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January 14th

East Greenwich’s Patricia Raskin lives by the rule of positivity

January 14, 2011

The pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The optimist sees the glass as half full.
Patricia Raskin, host of the “Patricia Raskin Positive Living” radio show on WPRO 630 AM, can’t sit still without filling that glass to the top, while bringing a tray of other filled glasses for guests.
Raskin, an East Greenwich resident, is launching a new radio show on AM 790 WPRV, called “Positive Business with Patricia Raskin,” which airs on Jan. 7. The West Hartford, Conn. native puts such a positive spin on things, it can get dizzying.

South County plows through the storm

January 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As the Tuesday night’s snowstorm dumped a foot of snow on South Kingstown, it forced schools and businesses to close, making it a lot easier for those who have to get rid of the snow to do their job.
“At this point, crews came in about midnight and worked right through,” Jon Schock, the town’s Public Services Director said Wednesday morning. “Many roads are passable. There are very few cars on the roads, which helps with plowing.”

January 13th

Commisioner Gist tours schools to pitch diploma change

January 13, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Education Commissioner Deborah Gist spent Thursday touring the town's schools and meeting for an hour with 50 teachers. The Board of Regents, meeting in Narragansett High School, voted to have a public hearing on their suggested three-tier diploma system. The system would award a Rhode Island diploma–the same diploma students now receive–with two additional tiers for high performers.

South Kingstown, EMS recognized as HeartSafe community

January 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–Due to its efforts to improve cardiac care and save lives, South Kingstown and its EMS Department became the third Rhode Island community to be awarded and recognized as a HeartSafe community at Monday night’s town council meeting by the American Heart Association.

Classes resume at Chariho after one-hour delay

January 13, 2011

It was one and done for the Chariho Regional School District, which was entirely closed on Wednesday because of the massive blizzard but is back in business today after a one-hour delay.

January 12th

Digging out and staying in

January 12, 2011

There is a parking ban tomorrow morning, Thursday at 7 a.m. Coventry public schools as well as Sylvan Learning of Coventry: Canceled Classes

Schools, businesses closed by storm

January 12, 2011

All East Greenwich schools and town government offices closed, as did the second shift for Stanley-Bostitch. The Warwick Mall was also closed.

Snow blankets NK, Exeter

January 12, 2011

North Kingstown and Exeter may have gotten off easy two weeks ago when a quick blizzard passed through the area and left a foot of snow that was picked up without much incident but today, Mother Nature returned with quite a vengeance as well over 15 inches of snow fell across Rhode Island and left areas as far south as Westerly and as far north as Cumberland coated in the white stuff.
So, how did you deal with the storm? Were the roads up to snuff on your commute? Leave a comment and let us know.

January 11th

Updated: Snow Closings for NK, Exeter, Jamestown

January 11, 2011

North Kingstown Public Schools will be closed Wed. Jan. 12.

Jamestown Public Schools will be closed Wed. Jan. 12.

North Kingstown Free Library: Closed Wed 1/12 for storm

Parking Bans:

Jamestown: Parking ban this evening; UNTIL MIDNIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT

North Kingstown: Parking ban this evening; In effect at Midnight

Exeter: Exeter-Hope Val.-Pub Works: Parking Ban Tomorrow

Voters want Rep. Walsh to focus on job, economy

January 11, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- Despite the snowy weekend, a good sampling of District 36 voters came to Representative Donna Walsh's community meeting on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the Charlestown Police Station Community room.

 

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