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February 20th, 2012

DEM expanding Galilee parking

February 20, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking bids for the potential construction of parking garages in the Port of Galilee. Lots 96 and 117 have been identified for development, which will be leased by DEM to a builder after a competitive bid process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 19th

Today's schedule - Monday, Feb. 20

February 20, 2012

Boys basketball
Coventry at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant at South Kingstown, 6 p.m.
Boys hockey
Coventry vs. Ponaganset at Levy Rink, 1:30 p.m.
East Greenwich vs. South Kingstown at Thayer Ice Arena, 12 p.m.
Narragansett vs. Rogers at West Warwick Civic Center, 2 p.m.
Burrillville vs. North Kingstown at Thayer Ice Arena, 2 p.m.
Middletown vs. Prout at West Warwick Civic Center, 12:30 p.m.

Celebrating Black History Month: Servicemen found military not color-blind

February 20, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the legendary Tuskegee Airmen – the all-black flying unit of World War II now being celebrated in the film “Red Tails” – returned from their heroic exploits, they were greeted by the sound of silence.
It took 60 years for President George W. Bush to honor the survivors with the Congressional Gold Medal, awarded to each elderly man in a 2007 ceremony in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 18th

Tell Me Your Story: NK music man honored for half-century of service

February 19, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – When Joseph R. “Joe” Pelosi graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1959 and returned to Rhode Island, his wife, Angela, saw an ad seeking a music teacher in the North Kingstown school system.
“I didn’t know where North Kingstown was,” Joe laughs.
He quickly learned – in fact, he became a legend on the local music scene – and the display areas in the den of his home near the East Greenwich-North Kingstown line are filled with evidence that North Kingstown certainly knows him.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 17th

This weekend's schedule - Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19

February 18, 2012

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Men’s basketball
URI at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.
Cheerleading
East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett at Mount Hope Invitiational at Mount Hope, 11 a.m.
Boys hockey
Coventry vs. Providence Country Day at Adelard Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Narragansett vs. East Greenwich at St. George’s School, 7 p.m.
Portsmouth vs. South Kingstown at Thayer Ice Arena, 8 p.m.
Boys swim
Division II Championship Meet
South Kingstown at Roger Williams University, 9 a.m.
Girls swim
Division II Championship Meet
South Kingstown at Roger Williams University, 9 a.m.
Boys track

Zorro dog tired but home

February 18, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A scared little lapdog that escaped into the woods from its backyard and went on the lam for 10 days – an event that caused fliers to appear in every shop window in Wickford and galvanized the community into search parties – has been found.
Zorro, a Lhasa Apso rescued from an out-of-state puppy mill, vanished Feb. 2 and managed to avoid being eaten by coyotes or killed by a car while traveling from one end of town to the other.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Phil’s has community support

February 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Green signs exclaiming ‘vote yes’ rattled throughout the town council chamber Wednesday night as the downtown Wakefield community poured into the town hall to support Phil’s Restaurant owners Carl and Kenneth Tetzner and the Contemporary Theater Company’s plans to revitalize Main Street. Despite the flood of support for the plans, the zoning board postponed their decision until Tuesday.

“I thought this would be the night we got an answer. We all did,” Carl Tetzner said after the board meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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