June 8th, 2011
What a week it was in North Kingstown!
On Monday, residents found out the fate of the potential parole of convicted killer Jamie Hughes, a man who murdered the beloved Zeke Harris over three decades ago and has, since then, been the subject of a constant fight by Harris' family to keep him behind bars.
Monday, Hughes' parole request was denied unanimously and you can read all about what reaction (or lack thereof) the Harris family had to the news.
KINGSTONâ€”Two teams squared off against each other on the moist soccer field, one in red and the other in green. The play began and it was a game, a real one, as the crowd looked on and cheered. They shouted for their brothers and sons and friends as though a crowd at a bullfight. On this Saturday morning they cheered for the participants of the Special Olympics.
Sometimes one partner in a relationship feels threatened by a relationship between their partner and someone else.
Fear that the external relationship will cause irreparable harm to the partnership can be difficult to communicate.
Many arguments in homes are fueled by this type of anxiety and oftentimes these arguments are not adequately resolved. Partners may avoid conversations that address the underlying anxiety generated by a threat and outbursts happen over other areas of household living.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The Coastal Resources Management Council sub-committee charged with the Downing/Salt Pond Partners housing construction met Wednesday evening to further discuss the impact of the discovery of a major archaeological site on the 67 acre lot behind Salt Pond Plaza. Members of the sub-committee discussed further the validity of the construction firms claims that they should proceed with the project as originally planned.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Voters from North Kingstown will take to the polls today for a special budget referendum to decide whether or not to increase the amount of money allocated to the School Department by $500,000 and, while the question seems simple enough, the impact of that decision is much more complicated.
On the surface, it seems that the approval of the additional funds would eliminate most of the $778,500 in cuts made by Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton over the past two months but, according to Thornton, thatâ€™s simply not the case.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ When Marie Eich of Saunderstown started her nursing career 23 years ago she had no idea she would love working in childrenâ€™s neurodevelopment nor did she expect to become Rhode Island Hospitalâ€™s Nurse of the Year.
Yet, at Rhode Island Hospitalâ€™s annual Employee Service Awards Dinner, which honored nearly 1,100 employees at the hospital to celebrate major career milestones, such as anniversaries, new retirees and employees â€śof the yearâ€ť winners, Eich, who works in the Childrenâ€™s Neurodevelopment Center was recognized as nurse of the year.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ With four new members on the Coastal Resource Management Council unfamiliar with the continuing erosion along Matunuck Beach Road and its history, last Tuesdayâ€™s town meeting with the CRMC was another meeting where the town and CRMC talked in circles, leaving property owners frustrated again.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€”Accountability.
That one word is the reason Kay Cutting says she and her family continue to fight the potential parole of Jamie Hughes, a man who murdered her father Zeke Harris on Sept. 15, 1982 and has been denied parole four times since.
Accountability is why Cutting spends months preparing for parole hearings; why she lays awake at night reliving the night she found out her father was killed; why she still seeks justice, three decades after a jury found Jamie Hughes guilty.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ George Silva estimates heâ€™s run more than 100,000 miles during his years participating in marathons and shorter races.
Nearing 86, the familiar figure around Wickford is preparing for this Sundayâ€™s seventh annual 5K run-walk to benefit a handful of programs: the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerceâ€™s charitable foundation; Laymen in North Kingstown Schools (LINKS); the North Kingstown Food Pantry and local high school scholarships.
We donâ€™t always take the time to appreciate the gifts of nature. There are so many people in the world affected by the change in seasons. Scientists have proven that living without sunlight for any length of time can produce profound disorders, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder, a contributing factor in depression.
Weather appears to have changed dramatically in the last few years. Why? There are numerous thoughts and ideas but nothing substantial is known for certain. We can no longer depend on the weather to be fairly predictable.