SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”As gas prices rise and uncertainty grows about the sustainability of the countryâ€™s consumption of fossils fuel, Rhode Island has taken a step towards preserving resources and creating a more economically stable environment. The state has received $28 million for the development a high-speed rail system through the Northeast corridor, the Rhode Island portion of which will run from Kingston rail station in South Kingstown up to Providence.
By DAVID PEPIN
While some Rhode Islanders are panicking about the stateâ€™s budget and pension crises, Gov. Lincoln Chafee is hoping to win over the business community with a calm, Iâ€™ve-seen-this-before approach.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Two weeks ago, North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton cautioned the NK School Committee that if the town council did, in fact, level-fund the school district for fiscal year 2012, the resulting cuts necessary to bring the proposed budget into compliance would â€ścause a lot of pain in the districtâ€ť.
Tuesday evening, that pain became very real.