January 1st, 2011
Everyone has goals for the new year. What are yours? Share your thoughts on 2011, your hopes, your dreams this new year and check back in 12 months to see if you followed through.
NARRAGANSETTâThe Blizzard of 2010 has come and gone and while some parts of Southern New England are still struggling to dig their way out of this past weekendâs storm that left anywhere from one to two feet of snow on the ground, the towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett are doing just fine.
Let us lift up our glass, filled with holiday cheer,
To the winners, the losers, the events of the year.
What was hot, what was not; the skinny, the dope, the goods,
From Bieber to GaGa to a lascivious Tiger named Woods.
From Lindsey Lohan to âMadMenâ to âJersey Shore,â
From âIron Chefâ to Republican Revival to the divorced Al Gore,
From the late Elizabeth Edwards, whose husband still smirks,
To angry Mel Gibson, with his rants, raves, cocktails and quirks,
From âThe Viewâ to âNo Clueâ to âWho Knew?â and How Are You?
The first fruits of the projected $6.2 million surplus on the 2008 school bond will be directed to a pair of roofs if the School Committee has its way.
The committee voted unanimously last week to request permission from the Town Council to appropriate $1,813,500 for roof replacement work at East Greenwich High School and $225,000 for roof repairs at Frenchtown Elementary School.
December 31st, 2010
North Kingstown School Committee member Larry Ceresi will join Melvoid Benson and Town Council member Charles Brennan in resigning from the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee next week.
For more information, pick up a copy of next week's Standard Times.
WAKEFIELD â Although bookstore locals will lament the loss of Waldenbooks, which will close Jan. 22 after 31 years of service at the Wakefield Mall, they can breathe a sigh of relief as Wakefield Books will likely take its place.
Waldenbooks began its closing store sale after its employees were notified of the closing. Borders, the company that owns Waldenbooks, did not renew the storeâs lease at the mall.
As the bookstore, known for its customer-friendly employees, featured huge sales just before the holidays, some customers were saddened by the news of its closing.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â As 2011 approaches, it's time to make up for the past by making a New Year Resolution and hoping that, over the next 12 months, you will follow it through.
Members of the South Kingstown Town Council and School Committee are no different.
WAKEFIELD â With the New Year only a few hours away, many local restaurants and bars are having specials for their customers to toast the night away and ring in 2011 in the best, and most fun, way possible.
As midnight fast approaches, here are a few suggestions on how you can celebrate locally with friends and family.
Casey's Bar and Grill on Old Tower Hill Road in Wakefield will be having many dinner specials to celebrate the New Year.
WARWICK-- The College Planning Center of Rhode Island (CPCRI) will extend operating hours beginning Jan. 4, 2011 to accommodate the rush of students and parents scurrying to get their Free Application for Federal Student Aid - more commonly referred to as the FAFSA - and other financial aid forms submitted prior to college deadlines.
This is the final column of the year 2010... well into the fifth year of writing this column. Time flies. But we know that. No sense in kicking that dead platitude. Life is full of these little sayings that we apply when the situation fits.
âThereâs no fool like an old fool.â
âYouth is wasted on the young. â
âCuriosity killed the cat.â
âLook before you leap.â
Hereâs another one: âeverything in moderation,â which means go just so farâ and no furtherâand everything will be all right. Pass that line and terror awaits.