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Archive - Apr 2011

April 15th

Chariho students win big at SkillsUSA

April 15, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers.

A fiery Wednesday morning in Narragansett

April 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Firefighters responded to a lightning strike at Bonnet Place, 1004 Boston Neck Road, in the north-end of Narragansett early Wednesday morning.

The fire was called in at 8:03 a.m. and NFD Rescue number 3 was the first to respond at 8:12 a.m. Engines from South and North Kingstown responded, and three Ladders from Narragansett also arrived on the scene. Multiple chiefs and deputies were on hand for assistance.

Lightning struck the cupola on the roof of Bonnet Place, igniting a fire. The fire was contained at 9:07 a.m. and did not spread to the rest of the structure.

URI hosts symposium on securing America’s information highways

April 15, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- Researchers, business executives, government and military officials gathered at URI on Monday to discuss strategies for protecting the flow of information in the cyber world and identifying potential threats. Information systems across the country are penetrated by hackers daily, exposing citizens, businesses, and governmental agencies to dangerous breaches of security.

April 14th

EWG voters slash school budget

April 15, 2011

WEST GREENWICH—Over the past two months, Exeter-West Greenwich Superintendent Dr. Thomas Geismar has said, repeatedly, that the amount the school district has proposed in its budget for the 2011-2012 school year was as small as possible and, after much debate, Geismar explained to both the school committee itself and the town councils of Exeter and West Greenwich that there were no more cuts to make.

Locals raise money, awareness at Walk MS event

April 14, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The morning fog lifted above the Narragansett Pier School this past Sunday, revealing clusters of bicyclists and walkers readying themselves for the journey through town. Families and friends conversed about their lives but more importantly about the walk for MS upon which they were about to embark.

April 13th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

April 14, 2011

The voters have spoken and the results are in.
After a district-wide all-day referendum, taxpayers from Exeter and West Greenwich had the final say Monday as the proposed school budget for the 2011-2012 school year was rejected and, instead, an amended budget that would allow the school district nearly $1 million less than asked for was accepted.
Read all about the vote in this week's Standard Times.

Hollywood coming to SK’s Bayfield Farm

April 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – It will be all cameras, lights and action in South Kingstown for three days in May after the town council authorized the temporary use of Bayfield Farm by the movie production company, Moonrise Kingdom at Monday night’s town council meeting.

April 12th

Special Report: Homelessness in North Kingstown (An Alarming Trend: Homelessness on the rise for NK children)

April 13, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Veronica DelBois is a typical, everyday working mother.
With three kids and a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant, DelBois is always on the go, taking care of others while doing her part to make her world, and the world of those around her, just a little bit better.
With an infectious laugh and a warm, gentle smile, DelBois is the very definition of success in today’s rigorous economic climate.
It’s when she sits down to think of what it took for her to get here that the tears start to flow.
“Veronica, you have to move.”

When Guv comes to town

April 12, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

National Reading Week brought plenty of guests to Meadowbrook Farms School last week, from local officials and media members to Olympic gymnasts and “The Amazing Race” contestants.
But the school’s biggest “get” may have been Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who left behind budget crunching and tax debates to play storyteller for a first-grade class.

Moratorium costs Charlestown a $750,000 grant for wind project

April 12, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- With a six-month moratorium on wind energy facility applications in effect, a proposal to install turbines in Ninigret Park to offset municipal energy costs will not go forward as planned.

The Town Council voted to March 14 to institute the new moratorium, which went into effect the next day, after also approving a new ordinance on wind energy. This is the second moratorium of its kind in Charlestown. Last November, a similar one was approved by the council after its member were sworn-in. That one, however, was only for four months.

 

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