Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article
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.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ In last weekâ€™s Standard-Times, it was reported that two bridges in town had been identi-fied as â€śstructurally deficientâ€ť by the Transportation for America.
Though the classifications havenâ€™t changed, more information has been released as why the bridges were ranked that way.
The two that were classified were the bridge on Tower Hill Road that crosses Route 138 and the historic C.L. Hus-sey Bridge on Boston Neck Road which crosses Wickford Cove.
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ The U.S. Senate will again consider a â€śCarcieri fixâ€ť bill that contains language that would allow for tribes such as the Narragansett Indians to take their land into trust.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“The town held its first public hearing on the preliminary budget Wednesday night with most of the public speaking out against the motor vehicle exemption tax.
With both the town council and school committee present, Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred first gave an overview of the total $89 million municipal budget.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Last year, Quonset was the recipient of $22.3 million worth of federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants for major improvements to the Port of Davisville. The improvements have begun and continue to run on schedule.
By the time the improvements are completed, the port will increase in capacity, allowing for the staging for off-shore wind equipment and the handling of cargo for short sea shipping.
ALTON -- St. Thomasâ€™ Episcopal Church in Alton will hold an array of services during Holy Week.