Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
NARRAGANSETTâThe Coastal Resources Management Council sub-committee charged with the Downing/Salt Pond Partners housing construction met Wednesday evening to further discuss the impact of the discovery of a major archaeological site on the 67 acre lot behind Salt Pond Plaza. Members of the sub-committee discussed further the validity of the construction firms claims that they should proceed with the project as originally planned.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâVoters from North Kingstown will take to the polls today for a special budget referendum to decide whether or not to increase the amount of money allocated to the School Department by $500,000 and, while the question seems simple enough, the impact of that decision is much more complicated.
On the surface, it seems that the approval of the additional funds would eliminate most of the $778,500 in cuts made by Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton over the past two months but, according to Thornton, thatâs simply not the case.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â When Marie Eich of Saunderstown started her nursing career 23 years ago she had no idea she would love working in childrenâs neurodevelopment nor did she expect to become Rhode Island Hospitalâs Nurse of the Year.
Yet, at Rhode Island Hospitalâs annual Employee Service Awards Dinner, which honored nearly 1,100 employees at the hospital to celebrate major career milestones, such as anniversaries, new retirees and employees âof the yearâ winners, Eich, who works in the Childrenâs Neurodevelopment Center was recognized as nurse of the year.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â With four new members on the Coastal Resource Management Council unfamiliar with the continuing erosion along Matunuck Beach Road and its history, last Tuesdayâs town meeting with the CRMC was another meeting where the town and CRMC talked in circles, leaving property owners frustrated again.
NORTH KINGSTOWN âAccountability.
That one word is the reason Kay Cutting says she and her family continue to fight the potential parole of Jamie Hughes, a man who murdered her father Zeke Harris on Sept. 15, 1982 and has been denied parole four times since.
Accountability is why Cutting spends months preparing for parole hearings; why she lays awake at night reliving the night she found out her father was killed; why she still seeks justice, three decades after a jury found Jamie Hughes guilty.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â George Silva estimates heâs run more than 100,000 miles during his years participating in marathons and shorter races.
Nearing 86, the familiar figure around Wickford is preparing for this Sundayâs seventh annual 5K run-walk to benefit a handful of programs: the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerceâs charitable foundation; Laymen in North Kingstown Schools (LINKS); the North Kingstown Food Pantry and local high school scholarships.
We donât always take the time to appreciate the gifts of nature. There are so many people in the world affected by the change in seasons. Scientists have proven that living without sunlight for any length of time can produce profound disorders, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder, a contributing factor in depression.
Weather appears to have changed dramatically in the last few years. Why? There are numerous thoughts and ideas but nothing substantial is known for certain. We can no longer depend on the weather to be fairly predictable.
By DAVID PEPIN
One was born in China, and didnât arrive in East Greenwich until he was in third grade. The other has spent her entire live here.
But East Greenwich High School Class of 2011 Valedictorian Han Xu and Salutatorian Julia Stevens have plenty in common: high achievement, friendship, and some podium time coming up Sunday.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Edward L. âTedâ Hughes has seen a lot of sunrises and sunsets during his many years as a recreational fisherman and boating enthusiast.
âMy whole life has been spent on the water,â he says. âI started at eight or nine and was fishing at 12; I began boating in my early teens and got my captainâs license in the late â80s.â
After months of back-and-forth debate on the 2012 budget for the NK School Department, voters will take to the polls this Tuesday to approve or deny a petition to increase funding for the department by $500,000.
This week, we tell you everything you need to know about the referendum. What cuts have been made? What cuts are still on the table? How will the department use the money?