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July 19th, 2011

Curmudgeon's Corner: There are ways to fix the NK School Committee

July 20, 2011

On Independence Day I watched most of two installments on the birth of our nation on the History Channel. Frankly, I had forgotten how contentious and rancorous the relations were between the founding fathers. Were it not for the commanding personality of George Washington and the presence of intellectual giants such as Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, we would probably still be singing “God Save the Queen” as our national anthem.

The wayward emu

July 19, 2011

RICHMOND - Southern Rhode Island and its rural expanses are home to a large variety of wildlife, however certain species just don’t belong.
On Tuesday, July 5, Richmond Animal Control Officer Anne Fisher had a close encounter with one of these creatures; an emu, which is a large, flightless bird indigenous to Australia. A close cousin of the Ostrich, the emu is much larger than any bird living on this part of the planet, let alone Rhode Island.

Local singer-actress showcasing her talents

July 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- Olivia Rich has a singing voice well beyond her young 12 years. Dancing, singing and acting, the Curtis Corner Middle School student has performed in several performances and lit Old Mountain Field like the fireworks display that followed her with her talented voice singing the National Anthem on July 4.

EG’s Safety Town still draws a crowd after 22 years

July 19, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

While class was ending for most East Greenwich kids last week, its youngest students received their first important lesson at school.
Safety Town, a 22-year-old program organized by the Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool and designed to teach young students the basics of personal safety, brought 48 children to Meadowbrook Farms School for five days of fun and activities to make them more aware of the new world about to unfold around them, and the dangers that sometimes lurk in it.

July 18th

Memories shared at Woody Hill

July 19, 2011

BY REGINA FOSTER
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The sun is beating down on Sheila Reynolds-Boothroyd as she sets up a table in front of the newly restored Woody Hill School. She’s preparing for the open house organized by the Exeter Historical Association which she heads.
At Saturday’s event, part of a two-day celebration of the town’s one-room schools, Virginia Barber Laiho and her sister Alice Barber Boynton, who lived at the farm across the road, share memories.

Town treasurer steps up role

July 18, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - There will be a new face behind the town administrator’s desk at the Charlestown Town Hall for the next three weeks. Town Treasurer Patricia Anderson will be ascending to the roll of Town Administrator in the absence of Bill DiLebero.

Tax abatement program approved in SK

July 18, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council authorized the town tax assessor Monday night to abate taxes for people participating in the elderly tax abatement program in the amount of $326,000.

July 17th

Plum Beach Lighthouse plate receives national honor

July 18, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Plum Beach Lighthouse license plate, with its handsome rendering of the historic fireplug-style beacon, has been voted the first runner-up in a national contest sponsored by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association.
Dave Zapatka, president of Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse, says the plate was nominated in early March and by mid-April he was informed of the honor.
“It was the best finish for a specialty plate,” he notes. “There had never been one in the top five.”

Rep. Walsh brings good news to town

July 17, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - Rep. Donna Walsh (D - Dist. 36) was on hand at the Charlestown Town Council meeting Monday night to update the council on any new state legislation that is going to directly impact the town.
It was mostly good news for Charlestown.

Wakefield lawyer Nazareth sentenced to three years for embezzlement

July 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- The Wakefield lawyer charged with embezzling almost half a million dollars from his clients in 2008 was sentenced to three years in prison for forgery, counterfeiting and embezzlement.

 

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