Archive - Mar 2011 - News Article
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â At its work shop session Tuesday night, the school committee focused on how students are assessed, how their needs are met and how it relates to NECAP scores.
âWe must be committed to doing whatever it takes to help each student succeed-every child, every day,â Assistant Superintendent Mary Kelley said.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â The Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and local legislators Senator Susan Sosnowski and Representative Teresa Tanzi have introduced legislation that would prevent future murderers like Michael Woodmansee from ever being eligible for time off for good behavior.
WARWICK - Continuing his commitment to accessibility, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) hosted a "town mall" meeting at the Warwick Mall, where he discussed his work in Congress to address key issues facing Rhode Islanders and the nation and offered an opportunity for individuals and families to express their specific concerns.
Stacey Place wouldnât call herself a well-known food critic/blogger.
Now, thanks to Gordon Ramsay and his Fox television show âKitchen Nightmares,â sheâs the most famous food critic in the Ocean State.
Given a small starring role on the show because of her blog â Adventures in R.I. Dining â she started because âit was for fun,â Place has become a local celebrity and has seen her weekly readership jump from 250 per week to around 10,000 in just a few short days.
Not bad for a music teacher.
ASHAWAY -- Roughly $40,000 to $50,000 worth of damage was inflicted to the Babcock Presbyterian Church last Thursday, when vandals entered the building and, among other actions, turned over the organ, emptied the fire extinguishers, and tossed a filing cabinet off the second floor.
Restaurant doors throughout Narragansett will open tonight with a specific aim, to generate public interest in their food. The third annual âNarragansett Restaurant Week is about to begin.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâReaders of the Standard Times have known for years that their local newspaper has the best local sports coverage in all of Rhode Island.
But how does it rank on a New England and national level?
Pretty good, apparently.
Standard Times editor Paul J. Spetrini and sports reporter Eric Rueb were recently honored with a handful of regional and national awards for their coverage of the death of Exeter-West Greenwich football and softball coach Mike Messier last winter.