Archive - May 2011
NARRAGANSETTâ€”Narragansett Police Department responded to a robbery of the Washington Trust Company bank at 885 Boston Neck Road. The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m.
The suspect walked into the bank and approached the bank teller with a note in his hand demanding money. He left with an unknown amount of money and officers have not determined from the bankâ€™s video that the suspect was armed.
By DAVID PEPIN
Happy hearts, happy alumni, happy teachers.
They added up to plenty of smiles Saturday morning at the 25th anniversary celebration of Happy Hearts Learning Center, 2608 South County Trail, as the preschoolâ€™s current crop of pupils ages 2 to 5 mixed with their older predecessors, including a few young adults, and past and present faculty members.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”A planned public hearing to discuss an amendment to the comprehensive plan of North Kingstown began with a presentation by the Consensus Building Institute on how plans to bring a mixed-use development to the intersection of South County Trail and Ten Rod Road would affect those closest to it and ended with applicant Mark Hawkins sitting in a chair exhausted, his head in his hands, no closer to a decision than he was when he walked in.
How far would you go to make sure your child has access to everything her fellow schoolmates have?
That's a question that's been on the mind of North Kingstown's Lisa Windham for quite some time now.
Her daughter Laura, a first-grader at Fishing Cove Elementary School, was born with spastic paraplegia, a neuromuscular disease similar to cerebral palsy and for much of Laura's young life, her mother has had to battle to get handicapped-accessible playgrounds so her child can enjoy recess with her classmates.
Read all about Laura's long journey in this week's Standard Times.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ For two South Kingstown teachers, last week was a week to remember.
After 24 years as an educator, Matunuck Elementary School Principal Debra Zepp was honored at the Rhode Island State House last week as the Rhode Island Elementary School Principal of the Year. Also, with 18 years experience as an educator in the South Kingstown School District, Broad Rock Middle School sixth grade counselor Sharon Schmid was honored as the South Kingstown Teacher of the Year out of 16 nominees.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”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 -- Sections of the town are still reeling from the massive, historic floods that ripped through Rhode Island in March 2010.