January 29th, 2011
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Working with a budget that is out of balance by $1.6 million, the School Committee held its first budget work shop at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting, focusing on what conditions would allow the town to maintain school programs and how to balance within budget projections.
Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow highlighted the 2011 to 2012 budget and where the school district is today concerning the budget.
I donâ€™t knowâ€¦I say that a lot these days and I really donâ€™t know, either because Iâ€™ve forgotten or I never knew in the first place. I do know that the longer I am around on this earth, the less I know for a fact. And that is good, I think, because it keeps the mind open to all sorts of new possibilities. If I decided that I knew, then whatâ€™s the point? Iâ€™m done, finished, subject is closed. Itâ€™s more fun not to know and hope for advanced knowledge of some sort. Something like that.
East Greenwich Little League Spring 2011, Softball & Baseball registration is currently underway.
A walk in registration at Cragan Field (50 Reilly Ave, East Greenwich, RI.) has been scheduled for Feb 12th between 10am-2pm for all players, beginners and experienced, between the ages of 5 and 16. This is a great way to meet the coaches, the board, and to ask any questions. New players are encouraged to stop by.
WEST WARWICK â€“ Larry Akers, a resident of Richmond and a Cox Communications employee, was recently honored with a â€śMoments of Trustâ€ť award at the system based in New England.
KINGSTON â€“ The University of Rhode Island women's hockey player Justine Ducie is making history this week as being the first URI female athlete to represent the school on the first Team USA squad to play for the World University Games in Turkey.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“In Judy Grisevichâ€™s class students have been researching frogs, toads, bats, owls, and polar animals. For each study, students research using the Independent Investigation Model (IIM) and show what they have learned in a way that interests themâ€”choosing from a tic-tac-toe menu of choices.
There is the Stanley Cup and the Calder Cup. The uninitiated would not know they are awarded in hockey.
There is the Winston Cup. That trophy, you might guess, as it deals with racing in Winston, in the Carolinas.
But leave it to coffee maven Dunkinâ€™ Donuts to award the very appropriately-named Coffee Cup for some incredibly quick racing on the oval concrete at their very own Center.
A decision on extensive work at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School can wait awhile longer, the School Committee decided Tuesday night.
It also decided roof repairs couldnâ€™t wait.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”For many people, January is a time of great promise.
Sure, the weather is far from fantasticâ€”itâ€™s cold, itâ€™s snowy, itâ€™s icyâ€”but, still, itâ€™s time for a new year and, in that way, January acts as a sort of reset button for a lot of our bad behaviors.
But what happens when we turn the page into February? Do we slide back into our old habits or do we find a way to stay on the right track?
For Fabulous Fitness owner Eddie Brandt, the answer is simple: There is no such thing as a reset button.
WARWICK, R.I. - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) offered the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address, delivered this week in the House chamber.