Archive - Jan 6, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â€“ There is actually a film involving sex, violence and children that advocates encourage the world to see in the light of day. To combat the ongoing battle against human trafficking in the state, Day One is asking all Rhode Islanders to help spread awareness and prevent the devastating exploitation of young women.
Discussion of a possible consolidation of the East Greenwich Fire District with town government officially moved beyond talk and into the factfinding phase Tuesday night.
The districtâ€™s newly formed committee to discuss consolidation began its task with a meeting at Fire Station No. 1 on Main Street after the districtâ€™s Board of Fire Commissioners and Town Council voted over the past two months to study the possibility of bringing fire and emergency rescue services under the townâ€™s umbrella.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued two local fishermen on Monday after the Damariscotta, captained and owned by South Kingstown resident Brian Loftes, sank less than 50 yards from the docks at Point Judith.
WAKEFIELD â€“ In 1958 Donald L. Ford arrived from Philadelphia, Penn. to transform southern Rhode Islandâ€™s only major hospital, from a small country one to a modern medical facility. Revered for his care of patients and for the hospital staff, Ford, 89, of Narragansett, the former president and CEO of South County Hospital from 1958 to 1986 died Monday, Dec. 27 at the same hospital he devoted himself to in Wakefield.
When news broke last week that School Committee member Melvoid Benson was going to resign from the North Kingstown Democratic Committee, the first response many had around town wasnâ€™t shock or surprise. Instead, it was a simple shake of the head, an acknowledgment that the move wasnâ€™t completely unexpected given how much in-fighting had occurred both in the School Committee itself and the party as a whole.
And thatâ€™s the problem.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Six days after the sentencing of 27-year-old Laura Reale for a driving charge stemming from the death of Colin Foote, his father â€“ Richard â€śRobinâ€ť Foote â€“ has filed a four-party lawsuit against those â€śwho are responsibleâ€ť for the fatal crash.