Environment

Good Stuff from the Sidelines

So, the weather couldn’t have been nicer on Saturday for the Special Olympics Southern Area Games in Warwick. I only caught the track events, but here are some highlights:1) In the 100-meter dash, a kid about seven or eight years old, with Buddy Holly glasses and colt legs, stepped up to the start line and crouched low. You could tell…

Earth Day Arrives Early

Earth Day might not officially be until Wednesday, but wait ’til then and you’ll miss some of the tree-hugging fun. Here’s a primer on this weekend’s festivities: On Saturday, the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol hosts its “Audubon Earth Day Celebration: The Power of One.” The day-long event features a kids’ nature play zone, beach and wetland exploration programs, “animal…

PawSox Update

If you know of a better deal in Rhode Island than admission to a PawSox game ($6-$10 a seat) on a sunny spring afternoon, I want to hear about it. Starting April 18, it’ll be an even better value for families. The team just announced a Kids Eat Free initiative for children 12 and younger. Little ones holding a box seat…

Saturday Morning on Atwells

The warm weather this past Saturday had me feeling festive, so I headed to Federal Hill and spent the morning wandering along Atwells, where the weekend crowd was t-shirted and unrushed, happily browsing in the food shops. I always find it endearing to see people taking their time: I watched one woman try on an oven mitt, another picking up…

Here’s the point

Let’s give a shout out to Burrillville’s assistant town solicitor for dropping the charges against Naomi Roberts. Roberts, you may remember, is the elementary school teacher who was accused of simple assault after she poked a 10-year-old student because he was disrupting the class. According to Assistant Solicitor William L. Bernstein, “Anyone charged with a crime has the right to…