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January 30th

REBELS RISING: SK beats NK in Overtime

January 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—South Kingstown seniors Mary Eden and Mary Matthews combined to take 10 foul shots in the final minute of regulation and overtime in Wednesday night’s girls basketball game at North Kingstown.
And their coach didn’t see a single one of them.
“It was just too stressful,” first-year SK coach Amanda Varone said. “I couldn’t watch. I’m also very superstitious, so when I didn’t watch, we made them.”

ON CAMPUS: Ross off to fast start

January 30, 2014

Nick Ross didn’t compete with the La Salle University men’s track team last year but his early performance during this indoor season shows that he didn’t get rusty.

NK Boys capture Southern Division title

January 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE – It’s official; North Kingstown’s boys indoor track team is definitely a contender for the state championship.
With the times they put up during Saturday’s Southern Division Championship at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, there’s certainly reason to put them in the running for state champs.
The Skippers blew the division away with a final tally of 163 points, coming in first over Chariho’s 99 and Rogers with 42.
Not only did North take the division, the Skippers took first in nine out of the 14 events that were scored and earned points in every one.

East Greenwich takes silver at divisions

January 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The East Greenwich boys indoor track team held its own at the Suburban Division Championships Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.
Coming in second place with 75.5 points, 20 points ahead of West Warwick, the Avengers scored where they would have expected given their daunting Hendricken competitors. The Hawks won by a landslide with 223.5 points.

Chariho is second in Southern Division

January 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE – On paper, it looks like the Southern Division Boys Indoor Track Championships was a slaughter delivered by North Kingstown.
Sometimes looks can be deceiving though, as Chariho put up a mighty fight and more than earned their second place rank. The Chargers may not have clinched first at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday morning, but they put impressive distance between themselves and the rest of the field.
Chariho tailed North’s 163-point win with 99 points of their own, while Rogers finsihed in a distant third place with 42 points.

Richmond water tank a costly, complex issue

January 30, 2014

RICHMOND — The town of Richmond’s water tank is old and in need of repair, but like a Rube Goldberg machine, one small move will cause a chain reaction: The water tank can’t be repaired unless it temporarily taken down; it can’t be taken down unless another water tower is constructed first to keep Richmond’s system afloat. And, after the old water tank is repaired, it will be put back online so that Richmond will have two water tanks.

Also, the water isn’t only for Richmond – the town Hopkinton has 48 residents who are on the Richmond water line.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cardozo advocates for one Chariho elementary school

January 30, 2014

RICHMOND — At last week’s Chariho School Committee meeting, Robert Cardozo, a school committee member from Richmond, floated the idea of a single Chariho elementary school that would replace the district’s four.
In a telephone conversation this week, Cardozo explained why he put the idea on the agenda.

Cardozo prefaced his remarks by saying he had “no intention whatsoever of closing any of (Chariho’s) elementary schools.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton family can keep their alpacas

January 30, 2014

HOPKINTON – A Hopkinton family will be allowed to keep their four alpacas at their residence, according to a Washington County Superior Court decision issued Monday.

Todd and Tina Sposato, of 129 North Road, have kept the alpacas as pets since 2011.

The Sposatos’ neighbor, Amber Preston, “felt aggrieved by the presence of the alpacas” and subsequently filed police reports and complaints with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, according to Associate Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear’s decision.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Town Council approves CIP

January 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The six-year capital improvement program that has been discussed since December was adopted unanimously by the town council last night with comments thanking the staff for their hard work and dedication.

“The town is very fortunate to have the staff that we have,” said Town Council President Ella Whaley before taking a vote to adopt the plan. “We are truly grateful to make this - South Kingstown - a place that we call home.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Talks get heated during Monday meeting

January 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The school committee is only an acting committee when the whole group is together or when one member is given permission by the whole group to speak on behalf of the school committee.

Jonathan Daly-LaBelle of the school committee was reminded this by Town Council President Ella Whaley before he made several comments to the town council as a citizen regarding declining enrollment and the town’s role in it.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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