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November 12th, 2010
EXETER â€“ On a raw and windy Tuesday, David Kirchner makes his rounds of the Rhode Island Memorial Veterans Cemetery, picking up small grave-site flags that have blown over. As director of the cemetery â€“ he started working with the veteransâ€™ program in 1998 â€“ he considers overseeing this hallowed ground a privilege. â€śIâ€™m very proud to serve, to preserve the dignity of the whole place,â€ť he says. â€śIt is fulfilling and humbling.â€ť For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.
JAMESTOWN â€“ Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden sit in the Jamestown Museum, built in 1885-86 and talk about their passions: history. Both active in the Jamestown Historical Society, theyâ€™re showing off the latest example of their mission to tell the story of this special place â€“ a handsome, recently-published book titled JAMESTOWN: A History of Narragansett Bayâ€™s Island Town. The two women have collaborated on a number of projects; both write and Rosemary also edits.
Winter's coming and you need look no further than this week's Standard Times Newspaper to see just that. In this week's paper, we examine the issues you care the most about. From the latest proposal for Beechwood House to an in-depth look at a local ghost-hunting crew, we've got the stories you want to read.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Republican Governor Donald Carcieri grinned like an overfed cat as Vice President of Administration Robert Weygand told an audience at a topping out ceremony that URIâ€™s Pharmaceutical Building was â€śon time and on budget.â€ť Rhode Island recently approved (by 62 percent) a ballot measure for $65 million in state bonds on for the new 148,000 square foot building.
We at The Chariho Times wanted to use this space to take a break from our local news coverage to send out a sincere thank you to all of the veterans who have fought for our nation's freedom and those active servicemen and servicewomen currently protecting us all.
Normal news coverage will continue tomorrow.
WAKEFIELD â€“ Two California men are being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions following their arrests for cocaine possession by state police.
Local Veterans, South Kingstown and Narragansett Police and Fire Departments as well as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and various other civic organizations will be marching in this year's Veteran's Day Parade.
WOOD RIVER JCT. -- The Chariho Regional School Committee is again at tonight's meeting looking at the possibility of offering an all-day kindergarten program.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Although Election Day can be seen as a relaxing day off for some people, for others it is a day to work hard for what you believe in either by working at the polls or campaigning for a favorite candidate.
Campaign workers manned their polling places to support their candidates and to exercise their right to vote.
CHARLESTOWN -- The Whalerock wind power project, which was proposed to be a partnership with the town, looks like it could be moving in another direction.