Archive - News Article
November 23rd, 2010
It's Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island and what better way to celebrate than with turkey, ham and a copy of this week's Standard Times newspaper?
This week's Standard Times features a story on a local man from North Kingstown's whose short story, entitled November Christmas, was recently turned into a movie for Hallmark and will air this weekend on CBS.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ On Saturday Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. the First Baptist Church of Charlestown's choir is presenting an evening of Christmas carols and anthems to celebrate Christmas.
PEACE DALE â€“ Seniors at the South Kingstown Senior Center learned how to save money at the grocery store while still eating healthy when SNAP nutritionist Melissa Holmes visited the center Tuesday morning.
Holmes visits 10 senior centers throughout Rhode Island each month as part of the SNAP-ED program, focusing on a different health topic. On Tuesday, Holmes discussed how to shop healthy and make a dollar go a long way. In the past, she discussed fast food restaurants and bran foods.
â€śMany people think when you go shopping, itâ€™s hard to buy healthy foods,â€ť Holmes said.
HOPKINTON -- The newly elected members of the Town Council will be sworn-in at Town Hall tonight as part of a special meeting.
KINGSTONâ€“This Thanksgiving as commuters come home for the holidays at the Kingston Train Station, they may be greeted by the Friends of the Kingston Station, a volunteer group that helps passengers find their way.
For the past nine years, the Friends of the Kingston Station, a 36 year old volunteer group has been offering hospitality services on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Day week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The group works with the national railroad safety group, Operation Life Saver with the goal of making it fun and safe for passengers leaving from and arriving at the Kingston Station.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The townâ€™s School Committee members (Tammy McNeiece, Diane Nobles, Frank White, Douglas Pierson, and Guy DeWardener) were sworn in during an executive session before the public meeting on Wednesday. For Pierson and DeWardener, it was the first meeting of their two-year term.
Pier Middle School Principal Marie-Elena Ahern spoke about the â€śHomework Club.â€ť Forty students attend the optional program. Some students (in collaboration with parents) are mandated to attend the catch-up and remediation sessions which are overseen by certified school staff.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ It's truly a testament to the fundamental definition of â€ścommunityâ€ť when so many people come together for a common cause. And there are few greater examples than what occurred at the Cove Restaurant in a little more than a month's time.
Town Council accepted a $3,500 grant from the Friends of Canonchet Farm. Thomas Fourtier, President of the organization, recently wrote a letter and submitted the grant proposal to the town in order to conduct a wetland survey of the Canonchet Farm property.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ In one of its last actions, the previous Town Council unanimously approved an amendment to the town's wastewater ordinance to provide more relief for residents previously facing expensive septic system upgrades.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”Students from Narragansett High Schoolâ€™s Tolerance Team attended an off-site leadership training at the historic Towers on Tuesday. The goals were to promote tolerance, a safe school climate, and an understanding about student differences. Representatives from Rhode Island for Community Justice â€“ the organization that held the workshopâ€”were also present as were Student Assistance Counselor Ms. Sarah Laidler and child psychologist Dr. Ruth Anderson from N.H.S.
Twelve of the 20 students involved with the program were at the training session.