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June 16th, 2011

Saunderstown resident inducted into RI Hall of Fame

June 17, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Oftentimes when a person’s life has presented many challenges and obstacles along the way, there may be no greater achievement than to be recognized for one’s work when evening begins to fall. Maury Klein, a professor emeritus at the University of Rhode Island and author of 16 books, will garnish such acknowledgment as a 2011 inductee to the Rhode Island Hall of Fame.

NHS students join together to raise awareness of skin cancer

June 16, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – Rachel D’Ambrosio grew up on the water, water skiing, knee boarding and swimming. During those summer days, D’Ambrosio applied a 30 SPF sunscreen because she was fair skinned. She was always told that the sun could cause skin cancer because of harmful ultraviolet rays, but she never really understood what that meant until she turned 11.

Council approves expansion of limited liquor licenses

June 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The new La Strada Café and Pizzeria in Matunuck will now be able to sell liquor until 10:30 p.m. after the town council approved expanding the number of limited liquor licenses in the town at Monday’s meeting. Phil’s Restaurant on Main Street also received approval for an expansion of its current liquor license to include second floor dining.

WPWA holds solstice paddle

June 16, 2011

HOPE VALLEY -- On June 21, the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association will hold a members-only solstice paddle from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 15th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

June 16, 2011

Graduation is one of the most special and important days in the life of a high school student and, this week, the Standard Times has all your graduation needs covered as we bring you the most in-depth coverage of the events for both North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich High School as you'll find anywhere.
In addition to stories on both ceremonies, we've got tons of photos of locals on their big day and a full list of all the graduates from both of our local towns.

Red Sox license plates coming

June 15, 2011

PROVIDENCE -- Boston Red Sox fans will be able to express pride in their beloved team as they drive, while also supporting Rhode Island organizations funded by the Red Sox Foundation.

June 14th

Politics as Usual: Raimondo spoke too soon regarding pension reform

June 15, 2011

General Treasurer Gina Raimondo would be well advised not to put too much work into her pension reform plan before a judge rules in the case now before the Superior Court about whether employees who are vested in the pension system have a property right in their promised pension benefits.
I realize the prevailing passion is to say “screw those state employees and their unions, what part of ‘there is no money’ don’t they understand?’
And that is a fine stance for someone to make a political point or a talk-show rant. But the law is the law and a judge is going to have to go by the law.

Hopkinton budget vote today

June 14, 2011

HOPKINTON -- The fate of the proposed $24.07 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 rests on the hands of the taxpayers who turn out to the poll today.

June 13th

Local athletes shine at Special Olympics

June 14, 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.

Chariho High School Alumni Association starts up

June 13, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – After quickly gaining steam over the past few months, the Chariho Regional High School Alumni Association held its inaugural meeting Tuesday, June 7.

 

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