March 30th, 2011
EXETERâ€”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?
WARWICK - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) expressed approval of today's announcement by the Economic Development Administration selecting Point Judith as one of six New England ports to receive an economic review in the coming weeks.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“A Narragansett man died Monday morning after a fire engulfed the inside of his home at 45 Durkin Drive. David W. Jordan, a 57 year-old lobsterman, was said to be trapped inside of his one floor ranch home.
Narragansett Fire Chief Jim Cotter said that a relative called Jordanâ€™s house but received no answer. The relative then went to Jordanâ€™s home and after seeing flames, called 911.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ 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 Donâ€™t Wear Socks, by John Nedwidek.
Prout senior basketball star Emily Caswell - who was named MVP of the Division II championship game after she scored 20 points in the Crusaders' 40-24 win over Mount St. Charles - will head to Caldwell College in Caldwell, New Jersey, next fall to play basketball and pursue a degree in forensic science.
Caswell had an opportunity to play volleyball, basketball or softball in college, but according to Prout coach Phil Quinn, made her decision to attend Caldwell based on academics as well as the opportunity to suit up for the Cougars.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The latest news-centric blog, Progressive Charlestown, to cover the town came to be when its owners were looking to stimulate political discussion amongst residents.
But Will Collette and Tom Ferrio sat on the idea until earlier this year as they wanted to make it an independent blog not tied to the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee. The decision to remove that link to the political committee came this past January, prior to the official launch of the website.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Did you know that the sixth leading cause of death in America is Alzheimerâ€™s Disease? And, itâ€™s the only disease in the top 10 that canâ€™t be predicted, cured or even slowed.
According to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association of America, 5.4 million Americanâ€™s are living with this disease and, since 2000, deaths from other major diseases have dropped, while deaths from Alzheimerâ€™s have risen 66 percent. More shocking is that every 69 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimerâ€™s.
WEST WARWICK â€” The West Warwick boys volleyball team had three returning varsity players and two green freshmen setters on the court in Thursdayâ€™s Injury Fund contest against Division II-North squad Tolman.
The Tigers, meanwhile, started a seasoned senior setter and an array of talented hitters.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“As Robert Leaver set up the bulletin boards across the assembly room, Narragansett business owners quickly learned that this was not a typical public forum. Leaver, spearhead of the New Commons consultancy firm, conducts public forums as innovative brainstorming sessions. Wednesday evening was an opportunity for local business owners to develop ideas about making Narragansett a more economically profitable town.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“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.