November 23rd, 2010
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“Residents turned out in groves to Mondayâ€™s Town Council meeting where a decision on what to do with the old Beechwood House was finally made. after more than four hours of discussions, presentations, questions and answers, and public input.
The council voted unanimously to go with Andrew McClatchyâ€™s proposal of moving the original house to his property at 70 Cold Spring Lane, but not after applicant Stanley Weiss withdrew his proposal.
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WEST GREENWICHâ€”For years, fans, parents and athletes in Exeter-West Greenwich High School have debated whether or not thereâ€™s enough interest in the town to put together a hockey program.
Thursday night, they got their answer.
Today, let us give thanks for Roberta Humble, Rhode Islandâ€™s relentless cheerleader and unofficial goodwill ambassador.
The longtime CCRI English professor and former president of the North Kingstown Rotary Club, has created another trivia game that has the dual objective of providing fun and informing people about state landmarks.
When last we checked in with Roberta, a year ago, she was launching Rhode Test, her first game which sold 3,000 copies. â€śRhode Test had families conversing, reminiscing and learning,â€ť she says.
Its sequel, Rhode Side, is already selling like hotcakes.
EXETER â€“ On Aug. 9, Exeter resident Jesse Coker left to begin a two year volunteer mission with the Peace Corps in Uganda, Africa but, only days after beginning his two-year stint, things took a turn for the worse when Coker found himself and others in a remote location with men with machine guns and machetes.
The incident happened just a day after Coker and 45 other Peace Corps trainees were officially sworn in to become volunteers. Coker, along with four other volunteers, had to travel six hours from the capital, Kampala, to the site where he was going to be staying.
EXETERâ€”As an incoming Town Councilman for the Town of Exeter, the last thing Dan Patterson wants to do is ruffle any feathers or stir trouble in his community â€¦ at least before heâ€™s officially sworn in anyway.
Unfortunately, thatâ€™s no longer an option.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ In an effort to save money on printing paper, the town council unanimously approved the purchase of six Apple iPads and two spares for a cost of $8,000 to be paid for out of the Town Council Contingency Fund.
Five of the iPads will be for the five members of the council and one for the town clerk and will not be allowed for personal use. Itâ€™s expected that the iPads will save approximately $18,000 annually in printing, paper, consumables and staff costs for the thick stack of paper information packets that are sent to council members every meeting.
It's Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island and what better way to celebrate than with turkey, ham and a copy of this week's Standard Times newspaper?
This week's Standard Times features a story on a local man from North Kingstown's whose short story, entitled November Christmas, was recently turned into a movie for Hallmark and will air this weekend on CBS.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ On Saturday Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. the First Baptist Church of Charlestown's choir is presenting an evening of Christmas carols and anthems to celebrate Christmas.
PEACE DALE â€“ Seniors at the South Kingstown Senior Center learned how to save money at the grocery store while still eating healthy when SNAP nutritionist Melissa Holmes visited the center Tuesday morning.
Holmes visits 10 senior centers throughout Rhode Island each month as part of the SNAP-ED program, focusing on a different health topic. On Tuesday, Holmes discussed how to shop healthy and make a dollar go a long way. In the past, she discussed fast food restaurants and bran foods.
â€śMany people think when you go shopping, itâ€™s hard to buy healthy foods,â€ť Holmes said.
Everett W. Warfield, 88, of West Warwick, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at Kent Hospital in Warwick.