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April 3rd, 2011

Oakers start season with Injury Fund win

April 3, 2011

ERIC YOUNG
eyoung@ricentral.com

WARWICK – It was an auspicious debut for the Coventry Oakers’ baseball team Saturday as they opened up their season with an 8-4 win over the Warwick Vets Hurricanes in an Injury Fund matchup.
Shaking off a slow start due to unfavorable weather conditions, the Oakers appeared sharp in most fazes of the game much to the delight of head coach Leo Bush.

Packed house for CRMC meeting

April 3, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Matunuck Beach Road property owners filled the town council chamber Tuesday night for a chance to tell Coastal Resource Management Council to do what they should have done 15 years ago: stop coastal erosion along Matunuck Beach.
The Town Council and local state representatives Sen. Susan Sosnowski, Shoreham and Rep. Donna Walsh and representatives for federal senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed met with the CRMC during a work session to discuss solutions to prevent coastal erosion along Matunuck Beach Road that is impacting roads, businesses and residents.

Congressman Langevin comments on RIDOT grant

April 3, 2011

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a $4.5 million grant last week South County Commuter Rail.

April 2nd

Remarkable Women: Indian princess, author spun compelling stories of history

April 3, 2011

The final pair of memorable women in our Women’s History Month series were, appropriately enough, historians.
I was fortunate enough to known both of them.
The first was Princess Red Wing, a wonderfully colorful character, who helped preserve Native American history and culture by speaking to schoolchildren as well as dignitaries throughout the world.
Although her bloodlines included the Wampanoag and the Mashantucket Pequots, she identified primarily with the Ninigret Narragansetts and gave generations of their children Indian names.

SK breaks statewide trend, grows nearly 10 percent

April 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – According to new census figures released Wednesday, South Kingstown has seen the largest population growth in South County, adding 2,718 residents or a growth rate of 9.7 percent. The new figures brings South Kingstown’s population up to 30,639.
Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred contributed the population increase to the change in housing development and construction.

April 1st

Celebrations of Faith: Songs tell Mary Magdalene’s story

April 2, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the Rev. Betty-Rae Hopkins, portraying Mary Magdalene, sang of God growing the tree that “He knew would be used to build the old rugged cross,” you could have heard a pin drop.
Her beautiful soprano voice – full of emotion – soared and whispered, captivating a packed fellowship hall in the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown last Wednesday, at the most recent of the town-wide ecumenical Lenten luncheons.
“It was magnificent,” declared Shirley Burnham, a church member, when the program had ended.

Hope Valley dam to be repaired by Sept. 30

April 1, 2011

HOPE VALLEY – In the three towns of the Chariho region – Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton – one of the biggest fears during the epic flooding of 2010 was whether or not the numerous local dams were hold.

Cupcake Madness winners announced

April 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Friends of Hazard Castle hosted a very successful Cupcake Challenge last Sunday at The Towers in Narragansett.
Below are the winners and participants.

Challenge 1 - Cupcake from the book Its Raining Cupcakes - Winner -
Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery & Deli

Challenge 2 Rhode Island Historic Landmak - Winner - Sliver Spoon Bakery

Challenge 3 Signature Cupcake - Winner - Stephanie's Sweet Treats

Challenge 4 Best Frosting - Winner - City Girl Cupcake

Challenge 5 Naturally Wired
Best Organic - Winner - Stephanie's Sweet Treats
Best Gluten Free - Winner Silver Spoon Bakery

‘The Tank’ is back: Bess Eaton returns to Wakefield

April 1, 2011

WAKEFIELD – A town tradition is now back serving up coffee, donuts and bagels with the opening of Bess Eaton last Friday at the corner of Main Street and Kingstown Road.

After Tim Hortons closed this past November, manager Mary Haverly saw it as an opportunity to bring the local Bess Eaton back to Wakefield.
“We knew it was missed. We loved it and we knew it would be successful,” Haverly said. “It was successful in the past and even as I owned Tim Hortons for six years, people kept asking for Bess Eaton coffee.”

Capital Reserves Committee talks future school projects

April 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Capital Reserves Committee met on Tuesday evening to outline upcoming renovations at the Narragansett High School. These major projects include a new glass envelope for the school’s greenhouse and a new floor for the high school gymnasium.

“This committee’s purpose is to understand the capital plan as presented to the school department, and make recommendations to the town council in financing all three schools,” said Katherine E. Sipala, Superintendent of Schools in Narragansett.

 

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