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Archive - May 2011

May 18th

Reed praises research, fishermen at Point Judith

May 18, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Senator Jack Reed met with local fishermen and researchers from the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) on Monday to discuss recent efforts of fisheries data collection at Point Judith.
Officials met aboard the Darana R, a 90 foot trawler which is owned and operated by the Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP). The vessel is staffed by a team of researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and is conducting an extensive survey of the in-shore fisheries in Rhode Island and Block Island Sound.

Richmond applies for disaster relief funds

May 18, 2011

RICHMOND -- Sections of the town are still reeling from the massive, historic floods that ripped through Rhode Island in March 2010.

May 17th

WMS goes from ‘junkyard’ to nationals

May 18, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When Wickford Middle School teacher Nancy LaPosta-Frazier talks about the members of her Science Olympiad team this year, she can’t help being impressed by their focus and dedication.
“I’ve been blessed with the group I have,” she says. “They come in, we have snack time from 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m., they eat their animal crackers and then we get down to business.”
And business, it appears, is about to pick up.

Process begins for wind farm plot leasing

May 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) recently met with the public and interested wind farm companies to discuss the leasing of ocean area off of Block Island.

The joint Rhode Island and Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task Force, established in November 2009, has accepted unsolicited leasing applications from two wind projects companies, Deepwater Wind New England, LLC and Neptune Wind, LLC. These companies will now proceed to go through BOEMRE’s leasing process which determines which project is most financially and technically capable to build a safe and regulatory compliant wind farm.

May 16th

Local liquor stores get a new tool to fight fake IDs

May 17, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—If you’re under 21 years old and are thinking of buying alcohol or tobacco, you might want to think again.
Thanks to the coordinated efforts of North Kingstown’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the North Kingstown Police Department and local liquor store owners, there’s a new tool, an identification recognition scanner, designed to curb the use of fake identification.
The scanner looks much like an old-school credit card swipe machine but with new-school electronics.

Hopkinton officials to meet with gravel bank owners

May 16, 2011

HOPKINTON -- Two members of the Town Council, the Town Planner, and the Town Manager will meet with local gravel bank operators and their attorney to discuss the long-in-the-works ordinance for land clearing and earth removal.

May 15th

Crime heats up in North Kingstown as temperatures rise

May 16, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The economy is down and thievery is up.
According to North Kingstown Police Capt. Patrick Flanagan, a recently-promoted veteran with 24 years on the force, certain crime cycles can be observed. North Kingstown is starting a new one: stealing metal to resell as scrap has become the hot trend.

School Committee looks at Access to Excellence progress

May 15, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With an expansion of the Access to Excellence policy at the schools underway, the school committee discussed its progress so far as it is adapted to the middle school and overall student population at Tuesday’s meeting.

May 14th

Tell Me Your Story: Jamestown’s Charlene Tuttle reveals the science of winning

May 15, 2011

JAMESTOWN – Charlene Tuttle moves among the short desks in her science class at the K-4th grade school on Melrose Avenue, encouraging and guiding her charges with cheerful positive reinforcement.
To get their attention, she says, “Face me; body towards me. You’ll be sharing [the materials]. Thanks, kids, for listening!”
Later she says “Nice job!” when one responds correctly to a question.

Hopktinon considers shutting off some lights

May 14, 2011

HOPKINTON -- Some of the town roads could get a bit darker this coming July should the Town Council approve the removal of 192 streetlights, all of which were studied by the police department.

 

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