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October 11th, 2011

RISM High School Football Poll - Week Five

October 11, 2011

This week's RISM Top 20 High School Football Poll is out and while the top remains the same, there was some movement throughout the poll, including South Kingstown's return to the top 10.
The Rebels are tied for ninth after last week's upset of current No. 4 Cranston West.
Locally, West Warwick is ranked 14 and Chariho is ranked 15. Exeter-West Greenwich dropped out of the top 20 following last week's loss to North Smithfield.

Rank Team Points Last week
1. La Salle (12) 240 1
2. East Providence 226 3
3. Hendricken 218 t-4
4. Cranston West 192 2
5. Portsmouth 178 6

October 10th

Today's schedule - Wednesday, October 12

October 10, 2011

Field hockey
North Kingstown at Moses Brown, 3:45 p.m.
Boys soccer
South Kingstown at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at West Warwick, 3:30 p.m.
Hendricken at North Kingstown, 6:30 p.m.
Girls soccer
Narragansett at Hope, 3:45 p.m.
West Warwick at St. Raphael, 5:30 p.m.
Girls tennis
Exeter-West Greenwich at Mount Hope, 3:30 p.m.
North Kingstown at East Greenwich, 6:30 p.m.
Girls volleyball
South Kingstown at Chariho, 6:30 p.m.
Prout at Coventry, 6:30 p.m.
Warwick Veterans at West Warwick, 6 p.m.

Today's games - Tuesday, October 11

October 10, 2011

Field hockey
South Kingstown at Tiverton, 4 p.m.
Smithfield at Chariho, 3:45 p.m.
Boys soccer
Narragansett at Coventry, 3:30 p.m.
Toll Gate at East Greenwich, 3:30 p.m.
Girls soccer
Exeter-West Greenwich at Tiverton, 7 p.m.
Cumberland at North Kingstown, 6:30 p.m.
Portsmouth vs. South Kingstown at Curtis Corner Middle School, 6 p.m.
Toll Gate at Prout, 3:30 p.m.
Chariho at East Providence, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Bay View, 3:45 p.m.
Girls tennis
Exeter-West Greenwich at Pilgrim, 3:30 p.m.
North Kingstown at Prout, 3:30 p.m.

Today's games - Monday, October 10

October 10, 2011

Field hockey
Bay View at North Kingstown, 6:30 p.m.
Boys soccer
North Kingstown at Lincoln, 3:30 p.m.
Prout at Westerly, 6 p.m.
Girls volleyball
Chariho at Toll Gate, 6:30 p.m. (JERRY?)

National Grid gets grilled on Irene storm response

October 10, 2011

PROVIDENCE - The Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal Government held a second hearing on emergency storm response by utilities at the State House on Thursday, Sept. 29. Representatives from National Grid, Verizon, and Cox Communications were on hand to testify before the committee.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 9th

Operation Christmas Child thrives at Quidnessett

October 10, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The music is pulsating, the sound of iron clangs like an army of bots playing tackle football and, everywhere, men are sweating and flexing.
If it were anywhere else, this would clearly qualify as a man cave.
But it’s the West Bay Family YMCA and this roomful of guys can be forgiven for really, really enjoying themselves: the room was gutted and repainted and all its equipment is new, as are the treadmills and other apparatus in the cardio center.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 8th

Tell Me Your Story: He's had a lifelong love of books

October 9, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When John Patterson’s parents moved to town in the early 1940s, the first place they lived when he was a small child was in a house next door to the Davisville Free Library.
In retrospect that experience seems like a foretelling of things to come.
“My father was a professional wrestler known as Jake ‘Thunderbolt’ Patterson after a hold he created called The Thunderbolt. In the off-season he was an ironworker and we came here so he and my mother could work at the Navy bases.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 7th

NK vetoes change to animal ordinance

October 8, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After a three-month examination of the town’s animal ordinance, the North Kingstown Town Council voted Monday night to scrap plans that would have restricted the number of dogs that its residents are allowed to have in their homes.
Citing a reluctance to “infringe on the rights of citizens”, the council voted 5-0 to shelve the change in language that would have imposed a three-dog limit on the number of licensed dogs per household.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents urge council to take ownership of roads

October 7, 2011

RICHMOND - Resident’s of Bucknam Road, Riverview and Fawn Drives in Alton were on hand at the Richmond Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Oct. 4, to urge the council to take ownership of the roads and to open up Bucknam Road as a second means of egress for the neighborhood, which is located off of Route 91.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 6th

Swain's murder conviction overturned

October 7, 2011

By SHAUN KIRBY
skirby@ricentral.com

David Swain, convicted of murdering his wife, Shelley Tyre, in 1999 while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands, was freed last Thursday after judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeals overturned a 2009 decision that had incarcerated him for the past two years as part of a life sentence.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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