The Unofficial Mayors of South County

Locals who are making a difference


A lot of people give their time to good causes, whether it’s helping elderly neighbors, volunteering for a charity or putting in time at their kids’ schools. But there are some people who treat community service like it’s their full-time job. Meet four people who are passionate about bettering their communities (and who could use your help in the effort).

A Three Hour Tour

Meet Ted Wright, "Mr. Narragansett," either on the trolley or off

Pressing Matters

Rudi Hempe's career in journalism fuels his volunteer work

A Standing Salute

John O'Hara advocates for seniors and veterans

Looking and Feeling Good

Pat Williams-Dernavich devotes her time promoting good health in South County