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Archive - Jul 2012

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 30th

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Landscape outfit with roots in Coventry earns spot on publication's Top 5,000 list

July 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Having started as a small company in Coventry, Proscape Landscaping is climbing the ladder, having made the Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 list.

John Pontarelli, President and founder of Proscape, explained that landscaping has been in his family for many years.

He said he started in the landscaping business in 1988 and opened Proscape in Coventry in 1995.

The company has now been relocated to East Greenwich but provides services to cities and towns throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 29th

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 28th

Tell Me Your Story: Helen Beaven a true friend

July 28, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – With the passage of Helen J. Beaven, 95, on July 14, the town lost another of its treasures – a woman who generously shared her time, talent and wisdom and was of the generation of women who jumped in to fill whatever need arose.
With Rita Perry, her best friend of 70 years, Helen started the first Girl Scout troop in North Kingstown, in the North End, and guided assorted PTAs for years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Councilor Henry Boezi dies

July 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Every two weeks throughout the calendar year, Town Council president Michael Isaacs would always see his comrade, Henry V. Boezi, to his left while conducting normal business within a particular Town Council meeting.

On Monday, Isaacs looked to his left, but unfortunately saw an empty seat and had he, along with the other members of the East Greenwich Town Council – and the Town, itself, for that matter – had just as empty of a feeling within.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tight schedules result in strong product

July 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — After the cast and crew completed one of the first takes of the new film, “Self Storage,” actor Michael Berryman walked over to young local actor – and director of the project – Tom DeNucci and asked to see the playback of the finished scene.

DeNucci, who is making his directorial debut along with starring in the story, felt at that point that the test was on once a Hollywood veteran of the horror genre made the request to view the work.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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