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Ashaway's Principal Morrone receives state award

February 20, 2011

ASHAWAY – As he and his students will tell you, Ashaway Elementary School Principal Steven Morrone typically isn't speechless in the morning.

But, to be fair, the morning of Monday, Feb. 14 wasn't typical in the least.

As he walked into the cafeteria of the elementary school, Morrone was flanked by members of the Chariho Regional School Committee, district administrators and teachers, his family, and the entire student body.

The second-year principal, who could see that everyone was excited and clapping, began clapping, too, as he was obviously unaware of what was going on.

Only makes sense to push back the dismissal deadline

February 18, 2011

As some of you are well aware, it can be very trying to remain knowledgeable and, perhaps above all, aware of the many doings of the government. Many times, it can feel like a second job trying to keep up with all the happenings in your town or region, never mind the entire state or country. Trust us, we know this all too well.

Langevin reacts to Obama's proposed budget

February 15, 2011

WARWICK - Congressman Jim Langevin offered the following statement in response to the release of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012.

Richmond, AARP offer tax help for residents

February 14, 2011

RICHMOND – It's that time of the year again.

And no, it's not the holiday season again or anything remotely fun like that.

Yes, it's that time of the year – when people across the country are filling out their tax forms in hopes of a big return or, in some cases, minimal money owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

Remove the stigma from affordable housing

February 12, 2011

Amongst a slew of other issues, one of the biggest problems facing Rhode Island is its inability to entice its young people to remain in the state.

Hopkinton considers snow removal ordinance

February 10, 2011

HOPKINTON -- The Town Council discussed the possibility of a sidewalk snow removal ordinance for the town at its Feb. 7 meeting, much like the one in Westerly and other municipalities throughout the state.

Rep. Walsh introduces driving bill

February 9, 2011

PROVIDENCE -- Rep. Donna Walsh (Democrat, District 36) has introduced H-5122, which will close a loophole used by bad drivers with multiple offenses to evade harsher penalties.

Walsh’s bill is a simple measure that would prohibit any driver who has received a third summons in a 12-month-period from mailing in payment. Instead, that driver would have to appear in person before a judge in municipal court or traffic tribunal.

Lacrosse coming for area youths

February 8, 2011

The Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse league is offering a FREE event for area parents and students, grades 1 through 8 today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Westerly Middle School.

Join WAYL tonight to hear Dave Cornell and Heather McClelland, head mens' and womens' coaches from Conn College, give interested players the "scoop" on the sport. Vendors will also be available to display and sell equipment. WAYL has received a grant from US Lacrosse for helmets and eye wear for 20 boys. The equipment will be loaned for the season on a first-come, first-served basis.

Use your Facebook privacy settings

February 5, 2011

When the world's most popular social networking site, Facebook, debuted in 2003, things were different. It started out small as it was open to a select group of colleges and universities. It grew quickly, though, and expanded to more colleges as months passed. And, soon enough, it was open to community colleges, then high schools, and, finally, every person with an Internet connection.

Green community sprouting in Carolina village

February 4, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The idea of “going green” is one that continues to gain traction throughout the country and the entire world, especially as we watch our gasoline and heating prices rise and rise.

 

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