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June 3rd, 2011

And The Beat Goes On: Take time to appreciate nature

June 4, 2011

We don’t always take the time to appreciate the gifts of nature. There are so many people in the world affected by the change in seasons. Scientists have proven that living without sunlight for any length of time can produce profound disorders, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder, a contributing factor in depression.
Weather appears to have changed dramatically in the last few years. Why? There are numerous thoughts and ideas but nothing substantial is known for certain. We can no longer depend on the weather to be fairly predictable.

Two EGHS students took two different paths, both leading toward excellence

June 3, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

One was born in China, and didn’t arrive in East Greenwich until he was in third grade. The other has spent her entire live here.
But East Greenwich High School Class of 2011 Valedictorian Han Xu and Salutatorian Julia Stevens have plenty in common: high achievement, friendship, and some podium time coming up Sunday.

June 2nd

New harbormaster a fish in water

June 3, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Edward L. “Ted” Hughes has seen a lot of sunrises and sunsets during his many years as a recreational fisherman and boating enthusiast.
“My whole life has been spent on the water,” he says. “I started at eight or nine and was fishing at 12; I began boating in my early teens and got my captain’s license in the late ‘80s.”

June 1st

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June 2, 2011

After months of back-and-forth debate on the 2012 budget for the NK School Department, voters will take to the polls this Tuesday to approve or deny a petition to increase funding for the department by $500,000.
This week, we tell you everything you need to know about the referendum. What cuts have been made? What cuts are still on the table? How will the department use the money?

YMCA starts “My Y is Every Y” program

June 1, 2011

WESTERLY – The Y stands for healthy living and to make sure all members continue to be involved wherever they may travel, YMCAs across New England have joined together to offer reciprocal membership through their “My Y is Every Y” program.

May 31st

Local URI student seeks to change the world

June 1, 2011

A local college student is out to change the world and judging by his collegiate accomplishments thus far, he’s off to a great start.
Scott Andrews, 21 years old and a junior at University of Rhode Island, believes an individual can combine political ideals and take action to transform their communities at the same time.
It’s because of this belief that Andrews was recently chosen by the Campus Compact as one of 135 men-of-action for its first group of Newman Civic Fellows who come from 30 states.

SCH Lyme Disease Clinic seeks an end to insect bite disease

May 31, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Nearly 90 percent of all Lyme disease cases have been reported in the Northeastern part of the United States according to the state Department of Health and with May being the time the ticks start taking their first bite, South County Hospital is hoping to do something about it.

May 30th

A Salute To Those Who Served (Part 5): Cold War was his specialty

May 31, 2011

JAMESTOWN – In his Navy service, former Wickford Middle School Principal Martin Hellewell (a 1954 graduate of WMS)—who retired as a captain—logged 30 years, 10 on active duty and 20 in the Reserves.
At 74, he says he was involved in Cold War activities “big time”, starting after his 1960 graduation from Officers Candidate School. “I went as an engineer officer on a patrol craft escort based out of Chicago.

New Charlestown Town Clerk appointed

May 30, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – For newly appointed Town Clerk Amy Rose Weinreich, it felt like she was training for the job since her first day with the town in February 2002 as Deputy Town Clerk.

Point Judith Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation remembers those lost at sea

May 30, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—As Memorial Day approaches, the fishing community gathers to commemorate fellow fishermen who have been lost at sea. The ninth annual ‘Seafood Harvest Fest’ on Wednesday evening brought together former and current fishermen for an evening of conversation and food.

“This event has always been a success,” said Mike Marchetti, a local fisherman. “It’s always packed and there is great food. It’s a really great gig.”

 

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