Archive - Feb 23, 2011
NARRAGANSETTâ€“Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously penned his 54-line poem â€śKubla Khanâ€ť in an opium fog, scribbling his mystical visions as they came to him. But, in the midst of this poetic ecstasy he was interrupted by a visitor from Porlockâ€”a village in southern Englandâ€”and never completed the poem. Since then, in literary circles, any unwanted visitor is referred to as a â€śPerson from Porlockâ€ť.
WAKEFIELD â€“ To empower women and girls to live safe, peaceful lives, a leader in self-defense and martial arts is offering an open workshop Sat., March 5 to teach women self-defense skills to avoid dangerous encounters.
During the workshop, held at 24 Salt Pond Road, Room B-3 from 1 to 4 p.m, lead instructor Anne Kuzminsky will teach participants how to use intuition, awareness and active thinking for safety, verbal skills and confident body language. She will also evaluate their physical and mental abilities. Kuzminsky will teach basic self-defense strategies and inform participants about the dynamics and realities of violence. She will also teach women techniques on how to interrupt violence like making eye contact, being assertive and using physical skills.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“Beginning their roughly six-month General Assembly session, Rhode Island's citizen legislature is now in a whirl of political activity.
Committee assignments are complete and politicians are hoping to accomplish stated goals before the political climate warms to an election year fever. With demonstrations supporting (and opposing) allowing gays and lesbians to marry, we at the Narragansett Times asked what state senators and representatives thought about this controversial issue as well what updates they could give the public on bills they were working to move through committees.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ Over the past year and a half or so, wind energy has dominated a majority of discussions held during town meetings, from workshops to public hearings.
It was a sad week in North Kingstown this past week as a pair of local icons passed away.
Dr. Mirella "Muriel" Emley Camarra, an outspoken public watchdog and advocate for the common man, died Monday at her home at Narrow Lane and, in a story no other local newspaper in Rhode Island has, this week's Standard Times pays tribute to Muriel as friends and families remember her in great detail.