February 4th, 2011
This week, Westerly Community Credit Union distributed checks from the 27th Annual WCCU Holiday Basketball Tournament to the four participating high schools: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Stonington and Westerly.
The tournament was held on Dec 27, 28, 29 and 30, and raised money for four participating schoolsâ sports boosters.
âWCCU has always been a very community-oriented institution,â stated Steve White, WCCU President & CEO. âWe couldnât be happier being the sole sponsor of this event for the past 27 years and raising money to help our communitiesâ young adults.â
COVENTRY â It was a classic spot on the schedule for the Coventry Oakers to fall into the dreaded âtrapâ game.
After winning eight of their last nine games, including Mondayâs big win over then number one in team Division I St. Raphael Academy, the Oakers had a date with the 2-16 South Kingstown Rebels.
With a four oâclock start and a smaller than usually fan base on hand, Coventry was able to muster up the energy necessary to fight off the pesky Rebels for a 75-60 victory.
WEST WARWICK â The tension was evident in West Warwickâs gymnasium last night in a game between the Wizards and the Prout Crusaders and had little to do with the scoreboard.
Fans on hand were there in anticipation of senior Tyreese Garrick scoring her 1,000th career point for her Wizardsâ career and have been waiting for over a week with recent cancellation of games to do so.
Garrick would accomplish the feat with 2:55 remaining in the first half as the Wizards won that small battle, but they ultimately lost the war as the Crusaders controlled the boards and won going away, 52-42.
CHARLESTOWN â The idea of âgoing greenâ is one that continues to gain traction throughout the country and the entire world, especially as we watch our gasoline and heating prices rise and rise.
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.