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May 8th, 2011

Hopkinton Town Council OKs audit firm bid

May 8, 2011

HOPKINTON -- The Town Council voted unanimously at the May 2 meeting to maintain the services of Bacon & Company LLC to perform the Hopkinton's financial audits for the next three years.

Town Manager William McGarry said he received a report on the matter from the town treasurer, who received quotes from two accounting firms. And the low bid for all three years, he said, was from Bacon & Company.

Senate passes two resolutions helping RI fishing industry

May 8, 2011

The Rhode Island fishing industry is getting some support after the state senate passed two resolutions asking for better industry representation federally and for more funding to support the domestic seafood market.

The first resolution urges state federal representatives to secure Rhode Island voting representation on the Mid-Atlantic Council. Senator Susan V. Sosnowski of South Kingstown introduced the resolution and the senate passed it at Wednesday night’s meeting. The resolution supports federal Senator Jack Reed in his efforts to bring more representation to the Rhode Island fishing industry.

May 7th

After over 250 foster kids, Fullmers the perfect blend

May 8, 2011

Over the course nearly two decades, an of astounding 250-plus foster children have received temporary refuge in the home of Ann and Ralph Fullmer. Eight of them stayed and were adopted, joining the Fullmers’ biological sons Ralph Jr. and Darrell.
Yet Ann, 62, insists, “We’re nothing special. We’re just us. They’re my kids.”
This is a great understatement.
She is the epitome of what Mother’s Day celebrates: dedication, constancy and unfailing love. Her need to reach out to children when they needed her most is what sets her apart.

Chariho renews SRO contract

May 7, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. -- The Chariho Regional School Committee voted unanimously at the April 26 meeting to approve an agreement to retain Richmond police officer Anthony Zoglio as the school resource officer.

The vote extends the contract between the district and town police department for the 2011-12 school year. And it came after a long discussion heralding Zoglio for his efforts since he came onboard as the school resource officer, or SRO, last fall.

NHS student places first in Cyber Foundations Competition

May 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The country’s capability in designing computer programs and governmental protocols for preventing cyber attacks rests largely on the shoulders of today’s students. Using computers and the internet is now an integral part of the primary school’s syllabus, and the genesis of future research will come from the high school and university levels. Luca Spinazzola, a senior at Narragansett High School, is a beneficiary.

May 6th

Council level-funds NK schools

May 7, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown Town Manager Michael Embury opened Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting with a light-hearted joke.
Producing his 2009 and 2010 W-2 forms in response to a request last week by School Committee member Larry Ceresi, Embury stated that his wages went down over $4,000 from year to year, prompting council president Elizabeth Dolan to smile and ask if Embury also had his “birth certificate with him”.
It was one of the few moments of light-hearted fun on an evening of otherwise painful decisions.

Prout tops Wizards

May 6, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick baseball team felt like it was in Division I again Friday afternoon.
After spending four years in Division I – most of them miserable – the Wizards went down to Division II hoping to find a more level playing field. That has been the case for most of the season but Friday the Wizards ran into Prout starting pitcher Spencer Stall and rest of the defending II-South champion Crusaders.

Chariho seeks advice from Commissioner Gist

May 6, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. -- The Chariho Regional School Committee unanimously approved authorizing Ricci to request a legal advisory from state Department of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist regarding funding for the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, commonly known as MET School.

Two SK intersections ranked worst in RI

May 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown has two of the top 25 worst intersections in the state according to a state Department of Transportation report to federal officials.

The intersection of South County Commons Way with Tower Hill Road on Route 1 was ranked as the sixth worst intersection for accidents. The intersection of Tower Hill Road with Mooresfield Road on Route 138 was listed as 23rd.

May 5th

Death of bin Laden fails to bring closure

May 6, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Richard and Donna August were in Washington, D.C. when news of the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was blazoned on TV news.
“The crawl [printed text that flows across the bottom of the screen] said they got him,” recalled August who, with his wife, Donna, had traveled to the capital for their granddaughter’s First Communion.

 

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