Archive - Dec 2010 - News Article
RICHMOND â€“ In case you ever wanted to put a face to just who benefits from the blood donated at the various drives throughout the state, meet Keith Bloomer.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“The five-person school committee and superintendent met on Wednesday and the first agenda item became Southern Rhode Island Regional Collaborative (SORICO). The collaborative is a non-profit cooperative educational service involving Block Island, Chariho, East Greenwich, Exeter/West Greenwich, Jamestown, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, and Westerly. The organization was established in 1988 and involved eight high schools, 11 middle schools, and 33 elementary schools was intended to regionalize services for the area. Recently, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, and North Kingstown withdrew during their school committee meetings while Chariho did not.
Panera Bread recently presented a check to the South County Hospital Breast Health Program.
The proceeds of $1013.00 were the result of Panera Bread's annual Pink Bagel and Cater Pink campaign. South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Marie McCormick and Breast Health Nurse Marilyn Favali accepted the check for the hospital.
The funds will be used to purchase resources for the South County Hospital Cancer Resource Library.
At the request of the East Greenwich Fire Districtâ€™s Board of Commissioners, the Town Council has agreed to participate in the study of a possible consolidation of the district and the town.
The council voted unanimously Monday night to participate in the study, and also appointed Jeffrey B. Cianciolo as its liaison to the district.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN--Possible tuition increases await URI students if the university's requested operational budget is not approved. Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee will make a recommendation for funding either next month or at the beginning of February.
How can stakeholders (taxpayers, citizens, university students and parents) ensure that the budget recommendation of 71 million dollars for the next fiscal year is passed?
Providence, RI - Citizens Bank recently partnered with Children's Friend for their annual Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive. More than 70 Citizens executives spent an evening shopping for gifts for 45 children to benefit Children's Friend families.
Children's Friend promotes the well-being and healthy development of children by providing wrap-around services to support and strengthen their families and our communities. They have been a resource for Rhode Island's most vulnerable children and their families for more than 175 years.
WAKEFIELD -- Laura A. Reale, the Westerly woman who ran a red light in Charlestown and killed 27-year-old Colin Foote with her car in May, was sentenced to eight years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions by Judge Edwin Gale today in Superior Court.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ There will be smoother driving on roads in the next six years if the new capital improvement plan(CIP) proposed by Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred is approved by the town council. To repair more roads in the town, the road improvement program will increase by $2 million from $6 million to $8 million.
Branches partnered with local community organizations to help fellow Rhode Islanders
Rhode Island - December 17, 2010 - Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) announced today that it has completed another successful campaign with the annual BankRI Holiday Giving Tree program. The program is designed to brighten the holidays of fellow Rhode Islanders in need during the holiday season.
A draft of the townâ€™s upcoming comprehensive plan leaves plenty of room for the town to achieve its state-mandated goal for affordable housing stock...provided itâ€™s willing to build several large clusters.
By allowing the construction of 100 percent affordable housing clusters on available land, the town can create up to 1,049 affordable housing units, well above the 555 target established by Rhode Island Housing.