Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article
WEST GREENWICHâ€“The Exeter-West Greenwich school committee voted Tuesday night to approve a traditional calendar for the 2011-12 school year, including both a February and an April vacation and a start date before Labor Day.
There were two versions of the school year calendar that were not approved. One calendar had the school year starting after Labor Day with one vacation week in March; the other had the school year starting before Labor Day with one vacation week in March.
HOPE VALLEY â€“ If you visit the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association's (WPWA) campus on Arcadia Road in Hope Valley this summer you will notice lots of changes.
The Exeter-West Greenwich School District will be holding an all-day referendum on the 2011/2012 school operations budget and charter amendments, Monday, April 11 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Exeter residents can vote at the Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road; Exeter and West Greenwich residents can vote at the West Greenwich Fire Station #1, 830 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ Chariho Regional School District Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci will conduct an Open Forum with the community on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chariho Regional High School library.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The Rev. W. David Dobbins Jr., interim rector of St. Paulâ€™s Episcopal Church, confessed that the planning group for last weekâ€™s Lenten luncheon seriously underestimated the number of participants.
â€śWe heard about attendance at the other lunches and talked about setting up for 80 but we thought that must be an exaggeration. So we prepared for 60.â€ť
HOPKINTON -- The town is one step closer to having bingo games available again for residents as the Town Council will vote on a related ordinance at its upcoming April 18 meeting.
The council closed the public hearing on a zoning ordinance Monday, April 4 that defines bingo halls and makes it so that the town can offer bingo only under specific circumstances.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“The economic downturn has affected many towns and cities around the nation, yet none as pronouncedly as the fishing communities in the New England area. Point Judith is one of them.
The U.S Economic Development Administration has selected Point Judith, among six other New England fishing ports, for a two and a half-day analysis of the specific issues concerning the community. The EDA examined a number of fishery data from the fishing ports, including the groundfish landing revenues and the percentage of groundfish landed at a port compared to state totals.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Architect Andy Pearce was ready to accept a job with Keough Construction, but before he did, he told his new employer he couldnâ€™t start until after Feb. 12.
Itâ€™s more a question of why. Pearce had committed to being part of a mission team from First Baptist Church in Wickford that was planning a trip to the Dominican Republic from Feb. 5-12.
Not only did his new boss agree to the stipulation, he donated money to the effort.
We reported last week that the Charlestown Town Council approved an amended version of the zoning ordinance that defines wind generator towers and systems. And we were glad to see that the council was able to move relatively quickly in getting this approved.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ After serving in Iraq from 2008 to 2009, two local Narragansett veterans are being deployed once again this May to Afghanistan, having to leave behind their first baby.
Their deployment to Afghanistan will be the second time both Michael and Marie Johnson go overseas. But this time will be the first time they have to leave their eight month year old daughter behind, who will stay with her maternal grandmother.