Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
EXETER â Ladd School, once a scene of indescribable heartache and tragedy, was reborn yesterday as the Rhode Island State Fire Academy.
Dignitaries, including Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, state Fire Marshal John E. Chartier, State Police Superintendent Col. Steven G. OâDonnell, Richard Licht, state director of administration, State Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed â and representatives of fire and police departments across the state â attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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.
âShe took care of the yard and gardens,â he says. âMy three sisters â two are deceased â and I took after my mother.â
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 Departmentâs 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 80âs-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.
NARRAGANSETTâNo 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 oceanâs bounty. The Ocean Special Area Management Plan, or SAMP, is the first tool in the country which will help to negotiate these relationships.