April 19th, 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”When Allison Chatowsky talks about homelessness and the effect it has on the children not only in her kindergarten classroom at Quidnessett Elementary School but throughout North Kingstown, thereâ€™s one thing she feels passionate about above all.
â€śWhat more would I like to see done?,â€ť she asks on a recent Friday afternoon. â€śI would definitely like to see our children not be labeled. All children should be identified and treated equally.â€ť
Chatowsky is not alone in her view. In fact, her school goes above and beyond its duties to try to put every child on equal footing.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown girls had no problem finding goals Tuesday against East Greenwich.
The Avengers weren't exactly struggling either.
With two of the top offenses in the state going at one another with impressive scoring attack after impressive scoring attack, East Greenwich went on a 6-1 spurt midway through the second half to break a tied game and held on at the end to beat SK 17-15.
Kiley Powers led the Avs with seven goals and Meg Greineder had four with Marielle Kraft chipping in with three. Anna Basile, Betsy Thompson and Julia Waicberg added one apiece.
WARWICK â€” Tuesday morningâ€™s contest with rebuilding Warwick Vets was the perfect preparation for a Coventry softball team heading into its biggest contest of the young season.
With undefeated Chariho awaiting them Saturday morning, the Oakers produced their finest hitting and fielding display of the season. Senior first baseman Charlotte Bracken had three hits, drove in two runs and scored two runs, while sophomore Tatiana Webb hit an inside-the-park home run to lead the Oakers to a 10-2 victory.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Connor Morse threw six innings of four-hit, shutout baseball and his offense manufactured enough runs behind him as the South Kingstown baseball team beat Chariho 6-0 Tuesday afternoon.
While the score got a little lopsided late, it was a pitchers dual most of the afternoon as Morse and Chariho's John DeCataldo went through the order.
But while Morse did a good job of pitching to contact and keeping the pesky Chargers off the basepaths, DeCataldo struggled to find the strike zone late and gave up four runs before tiring in the sixth, where South tacked on two more.
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.