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September 5th, 2012

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Langevin: recovery requires infrastructure investment

September 5, 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE-> The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the Standard-Times for publication in the September 6 issue. Unfortunately, because of a lack of space, not all letters submitted were printed.

To the Editor:

In determining the policies that give Rhode Island businesses and our workforce the best opportunity to prosper and grow America’s 21st century economy, we must recognize the importance of having a 21st century infrastructure to support them.

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September 4th

POLITICS AS USUAL: Gemma's announcement didn't change a thing (OPINION)

September 4, 2012

To borrow an old phrase, the Anthony Gemma campaign last week “labored mightily and brought forth a mouse.”
His press conference last week fell woefully short of what he promised would “have an immediate, stunning, game-changing impact on Rhode Island politics. It will make national headlines. Lives will be changed profoundly – and mostly for the better.”
My life was not “changed profoundly” for the better or the worse and I doubt yours was, either.

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Today's schedule - Wednesday, September 5

September 4, 2012

Field hockey
Toll Gate at Chariho, 3:45 p.m.
Boys soccer
Cranston West at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
La Salle at North Kingstown, 6:30 p.m.
Girls soccer
Chariho vs. Woonsocket at Barry Field, 4:45 p.m.
Cranston West at East Greenwich, 5 p.m.
Moses Brown at West Warwick, 3:30 p.m.
Girls tennis
East Providence at Chariho, 3:30 p.m.
Scituate at Exeter-West Greenwich, 3:30 p.m.
Girls volleyball
Toll Gate at Chariho, 6:30 p.m.
South Kingstown at Coventry, 6:30 p.m.

September 3rd

Exeter's Planning Committee 'riled up' by NK

September 3, 2012

Special to the Standard

EXETER – While most members of the local planning board stop short of calling themselves “stepchildren” when describing North Kingstown’s handling of future land use at the intersection of Rts. 102 and 2, nobody denies there’s rampant unhappiness.
Exeter’s planners feel excluded. North Kingstown, they say, is acting high-handed.
The saga started in 2008 when the State Properties Committee, along with North Kingstown and Exeter, purchased development rights to 112.5 acres at the corner of Rts. 2 and 102, site of the Bald Hill Nursery.

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September 2nd

Tell Me Your Story: Eeyore's story inspires creation of donkey rescue group

September 2, 2012

Today is the beginning of a story I’ll be updating for what I hope is a very long time. It’s the story of a little old donkey; blind, horribly malnourished and with a mouth that appears not to have had dental attention in a long time.
Not to mention love. When was that ever part of his life?
He can’t tell us anything about his past but I can talk about his present and his future. He was abandoned on Rt. 165 in western Exeter in early August, left terrified to fend for himself.

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Serra takes the stand as last witness

September 2, 2012

WARWICK - Former Chariho School Committeewoman Terri Serra took the stand as the last witness in her own trial on Monday, and defended the actions she took last October when a teenage drinking party took place on her property, and four Chariho boys were injured in a subsequent car crash. Serra is charged under the state’s social host law for the party, and under the duty to assist statute for failing to call 911 at the near-fatal accident scene.

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September 1st

NK's Bryan Groves honored for serving his country

September 1, 2012

Special to The Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Many 25 year-olds have either graduated college, or have been working in the “real world” for a few years but for one North Kingstown resident, life is about a little bit more than that.
For Bryan Groves, who graduated from North Kingstown High School in 2006 and the University of Rhode Island in 2010 and soon after was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), life revolves around serving your country.

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