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January 14th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Check out the locals that made CCRI's fall dean list.

January 14, 2011

The Community College of Rhode Island unveiled its fall 2010 Dean's List today and several local students from the Standard Times' readership area made the cut.

Exeter
Melissa Blackmar
Eric Darcy
Nicole Lombardo
Paige McLaughlin
Abby Pallister
Savannah Phillips
Henry Stracensky
Dean Waterman
Christian Williams

North Kingstown
Brittnie Balemian
Blake Bogue
Emily Branch
Katherine Burns
Ethan Coombs
Tricia Cotto
Catherine DePiero
Sean Donohue
Lisa Dowden
Benjamin Droitcour
Andrew Elouadih
Dorianne Enright
Julianne Forchione
Kelsey Geiger
Jason Hunter

Board to research facility options for Charlestown beaches

January 14, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to create an ad hoc committee that will look into solutions, both permanent and temporary, for the facilities at the Charlestown and Blue Shutters town beaches.

Track team takes the plunge

January 14, 2011

The new year has started and for one committed group of student athletes a new tradition has begun.
The Coventry High School indoor track team participated on Jan. 1 in the polar bear plunge that takes place locally and all across the country.
Their group specifically, took part in the Newport Polar Bear’s Plunge raising money for A Wish Come True.

East Greenwich’s Patricia Raskin lives by the rule of positivity

January 14, 2011

The pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The optimist sees the glass as half full.
Patricia Raskin, host of the “Patricia Raskin Positive Living” radio show on WPRO 630 AM, can’t sit still without filling that glass to the top, while bringing a tray of other filled glasses for guests.
Raskin, an East Greenwich resident, is launching a new radio show on AM 790 WPRV, called “Positive Business with Patricia Raskin,” which airs on Jan. 7. The West Hartford, Conn. native puts such a positive spin on things, it can get dizzying.

South County plows through the storm

January 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As the Tuesday night’s snowstorm dumped a foot of snow on South Kingstown, it forced schools and businesses to close, making it a lot easier for those who have to get rid of the snow to do their job.
“At this point, crews came in about midnight and worked right through,” Jon Schock, the town’s Public Services Director said Wednesday morning. “Many roads are passable. There are very few cars on the roads, which helps with plowing.”

January 13th

Commisioner Gist tours schools to pitch diploma change

January 13, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Education Commissioner Deborah Gist spent Thursday touring the town's schools and meeting for an hour with 50 teachers. The Board of Regents, meeting in Narragansett High School, voted to have a public hearing on their suggested three-tier diploma system. The system would award a Rhode Island diploma–the same diploma students now receive–with two additional tiers for high performers.

South Kingstown, EMS recognized as HeartSafe community

January 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–Due to its efforts to improve cardiac care and save lives, South Kingstown and its EMS Department became the third Rhode Island community to be awarded and recognized as a HeartSafe community at Monday night’s town council meeting by the American Heart Association.

Classes resume at Chariho after one-hour delay

January 13, 2011

It was one and done for the Chariho Regional School District, which was entirely closed on Wednesday because of the massive blizzard but is back in business today after a one-hour delay.

January 12th

Digging out and staying in

January 12, 2011

There is a parking ban tomorrow morning, Thursday at 7 a.m. Coventry public schools as well as Sylvan Learning of Coventry: Canceled Classes

Schools, businesses closed by storm

January 12, 2011

All East Greenwich schools and town government offices closed, as did the second shift for Stanley-Bostitch. The Warwick Mall was also closed.

 

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