Archive - 2011 - News Article
It's a problem everyone has heard about but few realize exists in their own backyards. Homelessness.
In this week's Standard Times, we explore issue in depth and show why recent data indicates that homelessness among children in North Kingstown is rising.
Local experts from every related aspect of the issue weigh in with what they think is the reason ... and what can be done to alleviate the problem.
In addition, find out about a local church's trip down to the Dominican Republic, what they learned, what they did and how the experience changed them.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The Fournier Estates, apartment complex on High Street was deemed uninhabitable after a fire broke out Sunday afternoon and displaced four families.
At 1:38 p.m., Sunday, units from the Union Fire District, the Emergency Medical Services and police responded to the fire on 480 High Street, where flames engulfed Apartment A2 and damaged Apartments A1, A3 and A4. The fire was extinguished by 1:55 p.m.. Union Fire District Chief Robert Perry said between 45 to 50 firefighters from all of the fire units, including Peace Dale, Wakefield, Forestry and West Kingston responded with the state fire marshall arriving too.
WOOD RIVER JCT. -- Taxpayers in the Chariho Regional School District's three towns of Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton approved the proposed $54.31 million budget on a vote of 494-288.
The Westerly Community Credit Union is sponsoring three scholarships for local area high schools: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Stonington and Westerly. Two scholarships are for the amount of $2500 and one is for $500.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ With 31 years of experience in the Rhode Island restaurant industry, Toni Owens is bringing her skills to the Trio Restaurant on Kingstown Road as the new restaurant manager.
Owens comes to the Narragansett restaurant after managing the Dunes Club, a 125-seat restaurant for four years and the Coast Guard House for 16 years.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will host a special collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste at Second Beach in Middletown on April 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For people who live on Aquidneck Island, this will be a convenient date to avoid the trip to Johnston for special wastes disposal.
Eco-Depot collections are free and are available to Rhode Island residents only. To avoid waiting in lines, appointments are necessary if dropping off HHW. No appointment is required for recycling electronic waste.
With the state's economic stakes raised so high, Dawson Hodgson is not exactly getting a leisurely-paced orientation into the ways and mores of the R.I. General Assembly this year.
â€śI picked a heck of a year to go into the Senate,â€ť Hodgson, (D-Dist. 35, North Kingstown, East Greenwich), said jokingly after holding a constituent forum at Town Hall Monday afternoon.