Archive - Jan 27, 2011 - News Article
WARWICK, R.I. - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) offered the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address, delivered this week in the House chamber.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“Gambia, a former Portuguese and British colony is a smallest ribbon of cities, villages, and swamps along the Gambia River, measuring only 30 miles at its widest point. Like Rhode Island, Gambia is trying to increase its oyster population (See Narragansett Times Dec. 15) and it is doing this and promulgating its fisheries' product laws with the help of former state representative Michael Rice.
A public hearing was held on the abandonment of a portion of Gifford Street at Monday nightâ€™s town council meeting.
Gifford Street, though never developed by the town, crosses over Centre Street and runs behind Laurel Avenue.
Ryan DiFranco, of 18 Centre St., along with his neighbor at 20 Centre St. had done numerous improvements to the property even though it was town-owned land.
At Mondayâ€™s town council meeting DiFranco said he thought he was â€śimproving the neighborhoodâ€ť and did not think it would have offended anybody.
DiFranco said had he known that it would he would have approached the situation differently.
â€śI do apologize,â€ť he said, for taking steps â€śin the wrong way.â€ť
There were concerns expressed about whether DiFranco is allowed to park his work trailer on the property once it is abandoned.
The council made it clear, however, that that was an issue for the townâ€™s zoning officer and not for the council.
East Greenwich schools are cancelled today, but the school committee will hold its regularly-scheduled meeting this evening.
The latest storm to come through New England has resulted in canceled classes and activities today, Jan. 27 throughout the Chariho Regional School District.
Well, here we are. It's January and, yet again, we've got a nice, fresh batch of snow covering North Kingstown and Exeter.
Are you getting tired of the white stuff? If so, you're certainly not alone.
Residents from across the area have tried their hardest to bear the brunt of this stubborn winter ever since a snowstorm Christmas weekend coated Rhode Island with a foot of snow and, really, it hasn't let up.
But that's not slowing down the Standard Times.
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