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2011-11-05 07:00:00

For the month of November, New Englandâs largest luxury Automall, Warwick AutoMall in Warwick, Rhode Island will be donating $50 for every car sold to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Warwick, RI (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 November is all about giving thanks and giving back to the community. New Englandâs largest luxury AutoMall, Warwick AutoMall is proud to donate $50 for every new car or used car sold and delivered during the month of November. Help them help...

2010-10-07 12:00:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report finds that Rhode Island faces a $4.5 billion transportation funding shortfall over the next ten years. This occurs when nearly one quarter of state-maintained roads are in need of repair, nearly half of Rhode Island's bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, congestion is increasing and the rural traffic fatality rate is more than three times higher than on all other roads in the state. The report, released today by...

2009-07-09 11:08:00

WARWICK, R.I., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- State education officials and Verizon New England President Donna Cupelo will announce on Monday (July 13) a unique educational partnership between the state and the company with a $25,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation, and will also announce the five Rhode Island public schools that will receive grants totaling an additional $25,000. The grants are being awarded to educators who are using Verizon's innovative Thinkfinity.org online education tool in...

2009-04-23 21:27:45

Five Rhode Island men have been charged with giving ghost-hunting teenagers a real scare by robbing them in an abandoned state school. State police said the suspects were students in the Job Corps at a building on the grounds of the Ladd School, The Providence Journal-Bulletin reported. They were allegedly armed with knives, clubs, BB guns and axes when they held up a total of 12 teenagers over the past three months. They allegedly stole cell phones, money and credit cards from their...

2009-04-19 11:46:25

At least 12 survivors of the deadly 2003 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., have sought bankruptcy protection, records show. The Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Sunday its review of bankruptcy court records in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts found the dozen fire victims and their families have faced significant financial problems since the Feb. 20, 2003, blaze. Bankruptcy protection, if granted, halts all forms of debt collection activities targeting an...

2009-02-16 13:11:27

A memorial has been held in West Warwick, R.I., to honor the 100 people killed in The Station nightclub blaze six years ago. The Providence (R.I.) Journal said about 200 people turned out to hear the names of the victims read aloud during a ceremony Sunday in the lot where the club once stood and which is now covered with makeshift crosses dedicated to the dead. Claire Hoogasian, who attended the memorial, told the newspaper she is still trying to make sense of the tragedy that claimed the...

2008-10-09 15:00:19

By DAVID BRUSSAT MY WIFE, VICTORIA, and I motored down to West Greenwich a month ago to visit the village of Nooseneck -- who can resist a place with such a name? -- and in particular to find Hell's Half Acre. This was supposed to be at the intersection of the old New London Turnpike and Hopkins Hollow Road. By 1850 it was, according to a survey of the town by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, a "backwoods red-light district, where prostitution, gambling...

2008-09-17 15:00:11

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks COVENTRY -- For local nature lovers, there is an open trail leading to the best hiking spots close to home. The town Recreation Department is hosting its second-annual fall hiking series -- guided nature walks through some of the community's most pristine woods, parks and conservation areas. The program is a part of a larger effort sponsored by the Greenways Alliance of Rhode Island to promote use of the state's bike paths and trails. So far, fall hikes have...

2008-09-12 15:00:14

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks; Michael B Isaacs The East Greenwich and North Kingstown councils sign an agreement endorsing the concept of consolidating services and resources to save money. EAST GREENWICH -- For several months, municipal officials here and in neighboring North Kingstown have been exploring ways to merge services, departments and other resources to save money and streamline operations. On Monday, the two five-member town councils joined in signing a memorandum of agreement...

2008-09-09 15:00:00

By Tracy Breton The insurance inspection companies and brokers offer $262,500, bringing the total to more than $176 million in proposed settlements. PROVIDENCE -- Seven insurance inspection companies and insurance brokers, along with the former owner of The Station nightclub, where a disastrous fire claimed 100 lives, have agreed to out-of-court settlements with the victims -- the last parties with whom lawyers intend to strike agreements. The tentative settlement agreements,...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.