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In the April 2016 Print Edition

Mar 31, 2016 05:07PM ● By Pamela Johnson
Happy Spring!  (Even though the official start of spring was March 20, it doesn’t seem real—to me at least—until April. Time to pack up the heavy winter clothes and get out the lighter, brighter spring and summer wear. It’s also time to look at the lawn and see how it fared through the winter. We’ve got a selection of landscapers to help you out if need be, and we’ve included informational articles from a couple of the landscapers who advertise with us. As always, we encourage readers to patronize our advertisers as often as possible.

First of all, the honor roll in the print edition is incorrect (it’s from a previous year). It’s too long a story to explain (blame Apple Mail and multiple files all with the same name as well as nothing in the file itself to differentiate one year’s/quarter’s honor roll from another), but rest assured that we’ve taken steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again moving forward. We will print the correct version in the May issue, but in the meantime, you can view it at

Our Municipal Spotlight for April includes an introduction to the new treasurer/collector, Carol Winters, written by Ken Hamwey. We’ve also got Lynn Ulsh’s report on the School Committee’s budget process, including workshops & meetings held in February & March. We’ve included information from DPW Director Don DiMartino regarding the demolition and reconstruction of the bridge on South Main St. (Rte. 126)  just south of Elm Street so you can plan for traffic detours and delays.

NOTE: This month, unfortunately, we did not have space for the COA news in the print edition, but it is posted at the website in it’s entirety.

Our business features shine a spotlight on Sandy’s Chill Spot and Multi-Task Cleaning Services so that you can take a closer look at these businesses than you may have previously.

Amy Bartelloni has written about Sean Fay Wolfe, the young author of a 3-book series, The Elementia Chronicles, which he started writing in 2012 at age 14. Now a freshman at URI, Wolfe took time out for a visit to talk to students at Bellingham Memorial Middle School.

Bellingham native Ricky Santos is back in the news. Santos has accepted a position as quarterback coach for Columbia University, an Ivy League school in Manhattan. Ken Hamwey has the exclusive on that story, so be sure to take a look at that.

As usual, the highlights are too many to mention, we’ve also included the following snippets, or you can scroll to the bottom and click on the newspaper icon to view our April issue in its entirety.

TreasurerCollector Carol Winters

Smooth Transition for Winters in Role as Treasurer/Collector - Mar 31, 2016 06:00AM

Carol Winters has been on the job as Bellingham’s treasurer/collector for three months, and her transition into that role has been smooth. She was previously Hopedale's Asst. Town Collector. Read More » 


School Budget, Per-Pupil Expenditures Discussed - Mar 31, 2016 06:00AM

The Bellingham School Committee met in two Saturday workshops in February, and continued in their two meetings in March, to discuss the school budget for the 2016-17 school year. Read More » 

Sandys owner Nancy Pinheiro

Sandy's Chill Spot Offers Ice Cream & More - Mar 31, 2016 05:17PM

Sandy’s Chill Spot in Bellingham is much more than an ice cream parlor, including delicious farm-fresh, mostly organic, hand-scooped ice cream and soft-serve ice cream and a full grill menu. Read More » 


Demolition Set for April - Mar 31, 2016 06:00AM

According to Bellingham DPW Director Don DiMartino, the bridge on South Main St./Rte. 126 just south of Elm Street will be demolished and a new road constructed in April. Read More » 


Wolfe signs books for middle-school students

Author Sean Fay Wolfe Visits Bellingham Middle School - Mar 31, 2016 06:14PM

The students of BMMS welcomed author Sean Fay Wolfe on February 22 to speak about his three-book series, The Elementia Chronicles, as well as other topics on publishing and writing. Read More » 


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