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February 9th

Rep. Walsh introduces driving bill

February 9, 2011

PROVIDENCE -- Rep. Donna Walsh (Democrat, District 36) has introduced H-5122, which will close a loophole used by bad drivers with multiple offenses to evade harsher penalties.

Walsh’s bill is a simple measure that would prohibit any driver who has received a third summons in a 12-month-period from mailing in payment. Instead, that driver would have to appear in person before a judge in municipal court or traffic tribunal.

SCH sponsors ‘Pink Out’

February 9, 2011

WAKEFIELD–For the third consecutive year, South County Hospital is proud to be the co-sponsor of the annual Gloria Gemma “Pink Out” men's basketball game tonight at the URI Ryan Center.

February 8th

Details emerge from large drug bust in North Kingstown

February 9, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – An investigation that began back in September ended last week with Rhode Island State Police and the United States Drug Department of Enforcement Administration (DEA) - Rhode Island Task Force officials, arresting three out of state males, seizing 66 kilograms of cocaine and $1,245,100 in cash during a planned raid at a storage facility on 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit A-3, North Kingstown. State Police are calling the raid one of the biggest in state history, both in the amount of cash and the amount of drugs seized.

Lacrosse coming for area youths

February 8, 2011

The Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse league is offering a FREE event for area parents and students, grades 1 through 8 today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Westerly Middle School.

Join WAYL tonight to hear Dave Cornell and Heather McClelland, head mens' and womens' coaches from Conn College, give interested players the "scoop" on the sport. Vendors will also be available to display and sell equipment. WAYL has received a grant from US Lacrosse for helmets and eye wear for 20 boys. The equipment will be loaned for the season on a first-come, first-served basis.

More snow, rain, freezing in South County puts drain on public services

February 8, 2011

With what it seems to be a snow storm every Tuesday and Wednesday this winter, the town is plowing through its snow removal budget as it also tries to clear storm drains.

Locals acquit themselves well in robotics

February 8, 2011

Our local students may not have been crowned victors, but they did walk away with medals from the 10th annual LEGO League Rhode Island Championship Event.
Students from both Coventry and West Warwick Schools participated in the event, which was hosted by Roger Williams University earlier this month.

Firefighters get a contract

February 8, 2011

The East Greenwich Board of Fire Commissioners and local firefighters have agreed on a new three-year contract with an 18-month pay freeze and a 20 percent co-pay.
East Greenwich Firefighters Association Local 3328, affiliated with the International Association of Firefighters, ratified the new pact by majority vote three weeks ago, said Lt. Bill Perry, union president.
The commissioners then approved the contract at their meeting last Thursday.

February 7th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK Home Depot offers camp for winter vacation

February 8, 2011

The North Kingstown Home Depot will be holding their second annual Free Kid’s Activities Camp during February school vacation, Feb. 21 to 25, beginning at 10 a.m.
There’ll be story time daily followed by hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Parents must be present with children at all time and is offered to children ages five and up.
The following is the week’s schedule:
Feb. 21- Kid’s Workshop. Build a project using tools with the Home Depot team.
Feb. 22- Painting Pots. Your child can design a clay pot for you to enjoy for years.

RIDOT: Laurel St.bridge will be replaced

February 7, 2011

The director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) was at Monday night’s town council meeting to discuss the replacement of the bridge on Laurel Avenue—renamed last year the Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge.
Michael Lewis, RIDOT’s director, was back at a Coventry town council meeting for the second time in less than a year.

Council tables roof repairs

February 7, 2011

For months, the Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School repair dilemma has vexed the School Committee.
On Monday night, the Town Council faced its turn, with a divided council deciding it needed two more weeks to ponder that and other school-related repair issues totaling $3.8 million.

 

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