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July 20th, 2012

SK teacher Briggs remembered by colleagues, friends

July 20, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown High School community is mourning the loss of another faculty member, the school’s second loss in just two months.

Justin D. Briggs, a physical education teacher, died last Friday at his home in Charlestown. He was 44.

“Justin impacted the lives of so many students and faculty in the South Kingstown High School community,"  Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow said in a statement Monday.
"He will be dearly missed.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parking solutions remain complex topics in Narragansett

July 20, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—On Monday evening, the Town Council approved unanimously a motion to direct staff to develop recommendations to solve parking problems in Narragansett. Parking has been a complex and sensitive topic among various populations throughout the town, from local businesses wanting to preserve casual, off-the-street customers to residents who feel that their quality of life is consistently infringed upon by the disturbance of summer and college student traffic.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Langevin, RICAPE reps talk agriculture at Farmer's Daughter

July 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) joined representatives of the Rhode Island Center for Agriculture Promotion and Education and other industry leaders Monday at The Farmer’s Daughter in South Kingstown to discuss the impact of recently awarded federal funding and industry priorities.

At the local garden center, the group discussed the economic opportunity that exists in agriculture and the $85,000 grant the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded to RICAPE to help promote Rhode Island’s farms to in and out of state visitors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 19th

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Petition drive suspended after private buyer acquires YMCA land

July 19, 2012

A story in this week's Chariho Times detailed a petition drive organized by a group of Charlestown residents to encourage the town to buy a 27.7-acre piece of property on the eastern shores of Watchaug Pond formerly owned by the Ocean Community YMCA. After press time on Wednesday, the petition drive was suspended when the land was sold to a private buyer.

The petitioners aim to appropriate up to $600,000 from the town's undesignated surplus for the purchase.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 18th

Today's schedule - Thursday, July 19

July 19, 2012

Little League baseball
11-year olds
District 3 Tournament
Losers' bracket semifinal
South Kingstown American vs. South Kingstown National at Tuckertown Park, 5:30 p.m.

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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