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June 10th, 2011

The Class of 2011: NK Salutatorian Katherine Bender has no regrets

June 10, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—It would be easy for Katherine Bender to be disappointed about finishing second in the 2011 class rankings for North Kingstown High School. After all, she says, first place was so close she could taste it.
But being disappointed would imply Bender has regrets about her time in high school and that couldn’t be further from the truth. For the past four years, she’s gone out of her way to make sure she experienced everything she could in high school and finding that balance between school work and personal life life taught her more than any class ranking ever could.

Suddenly, it’s midsummer in South County

June 10, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – With temperatures reaching the 90s yesterday and Wednesday, Rhode Islanders retreated to the beaches, causing Narragansett Town Beach to have one of its busiest days even before the official beach season started.

“It’s a really hot today. There’s not much of a breeze down here. It’s absolutely packed. One lot is already full,” Becky Peabody, Assistant Manager at the Narragansett Town Beach said.

Reconfiguration involves moving Hazard pre-school to PDE

June 10, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With the mission to create a more efficient school system, the school reconfiguration committee recommends balancing the size of the four elementary schools and moving the Hazard pre-school to Peace Dale Elementary School.

June 9th

Southern Rhode Island Trolley redux

June 9, 2011

Once again the Southern Rhode Island Trolley is showing tourists where to shop in South Kingstown and what beaches to swim at in Narragansett, helping local businesses get a boost. This year, however, the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce added a second trolley to the service to help boost the local economy.

June 8th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

June 9, 2011

What a week it was in North Kingstown!
On Monday, residents found out the fate of the potential parole of convicted killer Jamie Hughes, a man who murdered the beloved Zeke Harris over three decades ago and has, since then, been the subject of a constant fight by Harris' family to keep him behind bars.
Monday, Hughes' parole request was denied unanimously and you can read all about what reaction (or lack thereof) the Harris family had to the news.

Athletes make their mark at Special Olympics

June 8, 2011

KINGSTON—Two teams squared off against each other on the moist soccer field, one in red and the other in green. The play began and it was a game, a real one, as the crowd looked on and cheered. They shouted for their brothers and sons and friends as though a crowd at a bullfight. On this Saturday morning they cheered for the participants of the Special Olympics.

June 7th

Family Matters: Jealousy a real topic

June 8, 2011

Sometimes one partner in a relationship feels threatened by a relationship between their partner and someone else.
Fear that the external relationship will cause irreparable harm to the partnership can be difficult to communicate.
Many arguments in homes are fueled by this type of anxiety and oftentimes these arguments are not adequately resolved. Partners may avoid conversations that address the underlying anxiety generated by a threat and outbursts happen over other areas of household living.

CRMC sub-committee meets regarding archaeological site

June 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Coastal Resources Management Council sub-committee charged with the Downing/Salt Pond Partners housing construction met Wednesday evening to further discuss the impact of the discovery of a major archaeological site on the 67 acre lot behind Salt Pond Plaza. Members of the sub-committee discussed further the validity of the construction firms claims that they should proceed with the project as originally planned.

June 6th

NK voters will decide school budget today

June 7, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Voters from North Kingstown will take to the polls today for a special budget referendum to decide whether or not to increase the amount of money allocated to the School Department by $500,000 and, while the question seems simple enough, the impact of that decision is much more complicated.
On the surface, it seems that the approval of the additional funds would eliminate most of the $778,500 in cuts made by Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton over the past two months but, according to Thornton, that’s simply not the case.

Nurse of the Year honors for Eich

June 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – When Marie Eich of Saunderstown started her nursing career 23 years ago she had no idea she would love working in children’s neurodevelopment nor did she expect to become Rhode Island Hospital’s Nurse of the Year.

Yet, at Rhode Island Hospital’s annual Employee Service Awards Dinner, which honored nearly 1,100 employees at the hospital to celebrate major career milestones, such as anniversaries, new retirees and employees “of the year” winners, Eich, who works in the Children’s Neurodevelopment Center was recognized as nurse of the year.

 

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