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Politics as Usual: Rhode Island needs jobs suited to its workforce (OPINION)

August 7, 2012

A few weeks ago when I was writing a story about the cable business channel CNBC ranking Rhode Island 50th among the 50 states in so-called “business friendliness,” I talked to a lot of people who said, yeah, with our taxes and the horrendous condition of our roads and bridges, we pretty much deserve the dubious distinction.
But there was one Rhode Island businessman, John Hazen White Jr. (an occasional contributor to local editorial pages), who suggested there might be cause for optimism.

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Maxwell's Made in America at home in Wickford

August 6, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

Wickford Village is the new home of Maxwell’s Made in America, a unique store showcasing local artisans and providing shoppers with arts and crafts specialty items made in America.
A showcase store for artisans and crafters from Ocean State Artisans (OSA), the store moved from its original home in East Greenwich to the barn in Wickford Village in June. Just in time for the close of schools and the busy summer season, Maxwell’s Made in America is a compliment to the local retail environment.

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Volunteers will help decide future of intersection

August 5, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– The spirit of the evening at Monday’s combined meeting of the Town Council and Planning Department was reduction and elimination.
Not to be confused with the possibility of decreases in taxation and budgetary minutia, the council focused its attention on reducing stakeholder input for issues affecting the town’s Comprehensive Plan.

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Exeter EMA on no-call list

August 4, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – There are mock disasters and then there are plans that fail to launch properly.
Such was the case Monday when Exeter’s emergency management center waited for an expected 911 call to arrive setting off a five-day preparedness drill scheduled to unfold on the site of the old Ladd School.
And waited. And waited – for a call that never came.

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South County proud of Beisel

August 3, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NARRAGANSETT– Two-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel of North Kingstown goes for the gold this Friday in her second swim event, the 200-meter backstroke, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Beisel, who set a personal best of 4:31.27 in the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday, earning a silver medal, and the honor of taking second place in the world, is a fierce competitor.

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Beisel's chase thrilled Southern RI

August 2, 2012

By EVAN CRAWLEY
ecrawley@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For the 100 or so people on hand at North Kingstown High School Saturday to watch Elizabeth Beisel swim in the 400-meter Individual Medley at the London Olympics the final 50 meters of her swim was absolutely grueling.
It was suspenseful enough watching the former Skipper trail by half of a body length to China’s Ye Shiwen coming off the final turn but what made viewing the race even more thrilling was the quality of the internet stream.

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Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

August 1, 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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Curmudgeon's Corner: RI taxpayers pay the cost for single-parent families (OPINION)

July 31, 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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All's 'faire' at Wickford's new art co-op

July 30, 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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Sewer work will likely cause delays

July 29, 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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