March 28th, 2011
NARRAGANSETTâAs Robert Leaver set up the bulletin boards across the assembly room, Narragansett business owners quickly learned that this was not a typical public forum. Leaver, spearhead of the New Commons consultancy firm, conducts public forums as innovative brainstorming sessions. Wednesday evening was an opportunity for local business owners to develop ideas about making Narragansett a more economically profitable town.
NORTH KINGSTOWN âEarly Saturday morning, members of the North Kingstown Facilities Man-agement and Planning Subcommittee along with members of the public, Town Council and School Committee, toured the former Wickford Elementary School building, 99 Phillips St., to get a better un-derstanding of the proposed renovations as detailed in the recent Rowse Report.
CHARLESTOWN â Police are seeking a suspect who is alleged to have committed armed robbery at the Sunoco Station on South County Trail last Thursday night.
As we continue our Womenâs History Month celebration of extraordinary women who left indelible marks on our local history, we focus today on a trio of women who defined public service.
I was fortunate enough to know the first, Cora Lamoureux, longtime town clerk of West Greenwich, and wish I had known the others. Ruth Arnold and Susan Carpenter, the first two librarians of the Willett Free Library, in Saunderstown, logged a combined 90 years at the circulation desk. Astonishing.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â At its work shop session Tuesday night, the school committee focused on how students are assessed, how their needs are met and how it relates to NECAP scores.
âWe must be committed to doing whatever it takes to help each student succeed-every child, every day,â Assistant Superintendent Mary Kelley said.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â The Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and local legislators Senator Susan Sosnowski and Representative Teresa Tanzi have introduced legislation that would prevent future murderers like Michael Woodmansee from ever being eligible for time off for good behavior.
WARWICK - Continuing his commitment to accessibility, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) hosted a "town mall" meeting at the Warwick Mall, where he discussed his work in Congress to address key issues facing Rhode Islanders and the nation and offered an opportunity for individuals and families to express their specific concerns.
Stacey Place wouldnât call herself a well-known food critic/blogger.
Now, thanks to Gordon Ramsay and his Fox television show âKitchen Nightmares,â sheâs the most famous food critic in the Ocean State.
Given a small starring role on the show because of her blog â Adventures in R.I. Dining â she started because âit was for fun,â Place has become a local celebrity and has seen her weekly readership jump from 250 per week to around 10,000 in just a few short days.
Not bad for a music teacher.
ASHAWAY -- Roughly $40,000 to $50,000 worth of damage was inflicted to the Babcock Presbyterian Church last Thursday, when vandals entered the building and, among other actions, turned over the organ, emptied the fire extinguishers, and tossed a filing cabinet off the second floor.
Restaurant doors throughout Narragansett will open tonight with a specific aim, to generate public interest in their food. The third annual âNarragansett Restaurant Week is about to begin.