Archive - Dec 2010
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.
The Rocky Hill School Board of Trustees approved and appointed Mr. Jonathan M. Schoenwald as the eighth Head of School, effective July 1, 2011. The Board's decision followed the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee. Mr. Schoenwald will succeed alumnus Mr. James J. Young III '70, who announced his departure last spring after serving 16 years as Headmaster.
Jonathan comes to Rocky Hill School from Hunter College in New York City where he has been the Director of the Macaulay Honors College since 2005.
RICHMOND â€“ In case you ever wanted to put a face to just who benefits from the blood donated at the various drives throughout the state, meet Keith Bloomer.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“The five-person school committee and superintendent met on Wednesday and the first agenda item became Southern Rhode Island Regional Collaborative (SORICO). The collaborative is a non-profit cooperative educational service involving Block Island, Chariho, East Greenwich, Exeter/West Greenwich, Jamestown, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, and Westerly. The organization was established in 1988 and involved eight high schools, 11 middle schools, and 33 elementary schools was intended to regionalize services for the area. Recently, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, and North Kingstown withdrew during their school committee meetings while Chariho did not.
Panera Bread recently presented a check to the South County Hospital Breast Health Program.
The proceeds of $1013.00 were the result of Panera Bread's annual Pink Bagel and Cater Pink campaign. South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Marie McCormick and Breast Health Nurse Marilyn Favali accepted the check for the hospital.
The funds will be used to purchase resources for the South County Hospital Cancer Resource Library.
At the request of the East Greenwich Fire Districtâ€™s Board of Commissioners, the Town Council has agreed to participate in the study of a possible consolidation of the district and the town.
The council voted unanimously Monday night to participate in the study, and also appointed Jeffrey B. Cianciolo as its liaison to the district.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN--Possible tuition increases await URI students if the university's requested operational budget is not approved. Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee will make a recommendation for funding either next month or at the beginning of February.
How can stakeholders (taxpayers, citizens, university students and parents) ensure that the budget recommendation of 71 million dollars for the next fiscal year is passed?