Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Lewis Cahoone Jr. sits in his garden paradise at the end of Pineland Drive and credits maternal nurturing with instilling an interest and talent in growing beautiful things.
â€śShe took care of the yard and gardens,â€ť he says. â€śMy three sisters â€“ two are deceased â€“ and I took after my mother.â€ť
Lewis, who retired June 29 as supervisor of the physical plant and grounds for the North Kingstown School Department, will have even more time to add to the towering floral displays, wending trails and handcrafted birdhouses he has created.
WYOMING - After two and a half years of inconvenient detours for motorists traveling between Wyoming and Arcadia, crossing the Wood River just became a whole lot easier. On Friday, July 22, Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-38 Hopkinton), announced that the Bridge Street Bridge will finally be reopened.
On July 20 the East Greenwich Free Library hosted Singer/Song Writer Greg Cooney's One World, Many Stories, Songs and Smiles. Greg, who teaches choir and drama at Mt. St. Charles Academy, grades 7-12, kept the children entertained with fun stories, songs, and musical games from around the world. In this show the children were also able to play a variety of musical instruments.
By LINDSAY OLIVIER
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Taking over for Dr. Phillip Thornton, who is now serving as the Cumberland School Departmentâ€™s superintendent, North Kingstown resident Dr. Philip Auger, has officially begun his tenure as both the interim superintendent and assistant superintendent.
CHARLESTOWN - During the weekend of Friday, Aug. 5, Ninigret Park will be flooded with tens of thousands of people experiencing all types of summer fun. From kids riding carnival rides to adults enjoying 80â€™s-rock tribute bands, all ages of people will be indulging in all variety of entertainment. Not to mention all the local seafood one could possibly eat.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”No one would disagree that the ocean is a valuable resource which accommodates multiple users, from schools of fish to archaeological surveys. Commercial fishermen, architectural firms, and university scientists are among the many competing parties who wish to preserve, understand, and utilize every facet of the oceanâ€™s bounty. The Ocean Special Area Management Plan, or SAMP, is the first tool in the country which will help to negotiate these relationships.
BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
JAMESTOWN â€“ Former Governor Bruce G. Sundlun, who died at his home last Thursday at the age of 91, is remembered here not for his business acumen, his courageous leadership of the state or his powerful patronage of the arts.
Sundlunâ€™s local legacy is that of a man deeply interested in his community, always willing to talk over matters of civic concern, available to serve as figurehead for the smallest island observances and as patrician figure frequently seen at town council meetings.
HOPKINTON - Independent candidate Frank T. Landolfi was elected to fill the vacant town council seat during a special election on Tuesday, July 26.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”Senator Jack Reed, along with Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, is lobbying support for legislation that would give Rhode Island commercial fishermen a voice on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), a board which establishes fishing regulations for the federal waters off the mid-Atlantic shore.
Bruce Sundlun was, perhaps, one of the biggest names in Rhode Island in the past 50 years and his death this week sent shockwaves around the Ocean State as friends, families and longtime political counterparts weighed in on the man who became a legend.
This week, the Standard Times takes a special look back at Sundlun as Martha Smith examined the former governor's Jamestown ties.
In addition, we've got all the latest news on both the Wickford Train Station project and newly-appointed Interim Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger's goals for the district.
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