Archive - Jun 19, 2011 - News Article
WAKEFIELD-- Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) was the keynote speaker at a ceremony celebrating the 2011 graduates of the Education Exchange, an adult education center in South County. More than 90 graduates were recognized at an event at the Prout School in Wakefield for receiving their GEDs through the Education Exchange GED Testing Center as well as the Education Exchange GED Preparation classes. Established in 1978 as the Washington County Adult Learning Center, the Education Exchange is a non-profit organization providing literacy programs and GED preparation and testing for adults in southern Rhode Island. It offers courses at sites in Wakefield, Westerly and North Kingstown.
NARRAGANSETTâAs one turns off of Old Boston Neck onto South Ferry Road, past the old Baptist Church, you drive along a thickly wooded road on both sides and come upon a village of modern buildings. The Environmental Research Laboratory, the Pell Marine Science and National Sea Grant Libraries, and at the very end the pier which docks the research vessel Endeavor before it journeys out into the worldâs oceans, all of these buildings stand before you. This is the home of the University of Rhode Islandâs Graduate School of Oceanography.
In honor of Fatherâs Day, several prominent local men shared remembrances of their dads.
Ed Hughes, North Kingstownâs new harbormaster, said: âWhen I was a kid, the big family thing was baseball. I would say I was going to Little League but I would really sneak out with my fishing pole and go fishing.
âIt worked until my father came to see a game and I wasnât there. He made me play baseball for two hours and then he took me fishing.â