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December 7th

Town to switch legal service provider

December 7, 2010

A new solicitor was hired at a special meeting held by the town council on Monday night.
Frederick G. Tobin’s appointment was affirmed and approved by the council 4 to 0.
Councilwoman Laura Flanagan was absent.
In addition to Tobin, the town manager recommended as a part of the resolution that Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge stay on as assistant solicitors for “designated tasks.” This was approved as part of the same resolution.

A chance to help Save the Bay seal the deal

December 7, 2010

NEWPORT, R.I. – Children and adults get so excited about seeing large amounts of big seals in Narragansett Bay that they, well, blubber.
“What we hear most is that people feel very privileged simply to be out on the Bay – even if the weather is not perfect. Aside from that, we notice that small children are totally captivated by the experience,” said John Martin, Director of Public Relations for Save The Bay. “They can’t wait to board Alletta Morris, and boredom is never a problem. It’s that way from the youngest kids to the oldest adults.
“We also meet people from all around the world.” he added. “They flock to Newport, but most do not feel as though they have enjoyed the whole experience without being out on the Bay. The seals help make that connection and people are extremely curious about why they come, what they eat and how long they stay.”

December 6th

Wakefield Baptist Church to feature nativities from around the world

December 6, 2010

    WAKEFIELD – From Kenya to Haiti to Nepal, the Wakefield Baptist Church will feature more than 275 nativities from around the world to remind people what Christmas is about during its Festival of the Nativity on Dec. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church at 236 Main St. in Wakefield.
    “It's to remember what Christmas is about. It's a good way to get into the Christmas spirit,” Nancy Bancroft, congregation member and coordinator of the festival said.

December 5th

Electrocuted Hopkinton man's condition improved

December 5, 2010

HOPKINTON – A man who touched his head to a power line last Sunday morning as he was trimming branches was listed in improving condition the next day.

Climate change spurring early birth of comb jellies in Narragansett Bay

December 5, 2010

    NARRAGANSETT—They do not pulse or sting, but they do glow. From Narragansett Bay to Argentina comb jellies shimmer with refracted light from their ever-moving bodies. And they can be spotted through the dark night waters as a result of bioluminescence. Comb jellies are a type of ctenophore (ten-o-for) and natural to Rhode Island’s waters. They are not dangerous to humans but their early reproduction cycles, which new studies show are a result of climate change, could affect the microscopic and fish life of Narragansett Bay. The jellies early births have encouraged researchers to learn more about this invertebrate’s life cycle in Rhode Island's waters.

December 4th

Hopkinton council discusses plans for next two years

December 4, 2010

HOPKINTON – One of the new Town Council's first actions was to move forward with advertising that it is looking for people interested in joining the Charter Review Committee.

Sesame Street taking cues from South County schools

December 4, 2010

    NARRAGANSETT – PBS's “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company” are taking lessons from southern Rhode Island school districts to help increase its focus for the next two years on science and inquiry.
    Sara Sweetman, director of education for the University of Rhode Island’s Guiding Education in Math and Science Network (GEMS-NET), has been working behind the scenes with Sesame Workshop since February, first in a series of seminars in New York and then continuing with regular conversations with the group that produces “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company.”

December 3rd

All-day kindergarten coming in 2011-12 school year

December 3, 2010

WOOD RIVER JCT. – An all-day kindergarten program will be offered in the Chariho Regional School District starting in the 2011-12 school year.

Unanimous approval of a plan to institute a full day of kindergarten was one of the first actions by the newly elected Chariho Regional School Committee, which voted on the item at its Nov. 23 meeting.

The board was faced with several options by the administration, one of which would have implemented the program with minimal costs by eliminating or phasing out the regular-education preschool class.

School committee chooses new coach

December 3, 2010

 

Council and Fire District to merge?

December 3, 2010

 

The 800-pound “political football” in the firehouse is about to get much more attention.

By a 3-0 vote with two abstentions, the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners Thursday night asked the newly elected Town Council to conduct a study of whether the historically independent fire district, which collects its own taxes to fund its operations, should be merged into town government.

 

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