June 10th, 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWNâIt 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 couldnât be further from the truth. For the past four years, sheâs 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.
NARRAGANSETT â 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.
âItâs a really hot today. Thereâs not much of a breeze down here. Itâs absolutely packed. One lot is already full,â Becky Peabody, Assistant Manager at the Narragansett Town Beach said.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â 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.
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.
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.
KINGSTONâTwo 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.
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.
NARRAGANSETTâThe 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.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâVoters 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, thatâs simply not the case.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â When Marie Eich of Saunderstown started her nursing career 23 years ago she had no idea she would love working in childrenâs neurodevelopment nor did she expect to become Rhode Island Hospitalâs Nurse of the Year.
Yet, at Rhode Island Hospitalâs 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 âof the yearâ winners, Eich, who works in the Childrenâs Neurodevelopment Center was recognized as nurse of the year.