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AARP Tax-Aide program offers free services to low and middle income taxpayers

January 31, 2011

As tax season approaches, it is almost time to file that tax return. This year, the AARP Tax-Aide program, which offers free service to help with tax return preparation and filing is extending to low and middle income taxpayers, while also serving its traditional customers, AARP members or senior citizens. The program is also adding a fifth site in South County.
The AARP Tax-Aide program has been serving low and middle income taxpayers for over 40 years. IRS certified volunteers are available at locations in many South County communities to help with tax return preparation and filing. The service includes free electronic filing, providing refunds within 14 days.

January 30th

Hopkins Hill hosting a dust bowl?

January 31, 2011

At Monday night’s town council meeting the room was packed with residents there to discuss dust problems with Department of Environmental Management (DEM) officials.
The dust problems, which residents say come off of the Centre of New England property, are in the area of Johnson’s Boulevard to Jade Road and Arnold Road to Lydia Road.

EG woman knows the joys and fears of being an Army mother

January 31, 2011

Nov. 12, 2006, was the worst day of Nancie Ann Schnell’s life, but Jan. 8, 2011 was one of the best.
Her son, Anthony Roberti, was honored as a military hero on that latter date for the incredible actions on the former.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK's Beisel among Words Unlimited award winners

January 31, 2011

Words Unlimited, the statewide organization of sports writers, sportscasters and sports publicists, will hold its 65th annual Sports Awards Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 20, at The Radisson on Post Road in Warwick.
The reception will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $35 each and may be obtained by contacting Johnson & Wales University director of athletics John Parente at (401) 598-1604, or any Words Unlimited member.

Feet First raises $5,940 for RI Food Bank

January 30, 2011

WAKEFIELD – Feet First of Wakefield once again partnered with Dansko Footwear to raise nearly $6,000 for hungry Rhode Islanders.
For the third year in a row, Feet First and Dansko donated a portion from the sale of each pair of Dansko shoes to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. This year they raised $5,940 during the holiday season, which will be matched by the Food Bank's “End Hunger Challenge Fund” to contribute even further to the community.

January 29th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Unfortunately for Chafee–and society–Coulter still has a job

January 30, 2011

If anyone had asked me after the September primary what I thought Bill Lynch would be doing in the future, the answer “selling marijuana” would have been very, very close to the bottom of my list.
But his name was right there in Donna Kenny Kirwan’s story last Wednesday, along with several other bold-type names from Rhode Island politics, government and business, looking to open a compassion center to supply medical marijuana patients.

SK School Committee begins budget balancing act

January 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Working with a budget that is out of balance by $1.6 million, the School Committee held its first budget work shop at Tuesday night’s meeting, focusing on what conditions would allow the town to maintain school programs and how to balance within budget projections.
Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow highlighted the 2011 to 2012 budget and where the school district is today concerning the budget.

January 28th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Snowstorm stirs memories of chains on tires, Blizzard of '78

January 29, 2011

I don’t know…I say that a lot these days and I really don’t know, either because I’ve forgotten or I never knew in the first place. I do know that the longer I am around on this earth, the less I know for a fact. And that is good, I think, because it keeps the mind open to all sorts of new possibilities. If I decided that I knew, then what’s the point? I’m done, finished, subject is closed. It’s more fun not to know and hope for advanced knowledge of some sort. Something like that.

East Greenwich Little League Spring 2011, Softball & Baseball registration

January 28, 2011

East Greenwich Little League Spring 2011, Softball & Baseball registration is currently underway.

A walk in registration at Cragan Field (50 Reilly Ave, East Greenwich, RI.) has been scheduled for Feb 12th between 10am-2pm for all players, beginners and experienced, between the ages of 5 and 16. This is a great way to meet the coaches, the board, and to ask any questions. New players are encouraged to stop by.

Richmond man wins "Moments of Trust" award

January 28, 2011

WEST WARWICK – Larry Akers, a resident of Richmond and a Cox Communications employee, was recently honored with a “Moments of Trust” award at the system based in New England.

 

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