May 30th, 2011
NARRAGANSETTâAs Memorial Day approaches, the fishing community gathers to commemorate fellow fishermen who have been lost at sea. The ninth annual âSeafood Harvest Festâ on Wednesday evening brought together former and current fishermen for an evening of conversation and food.
âThis event has always been a success,â said Mike Marchetti, a local fisherman. âItâs always packed and there is great food. Itâs a really great gig.â
EXETER â Even now, 44 years after he patrolled the jungles of Vietnam â a place that steamed in the daytime, becoming, cold and wet at night â Ken Fernstrom remembers the daily quest to survive.
âI think about it on a daily basis,â he says. âEverything is still crystal clear.â
Fernstrom, who served 18 years on the Town Council (he thinks that's a record for length of tenure on Exeter's governing body), was 18 in 1967 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Infantry.
CRANSTON – After months of speculation and public outrage at the news of convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee’s early release from prison, Woodmansee has agreed to remain locked up after he’s released from prison Sept. 1.
At a press conference at the ACI last Friday, the state Department of Corrections announced that Michael Woodmansee agreed to voluntarily commit himself to a locked ward at the state mental institution at Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston.
NARRAGANSETTâThe town council approved the appointment of Steven Wright to the position of Beach Superintendent this Monday evening with a vote of four to one. The position will run actively from May 15 to September 30. Wrightâs main charge will be the upkeep of daily operational activities and the management of beach staff at a pay rate of $4500 per month.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Ted Johnson, 78, spent exactly three years, three months and three days in the Navy on a heavy cruiser out of Norfolk, Va. The USS Newport News CA-148 was the flagship of the 6th Fleet.
âWe went to ports that some others didnât go to,â Johnson recalls. One of his most prominent early duties was to formally welcome dignitaries visting the Admiral.
Division I inners' bracket final
North Kingstown 18, East Providence 0
NORTH KINGSTOWN - James Riley-Garnett threw a five-inning no hitter and Jared Habershaw hit a three-run home run that highlighted a big day at the dish as the North Kingstown baseball team beat East Providence, 18-0, to advance to the state semifinals.
The Skippers will play either Moses Brown or Cranston West Wednesday, thanks to the Quakers win over the Falcons Saturday afternoon.
East Greenwich 12, Cranston East 5
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâThe ocean is a vast and multicolored canvas upon which humans use different paint strokes in order to classify and document its usages. In any given area, the seascape is used for everything from launching kayaks to dredging the oceanâs bottom to construct underwater natural gas lines. No one document, however, exists to catalog all of these usages at any particular time.
JAMESTOWN â Bruce Livingston limps a bit as he shows visitors around his waterfront home and onto the deck. âYou can sit out here, drink your coffee and fish right off the porch,â he proclaims.
East Greenwich 18, St. Raphael 6
EAST GREENWICH - Playing in another do-or-die game, East Greenwich scored early and didn't stop the rest of the game, eliminated St. Raphael from the Division I playoffs with an 18-6 win.
The Avengers scored 18 runs on 16 hits, three of which were home runs. John Kalajian had a pair of two-run shots and David Hopkins hit one in his 4-for-6 day.
Tolman 14, Narragansett 4
PAWTUCKET - The Narragansett baseball team looked like they'd have a shot to upset Tolman after playing a close game with the Tigers in a loss Wednesday.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â South Kingstown teachers stood up in solidarity against the school committee and Superintendent Tuesday night, filling the Broad Rock Middle School with passion, determination and frustration. After the school committee adopted two policies and tabled one policy concerning teacher evaluation, transfers and layoffs and the Code of Professional Responsibility, teachers did not hold back their disfavor and the trust between teachers and the school department began to ebb.