Archive - 2010
KINGSTONâThis Thanksgiving as commuters come home for the holidays at the Kingston Train Station, they may be greeted by the Friends of the Kingston Station, a volunteer group that helps passengers find their way.
For the past nine years, the Friends of the Kingston Station, a 36 year old volunteer group has been offering hospitality services on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Day week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The group works with the national railroad safety group, Operation Life Saver with the goal of making it fun and safe for passengers leaving from and arriving at the Kingston Station.
NARRAGANSETTâThe townâs School Committee members (Tammy McNeiece, Diane Nobles, Frank White, Douglas Pierson, and Guy DeWardener) were sworn in during an executive session before the public meeting on Wednesday. For Pierson and DeWardener, it was the first meeting of their two-year term.
Pier Middle School Principal Marie-Elena Ahern spoke about the âHomework Club.â Forty students attend the optional program. Some students (in collaboration with parents) are mandated to attend the catch-up and remediation sessions which are overseen by certified school staff.
Give the URI football team credit - when they won this season, the did it in style.
The Rams finished off one of the best seasons in the last 20 years, beating rival UMass 37-34 after Steve Probst found Brandon Johnson-Farrell in the end zone with 1:10 left to play.
URI finished the season 5-6, 4-4 in CAA play but did beat three top 25 teams this season.
For more, pick up the 11/23 edition of the Narragansett Times.
CHARLESTOWN â It's truly a testament to the fundamental definition of âcommunityâ when so many people come together for a common cause. And there are few greater examples than what occurred at the Cove Restaurant in a little more than a month's time.
Town Council accepted a $3,500 grant from the Friends of Canonchet Farm. Thomas Fourtier, President of the organization, recently wrote a letter and submitted the grant proposal to the town in order to conduct a wetland survey of the Canonchet Farm property.
After a couple weeks of confusion, the site for next Thursday's Thanksgiving Day battle between South Kingstown and North Kingstown has been finalized and left some feeling a bit disappointed.
The game - originally scheduled to be played at NK High School, then switched back to URI's Meade Stadium, the game's host the previous five season - will be played on Thanksgiving at North Kingstown High School at 10 a.m. according to NK Athletic Director James Marcello, who told SRIN Sports on Friday morning. North Kingstown was serving as the home team regardless of the site of the game.
Danny West had just finished his first regular-season home game, a 92-67 win over Brown Tuesday night for the Rams, when he made a big mistake.
He uttered a word URI coach Jim Baron despises.
âI think we got a good chance of making it to The Tournament,â West said. âMaking it though. Not first, second round â weâve got somewhere weâre trying to go â but I feel we do though.â
This was a very strange statement for a couple reasons.