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April 2nd, 2011

SK breaks statewide trend, grows nearly 10 percent

April 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – According to new census figures released Wednesday, South Kingstown has seen the largest population growth in South County, adding 2,718 residents or a growth rate of 9.7 percent. The new figures brings South Kingstown’s population up to 30,639.
Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred contributed the population increase to the change in housing development and construction.

April 1st

Celebrations of Faith: Songs tell Mary Magdalene’s story

April 2, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the Rev. Betty-Rae Hopkins, portraying Mary Magdalene, sang of God growing the tree that “He knew would be used to build the old rugged cross,” you could have heard a pin drop.
Her beautiful soprano voice – full of emotion – soared and whispered, captivating a packed fellowship hall in the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown last Wednesday, at the most recent of the town-wide ecumenical Lenten luncheons.
“It was magnificent,” declared Shirley Burnham, a church member, when the program had ended.

Hope Valley dam to be repaired by Sept. 30

April 1, 2011

HOPE VALLEY – In the three towns of the Chariho region – Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton – one of the biggest fears during the epic flooding of 2010 was whether or not the numerous local dams were hold.

Cupcake Madness winners announced

April 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Friends of Hazard Castle hosted a very successful Cupcake Challenge last Sunday at The Towers in Narragansett.
Below are the winners and participants.

Challenge 1 - Cupcake from the book Its Raining Cupcakes - Winner -
Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery & Deli

Challenge 2 Rhode Island Historic Landmak - Winner - Sliver Spoon Bakery

Challenge 3 Signature Cupcake - Winner - Stephanie's Sweet Treats

Challenge 4 Best Frosting - Winner - City Girl Cupcake

Challenge 5 Naturally Wired
Best Organic - Winner - Stephanie's Sweet Treats
Best Gluten Free - Winner Silver Spoon Bakery

‘The Tank’ is back: Bess Eaton returns to Wakefield

April 1, 2011

WAKEFIELD – A town tradition is now back serving up coffee, donuts and bagels with the opening of Bess Eaton last Friday at the corner of Main Street and Kingstown Road.

After Tim Hortons closed this past November, manager Mary Haverly saw it as an opportunity to bring the local Bess Eaton back to Wakefield.
“We knew it was missed. We loved it and we knew it would be successful,” Haverly said. “It was successful in the past and even as I owned Tim Hortons for six years, people kept asking for Bess Eaton coffee.”

Capital Reserves Committee talks future school projects

April 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Capital Reserves Committee met on Tuesday evening to outline upcoming renovations at the Narragansett High School. These major projects include a new glass envelope for the school’s greenhouse and a new floor for the high school gymnasium.

“This committee’s purpose is to understand the capital plan as presented to the school department, and make recommendations to the town council in financing all three schools,” said Katherine E. Sipala, Superintendent of Schools in Narragansett.

March 31st

Wilson’s of Wickford shifting with the times

April 1, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN–Specialty shops and artisans in Wickford Village are known for offering their customers a quality shopping experience along with great customer service. In keeping with that tradition, the long-time men’s and women’s clothing store, Wilson’s of Wickford has combined its retail space with the Wellness Store and Day Spa and Scrimshanders, both originally from Main Street.

Oakers tie first ever home lacrosse match

March 31, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
COVENTRY — The Coventry club lacrosse team probably thought the first home match in school history would be played on pristine grass in front of a large crowd on a beautiful, sunny New England spring day.
There was a decent crowd at Wednesday’s historic event, but the weather was the antithesis of what the players were hoping for.

Town to receive a NRCS grant for erosion repairs

March 31, 2011

ANGELENA CHAPMAN
achapman@ricentral.com

Approved at Monday night’s town council meeting the town of Coventry has entered into an agreement for erosion repairs along the Pawtuxet River.
The agreement is for a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Light shed upon EGHS library plans

March 31, 2011

An architectural consultant to the School Building Committee did more than shed a little light Tuesday night on plans to renovate the East Greenwich High School library.
His proposal for the library includes shedding much more light on it, namely by taking down one of its cinderblock walls and replacing it with a window to lend a more airy feel to a library some school officials have compared to a dungeon.

 

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