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Beavertail Lighthouse restoration enhances grandeur

June 20, 2011

JAMESTOWN – The historic Beavertail Lighthouse, with its majestic 64-foot tower, is a popular place even when its foghorn issues a throaty warning every 30 seconds.
Visitors explore the Department of Environmental Management’s aquarium exhibits in an adjacent outbuilding and browse through the lighthouse museum, located in the assistant keeper’s cottage.

Tell Me Your Story: Days with Dad: Camping, fishing, learning the rules

June 19, 2011

In honor of Father’s Day, several prominent local men shared remembrances of their dads.
Ed Hughes, North Kingstown’s new harbormaster, said: “When I was a kid, the big family thing was baseball. I would say I was going to Little League but I would really sneak out with my fishing pole and go fishing.
“It worked until my father came to see a game and I wasn’t there. He made me play baseball for two hours and then he took me fishing.”

Former SC Chair loses fight with rare cancer

June 18, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In April, in Overland Park, Kansas, the town where Doug Roth grew up, the city council named a basketball court in his honor.
At the age of eight, he started organizing basketball and baseball leagues for neighborhood kids whose parents couldn’t afford the fees of the mainstream youth leagues.

Saunderstown resident inducted into RI Hall of Fame

June 17, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Oftentimes when a person’s life has presented many challenges and obstacles along the way, there may be no greater achievement than to be recognized for one’s work when evening begins to fall. Maury Klein, a professor emeritus at the University of Rhode Island and author of 16 books, will garnish such acknowledgment as a 2011 inductee to the Rhode Island Hall of Fame.

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June 16, 2011

Graduation is one of the most special and important days in the life of a high school student and, this week, the Standard Times has all your graduation needs covered as we bring you the most in-depth coverage of the events for both North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich High School as you'll find anywhere.
In addition to stories on both ceremonies, we've got tons of photos of locals on their big day and a full list of all the graduates from both of our local towns.

Politics as Usual: Raimondo spoke too soon regarding pension reform

June 15, 2011

General Treasurer Gina Raimondo would be well advised not to put too much work into her pension reform plan before a judge rules in the case now before the Superior Court about whether employees who are vested in the pension system have a property right in their promised pension benefits.
I realize the prevailing passion is to say “screw those state employees and their unions, what part of ‘there is no money’ don’t they understand?’
And that is a fine stance for someone to make a political point or a talk-show rant. But the law is the law and a judge is going to have to go by the law.

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...

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