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Web Exclusive: Blue Cross to Hold Job Fair To Recruit Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses

January 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (January 5, 2011) - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode
Island (BCBSRI) today announced plans to host a job fair to recruit
registered nurses and licensed practical nurses for several open
positions on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the
company's headquarters, 500 Exchange Street, Providence.
BCBSRI is looking to fill several full-time positions as part of its
ongoing efforts to improve the quality of healthcare delivered across
the state. These openings, which include nurse reviewers and care

Residents turn out in droves to oppose turbines

January 4, 2011

Newly-elected representative Doreen Costa was one of a slew of local residents on hand at North Kingstown High School Tuesday night as the North Kingstown Planning Board continued discussions on a proposed 427-foot wind turbine set to be located at Stamp Farm.
Costa, who pledged to fight the turbine, cited a dozen concerns with the proposal at hand, from safety issues to potential property value losses and everything in between.

What's your new year's resolution?

January 1, 2011

Everyone has goals for the new year. What are yours? Share your thoughts on 2011, your hopes, your dreams this new year and check back in 12 months to see if you followed through.

Web Special: Ceresi the latest to resign from Democratic Town Committee

December 31, 2010

North Kingstown School Committee member Larry Ceresi will join Melvoid Benson and Town Council member Charles Brennan in resigning from the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee next week.
For more information, pick up a copy of next week's Standard Times.

BREAKING NEWS: Benson, Brennan resign from NK Democratic Town Committee

December 30, 2010

The Standard Times has learned, exclusively, that longtime North Kingstown School Committee member Melvoid Benson and recently-elected Town Council member Charles Brennan have both resigned from the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee.
Benson, who was elected in 2004, is halfway through her second term on the School Committee while Brennan, who finished fourth overall in the November elections, was just sworn in to the Town Council three weeks ago.
Keep checking back here at www.ricentral.com as this story develops and pick up a copy of next week's Standard Times for more information.

Web Exclusive: RIRRC Starts 2011 with Eco-depot and E-Waste Collection

December 28, 2010

Out with the old and in with the new. If you had to make room for your new possessions after the holidays and find you have a carload of materials to discard, mark your calendar for January 8. On that date, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will hold a free Eco-Depot and e-waste collection from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Central Landfill in Johnston.

Web Exclusive: Mollis Alerts Business Owners That 2011 Annual Reports Are Due beginning Jan. 1

December 27, 2010

State law requires for-profit corporations to disclose business information to Secretary of State at the beginning of every year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The beginning of the new year means tens of thousands of corporations doing business in Rhode Island must file 2011 annual reports with Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis.
State law requires for-profit businesses to report annual reports between Jan. 1 and March 1. More than 30,000 companies that are registered to do business in Rhode Island are subject to the requirement.

Web Exclusive: Politics as Usual (Opinion)

December 26, 2010

It is small, and its residents are poor, but Central Falls has always maintained a unique identity and its people have persevered with the stubborn, defiant pride of the underdog. That demands respect.
Central Falls should not be abolished.
Central Falls should not become another neighborhood of Pawtucket.
Central Falls should not be split up among its neighbors like a family of orphaned children.
Central Falls should be saved.
But how?
With all due respect to Mark Pfeiffer, the state receiver, it should not be devoured by its bigger and only slightly less poor neighbor, Pawtucket.

Web Exclusive: A Special look at Christmas

December 25, 2010

Christmas in the United States is really BIG. By big, I mean over the top, crazy, out of control enormous. Everyone comments on how it gets bigger and the preparations start earlier as the years pass. My first encounter with Christmas carols occurred in my car on exactly November 8th, a Monday morning driving into work. A few stray bars of “Jingle Bells” hit my ear drums and it was all over, Christmas had arrived a full two and a half weeks before Thanksgiving. Is this really and truly necessary?

Special Editorial: Turbine response shows how important it is to be informed

December 24, 2010

Perhaps more so than the debate over the sheer size of a proposed 427-foot wind turbine in Stamp Farm on South County Trail, and maybe even more so than the safety concerns of its placement in a residential neighborhood and/or the effects such a structure will have on local property values, it seems as if many of the local residents who have recently spoken out against this project have all had one central complaint.
Their complaint, it seems, is that the changes to the town’s ordinance are moving too fast and that they weren’t informed soon enough and/or allowed to speak their mind.

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