Archive - Jan 2011
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.
PROVIDENCE â€“ For the state's economy to improve across the board in the next four years, Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee said in a recent sit-down interview that it will take certainty and unification.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (January 5, 2011) - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode
Island (BCBSRI) today announced plans to host a job fair to recruit
registered nurses and licensed practical nurses for several open
positions on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the
company's headquarters, 500 Exchange Street, Providence.
BCBSRI is looking to fill several full-time positions as part of its
ongoing efforts to improve the quality of healthcare delivered across
the state. These openings, which include nurse reviewers and care
Newly-elected representative Doreen Costa was one of a slew of local residents on hand at North Kingstown High School Tuesday night as the North Kingstown Planning Board continued discussions on a proposed 427-foot wind turbine set to be located at Stamp Farm.
Costa, who pledged to fight the turbine, cited a dozen concerns with the proposal at hand, from safety issues to potential property value losses and everything in between.
There are many harbingers to the coming holidays. Beyond the lighted trees and tidal wave of craft fairs, there is the annual re-appearance of red and green M&Ms, half gallons of suspiciously thick eggnog, the ubiquitous boxes of clementines guests bring to our homes and, of interest to me today, the disappearance of real estate signs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â€“ The daffodil is the first flower of spring, letting us know that life re-emerges after very harsh treatment through the dead of winter.
Such evident symbolism has been the decades-old landmark of the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Daffodil Days, which recruit volunteers now through March when these flowers spring to life.
WAKEFIELD â€“ With the economy troubling many families, the Rhode Island Domestic Violence Resource Center has seen an increase in both the number of victims calling for help and in the number of homicides, making 2010 one of the deadliest years ever for domestic violence in this state.
Concerns about free speech in a proposed ordinance designed to resolve concerns about bullying, both of the in-person and online kind, prompted the Town Council to put the measure on hold Monday night.