March 3rd, 2011
Spring break is a time students around the country look forward to but, for one small group of youngsters from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in North Kingstown, this year, Spring Break meant more than time off school and hanging out with friends.
For 19 young churchgoers, this year's Spring Break meant a chance to do some good for others as St. Paul's put on a trip to New Orleans to show their members the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina first-hand.
Read about their incredible journey in this week's Standard Times.
PROVIDENCE - The Prout boys basketball team walked off with smiles on their faces Thursday night.
The improbable - beating No. 1 seed Cranston West - didn't happen, but the Crusaders certainly went out in style, cutting a 22-point deficit with 9 minutes, 9 seconds left to five with 30.8 seconds left before John King's magic ran out in a 69-61 loss.
Division II preliminary round
PROVIDENCE - The East Greenwich girls basketball team got it done on the defensive end Wednesday night and took care of Classical, 47-28.
The Avengers held the Purple to just nine points in the first 20 minutes on 3 of 27 shooting from the floor.
Kiley Powers led EG with 16 points and Leah Settipane had nine rebounds.
WEST WARWICK â The West Warwick girls basketball team, for the second time this season, defeated Tolman at home. And while the score, 63-54, indicates the Wizards were comfortable Division II first-round playoff winners, the game was still up in the air with three minutes remaining.
Thanks to 20 points from center Jenna Ayala and 13 from guard Janelle Gonzalez, the Tigers gave the No. 3 Wizards all they could handle.
PROVIDENCE - Sometimes, it takes the young to teach the old new tricks.
When Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) and several of his legislative colleagues met a few weeks ago to talk with students from the Westerly Middle School about a project they had undertaken - convincing municipal officials to install a collection drum at the town transfer station to collect used, liquid cooking oil - they saw an idea that could be expanded statewide.
COVENTRYâLast Friday the principal at Coventry High School showed his support for physical education by participating with students in a fitness test.
Students are required to complete the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment, designed to identify their current state of physical fitness and provide them with information to improve and maintain their personal health, physical education teachers say.
By DAVID PEPIN
Experience was a key element for the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners in choosing Russell McGillivray as their new deputy chief.
âHe brings experience we havenât had here before,â said Chief Peter F. Henrikson.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. â Leading Rhode Island creative communications agency North Star Marketing (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com) announced that Christine King has joined the firm as Strategic Sage.
Using her 10-plus years of marketing experience, King works directly with North Starâs clients â contributing to the creative insight and tactical planning of each project while keeping a watchful eye on achieving tangible results.
KINGSTON â You canât spell âlate-season collapseâ without URI.
Technically you can, but thereâs no denying that when it comes to winning when it matters most, the University of Rhode Island menâs basketball has not performed when it counted.
The last three seasons URI has had a chance to puts itself in the NCAA Tournament, only to flame out late in A-10 play, followed by struggles in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
This year is a little different.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â The South Kingstown High School will soon eliminate its lower level â B classes to help students achieve a higher standard and receive better scores on the state NECAPs.