Monday, May 20, 2013
The Barrington Public Library has a quilt hanging just inside the front door that you must see to believe.
You probably won’t believe it’s a quilt. The Barrington Public Library has received on permanent loan a quilt that looks more like painting on fabric. Or stained glass. It hangs just inside the front door on the right. The quilt was created by Sally Boynton of South Kingstown, whose best friend is the weekend children’s librarian. That’s how Debbie Barchi, Barrington’s library director, discovered Boynton and her quilts. “Sally just decided she'd like to make and donate the handmade quilt to Barrington library,” said Barchi. “We will mostly use it in winter to help shelter the staff and public from some of the strong arctic blasts that come in through our doors. “ Boynton is a 1973 Rhode Island School of Design graduate in sculpture and …
The County Road restaurant is expected to reopen this weekend after a complete interior renovation.
You should be able to quench your thirst with an Awful Awful by this weekend. The complete remodeling of the Newport Creamery on County Road in Barrington is expected to be done by the end of this week. It closed for the overhaul on May 13. “It should take about two weeks,” said Brian Colton, marketing manager for the Jan Companies, which owns the restaurant. “Workers are pretty much gutting the interior.” When work is done, Colton said, you will see a restaurant that is the new model for all of the Newport Creamery restaurants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Newport Creamery restaurants in Garden City, Cranston; the Warwick Mall; Fall River, Middletown and Newport were the first five renovated under what Colton described as a “…
The president of the Barrington Town Council receives an award from RI Housing at a State House ceremony.
Barrington’s Town Council president is a “housing hero.” June Sager Speakman was honored recently with a 2013 Partners in Housing Award from Rhode Island Housing. It was presented during an awards ceremony with Gov. Lincoln Chafee at the State House on May 9. The awards recognize members of the housing community who exemplify dedication and commitment to creating affordable, safe and healthy homes for Rhode Islanders, according to Richard Godfrey of Barrington, executive director of RI Housing. “I am proud to join Rhode Island Housing in recognizing these outstanding individuals and groups for their role in providing housing opportunities for Rhode Islanders,” said Gov. Chafee. “Today’s recipients are very deserving of these awards, and I…
Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week.
House passes bill for temporary disabled driver placards The House passed legislation (2013 H-5119Aaa) that would allow licensed Rhode Island physicians to issue temporary disabled driver placards to patients they consider qualified to apply for a permanent plate. Under current law, disabled drivers face a waiting period before receiving their full disability placard from the Division of Motor Vehicles. This keeps those most in need of disabled parking privileges from taking full advantage of them as soon as they need them, according to Rep. Jan P. Malik (D-Dist. 67, Barrington, Warren), the bill’s House sponsor. Under the bill, (2013 H-5119Aaa), any person applying for a permanent disability placard would be able to obtain a preliminary…
The teacher-themed movie and lecture series concludes tonight at 7 in the Barrington library auditorium with the Hilary Swank film.
The Barrington library concludes its series of Teacher Movies Through the Years today with "Freedom Writers," starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank. The series has been screening one teacher-themed movie a month. The show starts at 7 pm with a follow-up discussion led by Gino Sangiuliano of the RI Department of Education. Sangiuliano has 20 years of experience as an educator and brings his knowledge and passion of teaching and his love of films to the library. Today's movie features Swank, a young teacher who inspires her class of at-risk students how to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. The 2007 drama also features Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. The movie is based on the …
His funeral service is today at S. DiPardio Memorial Chapel in Woonsocket.
Domenic T. “Gizzy” Gizzarelli, formerly of Princess Hill Road in Barrington, died on Wednesday, May 2013. He was 91. He was the husband of Mary (Kennedy) Gizzarelli and the stepfather to Thomas A. Shola and Vice Egan. He also is survived by his siblings, Francis Puchette and Elsie, Jane, Anna, and Marie Gizzarelli. His funeral service will be held today, May 20, at 9 am from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Charles Church, North Main Street, Woonsocket. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, Mass.
Cloudy and thunderstorms; make your own comics; see another teacher movie; tennis workouts; circus skills workshop.
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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…
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