January 30th, 2011
At Monday nightâ€™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 Johnsonâ€™s Boulevard to Jade Road and Arnold Road to Lydia Road.
Nov. 12, 2006, was the worst day of Nancie Ann Schnellâ€™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.
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.
WAKEFIELD â€“ 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 â€śEnd Hunger Challenge Fundâ€ť to contribute even further to the community.
If anyone had asked me after the September primary what I thought Bill Lynch would be doing in the future, the answer â€śselling marijuanaâ€ť would have been very, very close to the bottom of my list.
But his name was right there in Donna Kenny Kirwanâ€™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.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Working with a budget that is out of balance by $1.6 million, the School Committee held its first budget work shop at Tuesday nightâ€™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.
I donâ€™t knowâ€¦I say that a lot these days and I really donâ€™t know, either because Iâ€™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 whatâ€™s the point? Iâ€™m done, finished, subject is closed. Itâ€™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 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.
WEST WARWICK â€“ Larry Akers, a resident of Richmond and a Cox Communications employee, was recently honored with a â€śMoments of Trustâ€ť 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.