April 8th, 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Architect Andy Pearce was ready to accept a job with Keough Construction, but before he did, he told his new employer he couldnâ€™t start until after Feb. 12.
Itâ€™s more a question of why. Pearce had committed to being part of a mission team from First Baptist Church in Wickford that was planning a trip to the Dominican Republic from Feb. 5-12.
Not only did his new boss agree to the stipulation, he donated money to the effort.
We reported last week that the Charlestown Town Council approved an amended version of the zoning ordinance that defines wind generator towers and systems. And we were glad to see that the council was able to move relatively quickly in getting this approved.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ After serving in Iraq from 2008 to 2009, two local Narragansett veterans are being deployed once again this May to Afghanistan, having to leave behind their first baby.
Their deployment to Afghanistan will be the second time both Michael and Marie Johnson go overseas. But this time will be the first time they have to leave their eight month year old daughter behind, who will stay with her maternal grandmother.
Surfing the waters in Narragansett, eating clam cakes and clam chowder and spending a summer day at the beach are what many believe make Rhode Island what is it.
Yet, with Gov. Chafeeâ€™s proposal to double beach parking fees looming, many Rhode Islanders feel the price increase will only take away from what made this state the Ocean State.
CRANSTONâ€”Every spring, teenagers across the United States are exposed to a barrage of anti-drunk driving messages and campaigns.
With prom season and graduation fast approaching, high school juniors and seniors can expect to spend as much time watching public service announcements about the dangers of drunk driving or hearing from their parents, grandparents and teachers about how they have to make smart choices as they do finding that perfect tux or gown or planning a big post-high school party.
CHARLESTOWN -- Cross Mills Public Library recently announced a plan to renovate the libraryâ€™s childrenâ€™s room, creating a space of openness and beauty which will allow easier access for children of all ages.
NARRAGANSETT- The North Beach Clubhouse has been the place for residents to have parties for years. Today, the clubhouse facing the ocean is being renovated for the future.
Keith Lescarbeau, the lead contractor and owner of Abcore Restoration, is finishing the complete overhaul of the North Beach Clubhouse. The project has taken only five weeks from planning to the end of construction, a time frame which is not often possible.
It's a problem everyone has heard about but few realize exists in their own backyards. Homelessness.
In this week's Standard Times, we explore issue in depth and show why recent data indicates that homelessness among children in North Kingstown is rising.
Local experts from every related aspect of the issue weigh in with what they think is the reason ... and what can be done to alleviate the problem.
In addition, find out about a local church's trip down to the Dominican Republic, what they learned, what they did and how the experience changed them.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€” The South Kingstown boys tennis team began its quest for another state championship with a convincing 6-1 win over crosstown rival North Kingstown under blustery conditions on Wednesday afternoon.
To read more about the match, check out the April 8 edition of the Narragansett Times.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The Fournier Estates, apartment complex on High Street was deemed uninhabitable after a fire broke out Sunday afternoon and displaced four families.
At 1:38 p.m., Sunday, units from the Union Fire District, the Emergency Medical Services and police responded to the fire on 480 High Street, where flames engulfed Apartment A2 and damaged Apartments A1, A3 and A4. The fire was extinguished by 1:55 p.m.. Union Fire District Chief Robert Perry said between 45 to 50 firefighters from all of the fire units, including Peace Dale, Wakefield, Forestry and West Kingston responded with the state fire marshall arriving too.