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July 23rd, 2011
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The school committee addressed on Wednesday evening a recent Superior Court action made by the Narragansett School System, along with five other state school districts, in objecting the payment of tuition fees to the Rhode Island School of the Deaf.
HOPKINTONâ€“Tragedy struck the area on Saturday, July 16, when a 10-year-old boy scout died at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville.
Patrick Hannon, of Huntington, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers who arrived at the camp at approximately 7 a.m., according to William McGarry, acting police chief.
By LINDSAY OLIVIER
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Itâ€™s no secret that the not guilty of first degree murder verdict handed down by a Florida jury in the Casey Anthony murder trial two weeks ago has sparked a strong reaction and national attention.
Now, because of that verdict, local lawmakers are considering introducing a petition known as Cayleeâ€™s Law at the beginning of the next Rhode Island legislation session.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN-A giant fishing net hang suspended from a crane 90 feet in the air. The crowd watches in anticipation as the fishing net, heavy with golf balls, sways in the light breeze. Suddenly, thousands of the white spheres burst out of the net lining and plummet towards the ground, striking the grassy field as though they were hailstones. Prizes for the crowd are sure to follow.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”For three days at the end of July, families from Rhode Island and beyond come to the athletic fields at URI to participate in an event which typifies nostalgic summer fun. The 33rd annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, organized by the Wakefield Rotary Club, is set to begin again.
BOSTON, Mass.â€”Fenway Park is a majestic historical monument which stands brightly lit every evening, hosting the Boston Red Sox as they march on through their season. The Green Monster and Peskyâ€™s Pole are symbols of the parkâ€™s storied past, and disabled war veteran Craig Cascella recently received a unique opportunity to visit the oldest Major League Baseball park in the country.
In order to stay current, teachers across the state have learned through the Rhode Island Teachers of Technology Institute (RITTI) course how to integrate technology into their classroom, according to Michael Sexton, one of the RITTI program coordinators.
The nine-day, 60-hour course was held at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School for the teachers in Coventry.
By DAVID PEPIN
Despite the National Weather Serviceâ€™s forecast of 90-degree-plus temperatures today and tomorrow with accompanying humidity that will drive the heat index over 100, it is possible to play it cool in East Greenwich.
The town is making Swift Community Center, 111 Peirce St, available as a cooling center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through the summer months.
EXETERâ€“Summertime in New York City is nothing compared to summertime in South County. Here, the air is clean, there is space to roam, and the weather is just right. However, some people are not as lucky, and spend the summer months in the shadows of high rises and amidst the sound of screeching car horns.
By LINDSAY OLIVIER
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ If you were among the motorists who frequented Route 2 from the Route 4 interchange in East Greenwich this past week, and had to drive through the restriping process by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), youâ€™ll be happy to know the project is meant to enhance better and safer driving.