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June 11th, 2011

Charlestown voters approve beach upgrades, budget

June 11, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – It's official – the town beaches will be improved with new facilities.

Stars and Stripes will fly to commemorate Flag Day

June 11, 2011

WAKEFIELD—Flag Day has often been an overlooked side note to the solemn celebrations of Memorial Day and D-Day, yet it still serves as a reminder to the country of the sacrifices of past and present citizens which have made the United States so great. Numerous events will be held this weekend to commemorate the Stars and Stripes.

The first official flag of the United States was adopted in 1777 by the Continental Congress during the tumult and battles of the Revolutionary War. The flag carried thirteen stars then, symbolizing the thirteen original colonies. Today, the United States flag has become the starkest symbol of American patriotism.

June 10th

The Class of 2011: Graduation has special meaning for EWG Salutatorian Trevor Tougas

June 11, 2011

WEST GREENWICH— When Trevor Tougas stands before the Exeter-West Greenwich High School class of 2011 this afternoon and delivers his speech as class salutatorian, he’ll think about those closest to him that helped shape him into the student he is today.
Sadly, one of his biggest influences won’t be in attendance.
Just eight days before what is suppose to be the happiest day in any high school senior’s life, Tougas had to say goodbye to one of the most important people in his life, his grandfather Thomas Caramatro, who passed away last Friday at the age of 95.

The Class of 2011: EWG Valedictorian Claudia Heaney found a way to stand out

June 11, 2011

WEST GREENWICH—If there’s one thing that annoys Claudia Heaney the most, it’s being constantly compared to her twin sister Joanne.
Sure, the two may have a similar sense of humor, a similar group of friends and, oh, they look exactly alike, but Claudia prides herself on her individuality. So much so, in fact, that she’s spent the past four years working as hard as she could on every test, homework assignment and class project just to distance herself academically from Joanne.

The Class of 2011: NK Valedictorian Elena Suglia eager for new experiences

June 10, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Elena Suglia has many fond memories of high school.
As a three-year JV/varsity volleyball player, a member of North Kingstown High School’s unified volleyball team this past fall and president of the Interact Club, the school’s community service club, Suglia has had a variety of positive experiences that she’ll remember long after NK’s graduation takes place tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Ryan Center.

The Class of 2011: NK Salutatorian Katherine Bender has no regrets

June 10, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—It would be easy for Katherine Bender to be disappointed about finishing second in the 2011 class rankings for North Kingstown High School. After all, she says, first place was so close she could taste it.
But being disappointed would imply Bender has regrets about her time in high school and that couldn’t be further from the truth. For the past four years, she’s gone out of her way to make sure she experienced everything she could in high school and finding that balance between school work and personal life life taught her more than any class ranking ever could.

Suddenly, it’s midsummer in South County

June 10, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – With temperatures reaching the 90s yesterday and Wednesday, Rhode Islanders retreated to the beaches, causing Narragansett Town Beach to have one of its busiest days even before the official beach season started.

“It’s a really hot today. There’s not much of a breeze down here. It’s absolutely packed. One lot is already full,” Becky Peabody, Assistant Manager at the Narragansett Town Beach said.

Reconfiguration involves moving Hazard pre-school to PDE

June 10, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With the mission to create a more efficient school system, the school reconfiguration committee recommends balancing the size of the four elementary schools and moving the Hazard pre-school to Peace Dale Elementary School.

June 9th

Southern Rhode Island Trolley redux

June 9, 2011

Once again the Southern Rhode Island Trolley is showing tourists where to shop in South Kingstown and what beaches to swim at in Narragansett, helping local businesses get a boost. This year, however, the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce added a second trolley to the service to help boost the local economy.

June 8th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

June 9, 2011

What a week it was in North Kingstown!
On Monday, residents found out the fate of the potential parole of convicted killer Jamie Hughes, a man who murdered the beloved Zeke Harris over three decades ago and has, since then, been the subject of a constant fight by Harris' family to keep him behind bars.
Monday, Hughes' parole request was denied unanimously and you can read all about what reaction (or lack thereof) the Harris family had to the news.

 

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