June 4th, 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWN â George Silva estimates heâs run more than 100,000 miles during his years participating in marathons and shorter races.
Nearing 86, the familiar figure around Wickford is preparing for this Sundayâs seventh annual 5K run-walk to benefit a handful of programs: the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerceâs charitable foundation; Laymen in North Kingstown Schools (LINKS); the North Kingstown Food Pantry and local high school scholarships.
We donât always take the time to appreciate the gifts of nature. There are so many people in the world affected by the change in seasons. Scientists have proven that living without sunlight for any length of time can produce profound disorders, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder, a contributing factor in depression.
Weather appears to have changed dramatically in the last few years. Why? There are numerous thoughts and ideas but nothing substantial is known for certain. We can no longer depend on the weather to be fairly predictable.
By DAVID PEPIN
One was born in China, and didnât arrive in East Greenwich until he was in third grade. The other has spent her entire live here.
But East Greenwich High School Class of 2011 Valedictorian Han Xu and Salutatorian Julia Stevens have plenty in common: high achievement, friendship, and some podium time coming up Sunday.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Edward L. âTedâ Hughes has seen a lot of sunrises and sunsets during his many years as a recreational fisherman and boating enthusiast.
âMy whole life has been spent on the water,â he says. âI started at eight or nine and was fishing at 12; I began boating in my early teens and got my captainâs license in the late â80s.â
The North Kingstown baseball team moved one step closer to a return trip to McCoy with an 11-6 win over Middletown in Game 1 of their best-of-three series.
East Greenwich took on Cranston West in the second game of the doubleheader at McCarthy Field, but the game wasn't completed because of an 11 p.m. curfew.
The Avengers trailed 10-5 after five innings and the game continued Thursday, where Cranston West held on to win 10-5, then eliminated EG with a 6-0 win immediately after.
An update from Game 2 of the NK-Middletown series will come as soon as the results are available.
North Kingstown had to wait over an hour to play their Division I semifinal Wednesday night at Rhode Island College, but when the time came to play, the Skippers responded, beating La Salle 14-11 to advance to Saturday's Division I final.
Thanks to the delay, East Greenwich and Barrington's game was postponed to Thursday afternoon. The Avengers came out red-hot and led 7-3 in the first half and 8-6 at halftime, but playing down a man most of the second half proved too much to overcome in a 16-12 loss to Barrington.
The Skippers play Barrington Saturday at Rhode Island College at 3 p.m.
After months of back-and-forth debate on the 2012 budget for the NK School Department, voters will take to the polls this Tuesday to approve or deny a petition to increase funding for the department by $500,000.
This week, we tell you everything you need to know about the referendum. What cuts have been made? What cuts are still on the table? How will the department use the money?
WESTERLY â The Y stands for healthy living and to make sure all members continue to be involved wherever they may travel, YMCAs across New England have joined together to offer reciprocal membership through their âMy Y is Every Yâ program.
A local college student is out to change the world and judging by his collegiate accomplishments thus far, heâs off to a great start.
Scott Andrews, 21 years old and a junior at University of Rhode Island, believes an individual can combine political ideals and take action to transform their communities at the same time.
Itâs because of this belief that Andrews was recently chosen by the Campus Compact as one of 135 men-of-action for its first group of Newman Civic Fellows who come from 30 states.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Nearly 90 percent of all Lyme disease cases have been reported in the Northeastern part of the United States according to the state Department of Health and with May being the time the ticks start taking their first bite, South County Hospital is hoping to do something about it.