HOPKINTON, R.I. â€“ For a singer whose career is just starting to gain national and international attention, it is ironic that Juliana Fraioliâ€™s favorite place to sing is a place called â€śThe Bitter End.â€ť Fraioli, 25, who grew up in North Kingstown and now lives in Hopkinton, in between stops of New York City, Boston and Providence, has just released a new CD called, â€śJuliana.â€ť The Italian-American, classically trained songstress brings a fresh, new sound to contemporary music. She writes and performs songs of passion and angst, fantasy and fun, all through the eyes of a wise young person.
EXETER â€“ On a raw and windy Tuesday, David Kirchner makes his rounds of the Rhode Island Memorial Veterans Cemetery, picking up small grave-site flags that have blown over. As director of the cemetery â€“ he started working with the veteransâ€™ program in 1998 â€“ he considers overseeing this hallowed ground a privilege. â€śIâ€™m very proud to serve, to preserve the dignity of the whole place,â€ť he says. â€śIt is fulfilling and humbling.â€ť For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.
JAMESTOWN â€“ Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden sit in the Jamestown Museum, built in 1885-86 and talk about their passions: history. Both active in the Jamestown Historical Society, theyâ€™re showing off the latest example of their mission to tell the story of this special place â€“ a handsome, recently-published book titled JAMESTOWN: A History of Narragansett Bayâ€™s Island Town. The two women have collaborated on a number of projects; both write and Rosemary also edits.
Winter's coming and you need look no further than this week's Standard Times Newspaper to see just that. In this week's paper, we examine the issues you care the most about. From the latest proposal for Beechwood House to an in-depth look at a local ghost-hunting crew, we've got the stories you want to read.