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December 8th

Flu clinic today at Chariho Regional High School

December 8, 2010

WOOD RIVER JCT. -- Students attending any school within the Chariho Regional School District are invited to attend a make-up clinic at Chariho High School today from 4 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for students that missed their school community flu event.

December 7th

Ashaway Holiday Stroll this Saturday

December 7, 2010

ASHAWAY -- The 13th Annual Ashaway Holiday Stroll returns to town this Saturday.

Silver Lake Avenue Bridge re-opens in Wakefield

December 7, 2010

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.

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.”

 

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