Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Wickford Flowers, formerly a venerable town fixture owned by the Greene family, is undergoing a transformation.
According to owner Tim Schartner, the operation, in business for a half-century, has phased out cut-flowers, transferring that service to Blossom Florist, in East Greenwich, another Schartner enterprise.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â On rustic Gilbert Stuart Road, a stoneâs throw from the noisy rush of traffic heading to and from the beach is SunRose Farm, a place so peaceful that itâs possible to tune out external commotion.
In the Pierce family for more than 200 years, this was once a 110-acre dairy farm.
PROVIDENCE- The state will spend the next six months studying potential reforms to the law that allows prisoners time off their sentences for good behavior under a resolution sponsored by Rep. Teresa Tanzi and passed by the House of Representatives last week.
RICHMONDâResidents of southern Rhode Island have a special kind of friendly hospitality that make many visitors fall in love with the region. However, there are some people out there that can take advantage of the kindness of others for their own benefit.
The fifteen educators, who made an on-site evaluation of East Greenwich High School on April 10 through April 13, have submitted their final report, Principal Michael Podraza announced today. The evaluation visit took place under the direction of the Commission on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The visiting committee was chaired by Dr. Edmund Higgins, Professor at Quinnipiac University and included educators from various New England states.
NARRAGANSETTâThe town council recently received and recognized the draft report of the 2011 Citizen Attitude Survey Report which was administered by the ETC Institute, a market research firm based out of Kansas. The town implemented the survey in order to gauge how citizens viewed the efficiency and quality of town services, and also to look to the future in making such services better.
MISQUAMICUTâRhode Island is a great place to spend the summer. The weather is wonderful, the beaches are beautiful and there is always something happening. However, it may be difficult to find something exciting to do that wonât leave you penniless.