More Stink? Pay Up: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management on Thursday announced a $55,000 fine against the two companies that operate at the Central Landfill. DEM officials said Rhode Island Resource Recovery and Broadrock Gas Services had failed to properly fix the problems that led to an ongoing odor problem. Also this week, the Providence Journal reported that RIRRC's board of directors had approved a plan to get rid of seagulls, including possibly shooting at the pests.
Sports Squads Score: In our weekly high school sport wrap-up on Tuesday morning, we reported that the Johnston-North Providence Cougars extended their win streak to 11 with a 7-1 win over Scituate on Jan. 28, and that the two Johnston High School basketball teams each earned victories, potentially helping their playoff chances.
Late Charge Sinks Ferri: The local middle school basketball team traveled to East Greenwich to face a tough Archie R. Cole School squad, and gave up an 8-point halftime lead in a 57-55 loss to the EG team.
More Help For Stacie's Kids: Two more fundraisers were announced this week to benefit the Dorego children — one at Anytime Fitness next Sunday, and another at Harbourside Lobstermania in East Greenwich on March 3. The two youngest had to be rescued from their home on Jan. 22 after a fire that officials say their father, Donald Greenslit, set in an attempt to burn Stacie Dorego's remains.