Archive - 2010 - News Article
EXETER â€“ The Clark and Case families, who were searching together for the perfect Christmas tree, found it in only 10 minutes â€“ a record â€“ and it was a beauty.
Perfectly formed into a point that was just the right height, it was full, round and cone-shaped without a single bare spot. Just what the doctor â€“ or Santa â€“ ordered.
Tim Case earned credit for spotting the balsam fir and his friend, Shane Clark, gave it final approval because, he said, â€śIâ€™m very picky.â€ť
STONINGTON, Conn. â€“ A Charlestown man died Monday night from injuries suffered during a crash on I-95 South between exits 92 and 93, where his stopped car was hit from behind.
The laws of mathematics go up the chimney in Stone Ridge during the Annual Candlelight Tour. It is only then, in the magical spirit of Christmas, that 2,600 actually equal 1,100.
â€śLast year, we raised $1,100 for the East Greenwich Department of Human Services Holiday Food Basket Program by the added donations from Stone Ridge residents on top of the purchase amount of the (lantern) kits,â€ť said resident Donna Fleming. â€śOur neighborhood was lighted by more than 2,600 paper lanterns placed along the curbs and walkways and the wonderful holiday lighting displays of the homes.Â It was a beautiful sight!â€ť
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ As the Christmas trees go up and the temperatures go down, it is the time of year where house fires are more likely to occur due to holiday hazards.
Assistant Fire Marshals at the Union Fire District in South Kingstown, Chris Hiener and Bruce Rice gave some tips on how best to avoid a fire this winter.
PEACE DALEâ€“The Education Exchange, first established as the Washington County Adult Learning Center in 1978, will be offering a new three credit college course called Transition to College and Career in collaboration with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). More colleges are offering basic skills courses to catch-up students who may have fallen behind in secondary school. Education Exchange offers courses that universities would charge students to take.
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.
The students at Father John V. Doyle School in Coventry got to see the â€śbiggest living thing on the planetâ€ť last week.
The object was brought into their school for observation during the Boston Museum of Science Life Cycleâ€™s Traveling program. The object wasnâ€™t however, unmanageable, and that was because it was just a babyâ€¦a baby Giant Sequoia. Giant Sequoias, the biggest trees on the planet, only grow in California, but the program had a sapling which they had grown from a seed shipped here from California.
Did you see that it's already snowing in Paris?
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Why is it worth your worth?
Well, quite simply, it's the gold standard of local news coverage.
Don't believe me? Look no further than this week's issue.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ When you think of Christmas what comes to mind?
Well, thereâ€™s the obvious: shopping, decorating, family.
And, of course, thereâ€™s The Festival of Lights in Wickford.
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Festival of Lights, a yearly event put on by local business merchants that brings life to the village with carolers, music and festivities.
This year, the sidewalks will be adorned with luminaria and plenty of Olde English Carolers will be filling the village with music.
Special to the Standard
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. â€“ Most came because they loved him. Others showed up because they knew him. Some knew friends of friends. Many didnâ€™t know him at all.
But from Exeter to Newport, from Middletown to East Greenwich, Coventry to South Kingstown, more than 350 people came to the Atlantic Beach Club on Saturday night to show love and generosity to the family and memory of John J. Hosch. How many thousands did they raise for his two daughtersâ€™ college education?
They are probably still counting at this writing.