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Local athletes shine at Special Olympics

June 14, 2011

KINGSTON—Two teams squared off against each other on the moist soccer field, one in red and the other in green. The play began and it was a game, a real one, as the crowd looked on and cheered. They shouted for their brothers and sons and friends as though a crowd at a bullfight. On this Saturday morning, they cheered for the participants of the Special Olympics.

Tell Me Your Story: Noriko Whittaker: A recipe for American happiness

June 13, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN–Noriko Whittaker is a tiny woman with an enormous voice, as anyone who heard her soaring, heartfelt vocal rendition of “God Bless America” at the Lafayette Band’s May 21 “Salute to the Armed Forces” concert can confirm.
“I was born with this big voice,” says the native of Hokkaido, Japan, laughing. “My mother said she could hear my voice from blocks away. She would say, ‘Don’t talk so much outside.’”

Local principal charged with DUI

June 12, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The 60-year-old principal of Fishing Cove Elementary School has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Edna M. “Edie” 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.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Check out photos from both NK and EWG's graduations this weekend!

June 11, 2011

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.

Here are the links:

Exeter-West Greenwich High School(Saturday, June 11th)->
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.179296528792463.60922.179295922...

North Kingstown High School (Friday, June 10th)->
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.179476142107835.61004.179295922...

The Class of 2011: Graduation has special meaning for EWG Salutatorian Trevor Tougas

June 11, 2011

WEST GREENWICH— When Trevor Tougas stands before the Exeter-West Greenwich High School class of 2011 this afternoon and delivers his speech as class salutatorian, he’ll think about those closest to him that helped shape him into the student he is today.
Sadly, one of his biggest influences won’t be in attendance.
Just eight days before what is suppose to be the happiest day in any high school senior’s 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.

The Class of 2011: EWG Valedictorian Claudia Heaney found a way to stand out

June 11, 2011

WEST GREENWICH—If there’s one thing that annoys Claudia Heaney the most, it’s 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 she’s 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.

The Class of 2011: NK Valedictorian Elena Suglia eager for new experiences

June 10, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Elena Suglia has many fond memories of high school.
As a three-year JV/varsity volleyball player, a member of North Kingstown High School’s unified volleyball team this past fall and president of the Interact Club, the school’s community service club, Suglia has had a variety of positive experiences that she’ll remember long after NK’s graduation takes place tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Ryan Center.

The Class of 2011: NK Salutatorian Katherine Bender has no regrets

June 10, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—It would be easy for Katherine Bender to be disappointed about finishing second in the 2011 class rankings for North Kingstown High School. After all, she says, first place was so close she could taste it.
But being disappointed would imply Bender has regrets about her time in high school and that couldn’t be further from the truth. For the past four years, she’s gone out of her way to make sure she experienced everything she could in high school and finding that balance between school work and personal life life taught her more than any class ranking ever could.

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June 9, 2011

What a week it was in North Kingstown!
On Monday, residents found out the fate of the potential parole of convicted killer Jamie Hughes, a man who murdered the beloved Zeke Harris over three decades ago and has, since then, been the subject of a constant fight by Harris' family to keep him behind bars.
Monday, Hughes' parole request was denied unanimously and you can read all about what reaction (or lack thereof) the Harris family had to the news.

Family Matters: Jealousy a real topic

June 8, 2011

Sometimes one partner in a relationship feels threatened by a relationship between their partner and someone else.
Fear that the external relationship will cause irreparable harm to the partnership can be difficult to communicate.
Many arguments in homes are fueled by this type of anxiety and oftentimes these arguments are not adequately resolved. Partners may avoid conversations that address the underlying anxiety generated by a threat and outbursts happen over other areas of household living.

 

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