Sunday, May 19, 2013
Miss anything that happened this week? Take a look at some of the top stories from around Rhode Island. Click the headlines to read the full story.
Saturday, May 11 A vehicle reportedly crashed into a wall next to the front entrance of Wilbur's General Store in Little Compton on Friday. No injuries are known at this time. Sunday, May 12 Ashley Marie Brennick, 22, of 597 Middlebridge Road, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 8:52 a.m. on May 2 and charged with domestic felony assault. According to police, emergency personnel at South County Hospital reported that a 27-year-old South Kingstown man had been stabbed by an unknown person. Monday, May 13 A Portsmouth woman, 78, was pronounced dead at Newport Hospital Monday morning after sustaining injuries in a head-on crash on West Main Road in Portsmouth. Portsmouth police officers responded to West Main Road near Locust Avenue for…
Take a look at some of the more compelling police reports from around the state. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Hulk Smash? Getting arrested can be an incredibly angering experience for some. For one New Jersey man, the rage that followed his arrest could be described as…Hulk-ish? Smithfield police arrested a 21-year-old man on DUI charges after he had allegedly crashed his car into a tree. At the police station, the man took a Breathalyzer test, then allegedly stood up from his chair, walked over to the sink and tore it from the wall, breaking the pipes attaching it. Police were able to subdue the man/Hulk impersonator with a Taser. When Your Alibi Needs an Alibi This week’s best fake alibi goes to a Providence man accused of robbery. When police caught up to the man who allegedly stole $341 from Kattan’s Market in Cranston, he told them he couldn…
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. …
Whether it's a wedding, engagement, graduation or any important event, Narragansett-South Kingstown Patch makes it easy to tell neighbors your news.
Every life is a story — and Patch wants to hear yours! By creating a profile on Narragansett-South Kingstown Patch — or signing in with your Facebook account — you can post announcements about weddings or civil unions, births, baptisms, graduation, First Communion and obituaries. And the best part is: Our announcements are free. That's right — free. All it requires is your free membership to Patch. There are two simple ways to register on the site: Either way, your profile gives you access to all of our sites and lets you add photos, videos, and comments. Oce you've created a profile, click on this Announcements link — it's also found under the News menu at the top right of the home page. Once there, look for the "Add an Announcement" …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Check out up-to-date listings from Zillow.
We feature homes for sale each week, but there are also rental opportunities in Narragansett. Click on the homes in the map to get more information about the available rental properties in Narragansett.
If you draw the Powerball winning numbers in Saturday’s lottery, you could score $600 million, or a $376.9 million one-time payout.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
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Powerball results were watched closely Wednesday when the jackpot was $363 million. After no one picked all six winning numbers, the new Powerball prize for the Saturday, May 18 drawing is now $600 million. Return here Saturday night to see the winning numbers The one-time cash payout is estimated at $376.9 million. Tickets are $2 and the game is played in Rhode Island and 42 other states. Click here to find stores to buy lottery tickets in Rhode Island. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri. Wonder what happens to the folks who hit it big? Browse the Huffington Post’s collection of lottery winners’ stories.
It's ridiculously easy for to post an event or make an announcement on Narragansett-SK Patch. Blogging is simple, too.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
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Post your own events, announcements and blogs to Narragansett-SK Patch. It's ridiculously easy. Keep this article handy each time there is something you'd like to share with the community. To post events to the site for free: Navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page. That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is the same as if a Patch staffer had posted it for you. The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to us, you might have to wait until we're done reporting on the local government meeting, hanging out in a courtroom waiting for a …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but their retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not participate…
All three of the Kingston residents study math.
Triplets will graduate from the University of Rhode Island this weekend. Well, not exactly, but they do share the same genes. The routine will go something like this: Mia Heissan, 46, a URI lecturer in math, will get her doctorate in math on Saturday. On Sunday, she will award undergraduate diplomas to her two children, Anna and Chip Slaybaugh. “It’s so great,’’ says the proud mother, who is even more thrilled that her kids are each getting a bachelor’s degree in her beloved field: math. “That’s so cool.’’ It’s not unheard of for URI instructors to award diplomas to their children, but this might be the first time that an instructor is giving out not one but two diplomas to offspring, on the same stage, no less. The Heissan/Slaybaugh clan …
Close out the work week on a relaxing note, with food or yoga or Bob Saget appreciation.
Here are the (more than) Five Things for Friday, May 17, 2013: Dr. Seuss was always my favorite, just throwing that out there. There is storytime at the Davisville Library at 10 a.m. For more info, click here. Who likes a food truck? Eddie’s BBQ will be setup on the gravel between Cumberland Farms and Brickley’s on Boston Neck Road in Narragansett from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. They’ll be there this Friday and Saturday, and throughout the summer. For more info, click here. Busy evening at Lotus Fire Yoga and Healing! At 4:30 p.m., there is a $15 yoga session. At 5:30 p.m., there are $15 ballroom and Latin dance classes. So, don’t be a fuddy duddy, get out there! SPACE! It is the final frontier, according to great men, and as usual on Friday …