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January 24th, 2011

Thrumming along, threading the way

January 24, 2011

WARWICK, R.I. – Hookers are coming to a local library and they are encouraged to do so.
They have heard all the off-color jokes, so don’t even start. They also have heard all the compliments.
The Little Rhody Thrummers – the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists – will hold its next big show on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, the very first time these hookers have filled this particular building.

January 23rd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK Pet Refuge wins prize

January 24, 2011

The North Kingstown Pet Refuge won a $1,000 prize in The Animal Rescue Site’s Holiday $100,000 Shelter Challenge. This was the sixth online $100,000 challenge since 2008, the third this year, and Pet Refuge received the award for getting the most votes in the state during the contest period, thanks to its loyal supporters who were encouraged to vote daily. The contest ended in mid-December.
A complete list of winners can be found at The Animal Rescue Site, www.theanimalrescuesite.com.

Ritrovo’s opening makes a family’s dream come true

January 24, 2011

It may have taken nearly 35 years, but Richard Mignanelli has finally opened a second restaurant.
Ritrovo, on the second floor at Greenwich Village, 1050 Main St., opened for business last Thursday and will receive an official grand opening in late February, said Mignanelli, who opened Richard’s Pub at 3347 South County Trail in 1976.
“I was looking for something to help my boys and leave for my grandchildren down the road,” Mignanelli said Tuesday as some of the unfinished business that comes with a restaurant’s second week of operation swirled around him.

Quest school one step closer as town approves re-zoning

January 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Town Council approved a petition from Quest Montessori to re-zone a property off Boston Neck Road. The privately-owned 150-student school is currently located in Exeter and its head, Paul Raymond, has stated his intention to purchase the property from a developer who will build Narragansett Highlands–16 units of housing (eight of which are affordable) onto a six acre parcel of the property. Having secured approval by the council, the school must again return to the planning board and sewer subcommittee.

January 22nd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Local people in the news

January 23, 2011

The following is a list of local people who have recently achieved noteworthy accomplishments.

HONOR ROLL

Hailey Novis and Austen C. Novis, both of Jamestown, were named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts.

Deneen A. Cooke, of North Kingstown, was named to the North Kingstown High School honor roll.

DEAN’S LIST

Erica A. Sweeney, of Exeter and Briana L. Paganetti, of North Kingstown, were named to the Dean’s President’s List for the fall 2010 term at Coastal Carolina University.

New affordable home-ownership opportunity in Westerly

January 22, 2011

WESTERLY -- South County Habitat for Humanity has announced that it is seeking applicants for an existing two-bedroom Habitat unit in a duplex.

Icy roads lead to multiple accidents

January 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT – As snow and sleet hailed down on Rhode Island Tuesday morning, travel slowed and cars slipped, causing 19 motor vehicle accidents in South Kingstown and four in Narragansett. There were no serious injuries.
The four Narragansett accidents occurred in the center of the town according to police, near Mumford Road, Highland Avenue and South Pier Road.

January 21st

WEB EXCLUSIVE: As unemployment rate dips, gas prices rise in South County

January 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—For four straight weeks Rhode Islanders have seen their gas prices increase at the pump. Average retail gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.07 per gallon, according to gasoline price website RhodeIslandGasPrices.com. Other websites including www.rhodeislandgasprices.com/ show constantly updated charts of the state’s cheapest and most expensive station rates.

Coventry students enter Robotics Challenge 2011

January 21, 2011

A dozen or so local students will be among the technological gurus that will be converging at Roger Williams University this weekend.
The youngsters are part of a growing population of robotics enthusiasts that will be taking part in the annual Lego League Robotics Challenge. This year’s event, the Body Forward Championship Tournament, will be held on Saturday, January 15th.

EG’s Trehy inspires others to volunteer

January 21, 2011

When her old club’s membership began to dim, Dorothy Trehy didn’t let the light of volunteerism go out.
One of the founders of the East Greenwich Civic Club, and its final president in 1989-90, Trehy experienced some of the frustration of watching the changing times erode the membership of her group, which from 1977 to 1990 staged the Luminaria Caravan during holiday season as a fundraiser for numerous local organizations.
“We couldn’t find people willing to take office,” she says resignedly, remembering the days when the event would draw crowds to large houses, local churches and the former Royal Crest nursing home, now Atria Harborhill.

 

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