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May 20th, 2011

South Kingstown resident starting first local outlet for cancer patients

May 20, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - When Bud McLeod was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2006 he was told he had only five to 10 more years to live. Now, rather than sitting idly by, McLeod is trying to find a cure with the help of others like him.
McLeod is starting the first Leukemia and Lymphoma Caring and Sharing Group in South County, hoping it can be an outlet for other cancer patients to discuss their prognosis and what can be done to help them beyond what the medical community has already done.

Washington Trust robbery suspect identified

May 20, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Narragansett Police Department responded to a robbery of the Washington Trust Company bank at 885 Boston Neck Road. The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m.

The suspect walked into the bank and approached the bank teller with a note in his hand demanding money. He left with an unknown amount of money and officers have not determined from the bank’s video that the suspect was armed.

Happy Hearts Preschool: 25 years in operation and going strong

May 20, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

Happy hearts, happy alumni, happy teachers.
They added up to plenty of smiles Saturday morning at the 25th anniversary celebration of Happy Hearts Learning Center, 2608 South County Trail, as the preschool’s current crop of pupils ages 2 to 5 mixed with their older predecessors, including a few young adults, and past and present faculty members.

May 19th

Rolling Green hearing stalls

May 20, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A planned public hearing to discuss an amendment to the comprehensive plan of North Kingstown began with a presentation by the Consensus Building Institute on how plans to bring a mixed-use development to the intersection of South County Trail and Ten Rod Road would affect those closest to it and ended with applicant Mark Hawkins sitting in a chair exhausted, his head in his hands, no closer to a decision than he was when he walked in.

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May 19, 2011

How far would you go to make sure your child has access to everything her fellow schoolmates have?
That's a question that's been on the mind of North Kingstown's Lisa Windham for quite some time now.
Her daughter Laura, a first-grader at Fishing Cove Elementary School, was born with spastic paraplegia, a neuromuscular disease similar to cerebral palsy and for much of Laura's young life, her mother has had to battle to get handicapped-accessible playgrounds so her child can enjoy recess with her classmates.
Read all about Laura's long journey in this week's Standard Times.

Two SK teachers recognized for outstanding service

May 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For two South Kingstown teachers, last week was a week to remember.
After 24 years as an educator, Matunuck Elementary School Principal Debra Zepp was honored at the Rhode Island State House last week as the Rhode Island Elementary School Principal of the Year. Also, with 18 years experience as an educator in the South Kingstown School District, Broad Rock Middle School sixth grade counselor Sharon Schmid was honored as the South Kingstown Teacher of the Year out of 16 nominees.

May 18th

Reed praises research, fishermen at Point Judith

May 18, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Senator Jack Reed met with local fishermen and researchers from the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) on Monday to discuss recent efforts of fisheries data collection at Point Judith.
Officials met aboard the Darana R, a 90 foot trawler which is owned and operated by the Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP). The vessel is staffed by a team of researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and is conducting an extensive survey of the in-shore fisheries in Rhode Island and Block Island Sound.

Richmond applies for disaster relief funds

May 18, 2011

RICHMOND -- Sections of the town are still reeling from the massive, historic floods that ripped through Rhode Island in March 2010.

May 17th

WMS goes from ‘junkyard’ to nationals

May 18, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When Wickford Middle School teacher Nancy LaPosta-Frazier talks about the members of her Science Olympiad team this year, she can’t help being impressed by their focus and dedication.
“I’ve been blessed with the group I have,” she says. “They come in, we have snack time from 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m., they eat their animal crackers and then we get down to business.”
And business, it appears, is about to pick up.

Process begins for wind farm plot leasing

May 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) recently met with the public and interested wind farm companies to discuss the leasing of ocean area off of Block Island.

The joint Rhode Island and Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task Force, established in November 2009, has accepted unsolicited leasing applications from two wind projects companies, Deepwater Wind New England, LLC and Neptune Wind, LLC. These companies will now proceed to go through BOEMRE’s leasing process which determines which project is most financially and technically capable to build a safe and regulatory compliant wind farm.

 

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