Archive - Dec 2010
Our favorite time of the year has finally come; parties, holiday shopping, eating more than anyone shouldâ€¦ the festivities are here and we can barely keep up. This poses one of our biggest struggles: holiday shopping. Buying gifts for seniors has become increasingly difficult as they often already own what they want. However this year, a national survey from HISC has come to give us a hand.
How do you sum up a year of news, sports and entertainment in a 12-page special section?
Do you try to pinpoint the stories that had the most impact? The pictures that left you feeling amazed? The moments that will stay with you for years to come?
No matter the methodology, chances are youâ€™re going to forget something groundbreaking, something left your community astonished or changed forever, or a story that simply seems too big to leave off the list.
There is no good way to do it â€¦ but itâ€™s a task that must be done, both to honor the year for what it was and for what it represents.
RICHMOND â€“ Another request from residents to install two streetlights in the area of Tefft Hill and Carolina Nooseneck roads and New London Turnpike resulted in the Town Council asking three local officials to create a set of standards to determine where lights should stay on or be added.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ With SORICO becoming a hibernated group and with a potential liability with selling the group's building on Camp Avenue in North Kingstown, the South Kingstown school committee regrettably withdrew its membership from the Southern Rhode Island education and training center at Tuesday night's meeting.
Kent County. â€“ Read this: The program is very successful.
There is the Bolivian Ă©migrĂ© who has progressed from being a student to being a tutor for the past two years.
There is the Japanese student who has returned to Japan to help English-speaking visitors to her region. The Chinese Ă©migrĂ© from Singapore who teaches Chinese in a local college and an elementary cultural program in a local school.
Susie Shannon is a remarkable combo of Mojo and Dojo.
Shannon, just 9, a 4th grader at Hoxie Elementary School in Warwick, will test for her brown belt in karate next month; but on Tuesday, she released her debut album of Contemporary Christian music called, â€śI Live For You.â€ť
It's Christmas week and that means two things.
One, you're running out of time to go pick up that special gift for your significant other.
Two, it's time for SRIN to name its annual Fall All-Area Sports teams.
Every winter, the sports staff at Southern Rhode Island Newspapers sits down and pours over endless stories, stats and testimonials and debates who, exactly, had the best season in each sport from throughout our coverage area.
It's no surprise, of course, that Exeter's Al Georgio made the list. He racked up nearly 3,000 yards.
CHARLESTOWN -- Join Frosty Drew astronomers in celebrating the winter solstice and viewing a total lunar eclipse today at the Observatory from 6 to 10 p.m. for moon and star gazing.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22
Wheeler at Prout, 6 p.m.
Lafayette at URI, 7 p.m.
Narragansett vs. South Kingstown at Boss Arena, 8 p.m.
Double dual meet
Coventry, North Kingstown at Barrington, 5 p.m.
Narragansett at Lincoln, 7 p.m.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“On Dec. 13 the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) subcommittee met in a final hearing about the future of a privately owned piece of land whose construction was halted after a preserved 12th century native village was discovered on the property.
As development continued, evidence and artifacts of early native life were uncovered. Pottery, a burial ground, and an unplowed and preserved Indian village have subsequently been documented but researchers say more needs to be done.