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January 4th, 2011

Domestic Violence numbers increasing at an alarming rate in RI

January 4, 2011

WAKEFIELD – With the economy troubling many families, the Rhode Island Domestic Violence Resource Center has seen an increase in both the number of victims calling for help and in the number of homicides, making 2010 one of the deadliest years ever for domestic violence in this state.

January 3rd

Town ordinance against bullying runs into a snag: Free speech rights

January 3, 2011

Concerns about free speech in a proposed ordinance designed to resolve concerns about bullying, both of the in-person and online kind, prompted the Town Council to put the measure on hold Monday night.

Calm after the storm...

January 3, 2011

Just two days after a post-Christmas blizzard dumped between one-two feet of snow on South County, the sun melted it all away on the sands of the Deep Hole Fishing Area on Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown.
Wednesday afternoon, those lucky enough to be on the beach were treated to spectacular views.

For more photos pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times

January 2nd

Local police arrest trio for dealing cocaine

January 2, 2011

South Kingstown and Narragansett police cracked the case on three local men accused of dealing cocaine.
Lawrence A. Shepard, 32, of 68 Willard Avenue, South Kingstown was arrested for two counts of delivery of controlled substance (crack cocaine) and two counts of conspiracy to deliver. He was arraigned yesterday and entered no plea.

January 1st

What's your new year's resolution?

January 1, 2011

Everyone has goals for the new year. What are yours? Share your thoughts on 2011, your hopes, your dreams this new year and check back in 12 months to see if you followed through.

Weather outside not so frightful for SK, Narragansett

January 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Blizzard of 2010 has come and gone and while some parts of Southern New England are still struggling to dig their way out of this past weekend’s storm that left anywhere from one to two feet of snow on the ground, the towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett are doing just fine.

What was hot, what was not; who got rehabbed, who got caught

January 1, 2011

Let us lift up our glass, filled with holiday cheer,
To the winners, the losers, the events of the year.
What was hot, what was not; the skinny, the dope, the goods,
From Bieber to GaGa to a lascivious Tiger named Woods.
From Lindsey Lohan to ‘MadMen’ to ‘Jersey Shore,’
From ‘Iron Chef’ to Republican Revival to the divorced Al Gore,
From the late Elizabeth Edwards, whose husband still smirks,
To angry Mel Gibson, with his rants, raves, cocktails and quirks,
From ‘The View’ to ‘No Clue’ to ‘Who Knew?’ and How Are You?

School board seeks to spend surplus on roofs

January 1, 2011

The first fruits of the projected $6.2 million surplus on the 2008 school bond will be directed to a pair of roofs if the School Committee has its way.
The committee voted unanimously last week to request permission from the Town Council to appropriate $1,813,500 for roof replacement work at East Greenwich High School and $225,000 for roof repairs at Frenchtown Elementary School.

December 31st, 2010

Web Special: Ceresi the latest to resign from Democratic Town Committee

December 31, 2010

North Kingstown School Committee member Larry Ceresi will join Melvoid Benson and Town Council member Charles Brennan in resigning from the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee next week.
For more information, pick up a copy of next week's Standard Times.

Wakefield Mall Waldenbooks closing in January after 31 years

December 31, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Although bookstore locals will lament the loss of Waldenbooks, which will close Jan. 22 after 31 years of service at the Wakefield Mall, they can breathe a sigh of relief as Wakefield Books will likely take its place.
Waldenbooks began its closing store sale after its employees were notified of the closing. Borders, the company that owns Waldenbooks, did not renew the store’s lease at the mall.
As the bookstore, known for its customer-friendly employees, featured huge sales just before the holidays, some customers were saddened by the news of its closing.

 

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