Archive - Oct 2010
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner, Deborah Gist, announced Friday that sheâ€™s upholding the Feb. 9, 2010 decision of the North Kingstown School Committee that placed former high school principal Gerald Foley, on a 30 day unpaid â€śindefinite disciplinary suspensionâ€ť, despite his exemplary service to the district for the past 21 years.
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NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This year alone, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed. October is breast cancer awareness month and members of the North Kingstown Fire Fighters Association have been doing their part in the fight against cancer by wearing pink uniform shirts this past week.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Last Wednesday, Rhode Island ACLU volunteer attorney Richard Sinapi filed a federal lawsuit against the town challenging the townâ€™s ordinance that â€śdiscriminatorilyâ€ť limits the posting of political signs in town. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of independent Congressional candidate John Matson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.
EXETER â€“ Over 30,000 children and adults are affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) in this country. CF is an inherited, chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. One Exeter-West Greenwich High School senior has devoted her entire senior project on CF awareness and will be following a three year-old girl in her fight against the disease. As part of her project, Sequin Del Tufo has organized a 5K walk/run on Nov. 14 at Goddard Park, East Greenwich, to help make strides in CF research.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Consolidation of both school and town administration offices to the former Wickford Elementary School, 99 Philips St. is still the plan. But, before that, Edward Rowse Architects will conduct a study on the final details of the project. The study will cost $19,500, which is negotiable, and will either be paid for out of the townâ€™s capital reserve fund or the undesignated fund balance. â€śI think the price is awfully high, but thatâ€™s just my observation. We have a facilities sub-committee thatâ€™s made up of skilled contractors.
In addition to updates on the Kimberly Fry trial and Beechwood House stories, this week's Standard Times has three pages worth of election-related Letters to the Editors as Candidates jockey to get the word out on their stances and views prior to the Election. In addition, Martha Smith profiles a local business whose bark is definitely sweeter than its bite with a feature on Doggiefood.com, a specialty web site devoted to sweet treats for man's best friend. What are you waiting for? Pick out a copy of the Standard Times at newsstands today.
The Narragansett football team has been up and down all season, but if the Mariners want their season to extend past Thanksgiving, they'll need to win Saturday when they travel to Burrillville at 10 a.m.
By JAMES BESSETTE
WAKEFIELD â€” South Kingstown No. 1 singles player Victoria Gu, along with her fellow senior co-captains from this season â€“ Chloe Cullen, Laura Giarrusso and Emmah Mitrano â€“ were just mere freshman back in 2007 when they first decided to swing tennis rackets with the Rebels, trying to wind their way through the tough road that is high-school tennis in Rhode Island.
Oddly enough, the South Kingstown girlsâ€™ tennis program, in general, was trying to do the exact same thing by trying to find its place at the Division I level.
By BRANDEN MELLO
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€” The East Greenwich High girlsâ€™ tennis team has dominated Division II this season, but the undefeated Avengers brought their dominance to a new level in the Division II quarterfinals against No. 4 Toll Gate Tuesday afternoon.
East Greenwichâ€™s top three singles players and three doubles teams combined to lose just 11 games and No. 4 singles player Katrina Amaral gutted out a tough, two-set match with Toll Gateâ€™s Kayla Lopes as the Avengers earned a 7-0 victory.
By ERIC RUEB
PAWTUCKET â€“ Hannah Zangari knew the odds were stacked against her.
In her time on the court â€“ and not just for the North Kingstown girls tennis team â€“ the junior had never beaten Bay Viewâ€™s Rebecca Curran and Sundayâ€™s Girls Tennis Singles Championship final certainly wasnâ€™t the type of tournament where the favorite would just roll over.
It didnâ€™t change Zangariâ€™s attitude. She showed up to Slater Park last Sunday, put up a fight and left with no regrets after a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Curran.