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August 11th, 2012

Tell Me Your Story: Rick Bellevance is captain on both land and sea

August 12, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Rick Belavance’s love of the Bay, its bounty – and the great sea beyond – began when he was 10.
“I started out goofing around in Greenwich Bay,” recalls Bellavance, who grew up in Warwick and lives in the North End of North Kingstown. “I walked down from Cowesett and dug shellfish in the area of Chepiwanoxet.” He also ventured out onto the water, piloting his own small craft.
“I had a little skiff my dad gave me.”
His father, Dick Belavance, is a former URI professor of oceanography and life sciences who shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with his son. He still does.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 10th

Exeter seeks addition of town administrator

August 11, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

EXETER—The Exeter Town Council hopes voters have had a change of heart since 2010 as Monday night, during its regular monthly meeting, the council approved a measure to once again ask residents to add a new position in the notoriously small municipal government.
In a 3-1 vote, with member Dan Patterson dissenting, the council agreed to move forward with a ballot question in this November’s election seeking approval to create a town administrator position that will employ someone to handle the “day-to-day operations” of Exeter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 9th

Exeter firefighters save man from inferno

August 10, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Taylor Flanagan, a volunteer firefighter with Station 4, was still awake at 3 a.m. on July 22 when the emergency radio crackled in his home: A car had flown 20 feet off dark and winding Mail Road, landing upside down in a ravine and catching fire.
Flanagan, who lives nearby, jumped into his truck and raced to the scene.
Meanwhile, in another home off Mail Road, Lt. Scott Gavitt and his son, Scott Jr., were asleep but they, too, quickly heeded the call.
First at the scene, Flanagan could see from the road that the car was ablaze.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 8th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

August 9, 2012

Despite repeated failed attempts, the town of Exeter will once again seek to gain approval from voters to add a new administrator to oversee day-to-day operations in the small, rural community.
In this week's Standard-Times, we tell you exactly what that means for you come Novemmber and we'll bring you an exclusive look at a pair of local firefighters who stepped up big when called and saved a man's life.
In addition, we've got updates on the latest controversy surrounding businesses owner by Tim Schartner and update you on a pair of Senate decisions that could affect you very soon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 7th

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

August 8, 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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 6th

Maxwell's Made in America at home in Wickford

August 7, 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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Andrade highlights field at Rhode Island Open

August 6, 2012

Rhode Island native and current CVS/Caremark Charity Classic co-host Billy Andrade joins the field of the Rhode Island Open this week for the first time in almost 30 years, RIGA Executive Director Bob Ward announced after the 29th Stroke Play Championship last Wednesday.
Andrade and the rest of the field will play at Ledgemont Country Club Tuesday and Wednesday and the top 40 plus ties come back for the final round Thursday.
Andrade tees off the 10th hole Tuesday at 8:36 a.m. with RIGA Amateur champion Charlie Blanchard and Geoffrey Fisk; the trio tee off No. 1 Wednesday at 12:51.

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