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January 23rd, 2011
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 Richardâs Pub at 3347 South County Trail in 1976.
âI was looking for something to help my boys and leave for my grandchildren down the road,â Mignanelli said Tuesday as some of the unfinished business that comes with a restaurantâs second week of operation swirled around him.
NARRAGANSETTâThe 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 Highlandsâ16 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 Deanâs Presidentâs 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.
NARRAGANSETTâFor 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 stateâs 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 yearâs event, the Body Forward Championship Tournament, will be held on Saturday, January 15th.
When her old clubâs membership began to dim, Dorothy Trehy didnât 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.
âWe couldnât find people willing to take office,â 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.
WAKEFIELDâSouth 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.
NARRAGANSETTâA Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew successfully rescued four mariners on Wednesday from the sinking fishing vessel Johanna Lenore, 40 nautical miles south of Montauk, N.Y.
Crewmembers Benjamin Payne, Travis Tillet, and Jonathan pickett as well as Captain Jeffrey Wise were transported off the Lenore, a 75 foot commercial sterm trawler out of Point Judith, before it sank.