Saturday, December 31, 2011
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With temperatures spiking into the 50s, it’s hard to believe one year ago today South Kingstown was struggling to shake off a 7-inch blanket of snow. The blizzard hit a day after Christmas, sweeping across the coast and taking trees and power lines down in its path. More than 2,000 locals lost power for several hours on Dec. 26, 2010 and travelers were forced off the roads in the relentless falling powder. Read more... Earlier today, Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, the superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announced the arrest of two brothers involved in a $2,280,000 mortgage fraud scheme. During August 2010, members of the Rhode Island State Police received information of a …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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This Veteran’s Day, the University of Rhode Island decided to join a national initiative to read all 6,243 names of the U.S. service members who have died in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom since September 15, 2011. The event was sponsored by Veterans Knowledge Community and Student Veterans of American. The hope was that at least one school from each state would take the initiative and participate. 182 schools participated, URI being the only one in Rhode Island. The event lasted for 11 hours as it was expected that it takes three seconds to read a name and then there would be a three second moment of silence before a new name was read. Read more... Judge William Carnes, Jr. denied a defense motion for a new trial …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
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A wild, windy and wet day on Saturday turned into the earliest measurable snowfall in our area since 1979. While South County did not fare badly, there were an estimated 3 million people left without power in the storm's wake across the Northeast - including 20,000 in Rhode Island. Snowfall totaled 30.8 inches in Plainfield, Mass., while Worcester had almost a foot. The highest total in RI was 6.6 inches in Glocester. Connecticut had a record 720,000 people without power, surpassing Hurricane Irene in August. Power is expected to be out for up to a week. Outages were blamed on the combination of heavy wet snow and trees still full of leaves bringing branches down. Read more... The pension reform plan will "solve the problem once and for …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
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With House Republicans looking to make significant cuts to the Pell Grant program, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has come out to make a resolution in the Senate to defend and keep the program alive. As a part of the resolution, Whitehouse met withUniversity of Rhode Island students Friday afternoon after several delays, to hear how important the grants have been to their higher education. Read more... Commuters on the Jamestown Bridge Tuesday morning were treated to a far more peculiar site than usual as a cow ran loose on the bridge, backing up traffic in both directions. Portsmouth resident Don Mosher shot this video of the cow running loose on the Jamestown Bridge Tuesday morning during peak commute time. Police officers were…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
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The search of local waters for a missing man is now over, as he reported to Narragansett Police Headquarters on Monday evening after a friend told him that he was, well, missing. According to a press release from Narragansett Police captain William F. McGovern, at about 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, a 27-year-old Narragansett resident told police that he believed the reports of the missing swimmer were about him. The man told police that he was on the beach, swimming, from about 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. He came to the police station after a friend advised him of the news reports of the missing swimmer. Read more... Firefighters responding to an early morning gas leak in Matunuck found something they weren’t expecting – evidence that the damage may have…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
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More than a year after their discovery, University of Rhode Island officials unveiled several wall murals that had been covered up and forgotten for 43 years. The paintings, which are in the foyer of the auditorium in Edwards Hall, were painted by Providence resident and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design Gino Conti during the depression era and then covered up with sheetrock during a remodeling project in the 1960s. Read more... The Massachusetts-based Friendly Ice Cream Corporation announced today that it will shut down 63 of its locations, including the Friendlys Restaurant located at 600 Kingstown Road in Wakefield. The move comes on the heels of the company filing a voluntary petition for bankruptcy this week. Friendlys …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Sunday, October 2, 2011
This morning at Broad Rock Middle School, utilizing an abundance of caution, we evacuated our students and staff to allow fire personnel and maintenance staff an opportunity to inspect the facility because a staff member noticed a gas-like odor. Dr Stringfellow and members of administration were notified. Read more... Global market fluctuation, the downgrade of Rhode Island debt by Moody’s Investor Service in June and the most recent downgrade of U.S. debt by Standard & Poor’s in August, have augmented concerns of further economic decline, leaving many in Middle Class America wondering, “What does this mean for us?” "Proceed with caution," is the message to those who navigate in search of answers. The amount of information available is …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
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For Kim Mather, the new principal at West Kingston Elementary School, the best part of her job is being apart of the children’s lives and watching them grow. “Watching the kid’s struggle and then suddenly seeing them ‘get it’...it’s better than winning the lottery,” Mather said. “I don’t think you can readily get that kind of gratification in any other industry.” Read more... A Tuesday afternoon car fire caused no injuiries but snarled traffic at the intersection of Route 2 and Route 138 for a few minutes as firefighters contained the blaze. Firefighters from the Union and Kingston Fire Districts were alerted to the fire around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Arriving units found a black late model sedan fully involved in flames, but the …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
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After back-to-back seasons without a winning record, the South Kingstown High School girls’ volleyball team may be one of the best teams in their division this season, a claim they were able to make for many years. The Rebels finished 7-7 last year and 7-11 the year before. But in their previous five seasons, South Kingstown was a combined 66-24, including an appearance in the state finals in 2005. Read more... Nickelodeon legend and current Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson took to the stage and told tales about his life and career in acting in front of an overflow crowd Tuesday night at Edwards Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island. Thompson, who starred in films like 'D2: The Mighty Ducks' and 'Heavyweights' as a kid…
Sunday, August 21, 2011
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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management decided to re-open Point Judith Pond to shellfishing at sunrise on Saturday, August 20 after closing the pond due to high levels of bacteria in samples taken Monday. In a press release issued Tuesday morning, the Department of Environmental Management had announced the closure of Point Judith Pond in South County to shellfish harvesting beginning at noon Tuesday, August 16, until sunrise on Wednesday, August 24, but . Closure areas include all of Point Judith Pond in South Kingstown. The closure is being enacted because of the excessive rainfall and runoff the area has experienced over the past two days. Read more... South Kingstown Town Council members are ready to turn their eye …