Archive - Jul 1, 2011
Well, after three-plus years here at The Chariho Times, itâ€™s time that I, Andrew Martin, move on to greener â€” or southern, rather â€” pastures.
As of June 25, I will officially be a resident of Raleigh, N.C., while simultaneously handing in my passport from the state of Rhode Island. Yeah, I know, you donâ€™t need a passport to live here, but it certainly feels that way.
To say we all live on our own planet in R.I. would be an understatement. A massive understatement.
WAKEFIELD â€“ The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County presented its most recent Music at Lily Pads event on Saturday night, June 25. Singer and songwriter Vance Gilbert was the headlining act, and while he played his signature bluesy sounding folk songs, he entertained the crowd just as well with his stories, jokes and conversation.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ With the school committee deciding on how to reconfigure the school district and the state facing unfunded pension liabilities, the council agreed to contact local representatives and the school department to voice their concerns.
It's called Character Ed, and it does contain some valuable life lessons.
But for fifth- and sixth-graders at Eldredge and Hanaford elementary schools, Bob Houghtaling is hoping to draw some character out of the students in preparation for the challenges they will soon be facing at Cole Middle School.
BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
JAMESTOWN â€“ When East Providence native Thomas P. Tighe was searching for a job as a municipal police officer, his father-in-law clipped a newspaper ad advertising an opening in the Jamestown department.
â€śI didnâ€™t know where Jamestown was,â€ť he says, laughing. â€śMy father-in-law, who worked at the radar station at Beavertail, had to give me directions.