Skip to main content

Syndicate contentThe Standard-Times

North Kingstown residents at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013

As the events of yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon surged throughout the world, thoughts have turned in communities throughout Rhode Island to local residents, families and loved ones who were running in the Marathon. From North Kingstown, six were registered:

Frank A. Coseglia, 60
Dianna Glass, 43
Linda Huiteau, 56
Ian Kulin, 48
Gail C. Long, 42
George Marr, 38

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown at forefront of climate change awareness

March 29, 2013

Town teams up with URI to better understand sea level rise

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Monday evening’s town council meeting, Teresa Crean of the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center (CRC) presented the town with an initiative that research group has been working on in conjunction with the town’s planning department. Last year, the CRC received a $100,000 grant to develop a program which examined sea level rise and associated climate change effects in North Kingstown.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIDOT presents Post Road ‘diet’ to North Kingstown Town Council

March 29, 2013

Opinion divided on benefit of Post Road lane reductions

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council listened to representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) outline their plans for a new look to Post Road, giving the town’s main thoroughfare what is called a ‘road diet.’

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sheehan wants office to combat government fraud, mismanagement

March 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In light of a report released last week by Governor Lincoln Chafee this past week uncovering fraud and mismanagement in the state’s food stamp (EBT) and Medicaid programs, Sen. James C. Sheehan (Dist.36—Narragansett, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation which would establish a state inspector general’s office to help bring a higher level of consistency and efficiency to the state’s finances.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reed visits Exeter Job Corps

March 22, 2013

EXETER—Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed paid a visit to the Exeter Job Corps Center this past Friday, speaking with students and other administrators about the work placement program’s importance in the local community and also the potential cuts which the federal government is predicting due to fiscal mismanagement.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students brighten up science skills with SMILE

March 8, 2013

KINGSTON — Kids, no matter what the age, seem to love experiments and this weekend at the University of Rhode Island, 90 middle school students got to put their love to practice.
Students from five Rhode Island school districts traveled to the URI on Friday to take part in the Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program’s Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Saunderstown resident named interim Dean of Pharmacy at URI

March 8, 2013

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island has named Dr. E. Paul Larrat as the new interim dean of Pharmacy while their search continues for a permanent selection. Larrat, who has been a member of the university’s Pharmacy faculty for 25 years, hopes to advance the department’s mission of providing well-informed and up-to-date pharmaceutical education in his role as interim dean.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reps gather to oppose gun registration bill

March 8, 2013

STATE HOUSE — Hundreds of constituents gathered last Thursday afternoon to hear a number of state representatives express their opposition to House Bill 5573, which would require gun owners 21 years of age and up to register their firearms with the local licensing authority, which in many cases is the state or local police.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BankNewport robbery suspect apprehended

March 1, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In conjunction with East Greenwich Police Department, North Kingstown Police detectives made quick work of finding their suspect who robbed the BankNewport off Ten Rod Road last Wednesday.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK school committee continues difficult budget discussions

March 1, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The school committee met again on Wednesday, Feb. 20 to debate further the budget process for Fiscal Year 2013-14, namely the discrepancy between expenditures and declining revenues. Members Robert Jones and William Mudge, III, the committee representatives on the budget sub-committee, presented their formal concerns regarding the process.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes