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Preview the SRIN Year in Review today!

December 22, 2010

How do you sum up a year of news, sports and entertainment in a 12-page special section?
Do you try to pinpoint the stories that had the most impact? The pictures that left you feeling amazed? The moments that will stay with you for years to come?
No matter the methodology, chances are you’re going to forget something groundbreaking, something left your community astonished or changed forever, or a story that simply seems too big to leave off the list.
There is no good way to do it … but it’s a task that must be done, both to honor the year for what it was and for what it represents.

Coming this Thursday: The SRIN All-Area Fall Sports section!

December 21, 2010

It's Christmas week and that means two things.
One, you're running out of time to go pick up that special gift for your significant other.
Two, it's time for SRIN to name its annual Fall All-Area Sports teams.
Every winter, the sports staff at Southern Rhode Island Newspapers sits down and pours over endless stories, stats and testimonials and debates who, exactly, had the best season in each sport from throughout our coverage area.
It's no surprise, of course, that Exeter's Al Georgio made the list. He racked up nearly 3,000 yards.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Rocky Hill School Board of Trustees announces new Head Of School for July 2011

December 20, 2010

The Rocky Hill School Board of Trustees approved and appointed Mr. Jonathan M. Schoenwald as the eighth Head of School, effective July 1, 2011. The Board's decision followed the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee. Mr. Schoenwald will succeed alumnus Mr. James J. Young III '70, who announced his departure last spring after serving 16 years as Headmaster.
Jonathan comes to Rocky Hill School from Hunter College in New York City where he has been the Director of the Macaulay Honors College since 2005.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Panera Bread giving back locally

December 19, 2010

Panera Bread recently presented a check to the South County Hospital Breast Health Program.
The proceeds of $1013.00 were the result of Panera Bread's annual Pink Bagel and Cater Pink campaign. South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Marie McCormick and Breast Health Nurse Marilyn Favali accepted the check for the hospital.
The funds will be used to purchase resources for the South County Hospital Cancer Resource Library.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Citizens Bank executives partner with Children's Friend to adopt local families in need

December 18, 2010

Providence, RI - Citizens Bank recently partnered with Children's Friend for their annual Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive. More than 70 Citizens executives spent an evening shopping for gifts for 45 children to benefit Children's Friend families.
Children's Friend promotes the well-being and healthy development of children by providing wrap-around services to support and strengthen their families and our communities. They have been a resource for Rhode Island's most vulnerable children and their families for more than 175 years.

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.

See what you're missing in this week's Standard Times

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.

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

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.

 

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