January 4th, 2011
Newly-elected representative Doreen Costa was one of a slew of local residents on hand at North Kingstown High School Tuesday night as the North Kingstown Planning Board continued discussions on a proposed 427-foot wind turbine set to be located at Stamp Farm.
Costa, who pledged to fight the turbine, cited a dozen concerns with the proposal at hand, from safety issues to potential property value losses and everything in between.
There are many harbingers to the coming holidays. Beyond the lighted trees and tidal wave of craft fairs, there is the annual re-appearance of red and green M&Ms, half gallons of suspiciously thick eggnog, the ubiquitous boxes of clementines guests bring to our homes and, of interest to me today, the disappearance of real estate signs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â€“ The daffodil is the first flower of spring, letting us know that life re-emerges after very harsh treatment through the dead of winter.
Such evident symbolism has been the decades-old landmark of the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Daffodil Days, which recruit volunteers now through March when these flowers spring to life.
WAKEFIELD â€“ With the economy troubling many families, the Rhode Island Domestic Violence Resource Center has seen an increase in both the number of victims calling for help and in the number of homicides, making 2010 one of the deadliest years ever for domestic violence in this state.
Concerns about free speech in a proposed ordinance designed to resolve concerns about bullying, both of the in-person and online kind, prompted the Town Council to put the measure on hold Monday night.
Just two days after a post-Christmas blizzard dumped between one-two feet of snow on South County, the sun melted it all away on the sands of the Deep Hole Fishing Area on Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown.
Wednesday afternoon, those lucky enough to be on the beach were treated to spectacular views.
For more photos pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times
South Kingstown and Narragansett police cracked the case on three local men accused of dealing cocaine.
Lawrence A. Shepard, 32, of 68 Willard Avenue, South Kingstown was arrested for two counts of delivery of controlled substance (crack cocaine) and two counts of conspiracy to deliver. He was arraigned yesterday and entered no plea.
Everyone has goals for the new year. What are yours? Share your thoughts on 2011, your hopes, your dreams this new year and check back in 12 months to see if you followed through.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The Blizzard of 2010 has come and gone and while some parts of Southern New England are still struggling to dig their way out of this past weekendâ€™s storm that left anywhere from one to two feet of snow on the ground, the towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett are doing just fine.
Let us lift up our glass, filled with holiday cheer,
To the winners, the losers, the events of the year.
What was hot, what was not; the skinny, the dope, the goods,
From Bieber to GaGa to a lascivious Tiger named Woods.
From Lindsey Lohan to â€˜MadMenâ€™ to â€˜Jersey Shore,â€™
From â€˜Iron Chefâ€™ to Republican Revival to the divorced Al Gore,
From the late Elizabeth Edwards, whose husband still smirks,
To angry Mel Gibson, with his rants, raves, cocktails and quirks,
From â€˜The Viewâ€™ to â€˜No Clueâ€™ to â€˜Who Knew?â€™ and How Are You?