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March 3rd, 2011
Spring break is a time students around the country look forward to but, for one small group of youngsters from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in North Kingstown, this year, Spring Break meant more than time off school and hanging out with friends.
For 19 young churchgoers, this year's Spring Break meant a chance to do some good for others as St. Paul's put on a trip to New Orleans to show their members the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina first-hand.
Read about their incredible journey in this week's Standard Times.
PROVIDENCE - Sometimes, it takes the young to teach the old new tricks.
When Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) and several of his legislative colleagues met a few weeks ago to talk with students from the Westerly Middle School about a project they had undertaken - convincing municipal officials to install a collection drum at the town transfer station to collect used, liquid cooking oil - they saw an idea that could be expanded statewide.
COVENTRYâ€”Last Friday the principal at Coventry High School showed his support for physical education by participating with students in a fitness test.
Students are required to complete the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment, designed to identify their current state of physical fitness and provide them with information to improve and maintain their personal health, physical education teachers say.
By DAVID PEPIN
Experience was a key element for the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners in choosing Russell McGillivray as their new deputy chief.
â€śHe brings experience we havenâ€™t had here before,â€ť said Chief Peter F. Henrikson.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. â€“ Leading Rhode Island creative communications agency North Star Marketing (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com) announced that Christine King has joined the firm as Strategic Sage.
Using her 10-plus years of marketing experience, King works directly with North Starâ€™s clients â€“ contributing to the creative insight and tactical planning of each project while keeping a watchful eye on achieving tangible results.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The South Kingstown High School will soon eliminate its lower level â€“ B classes to help students achieve a higher standard and receive better scores on the state NECAPs.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Former Charlestown police officer Brian Jackson had moved to Dallas, Texas where he joined the police force. On the night of Nov. 13, 2005, he responded to a domestic disturbance call.
He was shot by a suspect and died an hour later. A "Blue Alert" was issued by the Dallas Police force with witness details and the suspect was arrested within a few hours.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Two juveniles were arrested Monday for break-in and entering on two separate incidents.
At 1:32 p.m., police arrested a 14-year old male for breaking into a home on Kenyon Ave.
â€śSomeone called in the suspicious activity and we were able to locate the individual in the area,â€ť Capt. Jeffrey Allen of the South Kingstown police said.
BY JAMES MEROLLA
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â€“ An East Greenwich collegiate legend has made his mark and established his place, and Rhode Island PBS has preserved it as living history.
The film, â€śJack Yenaâ€™s Legacy: Finding a Sense of Place,â€ť is the third of a trilogy of documentaries about the unique history of Johnson & Wales University by filmmaker Marian Gagnon. Yena resides in E.G.
The complete film series has been years in the making.
From Germany to Tennessee to Vietnam to New Jersey to East Greenwich to Concord, Mass., to Newport, to 100 ports in between, the amazing journey of Udo Schroff will be shared statewide when he is honored later this year at the 17th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta.