By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
EXETER â€“Virginia Barber Laiho, 84, has fond memories of attending the one-room Woody Hill School off Route 165 in the western part of town.
â€śIt was very interesting,â€ť she says, â€śbecause we used to live across the street from the school. I would go over early to get the fire started in the cast-iron stove. The kids would walk or ride in the milk cart and the teachers lived with different families. One lived with us for two years; she had a room and ate with us.â€ť
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The town of Narragansett honored a group of local firefighters Tuesday evening for their exceptional response and work in saving a stranded kayaker.
HOPKINTONâ€“Crossing the Wood River at the Hopkinton/Richmond town line just became a whole lot easier. The Woodville Road Bridge has been reopened, Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (Dist. 38 â€“ Hopkinton) announced in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) last week.