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December 15th

Charlestown Affordable Housing Commission loses two members

December 15, 2010

CHARLESTOWN – The Affordable Housing Commission is down to one member after two members officially resigned at the Dec. 13 Town Council meeting citing that they have been met with “roadblocks and hostility.”

RI HOPE reaches out to flood victims

December 15, 2010

BY KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN

CRANSTON – RI HOPE (Helping Other People in Emergencies), a new community program organized to help Rhode Islanders affected by the March flood is setting out to neighborhoods to provide outreach services. The program is a federal response to the presidential declaration of a disaster in Rhode Island.

Narragansett Elementary kids appear in The Nutcracker

December 15, 2010

NARRAGANSETT--Aran Flaherty, Katia Konopelko, Morgan D'Ambra, Emma Landy, Brendan Flaherty, Natalie Landy, and Charlotte D'Ambra of Narragansett Elementary School have been practicing once a week in Providence for Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker. And while this is a first time for many of the children, Aran said she had danced before.

O’Neill resolution stirs debate

December 15, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After Councilman James O’Neill proposed a resolution to Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee regarding his future financial policies, the town council heatedly debated the merits of the resolution at Monday night’s meeting.

Friends of Canonchet Farm founder Lee dies in car accident

December 15, 2010

NARRAGANSETT–Charles Lee,69, of 320 Ocean Road, was killed on Dec. 10 when his car swerved off Route 6 in Killingly, Conn. Lee was Vice President of the non-profit group Friends of Canonchet Farm whose aim was independent stewardship of the Narragansett property. Richard Vangermeersh, treasurer of the Friends of Canonchet, said that Lee was a Type 1 diabetic and that he had “a problem, a fear of driving at night.” Last year while visiting Bristol’s Audobon site, Vangermeersh (also a diabetic) says that Lee collapsed as a result of low blood sugar. Police have not yet confirmed the cause of Lee’s crash.

Holiday season a hard time for people who have lost a loved one

December 15, 2010

You have lost a loved one. You grieve. The holidays approach. You don’t want them to come. You yearn for presence, not presents.
“ ‘I wish I could just go to sleep on the day before Thanksgiving and wake up on January 2nd!’ This is a sentiment that bereavement counselors all across the country hear a lot during the fall and early winter months,” said Morgan Ban-Draoi, grief counselor at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.

December 14th

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December 15, 2010

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Foote pleads guilty to driving under the influence

December 14, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Richard “Robin” A. Foote, who campaigned for stricter safe-driving laws following the death of his son this past year, pleaded no contest last Thursday morning in Fourth District Court to a charge of driving under the influence of liquor.

Meet MOGA, area band poised for stardom, at least with their fans: Trolls and Druids

December 14, 2010

The all met as fellow students at North Kingstown High School.
Cool.
Post-graduation, they started out their musical life in various band incarnations, under the names: UFOS, Tapir and Wart-Hog Duo.
So, they could only go up….
Meet MOGA – an arbitrary word for a distinctly unusual folk and psychedelic rock band that websites like Go Local Prov, among others, have hailed as a group that “elegantly combines folk and electronic elements, producing a signature sound that is both genuine and inspired. If you ever wanted to hear a folk record produced by Brian Eno, MOGA may satisfy that desire.”

December 13th

Local students recognized for first quarter academic honors

December 14, 2010

Students at Davisville Middle School and Metcalf Elementary School were recently awarded first quarter honors for their strong academic achievements. Below is a list, sorted by grade, of the students to achieve the marks at their respective schools.

Davisville Elementary School

High Honors

Grade 6

 

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