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April 1st, 2011

Celebrations of Faith: Songs tell Mary Magdalene’s story

April 2, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the Rev. Betty-Rae Hopkins, portraying Mary Magdalene, sang of God growing the tree that “He knew would be used to build the old rugged cross,” you could have heard a pin drop.
Her beautiful soprano voice – full of emotion – soared and whispered, captivating a packed fellowship hall in the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown last Wednesday, at the most recent of the town-wide ecumenical Lenten luncheons.
“It was magnificent,” declared Shirley Burnham, a church member, when the program had ended.

Hope Valley dam to be repaired by Sept. 30

April 1, 2011

HOPE VALLEY – In the three towns of the Chariho region – Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton – one of the biggest fears during the epic flooding of 2010 was whether or not the numerous local dams were hold.

Cupcake Madness winners announced

April 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Friends of Hazard Castle hosted a very successful Cupcake Challenge last Sunday at The Towers in Narragansett.
Below are the winners and participants.

Challenge 1 - Cupcake from the book Its Raining Cupcakes - Winner -
Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery & Deli

Challenge 2 Rhode Island Historic Landmak - Winner - Sliver Spoon Bakery

Challenge 3 Signature Cupcake - Winner - Stephanie's Sweet Treats

Challenge 4 Best Frosting - Winner - City Girl Cupcake

Challenge 5 Naturally Wired
Best Organic - Winner - Stephanie's Sweet Treats
Best Gluten Free - Winner Silver Spoon Bakery

‘The Tank’ is back: Bess Eaton returns to Wakefield

April 1, 2011

WAKEFIELD – A town tradition is now back serving up coffee, donuts and bagels with the opening of Bess Eaton last Friday at the corner of Main Street and Kingstown Road.

After Tim Hortons closed this past November, manager Mary Haverly saw it as an opportunity to bring the local Bess Eaton back to Wakefield.
“We knew it was missed. We loved it and we knew it would be successful,” Haverly said. “It was successful in the past and even as I owned Tim Hortons for six years, people kept asking for Bess Eaton coffee.”

Capital Reserves Committee talks future school projects

April 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Capital Reserves Committee met on Tuesday evening to outline upcoming renovations at the Narragansett High School. These major projects include a new glass envelope for the school’s greenhouse and a new floor for the high school gymnasium.

“This committee’s purpose is to understand the capital plan as presented to the school department, and make recommendations to the town council in financing all three schools,” said Katherine E. Sipala, Superintendent of Schools in Narragansett.

March 31st

Wilson’s of Wickford shifting with the times

April 1, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN–Specialty shops and artisans in Wickford Village are known for offering their customers a quality shopping experience along with great customer service. In keeping with that tradition, the long-time men’s and women’s clothing store, Wilson’s of Wickford has combined its retail space with the Wellness Store and Day Spa and Scrimshanders, both originally from Main Street.

Town to receive a NRCS grant for erosion repairs

March 31, 2011

ANGELENA CHAPMAN
achapman@ricentral.com

Approved at Monday night’s town council meeting the town of Coventry has entered into an agreement for erosion repairs along the Pawtuxet River.
The agreement is for a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Light shed upon EGHS library plans

March 31, 2011

An architectural consultant to the School Building Committee did more than shed a little light Tuesday night on plans to renovate the East Greenwich High School library.
His proposal for the library includes shedding much more light on it, namely by taking down one of its cinderblock walls and replacing it with a window to lend a more airy feel to a library some school officials have compared to a dungeon.

Police resources much better now for finding kids

March 31, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - If Jason Foreman went missing today, the search for the lost boy might have been different.
South Kingstown retired Captain H. Ronald Hawksley, a lead detective in the case that put Michael Woodmansee, who killed five year old Jason Foreman in 1975 behind bars said police have better resources now in searching for missing children and they would not have made the same mishaps.

March 30th

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March 31, 2011

What's your Everest?
Those three words, as asked by Saunderstown resident Dr. Tim Warren in the new book "Lessons from Everest: 7 Powerful Steps To The Top Of Your World" both sum up Warren's life and his latest foray into literature.
Chronicling his journey to the top of the world's most famous mountain, Warren aims to give readers a better grasp of their own individual goals in life and, in this week's Standard Times, you can read all about his journey and his book in great detail.

 

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