Archive - Mar 2011 - News Article
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Students at the Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School have been treated all week to special guest readers as part of Reading Week.
The week began with Gov. Lincoln Chafee reading to the kindergarten students and Attorney General Peter Kil-martin reading to the fifth graders. The Governor read Ducks Donâ€™t Wear Socks, by John Nedwidek.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The latest news-centric blog, Progressive Charlestown, to cover the town came to be when its owners were looking to stimulate political discussion amongst residents.
But Will Collette and Tom Ferrio sat on the idea until earlier this year as they wanted to make it an independent blog not tied to the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee. The decision to remove that link to the political committee came this past January, prior to the official launch of the website.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Did you know that the sixth leading cause of death in America is Alzheimerâ€™s Disease? And, itâ€™s the only disease in the top 10 that canâ€™t be predicted, cured or even slowed.
According to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association of America, 5.4 million Americanâ€™s are living with this disease and, since 2000, deaths from other major diseases have dropped, while deaths from Alzheimerâ€™s have risen 66 percent. More shocking is that every 69 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimerâ€™s.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“As Robert Leaver set up the bulletin boards across the assembly room, Narragansett business owners quickly learned that this was not a typical public forum. Leaver, spearhead of the New Commons consultancy firm, conducts public forums as innovative brainstorming sessions. Wednesday evening was an opportunity for local business owners to develop ideas about making Narragansett a more economically profitable town.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“Early Saturday morning, members of the North Kingstown Facilities Man-agement and Planning Subcommittee along with members of the public, Town Council and School Committee, toured the former Wickford Elementary School building, 99 Phillips St., to get a better un-derstanding of the proposed renovations as detailed in the recent Rowse Report.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ Police are seeking a suspect who is alleged to have committed armed robbery at the Sunoco Station on South County Trail last Thursday night.
As we continue our Womenâ€™s History Month celebration of extraordinary women who left indelible marks on our local history, we focus today on a trio of women who defined public service.
I was fortunate enough to know the first, Cora Lamoureux, longtime town clerk of West Greenwich, and wish I had known the others. Ruth Arnold and Susan Carpenter, the first two librarians of the Willett Free Library, in Saunderstown, logged a combined 90 years at the circulation desk. Astonishing.