May 7th, 2011
Over the course nearly two decades, an of astounding 250-plus foster children have received temporary refuge in the home of Ann and Ralph Fullmer. Eight of them stayed and were adopted, joining the Fullmersâ biological sons Ralph Jr. and Darrell.
Yet Ann, 62, insists, âWeâre nothing special. Weâre just us. Theyâre my kids.â
This is a great understatement.
She is the epitome of what Motherâs Day celebrates: dedication, constancy and unfailing love. Her need to reach out to children when they needed her most is what sets her apart.
WOOD RIVER JCT. -- The Chariho Regional School Committee voted unanimously at the April 26 meeting to approve an agreement to retain Richmond police officer Anthony Zoglio as the school resource officer.
The vote extends the contract between the district and town police department for the 2011-12 school year. And it came after a long discussion heralding Zoglio for his efforts since he came onboard as the school resource officer, or SRO, last fall.
NARRAGANSETTâThe countryâs capability in designing computer programs and governmental protocols for preventing cyber attacks rests largely on the shoulders of todayâs students. Using computers and the internet is now an integral part of the primary schoolâs syllabus, and the genesis of future research will come from the high school and university levels. Luca Spinazzola, a senior at Narragansett High School, is a beneficiary.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâNorth Kingstown Town Manager Michael Embury opened Tuesday nightâs Town Council meeting with a light-hearted joke.
Producing his 2009 and 2010 W-2 forms in response to a request last week by School Committee member Larry Ceresi, Embury stated that his wages went down over $4,000 from year to year, prompting council president Elizabeth Dolan to smile and ask if Embury also had his âbirth certificate with himâ.
It was one of the few moments of light-hearted fun on an evening of otherwise painful decisions.
WEST WARWICK â The West Warwick baseball team felt like it was in Division I again Friday afternoon.
After spending four years in Division I â most of them miserable â the Wizards went down to Division II hoping to find a more level playing field. That has been the case for most of the season but Friday the Wizards ran into Prout starting pitcher Spencer Stall and rest of the defending II-South champion Crusaders.
WOOD RIVER JCT. -- The Chariho Regional School Committee unanimously approved authorizing Ricci to request a legal advisory from state Department of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist regarding funding for the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, commonly known as MET School.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â South Kingstown has two of the top 25 worst intersections in the state according to a state Department of Transportation report to federal officials.
The intersection of South County Commons Way with Tower Hill Road on Route 1 was ranked as the sixth worst intersection for accidents. The intersection of Tower Hill Road with Mooresfield Road on Route 138 was listed as 23rd.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Richard and Donna August were in Washington, D.C. when news of the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was blazoned on TV news.
âThe crawl [printed text that flows across the bottom of the screen] said they got him,â recalled August who, with his wife, Donna, had traveled to the capital for their granddaughterâs First Communion.
PROVIDENCE â The Rhode Island Judiciary recognized 97 longtime employees for their length of state service and honored 12 retirees and six Employees of the Year from the various courts.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâThe most recognizable feature of Rhode Island is Narragansett Bay, deeply channeled and lined with beaches and historic landscapes. Beyond the bayâs shores, however, nestled between tidal plains and inland towns, are numerous salt ponds and marshes. These unique habitats display the wildlife of various fish, birds, insects, and many other species. The Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) strives to preserve these ecosystems.