Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
A good argument can be made that Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s appointment of George Caruolo to be chairman of the Board of Regents for Elementary Education was an inspired choice.
Caruolo is universally respected as being smart and tough-minded, he has shown that he can come up with solutions to tough problems (whether some of those were the best solutions we will discuss a few paragraphs down) and he knows enough about the legislative process and how the Statehouse works to fight his way to the powerful position of House Majority Leader.
RICHMOND â€“ It's that time of the year again.
And no, it's not the holiday season again or anything remotely fun like that.
Yes, it's that time of the year â€“ when people across the country are filling out their tax forms in hopes of a big return or, in some cases, minimal money owed to the Internal Revenue Service.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“Wallace "Wally" Campbell III, former president of Peace Dale's Museum of Primitive Art and Culture, died on Feb. 6 at Scallop Shell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Campbell, 93, was an investment adviser and later a trustee at Sturges, Chaffee and Hazard from 1957 until 2005. Campbell graduated in 1937 from Milton Academy and after four-years at Yale he joined the Air Force and served in World War II. Campbell also served as the Primitive Art and Culture Museum's president for 22 years. Campbell's grandfather, Rowland G. Hazard II, began working to establish a museum collection in 1892. Hazard received numerous local donation to the original collection which evolved and expended from Holly House, his Peace Dale home, to what is now the Peace Dale Library.
The Town Council looked around for challenges last week, but didnâ€™t have to turn its head far to find a big one: $70.65 million in debt service.
With debt service on the $52 million school bond approved by local voters added to the recently built police station, Swift Community Center renovation and road work approved on last Novemberâ€™s ballot, dealing with the load topped the list of goals Town Manager William Sequino Jr. prepared for the council.
Sequino suggested a fiscal sustainability study, to be conducted by the R.I. Public Expenditure Council or a similar agency, could offer the town some guidance on the fiscal challenges ahead.
NEWPORT, R.I. â€“ Sometimes, itâ€™s hard to get tourists to come to Newport in the middle of an Ice Age winter. But, God, are they trying.
Tons of February ice that doesnâ€™t kill you can certainly be dropped into a variety of chilled, mixed cocktails.
That is sort of th
It's Valentine's Day and you know what that means. Yep, it's time for dinner, maybe some dancing, definitely some chocolate but, above all, it's time to show your significant other what he or she really means to you.
So, we want to know, what's your most memorable Valentine's Day moment or your favorite memory of love in your life? Maybe it was a date that went perfect, maybe it was your wedding.
Either way, we want to know.
Comment below this story to share with the world the moments you love to remember and will never forget.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ In an effort to allow members of Rhode Islandâ€™s fishing community to share their basic views on a number of marine issues, a roundtable discussion was held at the University of Rhode Islandâ€™s Coastal Institute on the Bay Campus Monday, February 7.
The ice and bitter cold temperatures didnâ€™t stop a slew of students and parents from attending the â€śRachelâ€™s Challengeâ€ť presentation at Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School last Thursday night. The third presentation of the day featured speaker Dave Gamache, who has traveled from school to school spreading the message of â€śRachelâ€™s Challengeâ€ť for the past four years.The presentation was made possible through the efforts of the Domestic Violence Research Center and the Friendship Fund.
Amongst a slew of other issues, one of the biggest problems facing Rhode Island is its inability to entice its young people to remain in the state.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ To close the $1.6 million deficit in the school budget, the School Committee approved a budget that would ask for two percent in town property taxes, $950,000 from collective bargaining agreements and a reduction of $640,184 in school programs and structures with 33 percent of the un-designated fund balance dedicated to the budget.