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April 22nd, 2011

As Earth Day approaches, RWU students clean up the beach

April 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The weather did indeed cooperate with the students from Roger Williams University on Sunday afternoon. Traveling in two school buses, their goal on this wind swept, yet sunny day was to clean up Narragansett Town Beach.
A group of 50 students gathered at the South Beach Pavilion in Narragansett with trash bags and gloves, ready to help clean the beach as Earth Day approaches on this Friday, April 22.

April 21st

NK, Exeter ready for Earth Day

April 22, 2011

Volunteers from the Concerned Citizens of Davisville are stepping up again in honor of Earth Day to keep their neighborhoods looking green and great.
The annual cleanup is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date will be Sunday, May 1.
Volunteers of all ages, including eighth graders from the Davisille Middle School as well as the Cub Scouts from the Davisville Pack and other groups, will meet at the Davisville Middle School.

Oyster Works announces new hire

April 21, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – Oyster Works, an architecture, design and project management firm, announced that Damara Ortolani Sisti, of Tiverton, will join their team.

Fourth suspect in SK home invasion arrested in Middletown

April 21, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Providence man wanted for the February Kings Ridge Road home invasion was arrested last Wednesday after Middletown police found him.
Jaylon S. Butler, 19 of 171 Reynolds Ave., Apt. 2, Providence was charged with three felonies: assault with a deadly weapon in a house, burglary, and conspiracy.
Butler was one of the four armed men who invaded the home at 44 Kings Ridge Road, the residence of Derek Benoit on Feb. 4 demanding marijuana and money and assaulting Benoit with baseball bats.

April 20th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

April 21, 2011

Thomas Mulligan knew from an early age that he wanted to be a member of the North Kingstown Police Department. Now, he's in charge of it.
The 25-year veteran of the force was sworn in as police chief Monday evening and, in this week's Standard Times, we'll tell you a little bit more about the man behind the uniform.
In addition, we've got all the latest news on budget talks with the NK Town Council, not to mention an update on legislation proposed by several state representatives that hopes to challenge the release of convicted killer Michael Woodmansee.

Gansett Marathon 2011 Results

April 20, 2011

Place Div/Tot No. Name City St Ag S Time Pace

1 1/10 6 Blazejewski Ryan Narragansett RI 34 M 2:39:10 6:05
2 1/11 13 Allen Brian Fitchburg MA 39 M 2:39:49 6:06
3 2/11 3 Alig G. Casanova Princeton NJ 37 M 2:44:04 6:16
4 3/11 8 McNeiece Brian Narragansett RI 39 M 2:44:19 6:17
5 1/22 9 Principe David Cranston RI 44 M 2:44:36 6:17
6 2/10 7 Longenecker Robert Lititz PA 22 M 2:45:56 6:20
7 1/17 5 Bentley Raymond Elverson PA 51 M 2:47:29 6:24
8 3/10 24 Linde Cooper Lyndell PA 23 M 2:48:29 6:26
9 4/10 41 Ford Jeffrey Hilton Head SC 22 M 2:49:53 6:29
10 2/22 21 Rocco Jon Colonie NY 44 M 2:50:38 6:31

Chamber votes to oppose Chafee’s budget

April 20, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors voted Wednesday to oppose Governor Chafee’s proposed budget and tax plan.
“Our chamber’s position is to say no to the sales tax expansion proposal,” Joe Iacoi, Executive Director of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce said. “Frankly, the more I learn of it I’m surprised of the sweeping nature of what's being debated.”
The Board stated that it opposes the tax plan for many reasons, including that it believes the estimated millions of dollars paid to the Rhode Island by the tax increase will be taken out of an already weak economy.

April 19th

Special Report: Homelessness in North Kingstown (Quidnessett at the forefront of battle to bridge gap)

April 20, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When Allison Chatowsky talks about homelessness and the effect it has on the children not only in her kindergarten classroom at Quidnessett Elementary School but throughout North Kingstown, there’s one thing she feels passionate about above all.
“What more would I like to see done?,” she asks on a recent Friday afternoon. “I would definitely like to see our children not be labeled. All children should be identified and treated equally.”
Chatowsky is not alone in her view. In fact, her school goes above and beyond its duties to try to put every child on equal footing.

Repairs scheduled for Factory Pond dam

April 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–As the reconstruction for the Factory Pond dam in Green Hill gets underway in April, the town will have finished all the planned dam reconstructions in the town.
Director of Public Services Jon Shock said reconstruction for Factory Pond will begin in April. At the March 28 town council meeting, the town awarded a low bid of $172,000 to East Coast Construction in Portsmouth to undertake the dam repairs. The town will repair the Factory Pond dam to update it to current dam standards and to fix damage incurred from the March 2010 storm.

April 18th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: More information released about local bridges

April 19, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In last week’s Standard-Times, it was reported that two bridges in town had been identi-fied as “structurally deficient” by the Transportation for America.
Though the classifications haven’t changed, more information has been released as why the bridges were ranked that way.
The two that were classified were the bridge on Tower Hill Road that crosses Route 138 and the historic C.L. Hus-sey Bridge on Boston Neck Road which crosses Wickford Cove.

 

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