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November 23rd

A Christmas to Remember: North Kingstown man's story to air on CBS this weekend

November 23, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” is an old adage that North Kingstown resident Greg Coppa really took to heart.
After years of trying, and trying again, Coppa’s dream of seeing a short story he wrote in 1990 turned into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie presentation will come true this weekend as “November Christmas”, a movie based on his work, is scheduled to air this Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Proposal dropped by Weiss

November 23, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN –Residents turned out in groves to Monday’s Town Council meeting where a decision on what to do with the old Beechwood House was finally made. after more than four hours of discussions, presentations, questions and answers, and public input.
The council voted unanimously to go with Andrew McClatchy’s proposal of moving the original house to his property at 70 Cold Spring Lane, but not after applicant Stanley Weiss withdrew his proposal.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Hockey coming to EWG

November 23, 2010

WEST GREENWICH—For years, fans, parents and athletes in Exeter-West Greenwich High School have debated whether or not there’s enough interest in the town to put together a hockey program.
Thursday night, they got their answer.

Tell Me Your Story: Roberta Humble back in the game

November 23, 2010

Today, let us give thanks for Roberta Humble, Rhode Island’s relentless cheerleader and unofficial goodwill ambassador.
The longtime CCRI English professor and former president of the North Kingstown Rotary Club, has created another trivia game that has the dual objective of providing fun and informing people about state landmarks.
When last we checked in with Roberta, a year ago, she was launching Rhode Test, her first game which sold 3,000 copies. “Rhode Test had families conversing, reminiscing and learning,” she says.
Its sequel, Rhode Side, is already selling like hotcakes.

Local Peace Corps volunteer involved in attack in Africa

November 23, 2010

EXETER – On Aug. 9, Exeter resident Jesse Coker left to begin a two year volunteer mission with the Peace Corps in Uganda, Africa but, only days after beginning his two-year stint, things took a turn for the worse when Coker found himself and others in a remote location with men with machine guns and machetes.
The incident happened just a day after Coker and 45 other Peace Corps trainees were officially sworn in to become volunteers. Coker, along with four other volunteers, had to travel six hours from the capital, Kampala, to the site where he was going to be staying.

Patterson denies any wrong-doing

November 23, 2010

EXETER—As an incoming Town Councilman for the Town of Exeter, the last thing Dan Patterson wants to do is ruffle any feathers or stir trouble in his community … at least before he’s officially sworn in anyway.
Unfortunately, that’s no longer an option.

Council approves iPad purchase

November 23, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to save money on printing paper, the town council unanimously approved the purchase of six Apple iPads and two spares for a cost of $8,000 to be paid for out of the Town Council Contingency Fund.
Five of the iPads will be for the five members of the council and one for the town clerk and will not be allowed for personal use. It’s expected that the iPads will save approximately $18,000 annually in printing, paper, consumables and staff costs for the thick stack of paper information packets that are sent to council members every meeting.


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