Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article
HOPKINTON -- Before the latest public hearing on a proposed land clearing and earth removal ordinance began Monday night, it became clear that the matter would be continued for the purposes of more research and discussion to find a middle ground.
KINGSTONâ The University of Rhode Island is fast becoming one of the top research and economic engines in the state and it may take one step forward by developing a research and technology park to connect private firms with students and the state.
They sing, they tap dance, they laugh and just have fun!
A group of senior citizens at the Beechwood Senior Center has been getting together a couple times a month for more than 30 years to practice their favorites before they bring their show on the road.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN- The U.S. power grid is a vast network or substations, transformers, and power lines which branch out across the country, bringing electricity to the appliances and technological devices in our homes.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâFor Thomas Mulligan, North Kingstown is home.
From the moment he graduated from North Kingstown High School, Mulligan wanted to be a police officer on the North Kingstown Police Department, to serve his community the same way many of his family members and friends in law enforcement had.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â For the last of the ecumenical Lenten luncheon series, the Rev. John Unsworth, of St. Bernardâs Roman Catholic Church, introduced something new: humor.
A heavy rain had not kept people away â as in previous weeks, 100 attended â and, after the simple meal of bread and soup was over, he stepped to the front and announced: âIâve had disturbing news. Iâm dessert.â
Reminding the assembly that each of the six participating pastors had agreed to portray a key character from Holy Week, he said he chose John, âthe beloved disciple. Iâm no fool. That is who I am today.â
PROVIDENCE -- Each year four outstanding community conservation projects are recognized statewide as Sen. John Chafee Conservation Leadership Projects. These projects are undertaken and completed by local leaders and provide significant benefits to the community and to the state. This year 25 applications were received, only four of them will receive Sen. John Chafee recognition honors.
NARRAGANSETTâ Officers executed a search warrant at 144 South Pier Road Wednesday morning in relation to an arrest warrant for Tracy Anderson, 44, for the abuse and exploitation of an elderly person with severe handicaps. NPD also obtained various documents and a combination safe during their search.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Peter Leviten is a busy man: four days a week he commutes from Saunderstown to his job in Massachusetts as an advertising copywriter for the Bose corporation, and he divides his time between cities.
âFor two days, itâs 72 miles each way; for another two days, itâs 85 miles each way,â he explains.
Now, adding to his travels â but in a pleasant way â he has taken up long-distance cycling. On May 1, he will participate in Cycle the Seacoast, in Portsmouth, N.H., joining others in biking 100 miles to benefit the American Lung Association.
WOOD RIVER JCT. -- The Chariho Community Innovative Projects Fund (CCIP), administered by the Rhode Island Foundation, has announced grants of $9,050 for the 2010-11 academic year.