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January 28th, 2011

Meadowbrook roof work can’t wait, says board

January 28, 2011

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 couldn’t wait.

January 27th

Web Special: It’s never too late to get started on the road back to fitness

January 28, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For many people, January is a time of great promise.
Sure, the weather is far from fantastic—it’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s icy—but, still, it’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.

Congressman Langevin speaks on State of the Union

January 27, 2011

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.

Rice studies aquaculture and water culture in Gambia

January 27, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Gambia, a former Portuguese and British colony is a smallest ribbon of cities, villages, and swamps along the Gambia River, measuring only 30 miles at its widest point. Like Rhode Island, Gambia is trying to increase its oyster population (See Narragansett Times Dec. 15) and it is doing this and promulgating its fisheries' product laws with the help of former state representative Michael Rice.

Portion of Gifford St. abandoned

January 27, 2011

A public hearing was held on the abandonment of a portion of Gifford Street at Monday night’s town council meeting.
Gifford Street, though never developed by the town, crosses over Centre Street and runs behind Laurel Avenue.
Ryan DiFranco, of 18 Centre St., along with his neighbor at 20 Centre St. had done numerous improvements to the property even though it was town-owned land.
At Monday’s town council meeting DiFranco said he thought he was “improving the neighborhood” and did not think it would have offended anybody.
DiFranco said had he known that it would he would have approached the situation differently.
“I do apologize,” he said, for taking steps “in the wrong way.”
There were concerns expressed about whether DiFranco is allowed to park his work trailer on the property once it is abandoned.
The council made it clear, however, that that was an issue for the town’s zoning officer and not for the council.

Schools closed with latest snowfall

January 27, 2011

East Greenwich schools are cancelled today, but the school committee will hold its regularly-scheduled meeting this evening.

Chariho schools closed and activities canceled

January 27, 2011

The latest storm to come through New England has resulted in canceled classes and activities today, Jan. 27 throughout the Chariho Regional School District.

January 26th

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January 27, 2011

Well, here we are. It's January and, yet again, we've got a nice, fresh batch of snow covering North Kingstown and Exeter.
Are you getting tired of the white stuff? If so, you're certainly not alone.
Residents from across the area have tried their hardest to bear the brunt of this stubborn winter ever since a snowstorm Christmas weekend coated Rhode Island with a foot of snow and, really, it hasn't let up.
But that's not slowing down the Standard Times.
This week, we've got all the local news you care about.

Wrestling season reaching crescendo

January 26, 2011

WARWICK — The wrestling state championships begin in less than a month at the Providence Career and Technical Academy and plenty of wrestlers, through their performances at in-state and out-of-state tournaments, have started to make their case as title favorite.
And with only a few big tournaments left this season (Capital City Classic in Concord, N.H. and the Methuen (Mass.) Invitational) Rhode Island wrestlers have represented themselves well on the New England stage.

WEB SPECIAL: Despite weather, ice stil not safe to skate on

January 26, 2011

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advises that, despite the cold temperatures of the past week, there is no safe ice at monitored state parks at this time. Ice must have a uniform thickness of at least six inches before it is considered safe by DEM. It generally takes at least five to seven consecutive days of temperatures in the low twenties or below before ice may become safe.

 

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