April 19th, 2011
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“As the reconstruction for the Factory Pond dam in Green Hill gets underway in April, the town will have finished all the planned dam reconstructions in the town.
Director of Public Services Jon Shock said reconstruction for Factory Pond will begin in April. At the March 28 town council meeting, the town awarded a low bid of $172,000 to East Coast Construction in Portsmouth to undertake the dam repairs. The town will repair the Factory Pond dam to update it to current dam standards and to fix damage incurred from the March 2010 storm.
WARWICK - The Chariho girls lacrosse team keeps playing better, but can't find a way to put one in the win column.
Missing a few key starters, the Chargers played well against Warwick Veterans Monday but a late comeback was stalled in an 8-6 loss.
Krysti McFadden and Hannah Baker scored two goals apiece for Chariho and Jessie Barber and Carissa DeSantis added one apiece.
For the full story, pick up the April 21 edition of The Chariho Times. For a full photo gallery, log on to http://www.ricentral.com/content/chariho-warwick-veterans-girls-lacrosse
BARRINGTON - The South Kingstown boys tennis team is still the 12-time defending state champs, but for the first time since 2007, the Rebels will have to try to win the title with a loss to their name.
South only picked up wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in a 5-2 loss to Barrington, the Rebels first loss since 2007, the same year where Barrington went undefeated in the regular season, only to lose to SK in the finals.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ In last weekâ€™s Standard-Times, it was reported that two bridges in town had been identi-fied as â€śstructurally deficientâ€ť by the Transportation for America.
Though the classifications havenâ€™t changed, more information has been released as why the bridges were ranked that way.
The two that were classified were the bridge on Tower Hill Road that crosses Route 138 and the historic C.L. Hus-sey Bridge on Boston Neck Road which crosses Wickford Cove.
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ The U.S. Senate will again consider a â€śCarcieri fixâ€ť bill that contains language that would allow for tribes such as the Narragansett Indians to take their land into trust.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“The town held its first public hearing on the preliminary budget Wednesday night with most of the public speaking out against the motor vehicle exemption tax.
With both the town council and school committee present, Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred first gave an overview of the total $89 million municipal budget.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Last year, Quonset was the recipient of $22.3 million worth of federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants for major improvements to the Port of Davisville. The improvements have begun and continue to run on schedule.
By the time the improvements are completed, the port will increase in capacity, allowing for the staging for off-shore wind equipment and the handling of cargo for short sea shipping.
ALTON -- St. Thomasâ€™ Episcopal Church in Alton will hold an array of services during Holy Week.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“The town council held two public hearings Monday night concerning a Community Development Block Grant the town received and amendments to special use permits in the Zoning Ordinance.
The town held the first public hearing to obtain citizen views on the community development, housing needs and program performance relative to the townâ€™s application for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. Though the town sought citizen input on the grants that can go directly to the community, no one from the public came to comment on the CDBG grant.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ When Myra Mudge heard there was to be an ecumenical series of Lenten lunches at churches all over town, she went to the Rev. Bertrand Theroux, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, and asked: Can we do it?
â€śHe said yes,â€ť she recalled. â€śItâ€™s the first time weâ€™ve had it here and Iâ€™ve been looking forward to it so much. Itâ€™s all so wonderful.â€ť
As the organizer of last weekâ€™s event at the church on School Street, she can take pride in a job well done.