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January 17th

Commissioner Gist coming to NK Tomorrow Night

January 17, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist will be holding a community forum in North Kingstown tomorrow night as part of her Commissioner’s 2010-2011 Listening and Learning Tour.
As part of her tour, Gist will visit every school district and hold a community forum where she’ll discuss the strategic plan that’s transforming education in the state and take questions from the public.

Charlestown police trying new program

January 17, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The Charlestown Police Department was recently chosen, along with Bristol and Smithfield, to attend a workshop to learn an approach to policing that is said to reduce the crime rate in town.

URI planning a full week of activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2011

KINGSTON – For 25 years the University of Rhode Island has been honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a full week of events devoted to King's message of peace and equality. To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, URI is having a week of service challenge in which students are asked to do 2,011 total hours of community service in one week.

January 16th

Sosnowski speaks to rates and new laws in ‘water rich’ state

January 16, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–On Dec. 29 the Narragansett Times reported on the town's current water status and the recent legislation that places regulations on water use in order to conserve the state's water supplies ("Lower water rates bring new efforts for conservation"). Currently, the town's citizens have the second lowest water rates in the state. Senator Susan Sosnowski was asked about these rates, the developments in the state government regarding water, and the impact of the legislation on the state in the future.

January 15th

Chariho proposes $54.4 million budget

January 15, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – The Chariho Regional School District superintendent's proposed budget of $54.37 million for fiscal year 2011-12 represents a 3.3 percent increase over the current year's voter-approved budget of $52.62 million.

Quest Montessori School facing obstactles in Narragansett

January 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Paul Raymond, the head of Quest Montessori School and a prospective property-owner in the town said in an interview that he is up against “significant obstacles” in the state’s current system of regulatory controls.  Recently, his proposal to re-zone a portion of Boston Neck Road as “commercial” has stalled and his school’s future in the town is threatened.  After months of architectural designs, engineering plans, wetland protection zones, and traffic reports were approved by the planning board, the council has twice delayed re-zoning the property.

No major incidents despite a foot of wet snow

January 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT/WAKEFIELD–At the beginning of Snow, a novel by Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's book, he writes of a Turkish passenger, "The silence of snow, thought the man sitting just behind the bus driver. If this were the beginning of a poem, he would have called the thing he felt inside the silence of snow."

January 14th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Check out the locals that made CCRI's fall dean list.

January 14, 2011

The Community College of Rhode Island unveiled its fall 2010 Dean's List today and several local students from the Standard Times' readership area made the cut.

Exeter
Melissa Blackmar
Eric Darcy
Nicole Lombardo
Paige McLaughlin
Abby Pallister
Savannah Phillips
Henry Stracensky
Dean Waterman
Christian Williams

North Kingstown
Brittnie Balemian
Blake Bogue
Emily Branch
Katherine Burns
Ethan Coombs
Tricia Cotto
Catherine DePiero
Sean Donohue
Lisa Dowden
Benjamin Droitcour
Andrew Elouadih
Dorianne Enright
Julianne Forchione
Kelsey Geiger
Jason Hunter

Board to research facility options for Charlestown beaches

January 14, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to create an ad hoc committee that will look into solutions, both permanent and temporary, for the facilities at the Charlestown and Blue Shutters town beaches.

Track team takes the plunge

January 14, 2011

The new year has started and for one committed group of student athletes a new tradition has begun.
The Coventry High School indoor track team participated on Jan. 1 in the polar bear plunge that takes place locally and all across the country.
Their group specifically, took part in the Newport Polar Bear’s Plunge raising money for A Wish Come True.

 

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