Archive - Dec 3, 2010
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ An all-day kindergarten program will be offered in the Chariho Regional School District starting in the 2011-12 school year.
Unanimous approval of a plan to institute a full day of kindergarten was one of the first actions by the newly elected Chariho Regional School Committee, which voted on the item at its Nov. 23 meeting.
The board was faced with several options by the administration, one of which would have implemented the program with minimal costs by eliminating or phasing out the regular-education preschool class.
The 800-pound “political football” in the firehouse is about to get much more attention.
By a 3-0 vote with two abstentions, the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners Thursday night asked the newly elected Town Council to conduct a study of whether the historically independent fire district, which collects its own taxes to fund its operations, should be merged into town government.
NARRAGANSETT- Just in time for the holiday season, BayScape Nursery has opened its new retail location at 933 Boston Neck Road.
Owners Barry Mills and Ed Fishell, both natives of Narragansett who were raised just down the road in Mettatuxet, opened the doors to the public last Friday. Construction on the new building, adjacent greenhouse and surrounding property took just over nine months to complete. Bayscape was originally located about a mile north behind the Saunderstown post office.
"It's a more convenient location for everyone," said Fishell during a recent interview. "We are much more visible now and more people will see what we have to offer here. Plus it means a lot to Barry and I that we grew up so close to the place.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“As the new president of South Kingstown Town Council, Ella Whaley plans to reach out to community members and bridge the divide amongst town organizations.
Whaley has been an elected official in South Kingstown for 12 years, first working on the school committee for eight years and then working on the town council. After being elected for her third term to the council this year, the council elected her as president at the swearing-in ceremony Monday, Nov. 22.