Curious about what our most popular stories were in the previous month? Listen, any punk from Ball State can do a Top 10 list. But to paraphrase from This Is Spinal Tap, this one goes to 11. That’s one more – You can really tell the difference.
Without further adieu, whatever that means, here is the list:
- 11) Pier School Mariners Take Second Place in Boys’ Basketball. Unfortunately, the boys’ team finished just a bit short in the championship game, losing to a tough Slater team in overtime. However, it was still a great year for the team, which was led by eighth graders Chris DiClemente and Joe Sekator, with a slew of others filling vital roles as well.
- 10) Narragansett Police Log: February 12 and 13, 2011. Police had two loud party complaints, two possession of marijuana arrests, a domestic assault and a DWI. Busy times, unfortunately.
- 9) Narragansett Police Log: February 14, 15 and 16, 2011. There were no arrests on my birthday, Valentine’s Day. However, there was a bunch of other stuff going on the other two days – A Narragansett woman arrested on a warrant for a gun charge, police citing a house for its second noise violation and a Providence woman with drug problems skipping out on a taxi fare.
- 8) Man Sentenced to 15 Years at ACI in Narragansett Child Abuse Case. In what was probably the most controversial story of the month, former resident Brian Verry was sentenced to 15 years at the ACI in February, after being found guilty of child abuse by a jury in January.
- 7) Two Arrested After Chase Through Kingston Friday. This story was initially published on South Kingstown Patch, but it was syndicated after police noted that both suspects were wanted for questioning in some Narragansett breaking and entering cases.
- 6) Narragansett Police Log: February 8 and 9, 2011. I honestly don’t know why this particular report is popular, outside of the fact that we published it on Valentine’s Day. The man arrested, URI student Anthony Scardapane, is due in court on March 22 for a felony screening hearing.
- 5) Narragansett Police Log: February 5, 6 and 7, 2011. An intoxicated URI student broke a car windshield with his bare fists. That sort of lead does tend to generate page hits, I must say. According to online court records, the vandalism charge against him was dismissed on March 8, which typically happens when someone pays restitution or makes a charitable donation before the court hearing.
- 4) URI Business Professor Charged With Fraud. Much like the final, pivotal scene of Billy Madison, people seemed to like the irony that a University of Rhode Island professor who teaches business ethics was arrested for fraud. A felony screening date for John Dunn was held on Feb. 22, but no future court proceeding has yet to be scheduled.
- 3) Narragansett Police Log: February 3 and 4, 2011. This log marked the return of University of Rhode Island students to Narragansett after the semester break, which accounted for an uptick in the number of arrests and incidents in town. The lead item is also about a 1-year-old being hit by a car, but luckily, it seems like the child is OK.
- 2) Neverland in Narragansett. Marylou Butler got some stunning shots of the Pier School’s production of Peter and Wendy, which shows in this article’s continuous popularity. Despite coming out a month ago, it still has several people visiting it every day.
- 1) Narragansett Woman Dies in Rollover Accident on Route 1. Unfortunately, there isn’t any update to this one, at least so far. I did check up on a previous well-being check on the woman involved with Narragansett police, but there was no pertinent information in that report to publish.