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Athletes make their mark at Special Olympics

June 8, 2011

KINGSTON—Two teams squared off against each other on the moist soccer field, one in red and the other in green. The play began and it was a game, a real one, as the crowd looked on and cheered. They shouted for their brothers and sons and friends as though a crowd at a bullfight. On this Saturday morning they cheered for the participants of the Special Olympics.

CRMC sub-committee meets regarding archaeological site

June 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Coastal Resources Management Council sub-committee charged with the Downing/Salt Pond Partners housing construction met Wednesday evening to further discuss the impact of the discovery of a major archaeological site on the 67 acre lot behind Salt Pond Plaza. Members of the sub-committee discussed further the validity of the construction firms claims that they should proceed with the project as originally planned.

Nurse of the Year honors for Eich

June 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – When Marie Eich of Saunderstown started her nursing career 23 years ago she had no idea she would love working in children’s neurodevelopment nor did she expect to become Rhode Island Hospital’s Nurse of the Year.

Yet, at Rhode Island Hospital’s annual Employee Service Awards Dinner, which honored nearly 1,100 employees at the hospital to celebrate major career milestones, such as anniversaries, new retirees and employees “of the year” winners, Eich, who works in the Children’s Neurodevelopment Center was recognized as nurse of the year.

Matunuck conversation erodes at Town Hall

June 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With four new members on the Coastal Resource Management Council unfamiliar with the continuing erosion along Matunuck Beach Road and its history, last Tuesday’s town meeting with the CRMC was another meeting where the town and CRMC talked in circles, leaving property owners frustrated again.

SCH Lyme Disease Clinic seeks an end to insect bite disease

May 31, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Nearly 90 percent of all Lyme disease cases have been reported in the Northeastern part of the United States according to the state Department of Health and with May being the time the ticks start taking their first bite, South County Hospital is hoping to do something about it.

Point Judith Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation remembers those lost at sea

May 30, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—As Memorial Day approaches, the fishing community gathers to commemorate fellow fishermen who have been lost at sea. The ninth annual ‘Seafood Harvest Fest’ on Wednesday evening brought together former and current fishermen for an evening of conversation and food.

“This event has always been a success,” said Mike Marchetti, a local fisherman. “It’s always packed and there is great food. It’s a really great gig.”

Child killer agrees to remain behind bars

May 29, 2011

CRANSTON – After months of speculation and public outrage at the news of convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee’s early release from prison, Woodmansee has agreed to remain locked up after he’s released from prison Sept. 1.

At a press conference at the ACI last Friday, the state Department of Corrections announced that Michael Woodmansee agreed to voluntarily commit himself to a locked ward at the state mental institution at Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston.

Newly appointed Pier beach manager ready for summer

May 29, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council approved the appointment of Steven Wright to the position of Beach Superintendent this Monday evening with a vote of four to one. The position will run actively from May 15 to September 30. Wright’s main charge will be the upkeep of daily operational activities and the management of beach staff at a pay rate of $4500 per month.

URI, CRMC hold local workshop on marine planning

May 28, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The ocean is a vast and multicolored canvas upon which humans use different paint strokes in order to classify and document its usages. In any given area, the seascape is used for everything from launching kayaks to dredging the ocean’s bottom to construct underwater natural gas lines. No one document, however, exists to catalog all of these usages at any particular time.

Tempers flare in SK as teachers stand in solidarity

May 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown teachers stood up in solidarity against the school committee and Superintendent Tuesday night, filling the Broad Rock Middle School with passion, determination and frustration. After the school committee adopted two policies and tabled one policy concerning teacher evaluation, transfers and layoffs and the Code of Professional Responsibility, teachers did not hold back their disfavor and the trust between teachers and the school department began to ebb.

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