July 30th, 2011
WYOMING - After two and a half years of inconvenient detours for motorists traveling between Wyoming and Arcadia, crossing the Wood River just became a whole lot easier. On Friday, July 22, Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-38 Hopkinton), announced that the Bridge Street Bridge will finally be reopened.
On July 20 the East Greenwich Free Library hosted Singer/Song Writer Greg Cooney's One World, Many Stories, Songs and Smiles. Greg, who teaches choir and drama at Mt. St. Charles Academy, grades 7-12, kept the children entertained with fun stories, songs, and musical games from around the world. In this show the children were also able to play a variety of musical instruments.
By LINDSAY OLIVIER
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Taking over for Dr. Phillip Thornton, who is now serving as the Cumberland School Departmentâ€™s superintendent, North Kingstown resident Dr. Philip Auger, has officially begun his tenure as both the interim superintendent and assistant superintendent.
WARWICK â€” A Coventry little league team will be meeting a team from Cranston in the opening game of a state tournament in Warwick.
One week after Central Coventryâ€™s Major Division All-Stars played Cranston Western in the opening game of the state tournament, Coventry Little leagueâ€™s 11-Year-Old All-Stars will play the leagueâ€™s first state tournament game when they meet Westernâ€™s 11s at 1:00 p.m. at Warwick Continental.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”No one would disagree that the ocean is a valuable resource which accommodates multiple users, from schools of fish to archaeological surveys. Commercial fishermen, architectural firms, and university scientists are among the many competing parties who wish to preserve, understand, and utilize every facet of the oceanâ€™s bounty. The Ocean Special Area Management Plan, or SAMP, is the first tool in the country which will help to negotiate these relationships.
CHARLESTOWN - During the weekend of Friday, Aug. 5, Ninigret Park will be flooded with tens of thousands of people experiencing all types of summer fun. From kids riding carnival rides to adults enjoying 80â€™s-rock tribute bands, all ages of people will be indulging in all variety of entertainment. Not to mention all the local seafood one could possibly eat.
BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
JAMESTOWN â€“ Former Governor Bruce G. Sundlun, who died at his home last Thursday at the age of 91, is remembered here not for his business acumen, his courageous leadership of the state or his powerful patronage of the arts.
Sundlunâ€™s local legacy is that of a man deeply interested in his community, always willing to talk over matters of civic concern, available to serve as figurehead for the smallest island observances and as patrician figure frequently seen at town council meetings.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”Senator Jack Reed, along with Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, is lobbying support for legislation that would give Rhode Island commercial fishermen a voice on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), a board which establishes fishing regulations for the federal waters off the mid-Atlantic shore.
HOPKINTON - Independent candidate Frank T. Landolfi was elected to fill the vacant town council seat during a special election on Tuesday, July 26.
By ERIC RUEB
WARWICK â€“ Joe Hassett is usually the most famous player in the field when he takes part in a Rhode Island Golf Association event. After an eight-year NBA career that including a title with the Seattle Supersonics in 1979, Hassett â€“ the radio color man for Providence College basketball â€“ has earned the honor.
At this weekâ€™s 28th Rhode Island Stroke Play Championship, however, Hassett knew where he stood in the pecking order.
â€śIâ€™m a distant No. 2,â€ť he said. â€śMike Schmidt, he was a Hall-of-Fame player and was a great player to watch.â€ť