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Preventing abuse a big topic at NK School meeting

December 9, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN –According to the Health and Wellness Survey the North Kingstown High School conducted in 2008, 92 percent of students who could drive reported having consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.
One year later, that number has dropped to 20 percent.
At last week’s NK School Committee meeting, Working Together for Wellness (WTW) discussed how the community and school can help prevent substance abuse within the school district.

EWG finalizes co-op program

December 9, 2010

Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH - The Exeter West Greenwich School Committee voted to approve the Hockey Co-Op team last Tuesday night, joining EWG High School and West Warwick High School as a team.
With the West Warwick school committee also approving the team, the EWG committee voted to approve with Member Robert Bollengier dissenting. Bollengier pointed out that the approved language from the West Warwick school committee doesn’t definitively state that the EWG school district will have no financial responsibility for the co-op team.

Local businesses ready for the holiday season

December 9, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The 2010 Christmas shopping season is now in full swing and what better place to buy gifts is right here in your backyard?
That’s the question many local businesses are asking as many of the shops in Wickford, and throughout Rhode Island, have begun their holiday season with open houses and major sales.
Donna Trottier owner of The Blue Hydrangea, located at 2 Main St., markets her merchandise as “cute and reasonable”.
Customers can spend $20 and walk away with a bag-full of items, including hostess gifts, unique napkins, jewelry, books and much more.

Tell Me Your Story: Artist, Korean War Veteran recalls early Wickford

December 9, 2010

John Allen Arnold Weaver, who grew up in Wickford, proudly traces his ancestors to such distant realms as the Knights Templar and the Normans of England. Locally, he goes “right back to Plimouth Plantions” and on to Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.

See what you're missing in this week's Standard Times

December 2, 2010

Before you head out to the Fesitval of Lights in Wickford tonight, be sure to pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.
Why, you ask? Well, it's chalk full of information you'll need to make the most of your weekend.
Simply put, what you're missing this week is a full fledged preview to the annual Festival of Lights ceremony, not to mention updates on both the latest North Kingstown and Exeter School Committee meetings. In addition, we'll show you how local businesses are preparing for the holiday season and cover a special memorial celebration for Exeter man John Hosch.

Nowhere else comes close: Middle of Nowhere Diner a home away from home

November 23, 2010

EXETER – It appears in the middle of a dark night, on a road in the far western reaches of Exeter, a shining beacon like any lighthouse showing the way home.
The fact that it is illuminated like Fenway Park and has, out front, a Las Vegas-like chasing-light arrow – blinding around a marquee to showcase the daily special – doesn’t hurt, either.

A Christmas to Remember: North Kingstown man's story to air on CBS this weekend

November 23, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” is an old adage that North Kingstown resident Greg Coppa really took to heart.
After years of trying, and trying again, Coppa’s dream of seeing a short story he wrote in 1990 turned into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie presentation will come true this weekend as “November Christmas”, a movie based on his work, is scheduled to air this Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Proposal dropped by Weiss

November 23, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN –Residents turned out in groves to Monday’s Town Council meeting where a decision on what to do with the old Beechwood House was finally made. after more than four hours of discussions, presentations, questions and answers, and public input.
The council voted unanimously to go with Andrew McClatchy’s proposal of moving the original house to his property at 70 Cold Spring Lane, but not after applicant Stanley Weiss withdrew his proposal.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Hockey coming to EWG

November 23, 2010

WEST GREENWICH—For years, fans, parents and athletes in Exeter-West Greenwich High School have debated whether or not there’s enough interest in the town to put together a hockey program.
Thursday night, they got their answer.

Tell Me Your Story: Roberta Humble back in the game

November 23, 2010

Today, let us give thanks for Roberta Humble, Rhode Island’s relentless cheerleader and unofficial goodwill ambassador.
The longtime CCRI English professor and former president of the North Kingstown Rotary Club, has created another trivia game that has the dual objective of providing fun and informing people about state landmarks.
When last we checked in with Roberta, a year ago, she was launching Rhode Test, her first game which sold 3,000 copies. “Rhode Test had families conversing, reminiscing and learning,” she says.
Its sequel, Rhode Side, is already selling like hotcakes.

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