CHARLESTOWN -- The Town Council moved on a decision to hire a municipal court judge for the town at the April 20 meeting. The council voted unanimously to appoint Margaret Steele to the position.
PROVIDENCEâThe watershed areas of Rhode Island provide lakes and rivers for fishing and recreational activities and a home for a diverse number of fauna and flora. The local community benefits from the clean drinking water that is monitored and protected by myriad environmental organizations. Watershedcounts, presenting its work on Wednesday for Earth Day at the State House, hopes to sharpen their focus.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâBonnie Smith stands inside the small, cramped space of the North Kingstown Food Pantry with a determined look on her face.
As signs of spring blossoms throughout the neighborhood around her, Smith works as quickly as possible in a dark office building so the pantry can provide local families with food and paper supplies.
Smith says demand for service is greater than ever.
âI canât give you an accurate percentage but I would say itâs probably at least 80-90 percent higher than it was a year ago at this point,â Smith says.