Archive - Mar 24, 2011
Ah, spring. Nice weather, the smell of fresh cut flowers and ... snow?
While it's certainly true that we've yet to break free from the cold temperatures of a stubborn winter, things are sure heating up in NK and Exeter this week.
For one thing, the NK Town Council recently accepted a preliminary budget, one which makes some controversial cuts.
And Exeter? Well, when the EWG School Committee isn't busy debating the merits of a new school-year calendar, it's preparing for next month's all-day referendum.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“At the end of the March 15 meeting of the North Kingstown Planning Commission, it was determined that the public hearing on the Oatelyâ€™s Restaurant/Rolling Greens development would be continued until tonight at 7 p.m. at Beechwood Center.
The applicants are Mark Hawkins of M.L. Hawk Realty, LLC, owner of Rolling Greens Golf Course and Oatleyâ€™s owner, Vaughn Oatley, an abutter to the golf course on the proposed devel-opment.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Due to the efforts of state Senator Susan Sosnowski, fisherman will now be able to offer input into the development of offshore energy projects with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEMRE).
The state senate recently passed Sosnowskiâ€™s, D-South Kingstown, New Shoreham, resolution in which she requested BOEMRE to include official representation of offshore fishermen on the Rhode Island Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ For the second year in a row, Chariho Regional High School students are looking to â€śStrike a Chordâ€ť with a concert to support Doctors Without Borders.
BY JONATHAN GIBBS
Looking at my five-year-old sonâ€™s fingers triggered a chain of thoughts about the Michael Woodmansee case in church this past Sunday. His are small fingers that have recently lost the dimple near the knuckle that seems to mark his passage out of toddlerhood into full-fledged boyhood. They were wrapped gently around the back of his motherâ€™s neck; and those fingers â€“ and that loving gesture â€“ struck me as heartbreakingly innocent. Unfortunately, I saw them as not just the perfect hands of my beloved son but as vulnerable entities as well.