It's the hottest topic in Rhode Island politics... what can the Ocean State expect from Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee?
For North Kingstown and Exeter residents, the answer is simple ... turn to this week's Standard Times.
This week's paper features an exclusive interview with the soon-to-be governor, long before any other local news sources can ask him the questions you care most about.
In addition, this week we profile long-time North Kingstown Director of Social Services Kathy Carland as she prepares for retirement.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Whether itâ€™s the latest music review, a letter to future freshman or an editorial about parking woes, the new Prout School student newspaper, The Crusader Chronicle offers students a creative outlet to having their voices heard.
Iva Reynhaut is pretty excited to be cooking downtown once again.
The owner and cook at Jiggerâ€™s Diner, 145 Main St., couldnâ€™t wait to share the news after the Town Council voted Monday night to put her back in business.
Reynhaut will be back behind the counter and grill at the historic, award-winning eatery after the council unanimously approved her request for the victualling license she lost when the state Division of Taxation shut her business down on Aug. 17 for nonpayment of state taxes.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The North Kingstown boys basketball team forced 28 turnovers and used strong runs at the end of the first half and start of the second half to take care of rival South Kingstown 71-46 Wednesday night.
The Rebels had just finished off a 9-2 run to cut an early deficit to 17-15 with 5:15 left in the half after a Chase Almond jumper, but the Skippers caught fire the rest of the half, outscoring SK 14-4 to take a 31-19 lead at the break.
For ten years the AOA club members have been giving of their time and their talents for members of the local community.
AOA stands for Active Older Adults, and that is certainly an understatement, in reference to this group. These active older adults which are comprised of women ranging in age from their late 50s to nearly 85 years old, get together once a week, on Friday mornings, for a knitting club. The members said that they do spend a good deal of time knitting during club meetings, but that is not all that they do. They also attend functions; hold community gatherings, fund raise, support local organizations, volunteer and get together simply for socialization.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The Affordable Housing Commission is down to one member after two members officially resigned at the Dec. 13 Town Council meeting citing that they have been met with â€śroadblocks and hostility.â€ť
BY KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
CRANSTON â€“ RI HOPE (Helping Other People in Emergencies), a new community program organized to help Rhode Islanders affected by the March flood is setting out to neighborhoods to provide outreach services. The program is a federal response to the presidential declaration of a disaster in Rhode Island.
NARRAGANSETT--Aran Flaherty, Katia Konopelko, Morgan D'Ambra, Emma Landy, Brendan Flaherty, Natalie Landy, and Charlotte D'Ambra of Narragansett Elementary School have been practicing once a week in Providence for Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker. And while this is a first time for many of the children, Aran said she had danced before.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ After Councilman James Oâ€™Neill proposed a resolution to Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee regarding his future financial policies, the town council heatedly debated the merits of the resolution at Monday nightâ€™s meeting.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“Charles Lee,69, of 320 Ocean Road, was killed on Dec. 10 when his car swerved off Route 6 in Killingly, Conn. Lee was Vice President of the non-profit group Friends of Canonchet Farm whose aim was independent stewardship of the Narragansett property. Richard Vangermeersh, treasurer of the Friends of Canonchet, said that Lee was a Type 1 diabetic and that he had â€śa problem, a fear of driving at night.â€ť Last year while visiting Bristolâ€™s Audobon site, Vangermeersh (also a diabetic) says that Lee collapsed as a result of low blood sugar. Police have not yet confirmed the cause of Leeâ€™s crash.