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March 27th, 2011

Charlestown police investigating Sunoco robbery

March 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – Police are seeking a suspect who is alleged to have committed armed robbery at the Sunoco Station on South County Trail last Thursday night.

Remarkable Women: Legacy of public service remembered

March 27, 2011

As we continue our Women’s History Month celebration of extraordinary women who left indelible marks on our local history, we focus today on a trio of women who defined public service.
I was fortunate enough to know the first, Cora Lamoureux, longtime town clerk of West Greenwich, and wish I had known the others. Ruth Arnold and Susan Carpenter, the first two librarians of the Willett Free Library, in Saunderstown, logged a combined 90 years at the circulation desk. Astonishing.

SK focuses on teacher, student assessment

March 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At its work shop session Tuesday night, the school committee focused on how students are assessed, how their needs are met and how it relates to NECAP scores.

“We must be committed to doing whatever it takes to help each student succeed-every child, every day,” Assistant Superintendent Mary Kelley said.

March 26th

Legislation introduced to keep murderers locked up

March 26, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and local legislators Senator Susan Sosnowski and Representative Teresa Tanzi have introduced legislation that would prevent future murderers like Michael Woodmansee from ever being eligible for time off for good behavior.

Langevin addresses top issues at Town Hall meeting

March 26, 2011

WARWICK - Continuing his commitment to accessibility, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) hosted a "town mall" meeting at the Warwick Mall, where he discussed his work in Congress to address key issues facing Rhode Islanders and the nation and offered an opportunity for individuals and families to express their specific concerns.

March 25th

Local teacher adjusting to newfound fame

March 26, 2011

Stacey Place wouldn’t call herself a well-known food critic/blogger.
Now, thanks to Gordon Ramsay and his Fox television show “Kitchen Nightmares,” she’s the most famous food critic in the Ocean State.
Given a small starring role on the show because of her blog – Adventures in R.I. Dining – she started because “it was for fun,” Place has become a local celebrity and has seen her weekly readership jump from 250 per week to around 10,000 in just a few short days.
Not bad for a music teacher.

Pastor grateful for community support after vandalism

March 25, 2011

ASHAWAY -- Roughly $40,000 to $50,000 worth of damage was inflicted to the Babcock Presbyterian Church last Thursday, when vandals entered the building and, among other actions, turned over the organ, emptied the fire extinguishers, and tossed a filing cabinet off the second floor.

Narragansett Restaurant week kicks off

March 25, 2011

Restaurant doors throughout Narragansett will open tonight with a specific aim, to generate public interest in their food. The third annual ‘Narragansett Restaurant Week is about to begin.

March 24th

Standard Times sports writers honored with regional, national awards

March 25, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Readers of the Standard Times have known for years that their local newspaper has the best local sports coverage in all of Rhode Island.
But how does it rank on a New England and national level?
Pretty good, apparently.
Standard Times editor Paul J. Spetrini and sports reporter Eric Rueb were recently honored with a handful of regional and national awards for their coverage of the death of Exeter-West Greenwich football and softball coach Mike Messier last winter.

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

March 24, 2011

Ah, spring. Nice weather, the smell of fresh cut flowers and ... snow?
While it's certainly true that we've yet to break free from the cold temperatures of a stubborn winter, things are sure heating up in NK and Exeter this week.
For one thing, the NK Town Council recently accepted a preliminary budget, one which makes some controversial cuts.
And Exeter? Well, when the EWG School Committee isn't busy debating the merits of a new school-year calendar, it's preparing for next month's all-day referendum.

 

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