Archive - 2011 - News Article
The North Kingstown Pet Refuge won a $1,000 prize in The Animal Rescue Siteâ€™s Holiday $100,000 Shelter Challenge. This was the sixth online $100,000 challenge since 2008, the third this year, and Pet Refuge received the award for getting the most votes in the state during the contest period, thanks to its loyal supporters who were encouraged to vote daily. The contest ended in mid-December.
A complete list of winners can be found at The Animal Rescue Site, www.theanimalrescuesite.com.
It may have taken nearly 35 years, but Richard Mignanelli has finally opened a second restaurant.
Ritrovo, on the second floor at Greenwich Village, 1050 Main St., opened for business last Thursday and will receive an official grand opening in late February, said Mignanelli, who opened Richardâ€™s Pub at 3347 South County Trail in 1976.
â€śI was looking for something to help my boys and leave for my grandchildren down the road,â€ť Mignanelli said Tuesday as some of the unfinished business that comes with a restaurantâ€™s second week of operation swirled around him.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“The Town Council approved a petition from Quest Montessori to re-zone a property off Boston Neck Road. The privately-owned 150-student school is currently located in Exeter and its head, Paul Raymond, has stated his intention to purchase the property from a developer who will build Narragansett Highlandsâ€“16 units of housing (eight of which are affordable) onto a six acre parcel of the property. Having secured approval by the council, the school must again return to the planning board and sewer subcommittee.
The following is a list of local people who have recently achieved noteworthy accomplishments.
Hailey Novis and Austen C. Novis, both of Jamestown, were named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts.
Deneen A. Cooke, of North Kingstown, was named to the North Kingstown High School honor roll.
Erica A. Sweeney, of Exeter and Briana L. Paganetti, of North Kingstown, were named to the Deanâ€™s Presidentâ€™s List for the fall 2010 term at Coastal Carolina University.
WESTERLY -- South County Habitat for Humanity has announced that it is seeking applicants for an existing two-bedroom Habitat unit in a duplex.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT â€“ As snow and sleet hailed down on Rhode Island Tuesday morning, travel slowed and cars slipped, causing 19 motor vehicle accidents in South Kingstown and four in Narragansett. There were no serious injuries.
The four Narragansett accidents occurred in the center of the town according to police, near Mumford Road, Highland Avenue and South Pier Road.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”For four straight weeks Rhode Islanders have seen their gas prices increase at the pump. Average retail gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.07 per gallon, according to gasoline price website RhodeIslandGasPrices.com. Other websites including www.rhodeislandgasprices.com/ show constantly updated charts of the stateâ€™s cheapest and most expensive station rates.
A dozen or so local students will be among the technological gurus that will be converging at Roger Williams University this weekend.
The youngsters are part of a growing population of robotics enthusiasts that will be taking part in the annual Lego League Robotics Challenge. This yearâ€™s event, the Body Forward Championship Tournament, will be held on Saturday, January 15th.
When her old clubâ€™s membership began to dim, Dorothy Trehy didnâ€™t let the light of volunteerism go out.
One of the founders of the East Greenwich Civic Club, and its final president in 1989-90, Trehy experienced some of the frustration of watching the changing times erode the membership of her group, which from 1977 to 1990 staged the Luminaria Caravan during holiday season as a fundraiser for numerous local organizations.
â€śWe couldnâ€™t find people willing to take office,â€ť she says resignedly, remembering the days when the event would draw crowds to large houses, local churches and the former Royal Crest nursing home, now Atria Harborhill.
WAKEFIELDâ€“South County Hospital, already in the forefront of implementing new and innovative surgical technologies, is adding MAKOplasty, a procedure treating osteoarthritis in middle age and older patients, to its repertoire.