Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article
NARRAGANSETT - From the starting line in Hopkinton through the infamous Heartbreak Hill and to the finishing line at Copley Square, over 24,000 runners competed in the worldâ€™s most famous race, the Boston Marathon. Amongst those leading the pack of runners on Monday were two local legends, Glen Guillemette of Narragansett and Claire Gadrow of Wakefield.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“The weather did indeed cooperate with the students from Roger Williams University on Sunday afternoon. Traveling in two school buses, their goal on this wind swept, yet sunny day was to clean up Narragansett Town Beach.
A group of 50 students gathered at the South Beach Pavilion in Narragansett with trash bags and gloves, ready to help clean the beach as Earth Day approaches on this Friday, April 22.
Volunteers from the Concerned Citizens of Davisville are stepping up again in honor of Earth Day to keep their neighborhoods looking green and great.
The annual cleanup is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date will be Sunday, May 1.
Volunteers of all ages, including eighth graders from the Davisille Middle School as well as the Cub Scouts from the Davisville Pack and other groups, will meet at the Davisville Middle School.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ Oyster Works, an architecture, design and project management firm, announced that Damara Ortolani Sisti, of Tiverton, will join their team.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ A Providence man wanted for the February Kings Ridge Road home invasion was arrested last Wednesday after Middletown police found him.
Jaylon S. Butler, 19 of 171 Reynolds Ave., Apt. 2, Providence was charged with three felonies: assault with a deadly weapon in a house, burglary, and conspiracy.
Butler was one of the four armed men who invaded the home at 44 Kings Ridge Road, the residence of Derek Benoit on Feb. 4 demanding marijuana and money and assaulting Benoit with baseball bats.
Thomas Mulligan knew from an early age that he wanted to be a member of the North Kingstown Police Department. Now, he's in charge of it.
The 25-year veteran of the force was sworn in as police chief Monday evening and, in this week's Standard Times, we'll tell you a little bit more about the man behind the uniform.
In addition, we've got all the latest news on budget talks with the NK Town Council, not to mention an update on legislation proposed by several state representatives that hopes to challenge the release of convicted killer Michael Woodmansee.
Place Div/Tot No. Name City St Ag S Time Pace
1 1/10 6 Blazejewski Ryan Narragansett RI 34 M 2:39:10 6:05
2 1/11 13 Allen Brian Fitchburg MA 39 M 2:39:49 6:06
3 2/11 3 Alig G. Casanova Princeton NJ 37 M 2:44:04 6:16
4 3/11 8 McNeiece Brian Narragansett RI 39 M 2:44:19 6:17
5 1/22 9 Principe David Cranston RI 44 M 2:44:36 6:17
6 2/10 7 Longenecker Robert Lititz PA 22 M 2:45:56 6:20
7 1/17 5 Bentley Raymond Elverson PA 51 M 2:47:29 6:24
8 3/10 24 Linde Cooper Lyndell PA 23 M 2:48:29 6:26
9 4/10 41 Ford Jeffrey Hilton Head SC 22 M 2:49:53 6:29
10 2/22 21 Rocco Jon Colonie NY 44 M 2:50:38 6:31
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Board of Directors voted Wednesday to oppose Governor Chafeeâ€™s proposed budget and tax plan.
â€śOur chamberâ€™s position is to say no to the sales tax expansion proposal,â€ť Joe Iacoi, Executive Director of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce said. â€śFrankly, the more I learn of it Iâ€™m surprised of the sweeping nature of what's being debated.â€ť
The Board stated that it opposes the tax plan for many reasons, including that it believes the estimated millions of dollars paid to the Rhode Island by the tax increase will be taken out of an already weak economy.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”When Allison Chatowsky talks about homelessness and the effect it has on the children not only in her kindergarten classroom at Quidnessett Elementary School but throughout North Kingstown, thereâ€™s one thing she feels passionate about above all.
â€śWhat more would I like to see done?,â€ť she asks on a recent Friday afternoon. â€śI would definitely like to see our children not be labeled. All children should be identified and treated equally.â€ť
Chatowsky is not alone in her view. In fact, her school goes above and beyond its duties to try to put every child on equal footing.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“As the reconstruction for the Factory Pond dam in Green Hill gets underway in April, the town will have finished all the planned dam reconstructions in the town.
Director of Public Services Jon Shock said reconstruction for Factory Pond will begin in April. At the March 28 town council meeting, the town awarded a low bid of $172,000 to East Coast Construction in Portsmouth to undertake the dam repairs. The town will repair the Factory Pond dam to update it to current dam standards and to fix damage incurred from the March 2010 storm.