Archive - 2010 - News Article
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.
WAKEFIELD â€“ Laura A. Reale, of Westerly, lost her license for five years after appearing in court and pleading guilty to being a habitual traffic offender, the new state law that was created following her arrest for allegedly running a red light and killing Colin B. Foote last May.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Pumpkins will be falling from the sky Saturday, Nov. 6 as part of the town's annual pumpkin launch from 1 to 4 p.m. at Carpenter's Farm at Matunuck Beach Road.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ After a discussion of options and how to proceed next, the Chariho Regional School Committee has put off a decision on all-day kindergarten until after the election.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“Otis Wyatt, an election moderator, at District 1 said that voters had lined up before polls opened, hoping to vote and â€śget it out of the wayâ€ť before work. By 10:45 a.m. 186 people had voted. The ballot counting machine seems to do everything except make french fries.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The town of North Kingstown has seen an upset in the run for Representative in Dist. 31, with Doreen Costa (R) beating out 18-year veteran and Chairperson of the Veteransâ€™ Affairs House Committee on Finance Rep. Kenneth Carter (D).
Locals were glued to the results screen at Duffyâ€™s Tavern in North Kingstown as the numbers coming in showed a very close race, with some voting districts showing a difference of only five to 10 votes.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.