March 3rd, 2011
PROVIDENCE - Sometimes, it takes the young to teach the old new tricks.
When Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) and several of his legislative colleagues met a few weeks ago to talk with students from the Westerly Middle School about a project they had undertaken - convincing municipal officials to install a collection drum at the town transfer station to collect used, liquid cooking oil - they saw an idea that could be expanded statewide.
COVENTRYâLast Friday the principal at Coventry High School showed his support for physical education by participating with students in a fitness test.
Students are required to complete the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment, designed to identify their current state of physical fitness and provide them with information to improve and maintain their personal health, physical education teachers say.
By DAVID PEPIN
Experience was a key element for the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners in choosing Russell McGillivray as their new deputy chief.
âHe brings experience we havenât had here before,â said Chief Peter F. Henrikson.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. â Leading Rhode Island creative communications agency North Star Marketing (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com) announced that Christine King has joined the firm as Strategic Sage.
Using her 10-plus years of marketing experience, King works directly with North Starâs clients â contributing to the creative insight and tactical planning of each project while keeping a watchful eye on achieving tangible results.
KINGSTON â You canât spell âlate-season collapseâ without URI.
Technically you can, but thereâs no denying that when it comes to winning when it matters most, the University of Rhode Island menâs basketball has not performed when it counted.
The last three seasons URI has had a chance to puts itself in the NCAA Tournament, only to flame out late in A-10 play, followed by struggles in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
This year is a little different.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â The South Kingstown High School will soon eliminate its lower level â B classes to help students achieve a higher standard and receive better scores on the state NECAPs.
PROVIDENCE â Former Charlestown police officer Brian Jackson had moved to Dallas, Texas where he joined the police force. On the night of Nov. 13, 2005, he responded to a domestic disturbance call.
He was shot by a suspect and died an hour later. A "Blue Alert" was issued by the Dallas Police force with witness details and the suspect was arrested within a few hours.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â Two juveniles were arrested Monday for break-in and entering on two separate incidents.
At 1:32 p.m., police arrested a 14-year old male for breaking into a home on Kenyon Ave.
âSomeone called in the suspicious activity and we were able to locate the individual in the area,â Capt. Jeffrey Allen of the South Kingstown police said.
BY JAMES MEROLLA
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â An East Greenwich collegiate legend has made his mark and established his place, and Rhode Island PBS has preserved it as living history.
The film, âJack Yenaâs Legacy: Finding a Sense of Place,â is the third of a trilogy of documentaries about the unique history of Johnson & Wales University by filmmaker Marian Gagnon. Yena resides in E.G.
The complete film series has been years in the making.
From Germany to Tennessee to Vietnam to New Jersey to East Greenwich to Concord, Mass., to Newport, to 100 ports in between, the amazing journey of Udo Schroff will be shared statewide when he is honored later this year at the 17th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta.