Skip to main content

Archive

December 5th

Sea wall repairs nearing completion

December 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is finishing its work to repair the sea wall in Narragansett Pier after it was significantly damaged by the impact of Hurricane Sandy. The storm, which stripped the town beach of much of its sand and severely damaged buildings such as the Coast Guard House, also struck the sea wall with devastating force, breaking up the sidewalk and tearing out a 200 foot section of the wall itself.

Frank Corrao, III, Deputy Chief Engineer at RIDOT, provided an update on the repair work that has been done over the past several weeks.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 4th

CHS carpentry kids build for tomorrow

December 4, 2012

COVENTRY — Carpentry students at Coventry High School took what they learned in the classroom and constructed a giant gazebo, which ultimately benefited the Tomorrow Fund.

Carpentry teacher, Scott Leavitt explained that this was the sixth year his junior and senior students had built a structure to raise money for the organization.

He said it all began one day when a woman approached him in the carpentry shop at school.

“I didn’t know who she was but her mother worked at the high school,” he said. “She came in and asked if we could build a kids playhouse for the Tomorrow Fund.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 30th

Dooley on IIS: 'We know as much as you do'

November 30, 2012


PROVIDENCE—University of Rhode Island President David Dooley spoke to a gathering of media outlets at the Rhode Island Foundation on Wednesday to discuss the university’s achievements over the past year, as well as outline the institution’s future goals and overall vision.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A fresh start for SK School Committee

November 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee voted Tuesday night to suspend the election of chair and vice-chair/clerk until after the annual summer retreat and they have received the communications subcommittee’s restructuring report.

The motion was initiated by Scott Mueller and school committee members voted six to one to approve the motion with newly elected member Jonathan Daly-LaBelle dissenting.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Economic development a high priority in SK

November 30, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Economic development in South Kingstown is high on the priority list of the members of the South Kingstown Town Council for the next two years.

The members, including two who are in their first term, all cited economic development especially in South Kingstown’s villages, as well as working with South County Hospital and the University of Rhode Island as an issue they wish to address at Monday night’s meeting, their first as a group.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Comprehensive Plan taking shape

November 30, 2012

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett Indian Tribe Native Arts Fest

November 30, 2012


NARRAGANSETT—Handmade crafts, storytelling and lessons in eco-friendly living made Saturday’s Narragansett Indian Tribe Native Arts Festival at the Towers a hands-on celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey might bring to mind stories of the native Americans who taught the earliest European settlers how to live off the land in order to survive. But for some Narragansett tribal members, making the most of natural resources isn’t a relic of history—it’s a part of daily life.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes