Archive - Mar 2011 - News Article
Approved at Monday nightâ€™s town council meeting the town of Coventry has entered into an agreement for erosion repairs along the Pawtuxet River.
The agreement is for a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
An architectural consultant to the School Building Committee did more than shed a little light Tuesday night on plans to renovate the East Greenwich High School library.
His proposal for the library includes shedding much more light on it, namely by taking down one of its cinderblock walls and replacing it with a window to lend a more airy feel to a library some school officials have compared to a dungeon.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - If Jason Foreman went missing today, the search for the lost boy might have been different.
South Kingstown retired Captain H. Ronald Hawksley, a lead detective in the case that put Michael Woodmansee, who killed five year old Jason Foreman in 1975 behind bars said police have better resources now in searching for missing children and they would not have made the same mishaps.
EXETERâ€”When you think of the future, what comes to mind? Is it a vision of large, metropolitan cities? Hover boards? Jet packs?
What about locally? How do you see your town and your community changing in 50 years? In 100? 200?
What's your Everest?
Those three words, as asked by Saunderstown resident Dr. Tim Warren in the new book "Lessons from Everest: 7 Powerful Steps To The Top Of Your World" both sum up Warren's life and his latest foray into literature.
Chronicling his journey to the top of the world's most famous mountain, Warren aims to give readers a better grasp of their own individual goals in life and, in this week's Standard Times, you can read all about his journey and his book in great detail.
WARWICK - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) expressed approval of today's announcement by the Economic Development Administration selecting Point Judith as one of six New England ports to receive an economic review in the coming weeks.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“A Narragansett man died Monday morning after a fire engulfed the inside of his home at 45 Durkin Drive. David W. Jordan, a 57 year-old lobsterman, was said to be trapped inside of his one floor ranch home.
Narragansett Fire Chief Jim Cotter said that a relative called Jordanâ€™s house but received no answer. The relative then went to Jordanâ€™s home and after seeing flames, called 911.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Students at the Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School have been treated all week to special guest readers as part of Reading Week.
The week began with Gov. Lincoln Chafee reading to the kindergarten students and Attorney General Peter Kil-martin reading to the fifth graders. The Governor read Ducks Donâ€™t Wear Socks, by John Nedwidek.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The latest news-centric blog, Progressive Charlestown, to cover the town came to be when its owners were looking to stimulate political discussion amongst residents.
But Will Collette and Tom Ferrio sat on the idea until earlier this year as they wanted to make it an independent blog not tied to the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee. The decision to remove that link to the political committee came this past January, prior to the official launch of the website.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Did you know that the sixth leading cause of death in America is Alzheimerâ€™s Disease? And, itâ€™s the only disease in the top 10 that canâ€™t be predicted, cured or even slowed.
According to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association of America, 5.4 million Americanâ€™s are living with this disease and, since 2000, deaths from other major diseases have dropped, while deaths from Alzheimerâ€™s have risen 66 percent. More shocking is that every 69 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimerâ€™s.