Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
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.
S. Kingstown Pub. Schools: Early Dismissal; Cancel Activities; Secondary 11:30 Elem 1pm
Prout School: Early Dismissal; 11:45 all activities canceled
Narragansett PD: Parking Ban This Morning; Begin Midnight Tues - Fri 1am
S. Kingstown PD: Parking Ban This Morning; 6:00AM Until Further Notice
Peacedale Congregational Church: No Bell Choir Rehearsal
Meadowbrook Waldorf School: Early Dismissal; Noon Tuesday, 2/1/11
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â With what seems like a yoga studio on every corner in South Kingstown, it may seem difficult to choose which school to go to, but the town's Parks and Recreation Neighborhood Guild has helped make the choice a lot easier by offering its own yoga studio, the Yoga School of South County, 1058 Kingstown Road in Peace Dale.
There is a new person in command of the Coventry Police Department, well starting Friday.
After just three years as chief, Col. Ronald DaSilva, chief of the Coventry Police Department has decided to retire.
DaSilva said that although he was chief for only three years, he does have 22 and a half years invested in the department and that âitâs time for a change.â
The Town Council allowed the East Greenwich Little League to build a set of lights, and night baseball will come to Cragan Field this spring.
Girl Scouts from East Greenwich Troop 1380 and North Kingstown Troop 111 recently held a âdress down dayâ at Our Lady of Mercy School, East Greenwich, to benefit Project Undercover. Over 9,000 pieces of socks, underwear and diapers were collected and donated to the West Bay Community Action program in Warwick.