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WEB EXCLUSIVE: BankRI helps community through holiday giving tree program

December 17, 2010

Branches partnered with local community organizations to help fellow Rhode Islanders

Rhode Island - December 17, 2010 - Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) announced today that it has completed another successful campaign with the annual BankRI Holiday Giving Tree program. The program is designed to brighten the holidays of fellow Rhode Islanders in need during the holiday season.

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December 16, 2010

It's the hottest topic in Rhode Island politics... what can the Ocean State expect from Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee?
For North Kingstown and Exeter residents, the answer is simple ... turn to this week's Standard Times.
This week's paper features an exclusive interview with the soon-to-be governor, long before any other local news sources can ask him the questions you care most about.
In addition, this week we profile long-time North Kingstown Director of Social Services Kathy Carland as she prepares for retirement.

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December 15, 2010

We here at the Standard Times know that, for our readers, there's no greater joy than picking up a copy of our paper or having it come to your house on Thursday morning.
That's why we've decided to give you a little sample of what you can expect right now.
In tomorrow's Standard Times Newspaper, we've got the stories that matter to you and your family with the professional, in-depth coverage you've come to know and love.

Local students recognized for first quarter academic honors

December 14, 2010

Students at Davisville Middle School and Metcalf Elementary School were recently awarded first quarter honors for their strong academic achievements. Below is a list, sorted by grade, of the students to achieve the marks at their respective schools.

Davisville Elementary School

High Honors

Grade 6

Ben Thomas aims to show the timeless beauty of Rhode Island

December 13, 2010

If you enter the tiny Ben Thomas Gallery at the end of the deck at 88 Brown St., you’ll find yourself surrounded by images of familiar and beloved spots in the Ocean State.
A Jamestown native, Thomas is a photographer who possesses a boundless fascination with lighthouses at sunset, dories tied up at the dock, seagulls in a row, bridges emerging from fog and quirky views of sails. His topics include historic spots, too, such as the Gilbert Stuart birthplace.
He likes to experiment with reflected light so many of his pieces have a mirrored effect.

South County chicken lady inspired others

December 12, 2010

Whenever the Christmas season rolls around and I’m in the presence of pine trees – as I was last week, trekking through the tree farms of Exeter for a story elsewhere in this newspaper – I am reminded of my dear old friend Antoinetta Goodwin and her discovery that Christmas trees are an anti-depressant.
She was a true South County character, renowned for her patriotism and dedication to the state bird, the Rhode Island Red chicken. A tiny woman, she made seasonal costumes for them and had a huge pair bolted to the roof rack of her station wagon, each waving an American flag.

Christmas tree growing a family business for Exeter farmers

December 11, 2010

EXETER – The Clark and Case families, who were searching together for the perfect Christmas tree, found it in only 10 minutes – a record – and it was a beauty.
Perfectly formed into a point that was just the right height, it was full, round and cone-shaped without a single bare spot. Just what the doctor – or Santa – ordered.
Tim Case earned credit for spotting the balsam fir and his friend, Shane Clark, gave it final approval because, he said, “I’m very picky.”

WEB EXCLUSIVE: How you can help servicemen overseas

December 10, 2010

When one summons a sensory image of what Christmas is supposed to look, smell and sound like, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Naray in Kunar Province may be among the last to come to mind.
Hard by the Pakistan border, it is muscled with angular mountains that seem to rise straight up out of the earth as if some malevolent force was trying to punch through the ground.

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December 9, 2010

Did you see that it's already snowing in Paris?
Why do I mention that? Well, try as we may to avoid it, we all know the white stuff is coming sooner or later so you should take advantage of the time we have left before Mother Nature makes going outside a difficult task and pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.
Why is it worth your worth?
Well, quite simply, it's the gold standard of local news coverage.
Don't believe me? Look no further than this week's issue.

Annual Festival of Lights celebration kicks off tonight

December 9, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When you think of Christmas what comes to mind?
Well, there’s the obvious: shopping, decorating, family.
And, of course, there’s The Festival of Lights in Wickford.
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Festival of Lights, a yearly event put on by local business merchants that brings life to the village with carolers, music and festivities.
This year, the sidewalks will be adorned with luminaria and plenty of Olde English Carolers will be filling the village with music.

 

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