South County http://ripr.org en Kent Hospital Worker Looks At 100 http://ripr.org/post/kent-hospital-worker-looks-100 <p>There aren’t many people who live to be 100.&nbsp;&nbsp; And even fewer who make it to that age but still work. That’s what makes Mary Poncin so special.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Mary Poncin turns 100 Tuesday.&nbsp; And amazingly she still works. She’s a greeter at Kent Hospital. You’ll find her at the main entrance every morning, Monday through Friday.</p><p>"<em>Why do you still work?"</em></p><p>"Well you need the extra money. Social Security doesn’t cover everything," said Poncin.</p><p><em>"So it’s a financial issue for you, huh?"</em></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:15:13 +0000 Flo Jonic 25967 at http://ripr.org Kent Hospital Worker Looks At 100 URI to Unveil Multi-Million Dollar Fitness Center http://ripr.org/post/uri-unveil-multi-million-dollar-fitness-center <p>The University of Rhode Island will unveil its new work-out center this week. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held this week on the new Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center.</p><p></p><p>It&rsquo;s located in the former Roger Williams dining hall, which has undergone an eleven-million dollar renovation. It&rsquo;s a 33-thousand square foot facility with state-of-the-art cardio equipment and weight lifting equipment.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:52:23 +0000 Flo Jonic 22809 at http://ripr.org URI to Unveil Multi-Million Dollar Fitness Center Video: Father and Son Rescued in RI Swamp http://ripr.org/post/video-father-and-son-rescued-ri-swamp <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" src="http://www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/298048" style="border: none; overflow: hidden; width: 500px; height: 300px;" frameborder="0" height="300" width="500" scrolling="no"></iframe></p><p></p><p>The search is over for a father and son who went missing overnight during a rafting trip. Darin Pierce and his 12-year-old son, Logan, of South Kingston have been found safe.</p><p></p><p>The two were on a rafting trip Sunday on the Chipuxet River in South County. Pierce’s wife called police after she hadn’t heard from them in almost five hours.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:01:13 +0000 John Bender 19541 at http://ripr.org Video: Father and Son Rescued in RI Swamp