By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The voice answering the phone at The Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home in Wickford is deep, warm and confident. It belongs to the youngest managing funeral director and embalmer in Rhode Island, Andrew Correia.
He is 23 and, in every way, remarkable.
â€śSince I was a young boy I have always been interested in the funeral profession: the pomp and circumstance, the beautiful black cars from the fleet, and the mystique of it all,â€ť he says. â€śIâ€™ve worked at funeral homes since high school. Iâ€™ve always been an old soul.â€ť
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The town council seeks a meeting with the school committee to discuss next yearâ€™s financial outlook after the school committee accepted the Reconfiguration Committeeâ€™s recommendation to make four equal neighborhood schools and move the pre-school program.
The council voted to direct six possible dates to convene with the school committee through the end of August.
HOPKINTON - There will be a special election held on July 26 to choose a new member of the Hopkinton Town Council. One seat on the town council is currently vacant, and has been since the resignation of council member Jonathan Osborne in April.