January 27th, 2011
The latest storm to come through New England has resulted in canceled classes and activities today, Jan. 27 throughout the Chariho Regional School District.
Well, here we are. It's January and, yet again, we've got a nice, fresh batch of snow covering North Kingstown and Exeter.
Are you getting tired of the white stuff? If so, you're certainly not alone.
Residents from across the area have tried their hardest to bear the brunt of this stubborn winter ever since a snowstorm Christmas weekend coated Rhode Island with a foot of snow and, really, it hasn't let up.
But that's not slowing down the Standard Times.
This week, we've got all the local news you care about.
WARWICK â The wrestling state championships begin in less than a month at the Providence Career and Technical Academy and plenty of wrestlers, through their performances at in-state and out-of-state tournaments, have started to make their case as title favorite.
And with only a few big tournaments left this season (Capital City Classic in Concord, N.H. and the Methuen (Mass.) Invitational) Rhode Island wrestlers have represented themselves well on the New England stage.
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advises that, despite the cold temperatures of the past week, there is no safe ice at monitored state parks at this time. Ice must have a uniform thickness of at least six inches before it is considered safe by DEM. It generally takes at least five to seven consecutive days of temperatures in the low twenties or below before ice may become safe.
MATUNUCKââOohsâ and âaahsâ rang out from the giant bubble sitting in the middle of the gymnasium at Matunuck Elementary School. The planetarium was back for its annual visit.
Apparently today's light dusting was too much, so a few games from around the area were postponed.
Here are today's postponements:
North Kingstown at Portsmouth - TBD
West Warwick at Rogers - Wednesday, January 26, 7:30 p.m.
North Kingstown vs. Bay View at East Providence - TBD
North Kingstown at Cumberland - TBD
CHARLESTOWN â The Town Council voted unanimously at its Jan. 10 meeting to continue a public hearing on proposed amendments to the town ordinance regulating yard sales.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT â The towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett and URI officials have objected to an East Greenwich's man proposal to start a round trip jitney service from the University of Rhode Island with stops at local bars and restaurants in Narragansett after a public hearing was held Jan. 4 before the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers in Warwick.
East Greenwich, RI - Our Lady of Mercy School, 55 Fourth Avenue, East Greenwich, is hosting Open House and Registration for incoming students for the 2011-12 Academic Year on Sunday, January 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Offering Pre-K - 5, Middle School 6-8, and all-day kindergarten, OLM School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. OLM offers a challenging curriculum with multiple enrichment opportunities like Spanish for Grades 1-8, Computers Classes for all grades, Robotics, Drama, Band, Yearbook, Mock Trial, CAL Sports, Student Council and after school clubs. OLM Students are also exposed to multiple service opportunities in the community, developing core values and compassion while incorporating the schoolâs motto â.... that mercy may flourish.â Before and after-school care are available, as well as multiple scheduling options for Pre-K. Bus service is available to those students residing in East Greenwich, West Warwick and parts of Warwick. Families who are interested in visiting while school is in session are also welcome to attend OLMâs Classroom Visit Day on Wednesday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
A winter adventure sleep-away camp for children is planned for
February public school vacation. From February 22 to 25, 2011, the
University of Rhode Island's W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich,
RI will host February School Vacation Camp for 40 to 50 children ages 9-13.
The camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active
outdoor winter play such as sledding, snowshoeing and
ice-skating. Other activities include winter games, s'mores by the
fire, maple sugaring, snowball target practice, pirate dinner, winter
arts and crafts, broom ball on ice, snow sculpture and winter ecology.
Outdoor skills, conservation and ecology are the focus of the
camp. Campers will investigate life under frozen ponds, track
animals through the snow, view winter constellations, go on a night
hike and share stories around a campfire.