BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
JAMESTOWN â€“ When East Providence native Thomas P. Tighe was searching for a job as a municipal police officer, his father-in-law clipped a newspaper ad advertising an opening in the Jamestown department.
â€śI didnâ€™t know where Jamestown was,â€ť he says, laughing. â€śMy father-in-law, who worked at the radar station at Beavertail, had to give me directions.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The Town Council held a public workshop on Thursday, June 23 at Ninigret Park to provide residents with information about the townâ€™s Wind Generation Ordinance. Town Council President Thomas Gentz was on hand to give an update on the project and introduce two other speakers.
While not too many people showed up because of the rainy weather, Gentz said that those who did come acquired some new knowledge about the ordinance.
â€śWe had about 12 citizens there,â€ť he said, â€śand they asked a lot of good questions and they learned a lot.â€ť
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Although the state General Assembly provided an additional $500,000 to South County Hospital to help cover the costs of services for people who do not have insurance or are unable to pay, the hospital still faces a significant budget shortfall.