Archive - Jan 24, 2011
SRIN likes to think it has the best sports writers around - and now it has some proof.
Former SRIN sports reporter Paul J. Spetrini - currently editor of the Standard-Times - and sports reporter Eric Rueb were both honored by the New England Newspaper and Press Association for work they did in 2010.
Spetrini placed top three in the "Weekly Class 1 Sports Column" category for a column he wrote on the Exeter-West Greenwich girls softball team and their quest for a title after the tragic death of coach Mike Messier in late February.
The award is the first of any for Spetrini.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ In a move to provide taxpayers with additional time to air out their concerns with the town, the Town Council is hosting its first citzens' forum tonight at 7.
NARRAGANSETT--The School Committee met and heard presentations from SmartBus, Narragansett High School Principal Warner as well as a presentation by Carol Balchelder, who works at Narragansett Elementary School focusing on enrichment.
WARWICK, R.I. â€“ Hookers are coming to a local library and they are encouraged to do so.
They have heard all the off-color jokes, so donâ€™t even start. They also have heard all the compliments.
The Little Rhody Thrummers â€“ the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists â€“ will hold its next big show on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, the very first time these hookers have filled this particular building.
The North Kingstown Pet Refuge won a $1,000 prize in The Animal Rescue Siteâ€™s Holiday $100,000 Shelter Challenge. This was the sixth online $100,000 challenge since 2008, the third this year, and Pet Refuge received the award for getting the most votes in the state during the contest period, thanks to its loyal supporters who were encouraged to vote daily. The contest ended in mid-December.
A complete list of winners can be found at The Animal Rescue Site, www.theanimalrescuesite.com.
It may have taken nearly 35 years, but Richard Mignanelli has finally opened a second restaurant.
Ritrovo, on the second floor at Greenwich Village, 1050 Main St., opened for business last Thursday and will receive an official grand opening in late February, said Mignanelli, who opened Richardâ€™s Pub at 3347 South County Trail in 1976.
â€śI was looking for something to help my boys and leave for my grandchildren down the road,â€ť Mignanelli said Tuesday as some of the unfinished business that comes with a restaurantâ€™s second week of operation swirled around him.