Archive - Feb 2, 2011 - News Article
SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT â Last Wednesday brought another overnight storm, giving Rhode Island almost a foot of snow into Thursday afternoon. Despite the onslaught of snow, the South Kingstown and Narragansett public services are managing the road conditions.
âIt was relatively uneventful. It was just a long storm,â Jon Schock, director of public services for South Kingstown said.
La Salle Academy freshman Anthony Anderson, of Richmond, has won a Gold Key Award in painting in the Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards competition.
JOHNSTONâThe odor beside Rhode Islandâs Resource Recovery Corporationâs (RIRRC) Johnston landfill differs with each season. Today, the air is filled with a sweetly rotten odor of mulch. Driving by piles of decomposing compost on the 110 acre property, one can literally watch it break down beneath its own steam. In December, there is a piney whiff of spruce. In the summer comes an olfactory overloadâthe pungent aftermath of summer seafood. But any odor is impermanent, diminishing if not disappearing beneath the landfillâs smothering layers of earth and stone. From June 2009-June 2010, Rhode Island generated about 722,000 tons of garbage, actually lower than the million tons it buried in 2007. (Beside Johnstonâs 210 foot high landfill, a rocky dynamited patch called Phase 6 will handle tons more.)
After a long investigation stemming back to September of 2010, Rhode Island State police on Wednesday announced a major drug bust after obtaining search warrants at 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit#A-3, in North Kingstown.
Thirty one kilograms of cocaine were seized in a hidden compartment in the Chrysler Pacifica located on the premises and $1,245,100 was seized from a hidden compartment in a tractor trailer truck.