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August 1st, 2011

Train station project remains on track

August 2, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – It’s been full steam ahead at the construction site for the new $22 million Wickford Junction Train Station project, which is slated to be open for commuters next spring.
Work is ahead of schedule and both the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Bob Cioe, owner of the property, are pleased with the progress of the construction.
“We’ve been getting good encouraging feedback from the community,” said RIDOT representative Bryan Lucier.

Although no longer pink, Goodies Ice Cream still a Galilee tradition

August 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – For six summers, those craving their favorite ice cream have taken refuge in the little pink cottage of Goodies Ice cream Shoppe on Sand Hill Cove Road in Narragansett. Yet, this summer ice cream lovers may be at a lost when they do not see that pink cottage. However, Goodies owner Cheryl Pelchat wants her customers to know Goodies is still here and only moved its location just one stop down at 236 Sandhill Cove Road from where the pink cottage used to be.

“It's a hop skitch and a jump away from the pink cottage,” Pelchat said.

Union files unfair labor practice charge against SK School Committee

August 1, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After the School Committee filed a complaint in Washington Superior Court last Thursday against NEASK, the union took their own legal route by filing an unfair labor practice charge with the State Labor Board last week.

The charge sites bad faith or service bargaining against the school committee.

July 31st

Fire academy blazes trail

August 1, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – 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. O’Donnell, Richard Licht, state director of administration, State Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed – and representatives of fire and police departments across the state – attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

July 30th

Tell Me Your Story: Blooming, Cahoone making memories for grandkids

July 31, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – 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.
“She took care of the yard and gardens,” he says. “My three sisters – two are deceased – and I took after my mother.”
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.

Bridge Street Bridge open at last

July 30, 2011

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.

Reaching for the note

July 30, 2011

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.

July 29th

Auger outlines his goals

July 30, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Taking over for Dr. Phillip Thornton, who is now serving as the Cumberland School Department’s superintendent, North Kingstown resident Dr. Philip Auger, has officially begun his tenure as both the interim superintendent and assistant superintendent.

Ocean Special Area Management Plan receives federal approval

July 29, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—No 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 ocean’s bounty. The Ocean Special Area Management Plan, or SAMP, is the first tool in the country which will help to negotiate these relationships.

The Seafood Festival is back with a splash

July 29, 2011

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 80’s-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.

 

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