Archive - May 2011
NARRAGANSETTâCommercial fishing is arguably the most important economy driver in Rhode Island. Point Judith is the third largest fishing community in New England based on total catch values. It is clear, however, that fishermen are struggling in the most recent economic downturn.
âWhat is unique about Rhode Island is that every county is a coastal community,â said John Scotti, Senior Fisheries Specialist at Cornell. âNo other state is like that. Every county in Rhode Island is affected by the commercial fishing industry.â
NORTH KINGSTOWNâSouthern Rhode Island Newspapers (SRIN) won a total of five awards in this yearâs annual Rhode Island Press Association (RIPA) Editorial contest.
Paul J. Spetrini, editor of the North Kingstown Standard-Times, was awarded first place in the Sports Story Category for his coverage of the 2010 RIIL girls softball Division II State Championship victory by the Exeter-West Greenwich Scarlet Knights.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâAs gas prices rise and uncertainty grows about the sustainability of the countryâs 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 stateâs budget and pension crises, Gov. Lincoln Chafee is hoping to win over the business community with a calm, Iâve-seen-this-before approach.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâTwo 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 âcause a lot of pain in the districtâ.
Tuesday evening, that pain became very real.
Ever since she first picked up a golf club at the age of three, Prout sophomore Nicole Scola has spent her life developing routines that turned her from a beginner to the stateâs best female golfer.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â When Charles and Jean Hickox awoke one morning at their Yawgoo Pond Road home, they did not expect to find a black bear rummaging through the birdfeeders in their back yard.
âWeâve seen him quite a few times. One morning we looked out and there he was. He spent the better part of the day hanging out in the backyard,â Jean Hickox said.
RICHMOND -- If being eager could catch fish, the 16 kids who participated in Richmond Rec’s Huck Finn Day on Saturday all should have caught whales.
From the 'junkyard' to nationals, the Wickford Middle School Science Olympiad team has been on quite a ride this spring.
After coming in first at last month's state tournament, the team led by teacher Nancy LaPosta-Frazier earned its first-ever trip to nationals and will compete next week against the best and brightest scientific minds in the country on the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This week, we introduce you to the members of that team and profile their journey to the top of the state and beyond.
COVENTRY â The harsh reality for the Coventry baseball team is this: It doesnât matter what the playoff-chasing Oakers do against I-South leaders North Kingstown and East Greenwich.
What matters for the Oakers is winning games against Tiverton, Chariho and Portsmouth to earn a spot in the playoffs.