19th [of May].”
At the Class A Championships on May 19 Marsella competed in the 3,000 and was noticeably not himself. He finished in seventh place.

Today's schedule - Sunday, June 3

June 3, 2012

Baseball
Division I playoffs
Chariho vs. North Kingstown at Lischio Field, 1 p.m.
Division II playoffs
West Warwick vs. Exeter-West Greenwich at Wawaloam Field, 3 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
Division III finals
Narragansett vs. Smithfield at Rhode Island College, 3 p.m.
Boys track
RIIL Championships at Brown University, 12:30 p.m.
Girls track
RIIL Championships at Brown University, 12:30 p.m.

June 2nd

Tell Me Your Story: Mattscheck man for the job

June 2, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – As the owner of two large dogs including an adopted Rottweiler-mix, Stephen P. “Steve” Mattscheck has a soft spot for animals. He’s also connected to the Exeter Animal Shelter, adjacent to the Department of Public Works (DPW), which he now directs.
“I helped build the facility,” he says of the shelter. “Public Works is already responsible for all the public buildings and grounds and we’ve worked there – replacing windows and doors, making repairs; it was all done in-house.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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