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Dog days of summer are a bummer for pooches

July 24, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Some people attending the recent Wickford Art Festival found themselves responding to overheated dogs as much as the displays of paintings and other creative efforts lining village streets.
Animal control officer Holly Duffany says an officer at the police station told her that he and others working the event’s safety detail were approached by concerned people reporting dogs who were suffering in the intense heat.
“The police located the dogs and checked on their wellbeing,” Duffany notes.

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Hamilton El listed among state's best

July 23, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) unveiled its 2012 School Classifications ranking system last Friday afternoon and while the four elementary, middle and high schools in Exeter-West Greenwich were labeled as “typical” or average on the six-category system, results were much more mixed, and brighter, for North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: She helps put scientists, fishermen on an even keel

July 22, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – There were times in 2008, shortly after Margaret “Peg” Petruny-Parker took the helm of the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, when her job seemed more referee than executive director.
“I get called in to help work out issues that will ultimately benefit the fishing industry,” explains Peg, who is the foundation’s only full-time employee, functions as a liaison between industry leaders and scientists whose research helps determine catch sizes and, ultimately, regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Campaign 2012: When his party called, Craven answered

July 21, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– State Democratic Committee Chair, Edwin R. Pacheco made the request and local attorney, Robert Craven took about 45 minutes to decide.
A North Kingstown resident, Craven, a former state prosecutor will be challenging either , incumbent, Laurence W. Ehrhardt (R - 32) or his republican opponent, Sharon Gamba in the general election in November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rural business grant to benefit local farms

July 20, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

SOUTH KINGSTOWN– Congressman James Langevin, (D - RI), and local agriculture leaders converged this week to discuss receipt of an $85,000 grant by the Rhode Island Center for Agriculture Promotion and Education, (RICAPE), garnered to provide much needed funding for agri-tourism.

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July 19, 2012

Have you ever walked by a car on a hot summer day and seen an animal inside looking less than comfortable?
If so, you're not alone. In fact, what seems like a simple idea (Don't leave animals in hot cars) is one that has caused a lot of debate recently.
In this week's Standard-Times, we show you the dangers of such behavior and bring you tips on how to keep your animals cool all summer long.

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Curmudgeon's Corner: Health care decision will degrade quality of care (OPINION)

July 18, 2012

The recent U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision upholding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -a/k/a “Obamacare”- is constitutional has been both praised and vilified. The non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation claims that health care costs will be curbed when the law’s provisions become fully effective in 2014. Conversely, a partner with a New York City law firm specializing in employer benefit plans says, “As more of the requirements [of health care reform] develop, the cost of insurance will go up.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Decor store moves to Quonset door

July 17, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Shops at Quonset Point, at the gateway to the redeveloped former Navy base, is adding a major anchor store at the corner nearest Post Road.
The New Boston Fund, Inc., a Boston-based private equity real estate investment, development and management firm, has leased 22,000 square feet of retail space to HomeGoods, Inc., a popular national chain featuring discounted interior design products and accessories.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

July 16, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Market blossoms at Casey Farm

July 15, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
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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