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February 10th, 2011
Is North Kingstown ready for a medical marijuana facility? Well, that depends on whom you ask.
At a special meeting Monday, members of the public and local elected officials got to express their support and/or concerns with two proposed "compassion centers" in North Kingstown and, judging from the meeting itself, they're split on whether the centers will do more harm than good.
NARRAGANSETTâThe Town Council began their meeting with a moment of silence for George Lenihan, Sr., a local restaurateur and businessman who died on Feb. 4.
Next, Rep. Teresa Tanzi spoke about her support for an amendment to a 2001 law regarding Galilee. The 2001 law extends a forty year lease on the property. What Tanzi's bill does is extend the lease exclusively for fishing related purposes to help preserve it as a working waterfront. This act would allow property for commercial fishing industries to be rented for up to 40 years by the state. Tanzi also described her desire to look at loopholes and deductions in the tax code that were either outdated our possibly ineffective.
Their resumes include lines like U.S. Attorney, Nobel Peace Prize winner and longtime school nurse.
Their careers have taken them to places like Florida and the Middle East, or no farther than the state of Rhode Island.
The East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor will grow by seven honorees when this yearâs induction ceremony is held April 14 at 6 p.m. at the high school.
PROVIDENCE -- Rep. Donna Walsh (Democrat, District 36) has introduced H-5122, which will close a loophole used by bad drivers with multiple offenses to evade harsher penalties.
Walshâs bill is a simple measure that would prohibit any driver who has received a third summons in a 12-month-period from mailing in payment. Instead, that driver would have to appear in person before a judge in municipal court or traffic tribunal.
WAKEFIELDâFor the third consecutive year, South County Hospital is proud to be the co-sponsor of the annual Gloria Gemma âPink Outâ men's basketball game tonight at the URI Ryan Center.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â An investigation that began back in September ended last week with Rhode Island State Police and the United States Drug Department of Enforcement Administration (DEA) - Rhode Island Task Force officials, arresting three out of state males, seizing 66 kilograms of cocaine and $1,245,100 in cash during a planned raid at a storage facility on 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit A-3, North Kingstown. State Police are calling the raid one of the biggest in state history, both in the amount of cash and the amount of drugs seized.
The Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse league is offering a FREE event for area parents and students, grades 1 through 8 today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Westerly Middle School.
Join WAYL tonight to hear Dave Cornell and Heather McClelland, head mens' and womens' coaches from Conn College, give interested players the "scoop" on the sport. Vendors will also be available to display and sell equipment. WAYL has received a grant from US Lacrosse for helmets and eye wear for 20 boys. The equipment will be loaned for the season on a first-come, first-served basis.
With what it seems to be a snow storm every Tuesday and Wednesday this winter, the town is plowing through its snow removal budget as it also tries to clear storm drains.
Our local students may not have been crowned victors, but they did walk away with medals from the 10th annual LEGO League Rhode Island Championship Event.
Students from both Coventry and West Warwick Schools participated in the event, which was hosted by Roger Williams University earlier this month.
The East Greenwich Board of Fire Commissioners and local firefighters have agreed on a new three-year contract with an 18-month pay freeze and a 20 percent co-pay.
East Greenwich Firefighters Association Local 3328, affiliated with the International Association of Firefighters, ratified the new pact by majority vote three weeks ago, said Lt. Bill Perry, union president.
The commissioners then approved the contract at their meeting last Thursday.