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Archive - Apr 2011

April 18th

Public speaks out against motor vehicle tax in South Kingstown

April 18, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town held its first public hearing on the preliminary budget Wednesday night with most of the public speaking out against the motor vehicle exemption tax.
With both the town council and school committee present, Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred first gave an overview of the total $89 million municipal budget.

April 17th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Improvements coming to the port of Davisville

April 18, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last year, Quonset was the recipient of $22.3 million worth of federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants for major improvements to the Port of Davisville. The improvements have begun and continue to run on schedule.
By the time the improvements are completed, the port will increase in capacity, allowing for the staging for off-shore wind equipment and the handling of cargo for short sea shipping.

Easter services in Alton

April 17, 2011

ALTON -- St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Alton will hold an array of services during Holy Week.

SK Council approves zoning ordinance for special use permits

April 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town council held two public hearings Monday night concerning a Community Development Block Grant the town received and amendments to special use permits in the Zoning Ordinance.

The town held the first public hearing to obtain citizen views on the community development, housing needs and program performance relative to the town’s application for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. Though the town sought citizen input on the grants that can go directly to the community, no one from the public came to comment on the CDBG grant.

April 16th

Celebrations of faith: Good Thief represents redemption

April 17, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When Myra Mudge heard there was to be an ecumenical series of Lenten lunches at churches all over town, she went to the Rev. Bertrand Theroux, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, and asked: Can we do it?
“He said yes,” she recalled. “It’s the first time we’ve had it here and I’ve been looking forward to it so much. It’s all so wonderful.”
As the organizer of last week’s event at the church on School Street, she can take pride in a job well done.

Pet pantry helps animals in need

April 16, 2011

RICHMOND – Over the past few years the economy has seen better days, and the average consumer has less money to spend on their animals.
Carol Terranova and her friends saw this becoming a recurring scenario and decided it was time they did something about it, and so was born “Maggies Pet Pantry.”

GSO offers teachers hands-on research aboard the Endeavor

April 16, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–URI’s Bay Campus is the launching point for many scientific activities. The 30-year-old research vessel Endeavor has traveled over one million nautical miles, transporting scientists and complex research tools to places such as the Black Sea to examine ancient shipwrecks. The GSO offers public school teachers the chance to partake in such important scientific work. Erica Killian is one of them.

“This is my first experience,” said Killian, a mathematics teacher at Exeter-West Greenwich High School. “The scientists took me in and made me a part of the process. They are a really interesting group of people.”

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