Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Republican Governor Donald Carcieri grinned like an overfed cat as Vice President of Administration Robert Weygand told an audience at a topping out ceremony that URIâ€™s Pharmaceutical Building was â€śon time and on budget.â€ť Rhode Island recently approved (by 62 percent) a ballot measure for $65 million in state bonds on for the new 148,000 square foot building.
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Normal news coverage will continue tomorrow.
WAKEFIELD â€“ Two California men are being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions following their arrests for cocaine possession by state police.
Local Veterans, South Kingstown and Narragansett Police and Fire Departments as well as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and various other civic organizations will be marching in this year's Veteran's Day Parade.
WOOD RIVER JCT. -- The Chariho Regional School Committee is again at tonight's meeting looking at the possibility of offering an all-day kindergarten program.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Although Election Day can be seen as a relaxing day off for some people, for others it is a day to work hard for what you believe in either by working at the polls or campaigning for a favorite candidate.
Campaign workers manned their polling places to support their candidates and to exercise their right to vote.
CHARLESTOWN -- The Whalerock wind power project, which was proposed to be a partnership with the town, looks like it could be moving in another direction.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“A small but strong group on URI's campus is working to solidify the tenuous link between students and their natural environment. This week URI's Student Action for Sustainability is hosting an art contest with a theme entitled "Forests in the Fall." Heather Lewis, a biology major, and the current president of the five-year old group said, "We are hoping to raise awareness about the URI North Woods and why it is important to this university."
WOOD RIVER JCT. - The recently controversial topic of the Chariho Regional School District administration's use of â€ślocator cardsâ€ť to verify home-schooled students continued at the school board's Oct. 26 meeting.
This matter, which has apparently been brought up in the past, came to a head when parents who use home instruction attended a School Committee meeting in September.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Although nationally the favor was against Democratic incumbents, in South Kingstown voters chose to reelect all the current town council members to another term on Tuesday.
About 11,144 of 20,883 registered voters in South Kingstown turned out to vote yesterday. Town Council President Kathleen Fogarty, a Democrat was reelected with 5,214 votes or 10.9 percent of the vote. Democrat Ella Whaley was reelected with 5,190 votes or 10.9 percent of the vote.