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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?

WEB SPECIAL: Reading week comes to Quidnessett

March 30, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Students at the Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School have been treated all week to special guest readers as part of Reading Week.
The week began with Gov. Lincoln Chafee reading to the kindergarten students and Attorney General Peter Kil-martin reading to the fifth graders. The Governor read Ducks Don’t Wear Socks, by John Nedwidek.

NKPD offering Alzheimer’s registration program

March 29, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Did you know that the sixth leading cause of death in America is Alzheimer’s Disease? And, it’s the only disease in the top 10 that can’t be predicted, cured or even slowed.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, 5.4 million American’s are living with this disease and, since 2000, deaths from other major diseases have dropped, while deaths from Alzheimer’s have risen 66 percent. More shocking is that every 69 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.

Officials tour, discuss WES

March 28, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN –Early Saturday morning, members of the North Kingstown Facilities Man-agement and Planning Subcommittee along with members of the public, Town Council and School Committee, toured the former Wickford Elementary School building, 99 Phillips St., to get a better un-derstanding of the proposed renovations as detailed in the recent Rowse Report.

Remarkable Women: Legacy of public service remembered

March 27, 2011

As we continue our Women’s History Month celebration of extraordinary women who left indelible marks on our local history, we focus today on a trio of women who defined public service.
I was fortunate enough to know the first, Cora Lamoureux, longtime town clerk of West Greenwich, and wish I had known the others. Ruth Arnold and Susan Carpenter, the first two librarians of the Willett Free Library, in Saunderstown, logged a combined 90 years at the circulation desk. Astonishing.

Local teacher adjusting to newfound fame

March 26, 2011

Stacey Place wouldn’t call herself a well-known food critic/blogger.
Now, thanks to Gordon Ramsay and his Fox television show “Kitchen Nightmares,” she’s the most famous food critic in the Ocean State.
Given a small starring role on the show because of her blog – Adventures in R.I. Dining – she started because “it was for fun,” Place has become a local celebrity and has seen her weekly readership jump from 250 per week to around 10,000 in just a few short days.
Not bad for a music teacher.

Standard Times sports writers honored with regional, national awards

March 25, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Readers of the Standard Times have known for years that their local newspaper has the best local sports coverage in all of Rhode Island.
But how does it rank on a New England and national level?
Pretty good, apparently.
Standard Times editor Paul J. Spetrini and sports reporter Eric Rueb were recently honored with a handful of regional and national awards for their coverage of the death of Exeter-West Greenwich football and softball coach Mike Messier last winter.

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March 24, 2011

Ah, spring. Nice weather, the smell of fresh cut flowers and ... snow?
While it's certainly true that we've yet to break free from the cold temperatures of a stubborn winter, things are sure heating up in NK and Exeter this week.
For one thing, the NK Town Council recently accepted a preliminary budget, one which makes some controversial cuts.
And Exeter? Well, when the EWG School Committee isn't busy debating the merits of a new school-year calendar, it's preparing for next month's all-day referendum.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Planning Commission meeting on proposed development tonight

March 24, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN –At the end of the March 15 meeting of the North Kingstown Planning Commission, it was determined that the public hearing on the Oately’s Restaurant/Rolling Greens development would be continued until tonight at 7 p.m. at Beechwood Center.
The applicants are Mark Hawkins of M.L. Hawk Realty, LLC, owner of Rolling Greens Golf Course and Oatley’s owner, Vaughn Oatley, an abutter to the golf course on the proposed devel-opment.

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