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March 7th, 2011

West Side Story coming to NKHS this weekend!

March 8, 2011

At North Kingstown High School, nobody finds the drama of the TV show “Glee” over-the-top. Not compared to the real-life challenges of preparing to present “West Side Story” later this winter. Besides the usual seasonal illnesses, rehearsals have been disrupted by several snow days and additional occa-sions when afterschool activities were cancelled due to bad weather.
“None of that is going to stop us from putting on the best high school musical you ever saw,” said di-rector Norma Caizza. “It's already so professional; you won't believe these are student performers.”

Wilson grows up, sort of, as a South County illustrator, comic writer

March 7, 2011

Editors note: Will Wilson first contributed a comic strip, called Brothers Watt, to The Narragansett Times back in 2005. He is back with a new and different take on Matunuck, Jamestown, Block Island and life in general.

WAKEFIELD–Local strip comic cartoonist Will Wilson has just released his second book entitled, Ordinary Bill, Pretending to Be Adults, and is scheduled to appear at Sweet Cakes Bakery in Peacedale this Sunday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book signing. I recently sat down at a local pub with this young artist to discuss life in the cartoon world.
“We can do this either way,” said the tall, wiry redheaded Wilson, referring to the copious amount of beer we would or would not consume in the course of our meeting. I could tell by his tone that he was serious and if I had been up for it we may have potentially found ourselves confused and in Mexico the following morning.

March 6th

Web Special: NK Students named to honor roll

March 7, 2011

The following North Kingstown High School students achieved an academic average of 90 or better, with no failures for the second quarter of the 2010 - 2011 school year:

Ritrovos - A fine restaurant serving a variety of clienteles

March 6, 2011

BY JONATHAN GIBBS

When you have young, energetic children, an involved, time-consuming job and a host of hobbies (such as finding a house and finding yourself), opportunities to get out amongst other humans and consume food without having to prepare it yourself can be few and far between. Introducing an 18-month-old and a five-year-old into a public space in which you want them to remain seated and restrained amidst a multitude of projectiles both hard and soft and a roomful of others understandably more interested conversing with their companions can, at best, result in awkward moments and an inability to finish, much less enjoy, one’s meal. Nonetheless, offered the invitation to try one of the area’s newest restaurants, Ritrovo, we jumped at the opportunity.

Narragansett ranks 22 in RI for total number of foreclosures

March 6, 2011

NARRAGANETT–No Rhode Island community was entirely immune from the housing bubble and current foreclosure crisis. HousingWorks RI, a non-profit that supports dedicating a stream of funding for affordable housing around the state, released its second annual special report on foreclosures in Rhode Island. The report looks at the number of foreclosures from January 2009 through December 2010 in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and its impacts.

March 5th

Web Special: DEM sends out reminders about cesspool laws

March 6, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has begun notifying home-owners in several coastal communities with cesspools that new waste disposal requirements are now in affect. Under the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007, certain cesspools must be abandoned and the homes to which to be-long must be upgraded with a new onsite wastewater treatment system or be connected to available municipal sewer lines.

SK planning board looks at housing concerns, wind turbines

March 5, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Planning Board held a work shop session Tuesday night, focusing on the comprehensive plan and wind energy conversion system updates.

The comprehensive plan is an update to the community Plan developed in July 1992 with approval by the State of Rhode Island on March 11, 1996. South Kingstown has routinely amended the Comprehensive Community Plan as warranted. This update includes certain elements mandated by state regulation, including land use, housing, economic development, natural and cultural resources, services and facilities and open space and recreation.

March 4th

Take a look at the latest draft of the 2011-2012 EWG School District budget

March 5, 2011

Below is a look at the latest draft of the 2011-2012 budget for the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, presented at Tuesday evening’s joint meeting with the town councils from both towns.

* Operations *

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+ Expenditures+

1.) Operations Budget:
2009-2010 Budget: $29,404,230
2010-2011 Budget: $29,404,250
2011-2012 Proposed: $30,828,944

2.) Capital Request:
2009-2010 Budget: $0
2010-2011 Budget: $0
2011-2012 Proposed: $0

TOTAL EXPENDITURES:
2009-2010 Budget: $29,404,230
2010-2011 Budget: $29,404,250
2011-2012 Proposed: $30,828,944

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+ Income +

Wizards too much for Oakers

March 4, 2011

ERIC YOUNG
eyoung@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE – There was some doubt to whether the West Warwick Wizards were even going to qualify for the R.I. State Basketball Tournament after their loss to Westerly in the Division II playoffs.
But a Barrington Eagles loss to Rogers in those same Division II playoffs opened up the door for the Wizards to get invited to the party and last night they took advantage.
Playing as the No. 13 seed, West Warwick advanced in the tournament with a 71-64 win over the No. 4 seed cross-town rival Coventry Oakers.

RI Flower Show: Putting the petal to the metal to allay the winter blues

March 4, 2011

BY JAMES MEROLLA

In saying goodbye to February’s freeze, the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show put the petal to the metal.
That is, stainless steel fish made by designer Tyson Weiss of Maine “swam” in the “flow” through hundreds of delicate flowers,

 

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