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January 9th, 2011

Shooting woes plague Rams vs. Xavier

January 9, 2011

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON – There wasn’t much to say after the University of Rhode Island’s 72-45 loss to Xavier Sunday night.
In any game, coaches and players go out of their way to find a silver lining, something to grasp on to, something to make it easier to forget an otherwise sour day. Last Monday, the Rams’ left knowing they were blown out on the road by a Florida team that should find its way to the NCAA Tournament, a game that looked like an aberration from how the Rams have played this season.

Rams trail 31-19 at halftime vs. Xavier

January 9, 2011

It has not been a good first half for the URI men's basketball team. The Rams have struggled in every aspect of the game and trail Xavier 31-19, the lowest scoring first-half of the season.

Today's schedule - Sunday, January 9

January 9, 2011

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9
Men’s basketball
Xavier at URI, 6:30 p.m.
Hockey
North Kingstown vs. Barrington at Portsmouth Abbey, 4 p.m.
Girls swim
Bay View Invitational at Tootell Aquatic Center, 1 p.m.

Matunuck Coastal Area Report looks at erosion

January 9, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For the past 15 years, coastal erosion along Matunuck Town Beach caused by severe storms has concerned South Kingstown town officials due its threat to businesses and houses along the shoreline. To mitigate coastal erosion, the town Planning Department has developed a Matunuck Coastal Area Report detailing storm related shoreline impacts from 1939 to present and potential shoreline protection options, released this past Tuesday.

Winter dreams are made of this: Powerboats on seas of bliss

January 9, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – If you come to the Providence Boat Show this year, you just might win a new Stingray.
And someday, you might win a car!
The Stingray in question is an 18-footer, outfitted with a MerCruiser engine and trailer, worth more than $20,000 in total, not the car made famous by movie and TV spies in the 1960s, but why quibble? Enter the show and have a chance. With that, who needs a car?

Meadowbrook repairs to get surplus money?

January 9, 2011

With decisions on what to do with the school budget surplus and the Meadowbrook Farm Elementary School roof and floor situation looming, the School Committee and the district’s School Building Committee will be getting together for a joint meeting next week.
The work session, with school project funding recommendations on the agenda for discussion, will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at East Greenwich High School’s guidance suite.
While the School Committee has already requested permission from the Town Council to use one third of the estimated $6 million surplus from the $52 million school bond on roof replacement at the high school and Frenchtown Elementary School, the school boards will be discussing other priorities Tuesday.
A potential $4 million worth of work at Meadowbrook, involving both replacement of the roof and replacement of a deteriorating floor system. is the most expensive piece of the puzzle. The daunting cost of the work has had school officials considering retirement of the 40-year-old building, but enrollment and classroom space studies have quieted talk of closing the school.
Building Committee Chairman Jay Gowell said his board has had difficulty in finding a consensus on what to do about Meadowbrook, while School Committee Chairwoman Deidre Gifford is hoping to make a decision on the school sometime this month.
Gowell said the original cost of the Meadowbrook roof replacement, $1 million, has ballooned to the $3-4 million range.

January 8th

Rhody fans - want a T-shirt?

January 8, 2011

All fans attending Sunday's Xavier-URI game will receive a free T-shirt - white or Keaney Blue.
For more on the game, log on to http://www.gorhody.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/010811aaa.html

Today's schedule - Saturday, January 8

January 8, 2011

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8
Women’s basketball
UMass at URI, 2 p.m.
Boys basketball
Fitch vs. Narragansett at CCRI-Warwick, 6 p.m.
New London vs. North Kingstown at CCRI-Warwick, 4:30 p.m.
Girls basketball
Exeter-West Greenwich at Cranston West, 5 p.m.
Gymnastics
North Kingstown, South Kingstown, La Salle vs. Coventry at Rita Beaulieu’s Gymnastics, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich, Toll Gate vs. West Warwick at Dream Big Gymnastics, 4 p.m.
Hockey
Pilgrim vs. Narragansett at St. George’s, 7 p.m.
Toll Gate vs. Prout at Thayer, 7 p.m.

Richmond 'wants you' to volunteer

January 8, 2011

RICHMOND – Like the old adage used by the federal government, the “town of Richmond wants you.”

SK budget process begins with CIP

January 8, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council began the budget process Tuesday night with a public work session in which Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred presented the proposed Capital Improvement Program for the next five years.

 

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