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Prison inmates implore EWG student drivers to choose wisely

April 8, 2011

CRANSTON—Every spring, teenagers across the United States are exposed to a barrage of anti-drunk driving messages and campaigns.
With prom season and graduation fast approaching, high school juniors and seniors can expect to spend as much time watching public service announcements about the dangers of drunk driving or hearing from their parents, grandparents and teachers about how they have to make smart choices as they do finding that perfect tux or gown or planning a big post-high school party.

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April 7, 2011

It's a problem everyone has heard about but few realize exists in their own backyards. Homelessness.
In this week's Standard Times, we explore issue in depth and show why recent data indicates that homelessness among children in North Kingstown is rising.
Local experts from every related aspect of the issue weigh in with what they think is the reason ... and what can be done to alleviate the problem.
In addition, find out about a local church's trip down to the Dominican Republic, what they learned, what they did and how the experience changed them.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: WCCU sponsoring scholarships for local students

April 6, 2011

The Westerly Community Credit Union is sponsoring three scholarships for local area high schools: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Stonington and Westerly. Two scholarships are for the amount of $2500 and one is for $500.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: RIRRC hosting special Eco-depot and E-Waste Collection

April 5, 2011

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will host a special collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste at Second Beach in Middletown on April 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For people who live on Aquidneck Island, this will be a convenient date to avoid the trip to Johnston for special wastes disposal.
Eco-Depot collections are free and are available to Rhode Island residents only. To avoid waiting in lines, appointments are necessary if dropping off HHW. No appointment is required for recycling electronic waste.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Hold Free Sun Safety Screening

April 4, 2011

With warmer weather on its way, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will sponsor a free sun safety screening on April 7 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, 655 Broad Street, Providence. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Remarkable Women: Indian princess, author spun compelling stories of history

April 3, 2011

The final pair of memorable women in our Women’s History Month series were, appropriately enough, historians.
I was fortunate enough to known both of them.
The first was Princess Red Wing, a wonderfully colorful character, who helped preserve Native American history and culture by speaking to schoolchildren as well as dignitaries throughout the world.
Although her bloodlines included the Wampanoag and the Mashantucket Pequots, she identified primarily with the Ninigret Narragansetts and gave generations of their children Indian names.

Celebrations of Faith: Songs tell Mary Magdalene’s story

April 2, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the Rev. Betty-Rae Hopkins, portraying Mary Magdalene, sang of God growing the tree that “He knew would be used to build the old rugged cross,” you could have heard a pin drop.
Her beautiful soprano voice – full of emotion – soared and whispered, captivating a packed fellowship hall in the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown last Wednesday, at the most recent of the town-wide ecumenical Lenten luncheons.
“It was magnificent,” declared Shirley Burnham, a church member, when the program had ended.

Wilson’s of Wickford shifting with the times

April 1, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN–Specialty shops and artisans in Wickford Village are known for offering their customers a quality shopping experience along with great customer service. In keeping with that tradition, the long-time men’s and women’s clothing store, Wilson’s of Wickford has combined its retail space with the Wellness Store and Day Spa and Scrimshanders, both originally from Main Street.

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March 31, 2011

What's your Everest?
Those three words, as asked by Saunderstown resident Dr. Tim Warren in the new book "Lessons from Everest: 7 Powerful Steps To The Top Of Your World" both sum up Warren's life and his latest foray into literature.
Chronicling his journey to the top of the world's most famous mountain, Warren aims to give readers a better grasp of their own individual goals in life and, in this week's Standard Times, you can read all about his journey and his book in great detail.

Presentation looks at future of villages in Exeter

March 31, 2011

EXETER—When you think of the future, what comes to mind? Is it a vision of large, metropolitan cities? Hover boards? Jet packs?
What about locally? How do you see your town and your community changing in 50 years? In 100? 200?

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