Archive - Jul 2011
CHARLESTOWN - Rep. Donna Walsh (D - Dist. 36) was on hand at the Charlestown Town Council meeting Monday night to update the council on any new state legislation that is going to directly impact the town.
It was mostly good news for Charlestown.
By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The voice answering the phone at The Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home in Wickford is deep, warm and confident. It belongs to the youngest managing funeral director and embalmer in Rhode Island, Andrew Correia.
He is 23 and, in every way, remarkable.
â€śSince I was a young boy I have always been interested in the funeral profession: the pomp and circumstance, the beautiful black cars from the fleet, and the mystique of it all,â€ť he says. â€śIâ€™ve worked at funeral homes since high school. Iâ€™ve always been an old soul.â€ť
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The town council seeks a meeting with the school committee to discuss next yearâ€™s financial outlook after the school committee accepted the Reconfiguration Committeeâ€™s recommendation to make four equal neighborhood schools and move the pre-school program.
The council voted to direct six possible dates to convene with the school committee through the end of August.
HOPKINTON - There will be a special election held on July 26 to choose a new member of the Hopkinton Town Council. One seat on the town council is currently vacant, and has been since the resignation of council member Jonathan Osborne in April.
By LILLIAN DUNNING
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”It was a triumphant weekend for the Wickford Art Association.
By the close of the 49th annual Wickford Art Festival on Sunday evening, exhibitors, attendees and organizers all shared a sense of relaxed satisfaction in the success of this yearâ€™s event.
A yellow-shirted Festival Staff member commented that â€śA lot of people have been coming up to the Information Booth with compliments, saying itâ€™s the best year yet. When they take the time to seek you out and tell you this, you know they really mean it.â€ť
NARRAGANSETT â€“ Many parents enjoy reading bedtime stories to their children. Yet, naval officer and Narragansett resident Robert Flynn took reading to his children one step further; he actually wrote and published a book for them and for any other child who wishes to read about the adventures of Lucky McGuire, the spirited navy jet with big dreams.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Wakefield attorney, Debra L. Chernick, was lost for words until her life partner resolved a household catastrophe one year ago and she blurted out that he was as wonderful as any para-hubby could be.
From her experience and this domestic interaction came the word Chernick was looking for to resolve and give meaning to a situation that many couples face; Para-Kin.
According to the word's creator, â€śparaâ€ť means to support or to stand next to, such as para-legal or para-medic might do professionally.