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January 27th, 2011

Portion of Gifford St. abandoned

January 27, 2011

A public hearing was held on the abandonment of a portion of Gifford Street at Monday night’s town council meeting.
Gifford Street, though never developed by the town, crosses over Centre Street and runs behind Laurel Avenue.
Ryan DiFranco, of 18 Centre St., along with his neighbor at 20 Centre St. had done numerous improvements to the property even though it was town-owned land.
At Monday’s town council meeting DiFranco said he thought he was “improving the neighborhood” and did not think it would have offended anybody.
DiFranco said had he known that it would he would have approached the situation differently.
“I do apologize,” he said, for taking steps “in the wrong way.”
There were concerns expressed about whether DiFranco is allowed to park his work trailer on the property once it is abandoned.
The council made it clear, however, that that was an issue for the town’s zoning officer and not for the council.

Schools closed with latest snowfall

January 27, 2011

East Greenwich schools are cancelled today, but the school committee will hold its regularly-scheduled meeting this evening.

Chariho schools closed and activities canceled

January 27, 2011

The latest storm to come through New England has resulted in canceled classes and activities today, Jan. 27 throughout the Chariho Regional School District.

January 26th

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January 27, 2011

Well, here we are. It's January and, yet again, we've got a nice, fresh batch of snow covering North Kingstown and Exeter.
Are you getting tired of the white stuff? If so, you're certainly not alone.
Residents from across the area have tried their hardest to bear the brunt of this stubborn winter ever since a snowstorm Christmas weekend coated Rhode Island with a foot of snow and, really, it hasn't let up.
But that's not slowing down the Standard Times.
This week, we've got all the local news you care about.

WEB SPECIAL: Despite weather, ice stil not safe to skate on

January 26, 2011

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advises that, despite the cold temperatures of the past week, there is no safe ice at monitored state parks at this time. Ice must have a uniform thickness of at least six inches before it is considered safe by DEM. It generally takes at least five to seven consecutive days of temperatures in the low twenties or below before ice may become safe.

Stars align for students at Matunuck School

January 26, 2011

MATUNUCK–“Oohs” and “aahs” rang out from the giant bubble sitting in the middle of the gymnasium at Matunuck Elementary School. The planetarium was back for its annual visit.

January 25th

Charlestown council to again discuss yard sales

January 25, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The Town Council voted unanimously at its Jan. 10 meeting to continue a public hearing on proposed amendments to the town ordinance regulating yard sales.

Proposed jitney service causes stir amongst SK, Narragansett pols

January 25, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT – The towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett and URI officials have objected to an East Greenwich's man proposal to start a round trip jitney service from the University of Rhode Island with stops at local bars and restaurants in Narragansett after a public hearing was held Jan. 4 before the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers in Warwick.

OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL TO KICK OFF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK WITH OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION

January 25, 2011

East Greenwich, RI - Our Lady of Mercy School, 55 Fourth Avenue, East Greenwich, is hosting Open House and Registration for incoming students for the 2011-12 Academic Year on Sunday, January 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Offering Pre-K - 5, Middle School 6-8, and all-day kindergarten, OLM School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. OLM offers a challenging curriculum with multiple enrichment opportunities like Spanish for Grades 1-8, Computers Classes for all grades, Robotics, Drama, Band, Yearbook, Mock Trial, CAL Sports, Student Council and after school clubs. OLM Students are also exposed to multiple service opportunities in the community, developing core values and compassion while incorporating the school’s motto “.... that mercy may flourish.” Before and after-school care are available, as well as multiple scheduling options for Pre-K. Bus service is available to those students residing in East Greenwich, West Warwick and parts of Warwick. Families who are interested in visiting while school is in session are also welcome to attend OLM’s Classroom Visit Day on Wednesday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

January 24th

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION CAMP AT UNIVERSITY OF RI W. ALTON JONES CAMPUS

January 25, 2011

West Greenwich, Rhode Island

A winter adventure sleep-away camp for children is planned for
February public school vacation. From February 22 to 25, 2011, the
University of Rhode Island's W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich,
RI will host February School Vacation Camp for 40 to 50 children ages 9-13.

The camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active
outdoor winter play such as sledding, snowshoeing and
ice-skating. Other activities include winter games, s'mores by the
fire, maple sugaring, snowball target practice, pirate dinner, winter
arts and crafts, broom ball on ice, snow sculpture and winter ecology.

Outdoor skills, conservation and ecology are the focus of the
camp. Campers will investigate life under frozen ponds, track
animals through the snow, view winter constellations, go on a night
hike and share stories around a campfire.

 

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