February 4th, 2011
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â The School Committee had its last budget workshop Monday night before it submits the school budget to the town. The committee focused on different scenarios in which school programs or buildings would be cut, how much money to anticipate from the collective bargaining agreements and how this would help close the $1.6 million budget shortfall.
NARRAGANSETT â Although the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers approved plans by a new company, Rogue Island Jitney to run a shuttle service between the URI campus and several bars in Narragansett, opposition amounts. Both URI and State Sen. James C. Sheehan, D-Narragansett, North Kingstown are challenging the PUC's decision.
At the public hearing held Jan. 4, those in opposition, including Narragansett Deputy Police Chief Gerald Driscoll and South Kingstown police's Lieutenant Paul J. Horoho and representatives from URI expressed their belief that the jitney service would become a pub crawl that would allow students to leave campus and purchase alcohol at bars and restaurants in town.
If you know there is no such thing as a free lunch, clearly, you must be aware that there is no such thing as a free vacation.
With school vacation right around the corner and families looking for great travel deals to fill the time, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning consumers not to be fooled by offers of free or greatly discounted vacations.
This week only, three Roses will be much more than an entire bouquet. This week only, three Roses will live for an amazing 104 years.
This week only, three Roses will flower on the Boston stage and the freshest one bloomed its entire life in East Greenwich.
East Greenwichâs Therese Masse, Emerson College Class of 2011, is starring this week as young Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in the world premiere of âThe Color of Rose,â at Emerson Collegeâs Paramount Center.
A BFA Acting major, Masse, 21, will be joined by professional actors Karen MacDonald, who plays middle-aged Rose, and Judith Roberts, in the role of older Rose. The three women, who will never leave the stage at any time during the performance, will convey the heart-wrenching journey of the grand matriarch of the Kennedy clan.
I ask you, what could be scarier than the RI General Assembly mucking up a perfectly good tradition like Halloween?
But South Kingstown Rep. Donald Lally, a deputy whip on Speaker Gordon Foxâs leadership team, has an idea; he wants to fine-tune Halloween. Halloween has been around in one form or another since the mid-1500s, it is celebrated in many parts of the world, but Lally suddenly wants the General Assembly to fix it.
The weather outside is still frightful but that doesn't mean things aren't heating up news-wide in North Kingstown and Exeter.
In this week's Standard Times, get the latest information on the bomb scare that evacuated North Kingstown High School Monday morning, find out how local schools faired with recent roof inspections and get introduced to a local teenager who is making waves in a special NASCAR developmental program.
HOPKINTON - The dark and peaceful silence that enveloped the snow-covered meadows of rural Hope Valley was shattered early Wednesday morning when emergency vehicles sped toward Woody Hill Road. Word soon spread that, there, within the tiny hamlet of farms and forests, an apparent murder had occurred.
WAKEFIELDâPresident Obama's budget is due within the next few weeks and recently he called for cuts to the country's community action programs.
"I've proposed cuts to things I care deeply about,â President Obama said on Jan. 25, âlike community action programs." While how much will be cut is still to be determined, it is news that a program which was not de-funded by Nixon, Gingrich, or Bush, now will be cut by a former community organizer who used his experience in Chicagoâs blighted neighborhoods as supporting evidence for his leadership.
Coventry Police are investigating a string of vandalism incidents that occurred in town last week.
Several local residents in the area of Wood, Rathbun and South Main Street all got hit by the vandals.
Sgt. John Shields of the Coventry Police Department said that the calls started to come in to the station in the afternoon on the 20th. He said that all of the callers reported similar details for each of their separate cases leading police to believe that the incidents may have been committed by the same suspect or suspects.
With chill of winter encroaching, and the promise of more snow to come, children and parents alike are wondering what to do over winter break. The East Greenwich Parks and Recreation has given kids from grades 1-6 some fun options. They will be offering a February Vacation Program from the 22nd-25th of the month.