July 24th, 2011
MATUNUCK â€“ After part of the Willow Dell Beach Club was set on fire in an arson incident on Friday, July 8, the beach club was also vandalized a week later this past Saturday.
HOPKINTON - A celebratory groundbreaking was held at the Rockville Mill on Monday, July 18, to acknowledge a project that will turn the abandoned space into 14 affordable rental homes. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee were all on hand to address the gathered crowd and grab a shovel.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The medals adorning Marine Corporal Tyler Millerâ€™s dress uniform glint in the noonday sun. They represent the survival of Parris Islandâ€™s notorious boot camp and two tours in Afghanistan.
The shiny gold discs displayed across the left breast are for combat action, overseas service medal with bronze star, the Navy-Marine achievement medal, the National Defense Medal for serving in wartime, an Afghanistan campaign medal with two deployment ribbons, the Global War on Terrorism medal and a NATO medal for serving and fighting while attached to the international security force.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The school committee addressed on Wednesday evening a recent Superior Court action made by the Narragansett School System, along with five other state school districts, in objecting the payment of tuition fees to the Rhode Island School of the Deaf.
HOPKINTONâ€“Tragedy struck the area on Saturday, July 16, when a 10-year-old boy scout died at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville.
Patrick Hannon, of Huntington, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers who arrived at the camp at approximately 7 a.m., according to William McGarry, acting police chief.
By LINDSAY OLIVIER
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Itâ€™s no secret that the not guilty of first degree murder verdict handed down by a Florida jury in the Casey Anthony murder trial two weeks ago has sparked a strong reaction and national attention.
Now, because of that verdict, local lawmakers are considering introducing a petition known as Cayleeâ€™s Law at the beginning of the next Rhode Island legislation session.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN-A giant fishing net hang suspended from a crane 90 feet in the air. The crowd watches in anticipation as the fishing net, heavy with golf balls, sways in the light breeze. Suddenly, thousands of the white spheres burst out of the net lining and plummet towards the ground, striking the grassy field as though they were hailstones. Prizes for the crowd are sure to follow.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”For three days at the end of July, families from Rhode Island and beyond come to the athletic fields at URI to participate in an event which typifies nostalgic summer fun. The 33rd annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, organized by the Wakefield Rotary Club, is set to begin again.
BOSTON, Mass.â€”Fenway Park is a majestic historical monument which stands brightly lit every evening, hosting the Boston Red Sox as they march on through their season. The Green Monster and Peskyâ€™s Pole are symbols of the parkâ€™s storied past, and disabled war veteran Craig Cascella recently received a unique opportunity to visit the oldest Major League Baseball park in the country.
In order to stay current, teachers across the state have learned through the Rhode Island Teachers of Technology Institute (RITTI) course how to integrate technology into their classroom, according to Michael Sexton, one of the RITTI program coordinators.
The nine-day, 60-hour course was held at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School for the teachers in Coventry.