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Union Fire District offers safety tips

December 10, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As the Christmas trees go up and the temperatures go down, it is the time of year where house fires are more likely to occur due to holiday hazards.
Assistant Fire Marshals at the Union Fire District in South Kingstown, Chris Hiener and Bruce Rice gave some tips on how best to avoid a fire this winter.

Education Exchange offers an invigorating learning experience for students

December 10, 2010

PEACE DALE–The Education Exchange, first established as the Washington County Adult Learning Center in 1978, will be offering a new three credit college course called Transition to College and Career in collaboration with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). More colleges are offering basic skills courses to catch-up students who may have fallen behind in secondary school. Education Exchange offers courses that universities would charge students to take.

December 9th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: How you can help servicemen overseas

December 10, 2010

When one summons a sensory image of what Christmas is supposed to look, smell and sound like, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Naray in Kunar Province may be among the last to come to mind.
Hard by the Pakistan border, it is muscled with angular mountains that seem to rise straight up out of the earth as if some malevolent force was trying to punch through the ground.

Boston Museum of Science visits Fr. John V. Doyle School

December 9, 2010

The students at Father John V. Doyle School in Coventry got to see the “biggest living thing on the planet” last week.
The object was brought into their school for observation during the Boston Museum of Science Life Cycle’s Traveling program. The object wasn’t however, unmanageable, and that was because it was just a baby…a baby Giant Sequoia. Giant Sequoias, the biggest trees on the planet, only grow in California, but the program had a sapling which they had grown from a seed shipped here from California.

See what you're missing in this week's Standard Times

December 9, 2010

Did you see that it's already snowing in Paris?
Why do I mention that? Well, try as we may to avoid it, we all know the white stuff is coming sooner or later so you should take advantage of the time we have left before Mother Nature makes going outside a difficult task and pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.
Why is it worth your worth?
Well, quite simply, it's the gold standard of local news coverage.
Don't believe me? Look no further than this week's issue.

Annual Festival of Lights celebration kicks off tonight

December 9, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When you think of Christmas what comes to mind?
Well, there’s the obvious: shopping, decorating, family.
And, of course, there’s The Festival of Lights in Wickford.
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Festival of Lights, a yearly event put on by local business merchants that brings life to the village with carolers, music and festivities.
This year, the sidewalks will be adorned with luminaria and plenty of Olde English Carolers will be filling the village with music.

Hundreds gather to remember Hosch

December 9, 2010

Special to the Standard

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Most came because they loved him. Others showed up because they knew him. Some knew friends of friends. Many didn’t know him at all.
But from Exeter to Newport, from Middletown to East Greenwich, Coventry to South Kingstown, more than 350 people came to the Atlantic Beach Club on Saturday night to show love and generosity to the family and memory of John J. Hosch. How many thousands did they raise for his two daughters’ college education?
They are probably still counting at this writing.

Preventing abuse a big topic at NK School meeting

December 9, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN –According to the Health and Wellness Survey the North Kingstown High School conducted in 2008, 92 percent of students who could drive reported having consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.
One year later, that number has dropped to 20 percent.
At last week’s NK School Committee meeting, Working Together for Wellness (WTW) discussed how the community and school can help prevent substance abuse within the school district.

EWG finalizes co-op program

December 9, 2010

Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH - The Exeter West Greenwich School Committee voted to approve the Hockey Co-Op team last Tuesday night, joining EWG High School and West Warwick High School as a team.
With the West Warwick school committee also approving the team, the EWG committee voted to approve with Member Robert Bollengier dissenting. Bollengier pointed out that the approved language from the West Warwick school committee doesn’t definitively state that the EWG school district will have no financial responsibility for the co-op team.

Local businesses ready for the holiday season

December 9, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The 2010 Christmas shopping season is now in full swing and what better place to buy gifts is right here in your backyard?
That’s the question many local businesses are asking as many of the shops in Wickford, and throughout Rhode Island, have begun their holiday season with open houses and major sales.
Donna Trottier owner of The Blue Hydrangea, located at 2 Main St., markets her merchandise as “cute and reasonable”.
Customers can spend $20 and walk away with a bag-full of items, including hostess gifts, unique napkins, jewelry, books and much more.

 

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