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June 5th, 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWN âAccountability.
That one word is the reason Kay Cutting says she and her family continue to fight the potential parole of Jamie Hughes, a man who murdered her father Zeke Harris on Sept. 15, 1982 and has been denied parole four times since.
Accountability is why Cutting spends months preparing for parole hearings; why she lays awake at night reliving the night she found out her father was killed; why she still seeks justice, three decades after a jury found Jamie Hughes guilty.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â George Silva estimates heâs run more than 100,000 miles during his years participating in marathons and shorter races.
Nearing 86, the familiar figure around Wickford is preparing for this Sundayâs seventh annual 5K run-walk to benefit a handful of programs: the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerceâs charitable foundation; Laymen in North Kingstown Schools (LINKS); the North Kingstown Food Pantry and local high school scholarships.
We donât 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.
By DAVID PEPIN
One was born in China, and didnât 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.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Edward L. âTedâ Hughes has seen a lot of sunrises and sunsets during his many years as a recreational fisherman and boating enthusiast.
âMy whole life has been spent on the water,â he says. âI started at eight or nine and was fishing at 12; I began boating in my early teens and got my captainâs license in the late â80s.â
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?
WESTERLY â 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 âMy Y is Every Yâ program.
A local college student is out to change the world and judging by his collegiate accomplishments thus far, heâs 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.
Itâs 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.
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.
JAMESTOWN â In his Navy service, former Wickford Middle School Principal Martin Hellewell (a 1954 graduate of WMS)âwho retired as a captainâlogged 30 years, 10 on active duty and 20 in the Reserves.
At 74, he says he was involved in Cold War activities âbig timeâ, starting after his 1960 graduation from Officers Candidate School. âI went as an engineer officer on a patrol craft escort based out of Chicago.