Archive - Jan 2011
Get out your winter hats and snow shovels. It seems as if yet another big snow storm is coming to North Kingstown and Exeter, with reports coming in that anywhere from 10-14 inches of snow is expected to fall on the Washington County area between tonight and tomorrow morning.
Commuters are advised to begin preparing for the storm and to try their best to stay off the roads during the peak hours for the blizzard, which is tentatively slated to begin at 9 p.m. tonight, with the heaviest weather reportedly coming down from 3 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday.
North Kingstown's Rob Hazard hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 10:48 left in the first half, giving him 1,000 career points and NK put the game away when it outscored Mount Pleasant 26-5 over the final 7 minutes, 30 seconts in the Skippers' 62-42 win Monday night.
Hazard came into the game with 995 career points and scored his first two on on a driving layup 3:23 into the game. When hit hit his historic 3-pointer, North called a timeout and Hazard and the Skippers briefly celebrated before getting back to work.
MONDAY, JANUARY 10
Chariho at Ponaganset, 7 p.m.
Coventry at Woonsocket, 7 p.m.
Mount Hope at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Scituate, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Mount Pleasant, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at La Salle, 7 p.m.
Middletown at Prout, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Cumberland, 7:30 p.m.
Prout at Lincoln School, 5:30 p.m.
Coventry, Portsmouth vs. South Kingstown at New Generation Gymnastics, 6:30 p.m.
La Salle vs. East Greenwich at East Providence, 6 p.m.
CHARLESTOWN -- The Town Council is considering tonight the approval of a new summer event held by the Frosty Drew Observatory and Nature Center.
The topic of wind turbines will come before the North Kingstown Town Council tonight as the Council considers imposing a moratorium on all new wind energy projects.
The moratorium, which is expected to last anywhere between six months to a year, would not apply to the proposed project on Stamp Farm but would limit any new turbine proposals.
For more information on tonight's meeting, turn to this week's Standard Times.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“Narragansett has no single stream recycling program.Â But Rhode Islandâ€™s Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) hopes to create a single bin a pick-up system for 2011-12.Â Without outside funding, independent businesses are purchasing toters at a discounted price in order to expand and deepen the townâ€™s recycling program.
By ERIC RUEB
KINGSTON â€“ There wasnâ€™t much to say after the University of Rhode Islandâ€™s 72-45 loss to Xavier Sunday night.
In any game, coaches and players go out of their way to find a silver lining, something to grasp on to, something to make it easier to forget an otherwise sour day. Last Monday, the Ramsâ€™ left knowing they were blown out on the road by a Florida team that should find its way to the NCAA Tournament, a game that looked like an aberration from how the Rams have played this season.
It has not been a good first half for the URI men's basketball team. The Rams have struggled in every aspect of the game and trail Xavier 31-19, the lowest scoring first-half of the season.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9
Xavier at URI, 6:30 p.m.
North Kingstown vs. Barrington at Portsmouth Abbey, 4 p.m.
Bay View Invitational at Tootell Aquatic Center, 1 p.m.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ For the past 15 years, coastal erosion along Matunuck Town Beach caused by severe storms has concerned South Kingstown town officials due its threat to businesses and houses along the shoreline. To mitigate coastal erosion, the town Planning Department has developed a Matunuck Coastal Area Report detailing storm related shoreline impacts from 1939 to present and potential shoreline protection options, released this past Tuesday.