Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
CHARLESTOWN - There will be a new face behind the town administratorâs desk at the Charlestown Town Hall for the next three weeks. Town Treasurer Patricia Anderson will be ascending to the roll of Town Administrator in the absence of Bill DiLebero.
BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â The Plum Beach Lighthouse license plate, with its handsome rendering of the historic fireplug-style beacon, has been voted the first runner-up in a national contest sponsored by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association.
Dave Zapatka, president of Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse, says the plate was nominated in early March and by mid-April he was informed of the honor.
âIt was the best finish for a specialty plate,â he notes. âThere had never been one in the top five.â
SOUTH KINGSTOWN- The Wakefield lawyer charged with embezzling almost half a million dollars from his clients in 2008 was sentenced to three years in prison for forgery, counterfeiting and embezzlement.
CHARLESTOWN - Rep. Donna Walsh (D - Dist. 36) was on hand at the Charlestown Town Council meeting Monday night to update the council on any new state legislation that is going to directly impact the town.
It was mostly good news for Charlestown.
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.
âSince 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 he says. âIâve worked at funeral homes since high school. Iâve always been an old soul.â
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â The town council seeks a meeting with the school committee to discuss next yearâs financial outlook after the school committee accepted the Reconfiguration Committeeâs 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.