ASHAWAY -- The 13th Annual Ashaway Holiday Stroll returns to town this Saturday.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Silver Lake Avenue Bridge is now open for traffic. The town public services department completed the reconstruction project on Nov. 19.
Public Services Director Jon Shock said although the bridge is open there are still minor repairs to be finished. However, concrete structural repairs were made, along with repainting the steel rims and adding anti-scouring for the Saugatucket River, which has a high velocity. The project was completed on time.
A new solicitor was hired at a special meeting held by the town council on Monday night.
Frederick G. Tobinâ€™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 â€śdesignated tasks.â€ť This was approved as part of the same resolution.
NEWPORT, R.I. â€“ Children and adults get so excited about seeing large amounts of big seals in Narragansett Bay that they, well, blubber.
â€śWhat we hear most is that people feel very privileged simply to be out on the Bay â€“ even if the weather is not perfect. Aside from that, we notice that small children are totally captivated by the experience,â€ť said John Martin, Director of Public Relations for Save The Bay. â€śThey canâ€™t wait to board Alletta Morris, and boredom is never a problem. Itâ€™s that way from the youngest kids to the oldest adults.
â€śWe also meet people from all around the world.â€ť he added. â€śThey 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.â€ť