Archive - 2010 - News Article
BY KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
CRANSTON â RI HOPE (Helping Other People in Emergencies), a new community program organized to help Rhode Islanders affected by the March flood is setting out to neighborhoods to provide outreach services. The program is a federal response to the presidential declaration of a disaster in Rhode Island.
NARRAGANSETT--Aran Flaherty, Katia Konopelko, Morgan D'Ambra, Emma Landy, Brendan Flaherty, Natalie Landy, and Charlotte D'Ambra of Narragansett Elementary School have been practicing once a week in Providence for Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker. And while this is a first time for many of the children, Aran said she had danced before.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â After Councilman James OâNeill proposed a resolution to Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee regarding his future financial policies, the town council heatedly debated the merits of the resolution at Monday nightâs meeting.
NARRAGANSETTâCharles Lee,69, of 320 Ocean Road, was killed on Dec. 10 when his car swerved off Route 6 in Killingly, Conn. Lee was Vice President of the non-profit group Friends of Canonchet Farm whose aim was independent stewardship of the Narragansett property. Richard Vangermeersh, treasurer of the Friends of Canonchet, said that Lee was a Type 1 diabetic and that he had âa problem, a fear of driving at night.â Last year while visiting Bristolâs Audobon site, Vangermeersh (also a diabetic) says that Lee collapsed as a result of low blood sugar. Police have not yet confirmed the cause of Leeâs crash.
You have lost a loved one. You grieve. The holidays approach. You donât want them to come. You yearn for presence, not presents.
â âI wish I could just go to sleep on the day before Thanksgiving and wake up on January 2nd!â This is a sentiment that bereavement counselors all across the country hear a lot during the fall and early winter months,â said Morgan Ban-Draoi, grief counselor at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
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WAKEFIELD â Richard âRobinâ A. Foote, who campaigned for stricter safe-driving laws following the death of his son this past year, pleaded no contest last Thursday morning in Fourth District Court to a charge of driving under the influence of liquor.