June 12th, 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWNâNoriko Whittaker is a tiny woman with an enormous voice, as anyone who heard her soaring, heartfelt vocal rendition of âGod Bless Americaâ at the Lafayette Bandâs May 21 âSalute to the Armed Forcesâ concert can confirm.
âI was born with this big voice,â says the native of Hokkaido, Japan, laughing. âMy mother said she could hear my voice from blocks away. She would say, âDonât talk so much outside.ââ
By ANDREW MARTIN
RICHMOND â If you are 50 years of age or older, you are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of the new Richmond Senior Center today, June 12.
NARRAGANSETTâThe streets of Narragansett will be filled with family and friends, walking and running for a great cause. The Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation is holding its 12th annual Run/Walk and Family Fun Day this Sunday, June 12.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Narragansett High School, participants of all skill levels will have the opportunity to compete in a friendly manner on a predetermined and beautiful course throughout town.
âAside from the opportunity to celebrate Katieâs life, we wanted a social event which brought together the community and to have fun,â said John DeCubellis, Katieâs father.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â The 60-year-old principal of Fishing Cove Elementary School has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Edna M. âEdieâ Dunn, of 50 Pine River Dr., was stopped by North Kingstown police at 12:20 a.m. on June 3, after an officer observed a silver SUV drifting from lane to lane and then driving in both lanes simultaneously on Post Road near Namcook Road.
Hey Standard Times' readers, we've got a special treat for you today. Get a special sneak peek at the photos editor Paul J. Spetrini took at this weekend's graduation ceremonies for North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich High School by visiting the Standard Times' new Facebook page.
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CHARLESTOWN â It's official â the town beaches will be improved with new facilities.
WAKEFIELDâFlag Day has often been an overlooked side note to the solemn celebrations of Memorial Day and D-Day, yet it still serves as a reminder to the country of the sacrifices of past and present citizens which have made the United States so great. Numerous events will be held this weekend to commemorate the Stars and Stripes.
The first official flag of the United States was adopted in 1777 by the Continental Congress during the tumult and battles of the Revolutionary War. The flag carried thirteen stars then, symbolizing the thirteen original colonies. Today, the United States flag has become the starkest symbol of American patriotism.
WEST GREENWICHâ When Trevor Tougas stands before the Exeter-West Greenwich High School class of 2011 this afternoon and delivers his speech as class salutatorian, heâll think about those closest to him that helped shape him into the student he is today.
Sadly, one of his biggest influences wonât be in attendance.
Just eight days before what is suppose to be the happiest day in any high school seniorâs life, Tougas had to say goodbye to one of the most important people in his life, his grandfather Thomas Caramatro, who passed away last Friday at the age of 95.
WEST GREENWICHâIf thereâs one thing that annoys Claudia Heaney the most, itâs being constantly compared to her twin sister Joanne.
Sure, the two may have a similar sense of humor, a similar group of friends and, oh, they look exactly alike, but Claudia prides herself on her individuality. So much so, in fact, that sheâs spent the past four years working as hard as she could on every test, homework assignment and class project just to distance herself academically from Joanne.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâElena Suglia has many fond memories of high school.
As a three-year JV/varsity volleyball player, a member of North Kingstown High Schoolâs unified volleyball team this past fall and president of the Interact Club, the schoolâs community service club, Suglia has had a variety of positive experiences that sheâll remember long after NKâs graduation takes place tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Ryan Center.