Archive - Jan 2011 - News Article
CHARLESTOWN â In a move to provide taxpayers with additional time to air out their concerns with the town, the Town Council is hosting its first citzens' forum tonight at 7.
NARRAGANSETT--The School Committee met and heard presentations from SmartBus, Narragansett High School Principal Warner as well as a presentation by Carol Balchelder, who works at Narragansett Elementary School focusing on enrichment.
WARWICK, R.I. â Hookers are coming to a local library and they are encouraged to do so.
They have heard all the off-color jokes, so donât even start. They also have heard all the compliments.
The Little Rhody Thrummers â the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists â will hold its next big show on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, the very first time these hookers have filled this particular building.
The North Kingstown Pet Refuge won a $1,000 prize in The Animal Rescue Siteâs Holiday $100,000 Shelter Challenge. This was the sixth online $100,000 challenge since 2008, the third this year, and Pet Refuge received the award for getting the most votes in the state during the contest period, thanks to its loyal supporters who were encouraged to vote daily. The contest ended in mid-December.
A complete list of winners can be found at The Animal Rescue Site, www.theanimalrescuesite.com.
It may have taken nearly 35 years, but Richard Mignanelli has finally opened a second restaurant.
Ritrovo, on the second floor at Greenwich Village, 1050 Main St., opened for business last Thursday and will receive an official grand opening in late February, said Mignanelli, who opened Richardâs Pub at 3347 South County Trail in 1976.
âI was looking for something to help my boys and leave for my grandchildren down the road,â Mignanelli said Tuesday as some of the unfinished business that comes with a restaurantâs second week of operation swirled around him.
NARRAGANSETTâThe Town Council approved a petition from Quest Montessori to re-zone a property off Boston Neck Road. The privately-owned 150-student school is currently located in Exeter and its head, Paul Raymond, has stated his intention to purchase the property from a developer who will build Narragansett Highlandsâ16 units of housing (eight of which are affordable) onto a six acre parcel of the property. Having secured approval by the council, the school must again return to the planning board and sewer subcommittee.
The following is a list of local people who have recently achieved noteworthy accomplishments.
Hailey Novis and Austen C. Novis, both of Jamestown, were named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts.
Deneen A. Cooke, of North Kingstown, was named to the North Kingstown High School honor roll.
Erica A. Sweeney, of Exeter and Briana L. Paganetti, of North Kingstown, were named to the Deanâs Presidentâs List for the fall 2010 term at Coastal Carolina University.
WESTERLY -- South County Habitat for Humanity has announced that it is seeking applicants for an existing two-bedroom Habitat unit in a duplex.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT â As snow and sleet hailed down on Rhode Island Tuesday morning, travel slowed and cars slipped, causing 19 motor vehicle accidents in South Kingstown and four in Narragansett. There were no serious injuries.
The four Narragansett accidents occurred in the center of the town according to police, near Mumford Road, Highland Avenue and South Pier Road.
NARRAGANSETTâFor four straight weeks Rhode Islanders have seen their gas prices increase at the pump. Average retail gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.07 per gallon, according to gasoline price website RhodeIslandGasPrices.com. Other websites including www.rhodeislandgasprices.com/ show constantly updated charts of the stateâs cheapest and most expensive station rates.