Archive - 2010 - News Article
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“According to the Health and Wellness Survey the North Kingstown High School conducted in 2008, 92 percent of students who could drive reported having consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.
One year later, that number has dropped to 20 percent.
At last weekâ€™s NK School Committee meeting, Working Together for Wellness (WTW) discussed how the community and school can help prevent substance abuse within the school district.
Special to the Standard
WEST GREENWICH - The Exeter West Greenwich School Committee voted to approve the Hockey Co-Op team last Tuesday night, joining EWG High School and West Warwick High School as a team.
With the West Warwick school committee also approving the team, the EWG committee voted to approve with Member Robert Bollengier dissenting. Bollengier pointed out that the approved language from the West Warwick school committee doesnâ€™t definitively state that the EWG school district will have no financial responsibility for the co-op team.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The 2010 Christmas shopping season is now in full swing and what better place to buy gifts is right here in your backyard?
Thatâ€™s the question many local businesses are asking as many of the shops in Wickford, and throughout Rhode Island, have begun their holiday season with open houses and major sales.
Donna Trottier owner of The Blue Hydrangea, located at 2 Main St., markets her merchandise as â€ścute and reasonableâ€ť.
Customers can spend $20 and walk away with a bag-full of items, including hostess gifts, unique napkins, jewelry, books and much more.
John Allen Arnold Weaver, who grew up in Wickford, proudly traces his ancestors to such distant realms as the Knights Templar and the Normans of England. Locally, he goes â€śright back to Plimouth Plantionsâ€ť and on to Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
By JONATHAN GIBBS
When one summons a sensory image of what Christmas is supposed to look, smell and sound like, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Naray in Kunar Province may be among the last to come to mind. Hard by the Pakistan border, it is muscled with angular mountains that seem to rise straight up out of the earth as if some malevolent force was trying to punch through the ground.
RICHMOND -- Members of the Town Council were unhappy with several elements of the first draft financial audit received at last Tuesday night's meeting.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ It was 7:30 a.m. on Monday and I had enlisted in boot camp. Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, knee highs, hurdles and jump squats with a young fit couple standing before me blowing whistles. Youâ€™d think Iâ€™d go AWOL, but this wasnâ€™t the typical military boot camp. Instead of being surrounded by grunting young men with buzzed haircuts, I was accompanied by fun, enthusiastic women trying to reach their fitness goals. I had committed myself to an hour of intense exercise with the South County Adventure Boot Camp for Women, a four-week program of fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training led by certified adventure fitness trainer and director, Ryan Bate.
Ryan Bate, who has a bachelorâ€™s degree in community health education from Rhode Island College and who is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine began the boot camp last April with his wife, Danielle Bate.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce and the RI Department of Labor and Training's Business Workforce Center have partnered to host a job fair at the Wakefield Mall, Thursday, Dec. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
There will be 21 employers looking for applicants, including Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's, Friendly's, Cracker Barrel, Papa Gino's, AMF Bowling, Wal-Mart and Savers. Local businesses include Brewed Awakenings.
The executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, Joe Iacoi said he contacted the Department of Labor and Training last month to meet the needs of the displaced Tim Horton workers in South County.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ At the Welcome House of South County human service workers not only have to worry about their own personal issues like paying the bills and taking care of their children, they worry about the livelihood of the people they help and serve.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The town council honored veterans who served during and after World War II on the eve of the anniversary of the nationâ€™s entrance into World War II 69 years ago. Veterans who served their country received a certificate of appreciation from the town which included a special embroidered white star removed from a retired flag which once flew over Narragansett Town Hall.