January 28th, 2011
WEST WARWICK â Larry Akers, a resident of Richmond and a Cox Communications employee, was recently honored with a âMoments of Trustâ award at the system based in New England.
KINGSTON â The University of Rhode Island women's hockey player Justine Ducie is making history this week as being the first URI female athlete to represent the school on the first Team USA squad to play for the World University Games in Turkey.
NARRAGANSETTâIn Judy Grisevichâs class students have been researching frogs, toads, bats, owls, and polar animals. For each study, students research using the Independent Investigation Model (IIM) and show what they have learned in a way that interests themâchoosing from a tic-tac-toe menu of choices.
There is the Stanley Cup and the Calder Cup. The uninitiated would not know they are awarded in hockey.
There is the Winston Cup. That trophy, you might guess, as it deals with racing in Winston, in the Carolinas.
But leave it to coffee maven Dunkinâ Donuts to award the very appropriately-named Coffee Cup for some incredibly quick racing on the oval concrete at their very own Center.
A decision on extensive work at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School can wait awhile longer, the School Committee decided Tuesday night.
It also decided roof repairs couldnât wait.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâFor many people, January is a time of great promise.
Sure, the weather is far from fantasticâitâs cold, itâs snowy, itâs icyâbut, still, itâs time for a new year and, in that way, January acts as a sort of reset button for a lot of our bad behaviors.
But what happens when we turn the page into February? Do we slide back into our old habits or do we find a way to stay on the right track?
For Fabulous Fitness owner Eddie Brandt, the answer is simple: There is no such thing as a reset button.
WARWICK, R.I. - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) offered the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address, delivered this week in the House chamber.
NARRAGANSETTâGambia, a former Portuguese and British colony is a smallest ribbon of cities, villages, and swamps along the Gambia River, measuring only 30 miles at its widest point. Like Rhode Island, Gambia is trying to increase its oyster population (See Narragansett Times Dec. 15) and it is doing this and promulgating its fisheries' product laws with the help of former state representative Michael Rice.
A public hearing was held on the abandonment of a portion of Gifford Street at Monday nightâs town council meeting.
Gifford Street, though never developed by the town, crosses over Centre Street and runs behind Laurel Avenue.
Ryan DiFranco, of 18 Centre St., along with his neighbor at 20 Centre St. had done numerous improvements to the property even though it was town-owned land.
At Mondayâs town council meeting DiFranco said he thought he was âimproving the neighborhoodâ and did not think it would have offended anybody.
DiFranco said had he known that it would he would have approached the situation differently.
âI do apologize,â he said, for taking steps âin the wrong way.â
There were concerns expressed about whether DiFranco is allowed to park his work trailer on the property once it is abandoned.
The council made it clear, however, that that was an issue for the townâs zoning officer and not for the council.
East Greenwich schools are cancelled today, but the school committee will hold its regularly-scheduled meeting this evening.