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February 3rd, 2011

Parks and Recreation offers vacation menu of things to do

February 3, 2011

With chill of winter encroaching, and the promise of more snow to come, children and parents alike are wondering what to do over winter break. The East Greenwich Parks and Recreation has given kids from grades 1-6 some fun options. They will be offering a February Vacation Program from the 22nd-25th of the month.

February 2nd

South County digs out, braces for another storm

February 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT – Last Wednesday brought another overnight storm, giving Rhode Island almost a foot of snow into Thursday afternoon. Despite the onslaught of snow, the South Kingstown and Narragansett public services are managing the road conditions.

“It was relatively uneventful. It was just a long storm,” Jon Schock, director of public services for South Kingstown said.

La Salle Academy freshman wins art competition

February 2, 2011

La Salle Academy freshman Anthony Anderson, of Richmond, has won a Gold Key Award in painting in the Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards competition.

RIRRC pushes for statewide single-stream recycling program

February 2, 2011

JOHNSTON—The odor beside Rhode Island’s Resource Recovery Corporation’s (RIRRC) Johnston landfill differs with each season. Today, the air is filled with a sweetly rotten odor of mulch. Driving by piles of decomposing compost on the 110 acre property, one can literally watch it break down beneath its own steam. In December, there is a piney whiff of spruce. In the summer comes an olfactory overload–the pungent aftermath of summer seafood. But any odor is impermanent, diminishing if not disappearing beneath the landfill’s smothering layers of earth and stone. From June 2009-June 2010, Rhode Island generated about 722,000 tons of garbage, actually lower than the million tons it buried in 2007. (Beside Johnston’s 210 foot high landfill, a rocky dynamited patch called Phase 6 will handle tons more.)

February 1st

Police make major drug bust in NK

February 2, 2011

After a long investigation stemming back to September of 2010, Rhode Island State police on Wednesday announced a major drug bust after obtaining search warrants at 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit#A-3, in North Kingstown.
Thirty one kilograms of cocaine were seized in a hidden compartment in the Chrysler Pacifica located on the premises and $1,245,100 was seized from a hidden compartment in a tractor trailer truck.

Snow Cancellations/Closings

February 1, 2011

S. Kingstown Pub. Schools: Early Dismissal; Cancel Activities; Secondary 11:30 Elem 1pm

Prout School: Early Dismissal; 11:45 all activities canceled

Narragansett PD: Parking Ban This Morning; Begin Midnight Tues - Fri 1am

S. Kingstown PD: Parking Ban This Morning; 6:00AM Until Further Notice

Peacedale Congregational Church: No Bell Choir Rehearsal

Meadowbrook Waldorf School: Early Dismissal; Noon Tuesday, 2/1/11

Yoga School of South County offers affordable classes, teacher training

February 1, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With what seems like a yoga studio on every corner in South Kingstown, it may seem difficult to choose which school to go to, but the town's Parks and Recreation Neighborhood Guild has helped make the choice a lot easier by offering its own yoga studio, the Yoga School of South County, 1058 Kingstown Road in Peace Dale.

Col. DaSilva steps down as Police Chief

February 1, 2011

There is a new person in command of the Coventry Police Department, well starting Friday.
After just three years as chief, Col. Ronald DaSilva, chief of the Coventry Police Department has decided to retire.
DaSilva said that although he was chief for only three years, he does have 22 and a half years invested in the department and that “it’s time for a change.”

Little League gets to turn on the lights

February 1, 2011

The Town Council allowed the East Greenwich Little League to build a set of lights, and night baseball will come to Cragan Field this spring.

January 31st

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK Girls Scouts did their part

February 1, 2011

Girl Scouts from East Greenwich Troop 1380 and North Kingstown Troop 111 recently held a “dress down day” at Our Lady of Mercy School, East Greenwich, to benefit Project Undercover. Over 9,000 pieces of socks, underwear and diapers were collected and donated to the West Bay Community Action program in Warwick.

 

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