Archive - 2010
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ At the Welcome House of South County human service workers not only have to worry about their own personal issues like paying the bills and taking care of their children, they worry about the livelihood of the people they help and serve.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The town council honored veterans who served during and after World War II on the eve of the anniversary of the nationâ€™s entrance into World War II 69 years ago. Veterans who served their country received a certificate of appreciation from the town which included a special embroidered white star removed from a retired flag which once flew over Narragansett Town Hall.
WOOD RIVER JCT. -- Students attending any school within the Chariho Regional School District are invited to attend a make-up clinic at Chariho High School today from 4 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for students that missed their school community flu event.
ASHAWAY -- The 13th Annual Ashaway Holiday Stroll returns to town this Saturday.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Silver Lake Avenue Bridge is now open for traffic. The town public services department completed the reconstruction project on Nov. 19.
Public Services Director Jon Shock said although the bridge is open there are still minor repairs to be finished. However, concrete structural repairs were made, along with repainting the steel rims and adding anti-scouring for the Saugatucket River, which has a high velocity. The project was completed on time.
A new solicitor was hired at a special meeting held by the town council on Monday night.
Frederick G. Tobinâ€™s appointment was affirmed and approved by the council 4 to 0.
Councilwoman Laura Flanagan was absent.
In addition to Tobin, the town manager recommended as a part of the resolution that Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge stay on as assistant solicitors for â€śdesignated tasks.â€ť This was approved as part of the same resolution.
NEWPORT, R.I. â€“ Children and adults get so excited about seeing large amounts of big seals in Narragansett Bay that they, well, blubber.
â€śWhat we hear most is that people feel very privileged simply to be out on the Bay â€“ even if the weather is not perfect. Aside from that, we notice that small children are totally captivated by the experience,â€ť said John Martin, Director of Public Relations for Save The Bay. â€śThey canâ€™t wait to board Alletta Morris, and boredom is never a problem. Itâ€™s that way from the youngest kids to the oldest adults.
â€śWe also meet people from all around the world.â€ť he added. â€śThey flock to Newport, but most do not feel as though they have enjoyed the whole experience without being out on the Bay. The seals help make that connection and people are extremely curious about why they come, what they eat and how long they stay.â€ť
WAKEFIELD â€“ From Kenya to Haiti to Nepal, the Wakefield Baptist Church will feature more than 275 nativities from around the world to remind people what Christmas is about during its Festival of the Nativity on Dec. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church at 236 Main St. in Wakefield.
â€śIt's to remember what Christmas is about. It's a good way to get into the Christmas spirit,â€ť Nancy Bancroft, congregation member and coordinator of the festival said.
HOPKINTON – A man who touched his head to a power line last Sunday morning as he was trimming branches was listed in improving condition the next day.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”They do not pulse or sting, but they do glow. From Narragansett Bay to Argentina comb jellies shimmer with refracted light from their ever-moving bodies. And they can be spotted through the dark night waters as a result of bioluminescence. Comb jellies are a type of ctenophore (ten-o-for) and natural to Rhode Islandâ€™s waters. They are not dangerous to humans but their early reproduction cycles, which new studies show are a result of climate change, could affect the microscopic and fish life of Narragansett Bay. The jellies early births have encouraged researchers to learn more about this invertebrateâ€™s life cycle in Rhode Island's waters.