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July 1st, 2011

Character does count in EG schools

July 1, 2011

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.

June 30th

Hail to the chief: Jamestown’s Tighe retires

July 1, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

JAMESTOWN – 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.
“I didn’t know where Jamestown was,” he says, laughing. “My father-in-law, who worked at the radar station at Beavertail, had to give me directions.

SCH facing budget shortfall

June 30, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although the state General Assembly provided an additional $500,000 to South County Hospital to help cover the costs of services for people who do not have insurance or are unable to pay, the hospital still faces a significant budget shortfall.

Town undertakes new wind generation program

June 30, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The Town Council held a public workshop on Thursday, June 23 at Ninigret Park to provide residents with information about the town’s Wind Generation Ordinance. Town Council President Thomas Gentz was on hand to give an update on the project and introduce two other speakers.

While not too many people showed up because of the rainy weather, Gentz said that those who did come acquired some new knowledge about the ordinance.

“We had about 12 citizens there,” he said, “and they asked a lot of good questions and they learned a lot.”

June 29th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

June 30, 2011

When news broke last week that North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton was considering taking a position in Cumberland, it spread like wildfire throughout NK.
This week, we update you with all the latest news on Thornton, who was just selected for the vacant Superintendent position in Cumberland. Will he stay or will he go? How is the NK School Committee handling the news?

Eldredge students show their ‘senior buddies’ their innately inventive sides

June 29, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

Fourth-graders at Eldredge Elementary School may have heard a few stories from their “Senior Buddies” at Greenwich Bay Manor about the old days, when household tasks required more labor than simply pushing a button or manipulating handheld electronic gadgets.
In that spirit, students showed their elder pals their inventive side recently on their final visit of the 2011-12 school year to the senior residence.

Council reviews Canonchet Farm Master Plan

June 29, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council held a special meeting Monday evening to discuss the constituent parts of the Canonchet Farm Master Plan, and to determine the council’s position on each.

Art & antique sale coming to Frosty Drew

June 29, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- On Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., those who love the art and antiques will find an exciting new cultural event and sale happening in Ninigret Park. The antique and art sale is called the Sea Star Marketplace and is being put on by the Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory, a local nonprofit educational organization, as a fund-raiser.

June 28th

Politics as Usual: Not raising taxes looks a lot like raising taxes

June 29, 2011

You’ve gotta love the General Assembly.
Last year they said they balanced the budget without raising taxes. But you got whacked with a big tax bill for your car that was either the first one you had seen in years, or that was much larger than in previous years.
This year they said they balanced the budget without raising many taxes, except for a few items added to the sales tax.

Middle school teachers give the 'Final Wave'

June 28, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – Monday, June 20 was not only the last day of spring, it was the last day of school for the students of Chariho Middle School.
As the buses drove off the school grounds filled with students for the last time until September, a large group of teachers and staff gave them a final farewell.

 

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