May 6th, 2011
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.
A mother's love is one that can't be replaced.
That, above all is the message of Mother's Day and, this week, we take a special look at the ways in which one mother's love helped create a very unique family.
Over the course of two decades, Exeter's Ann Fullmer has done her part for a group of very special children and, this week, we'll tell you all about her and her family as Martha Smith presents a special Mother's Day themed Tell Me Your Story.
WAKEFIELD â The man who touched the Wakefield community with his energy, passion and his lending hand passed away leaving behind a legacy of helping others. Joseph âJumpin Joeâ Frisella died Saturday, April 23 at Rhode Island Hospital after suffering from a stroke the day prior.
Over the past four weeks, weâve taken a special look at the issue of homelessness in North Kingstown. More specifically, homelessness and the effect it has on local children in the North Kingstown School District.
What weâve learned is that the issue isnât a simple one.
Perhaps itâs the economy. Maybe itâs the increased costs of basic necessities like food and gas. Whatever the reason, the signs all point to homelessness being an issue that will continue to grow over the next couple of years unless something is done to stop it.