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Archive - Apr 2011

April 11th

School Committee adopts 2011-2012 calendar

April 12, 2011

WEST GREENWICH–The Exeter-West Greenwich school committee voted Tuesday night to approve a traditional calendar for the 2011-12 school year, including both a February and an April vacation and a start date before Labor Day.
There were two versions of the school year calendar that were not approved. One calendar had the school year starting after Labor Day with one vacation week in March; the other had the school year starting before Labor Day with one vacation week in March.

Day of firsts at Chariho

April 11, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Both the Chariho baseball and boys tennis team went winless last week.
Monday, both teams picked up their first win.
The baseball team got a great pitching performance from Cory Eaton while the bats did plenty of damage in an 11-6 win over Tiverton and while that game was going on, the tennis team took care of business against a struggling Pilgrim team, winning 7-0.
For a full story on both games, pick up the 4/14 edition of The Chariho Times.

WPWA announces upgrades

April 11, 2011

HOPE VALLEY – If you visit the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association's (WPWA) campus on Arcadia Road in Hope Valley this summer you will notice lots of changes.

April 10th

EWG voters to head to the polls today

April 11, 2011

The Exeter-West Greenwich School District will be holding an all-day referendum on the 2011/2012 school operations budget and charter amendments, Monday, April 11 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Exeter residents can vote at the Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road; Exeter and West Greenwich residents can vote at the West Greenwich Fire Station #1, 830 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich.

Open forum with Chariho superintendent Wednesday night

April 10, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – Chariho Regional School District Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci will conduct an Open Forum with the community on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chariho Regional High School library.

April 9th

Celebrations of Faith: St. Peter’s human foibles a comfort to Christians at Lent

April 10, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Rev. W. David Dobbins Jr., interim rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, confessed that the planning group for last week’s Lenten luncheon seriously underestimated the number of participants.
“We heard about attendance at the other lunches and talked about setting up for 80 but we thought that must be an exaggeration. So we prepared for 60.”

Bingo games one step closer to returning to Hopkinton

April 9, 2011

HOPKINTON -- The town is one step closer to having bingo games available again for residents as the Town Council will vote on a related ordinance at its upcoming April 18 meeting.

The council closed the public hearing on a zoning ordinance Monday, April 4 that defines bingo halls and makes it so that the town can offer bingo only under specific circumstances.

Point Judith selected for federal economic study

April 9, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The economic downturn has affected many towns and cities around the nation, yet none as pronouncedly as the fishing communities in the New England area. Point Judith is one of them.
The U.S Economic Development Administration has selected Point Judith, among six other New England fishing ports, for a two and a half-day analysis of the specific issues concerning the community. The EDA examined a number of fishery data from the fishing ports, including the groundfish landing revenues and the percentage of groundfish landed at a port compared to state totals.

April 8th

Tell me your story: Wickford Baptists bring spirit to Dominican Republic

April 9, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Architect Andy Pearce was ready to accept a job with Keough Construction, but before he did, he told his new employer he couldn’t start until after Feb. 12.
What?
It’s more a question of why. Pearce had committed to being part of a mission team from First Baptist Church in Wickford that was planning a trip to the Dominican Republic from Feb. 5-12.
Not only did his new boss agree to the stipulation, he donated money to the effort.

A missed opportunity in Charlestown

April 8, 2011

We reported last week that the Charlestown Town Council approved an amended version of the zoning ordinance that defines wind generator towers and systems. And we were glad to see that the council was able to move relatively quickly in getting this approved.

 

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