June 29th, 2011
CHARLESTOWN -- On Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., those who love the art and antiques will find an exciting new cultural event and sale happening in Ninigret Park. The antique and art sale is called the Sea Star Marketplace and is being put on by the Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory, a local nonprofit educational organization, as a fund-raiser.
Youâ€™ve gotta love the General Assembly.
Last year they said they balanced the budget without raising taxes. But you got whacked with a big tax bill for your car that was either the first one you had seen in years, or that was much larger than in previous years.
This year they said they balanced the budget without raising many taxes, except for a few items added to the sales tax.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ Monday, June 20 was not only the last day of spring, it was the last day of school for the students of Chariho Middle School.
As the buses drove off the school grounds filled with students for the last time until September, a large group of teachers and staff gave them a final farewell.
When news began to trickle out Monday afternoon that North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton was a finalist for a vacant position with the Cumberland School District, there was a variety of different ways members of the school committee could have reacted.
By David Pepin
The recent rescue of a kayaker from a Narragansett Bay buoy wasnâ€™t quite all in a dayâ€™s work for the East Greenwich Fire Districtâ€™s Marine 1 crew.
â€śIt was two guys with binoculars, looking for a needle in a haystack,â€ť Deputy Chief Russell McGillivray said of the June 9 rescue of a North Kingstown kayaker whose boat capsized during a vicious thunderstorm that ripped through the bay.
HOPKINTON â€“ A significant chunk of undeveloped land off of Route RI-3 in Hopkinton could potentially be re-zoned to accommodate a manufacturing or industrial business.
When Charles E. â€śChuckâ€ť Brennan Jr. is hard at work in the deli at Daveâ€™s Market on Tower Hill Road, he gets to cut through the baloney on a regular basis â€“ a feat thatâ€™s not as easy in his other job as a town councilman.
While, technically, his meat-cutting involves bologna â€“ spelled a different way â€“ you get the point.
â€śI cut the baloney every day,â€ť says Chuck, who has been working at Daveâ€™s since May. Heâ€™s following in a family tradition: daughter Andrea Mumford worked at Daveâ€™s through high school and college; another daughter, Kaitlin, works now at the Quonset market.
HOPE VALLEY -- All are invited to watch officers from the Richmond Police Department play host to a charity softball challenge against Bill Lee and his celebrity all-stars at Dow Field on Main Street today June 26 at 1 p.m.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ When visitors pour into the Quonset Air Museum this weekend they will see everything from a small balsa wood model of the Wright Brothersâ€™ plane in a showcase to the giant TBM-3 Avenger â€“ the same type of aircraft George H.W. Bush bailed out of as it crashed into the sea during World War II.
Although itâ€™s open year round, this tribute to the history and genius of aircraft design receives its biggest audience â€“ upwards of 1,000 â€“ during the Quonset Air Show. This yearâ€™s event, celebrating the centennial of Naval aviation, starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The renovation work at the town's community/senior center continues and will soon move into its second phase.