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March 24th, 2011

Sosnowski resolution calls for input from local fishermen

March 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Due to the efforts of state Senator Susan Sosnowski, fisherman will now be able to offer input into the development of offshore energy projects with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEMRE).

The state senate recently passed Sosnowski’s, D-South Kingstown, New Shoreham, resolution in which she requested BOEMRE to include official representation of offshore fishermen on the Rhode Island Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force.

Chariho students holding benefit concert Friday night

March 24, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – For the second year in a row, Chariho Regional High School students are looking to “Strike a Chord” with a concert to support Doctors Without Borders.

OPINION: Monsters among us

March 24, 2011

BY JONATHAN GIBBS

Looking at my five-year-old son’s fingers triggered a chain of thoughts about the Michael Woodmansee case in church this past Sunday. His are small fingers that have recently lost the dimple near the knuckle that seems to mark his passage out of toddlerhood into full-fledged boyhood. They were wrapped gently around the back of his mother’s neck; and those fingers – and that loving gesture – struck me as heartbreakingly innocent. Unfortunately, I saw them as not just the perfect hands of my beloved son but as vulnerable entities as well.

March 23rd

Preliminary budget approved by SK Town Council

March 23, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town council approved the preliminary budget for next year at Monday night’s meeting amidst tension as councilman Jim O’Neill voted against it.

The total municipal budget is $89,774,895. From the municipal programs, the general fund received $73,372,050. The water fund is $963,949. The wastewater fund is $3,201,247. The solid waste fund is $719,603. The Peace Dale office building received $90,289. The neighborhood guild fund is $834,192. The senior services program received $726,208. The school fund received $58,434,545.

Plugs, poppers, tied flies and fish stories a-plenty

March 23, 2011

BY JAMES MEROLLA

There were 10,000 plugs, but no sockets, 10,000 jigs but no dances, and hundreds more gulps and spoons that had nothing to do with food.
Welcome to the very successful 8th Annual Rhode Island Salt Water Anglers Association’s annual fishing show spectacular, with an angle for every angler and the allure of a million lures.

Accreditation imperiled by lack of library renovation at EGHS

March 23, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

East Greenwich School Superintendent Victor Mercurio will have a new entrance, administrative and guidance offices, and science labs to show off for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation when it visits East Greenwich High School April 14-18.
Downstairs, however, lies what could be the Achilles’ heel of the school’s effort to win accreditation for the next 10 years: the library and media center.

March 22nd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK TC approves purchase of new NKFD rescue

March 23, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – At Monday’s North Kingstown Town Council meeting, members unanimously approved the purchase of a new rescue vehicle for the NK Fire Department.

Celebrity judges for Wood River Health pasta challenge announced

March 22, 2011

HOPE VALLEY – Westerly’s favorite chocolatier, Rudi Hauser, owner of Hauser Chocolates and President of the Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce, will join television’s Cooking with Class gourmet chef Frank Terranova and Dean of Cuisine Linda Musch, Director of Culinary Arts at the Chariho Career and Technical Center, to comprise the team of judges for this year’s Pasta Challenge at Westerly Armory.

March 21st

Rhode Island Resource Recovery to host special Eco-Depot

March 22, 2011

JOHNSTON, R.I. - The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will host a special Eco-Depot collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) in Glocester on March 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The site is the Glocester Highway Department located at 91 Chestnut Hill Road. The collection is free and available for Rhode Island residents only.
Appointments are necessary for the Eco-Depot service to reduce waiting time in the drop-off.

Rams' season ends

March 21, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Rhode Island men's basketball team saw its roller-coaster season end with a 66-54 loss to Central Florida in the quarterfinals of the CBI Tournament Tuesday night.
After leading 30-27 at the half, the Rams failed to find a way to stop Central Florida, which opened the second half with an 18-5 run.
Delory James led URI with 18 points, scoring nine of the team's first 13 in the game. No other Ram had double figures and URI hit just 20 of 48 from the floor and 6 of 18 3-pointers.

 

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