Archive - Nov 2010
CHARLESTOWN -- Voters again backed the candidates endorsed by the Charlestown Citizens Alliance during the general election. But this time, it brings two new faces to the Town Council.
There will be a new state champ this season.
The Chariho boys soccer team, the 2009 title winner, was ousted from the playoffs Wednesday, losing to No. 1-seeded Barrington 5-2 Wednesday night.
Local teams are still involved in the fight for the state title, as No. 6-seeded North Kingstown upset No. 3 seed Hendricken in overtime, 1-0, on the back of 15 saves from keeper Ben Jones.
NK's rival South Kingstown also advanced, beating No. 5 seed La Salle 1-0. Zach Campo scored the lone goal for the No. 5 seed Rebels.
For more on SK's win, pick up the 11/5 edition of the Narragansett Times.
Not too much going on in local sports, but there are a few games on the schedule.
Here is Thursday's playoff schedule for teams in the SRIN coverage area.
Division II semifinals
South Kingstown vs. Tiverton at Cranston Stadium, 6 p.m.
Division III quarterfinals
Burrillville at West Warwick, 3 p.m.
North Kingstown at East Providence, 6:30 p.m.
Narragansett at Tolman, 5:30 p.m.
The South Kingstown girls field hockey beat Woonsocket 2-0 Tuesday and are scheduled to play this evening against Tiverton at Cranston Stadium at 6 p.m., but weather forecasts do not look good.
Check back to find out if the game will be played.
For more on the Rebels' win over the Novans, pick up the 11/5 edition of the Narragansett Times.
KINGSTON â€“ Victims of domestic violence will be remembered tonight at Christ the King Church at 180 Old North Road, Kingston at 7 p.m. as the church holds a silent witness vigil to raise public awareness of domestic violence.
â€śIt's not a vigil. It's not a silent vigil at all. It's more of a presentation. It is called silent because the witnesses are silent obviously,â€ť Nancy Beede, coordinator of the silent vigil at the church said.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Although Election Day can be seen as a relaxing day off for some people, for others it is a day to work hard for what you believe in either by working at the polls or campaigning for a favorite candidate.
Campaign workers manned their polling places to support their candidates and to exercise their right to vote.
â€śIt's what you believe in. We have the right to [vote]. A lot of people have fought and died for that right to vote so why wouldn't you?â€ť Ken Plymesser said, who campaigned outside South Kingstown High School for his favorite candidates.
Be sure to pick up a copy of this week's edition of The Chariho Times to find out where to vote, who's running for what, which questions are to be decided, and much more on today's general election.
NARRAGANSETT--On Oct. 18 the town council scheduled a work session for Oct. 25 to discuss the plans for Canonchet Farm. The goal of Terrence Fleming's presentation before the council, according to Michael DeLuca of Narragansett's Planning Department was to "try and give more background and body to the overall recommendation of the planning board to the council." The town council will have the final say as to what becomes of the property.
In past meetings, a majority of members have favored less development to the leafy property.
Hendricken maintains the top spot in the poll with last week's win over Portsmouth. Locally, Chariho remains put at No. 10 while Exeter-West Greenwich moves up to No. 13.
For the full poll, pick up this week's paper.
Team Points Last week
1. Hendricken (11) 220 1
2. Barrington 203 3
3. Portsmouth 199 2
t-4. East Providence 183 4
t-4. La Salle 183 5
6. Woonsocket 157 t-6
7. Tolman 156 t-6
8. Rogers 137 9
9. Cranston West 128 8
10. Chariho 126 10
11. Ex.-West Greenwich 90 13
12. Cranston East 70 15
13. St. Raphael 67 20
t-14. Johnston 65 11
t-14. Moses Brown 65 12
The Chariho boys soccer team needed penalty kicks to leave Cumberland with a win Monday night, advancing from the preliminary round and into the Division I playoffs, where the Chargers will play at Barrington Wednesday night.
For more on Monday's dramatic win over Cumberland, pick up the 11/4 edition of the Chariho Times and check back to www.ricentral.com for updates on Chariho's game Wednesday night.