Archive - Feb 17, 2011
This January marked Bill and Pauline Anderson Strozierâ€™s 62nd wedding anniversary.
The Coventry couple was married on January 15th, 1949 at a Lutheran Church in Providence. Bill was 25 and Pauline was 23. Today, Bill is 87 and Pauline is 85, but the couple said it seems like just yesterday that they met.
They talked about the day in great detail. Pauline said that her father brought Bill home with him on February 8th, 1948.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Town taxpayers had much on their minds at Monday night's town council meeting, expressing their disappointment in snow removal along streets in the town and also their hope for the reopening of the Dugway Road Bridge.
While East Greenwich schools could not boast increases across the board, the October 2010 New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) test scores continue to rank local students among the stateâ€™s best.
In proficiency test results in reading, math and writing for students in Grades 3 through 8 and 11, released last week by the state Department of Education, East Greenwich consistently performed well above the state average, even when scores dropped from last yearâ€™s figures.
â€śThereâ€™s some encouraging progress, but there are still things we need to work on,â€ť said school Superintendent Victor Mercurio.
Itâ€™s mid-February and you know what that means: Love is in the air.
As North Kingstown and Exeter celebrated Valentineâ€™s Day this week, itâ€™s only fitting the day spill over onto the pages of the Standard Times.
This weekâ€™s Standard Times features a fun story by Martha Smith on how love has changed the lives of a handful of senior citizens from North Kingstown. In addition, weâ€™ve got photos from the big day in NK as local children put together hand-made Valentineâ€™s Day cards for their loved ones.