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Archive - Nov 2010


November 19th

Vangermeersch releases literary readings on Canonchet, Narragansetts

November 19, 2010

NARRAGANSETT– Richard Vangermeersch has compiled and is distributing a book of 35 historical and literary readings on Canonchet, the Narragansett Tribe, and Canonchet Farm. He is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting, and current treasurer of the local advocacy group Friends of Canonchet Farm. Recently, he helped initiate the URI College of Business 75th anniversary and initiated the RICPA's 100th anniversary gathering. This year he has gone through the trouble of compiling readings about the Narragansett Indians from the past 300 years. What does he hope to accomplish?

November 18th

Community mourns passing of Briggs

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The founder of Allie’s Donuts and Allie’s Tack and Feed Shop on Quaker Lane, North Kingstown, Frederick Alvin “Allie” Briggs, Jr., 82, passed away Nov. 12 in Florida. He’s being remembered as a hard working businessman who lived for his community and family and who taught his seven children the value of a hard days’ work.
Briggs retired from the donut and tack business in 1986 and moved to Polk City, Fla., with his wife Lucile.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Local businesses not worried about Four Loko ban

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN—They’re the talk of everyone from radio shock jocks to state congressmen, a hit on college campuses from coast to coast and the target of an United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation, but if you want to find a can of the popular Four Loko caffeinated alcohol drink around the North Kingstown area, you’ve got to go searching high and low, through brand after brand, as they sit inconspicuously buried on a shelf inside of a refrigerated case at Kingstown Liquor Mart.

NK buses may soon feature cameras

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association: Fatality Analysis Reporting System, school buses are the safest motor vehicles on the road and are estimated to be 70 percent safer than passenger cars, light trucks and vans.
But the most dangerous part is getting on and off the bus and, with that in mind, the North Kingstown School Committee is considering adopting a new camera monitoring system that could make the town’s school busses that much safer.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

No one injured in pair of North Kingstown fires

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – No injuries were reported in two overnight fires that kept North Kingstown firefighters busy Sunday evening and early Monday morning.
Sunday evening, fire personnel responded at 6:02 p.m. to 177 Seabreeze Drive, North Kingstown, when a neighbor called in to report a possible structure fire. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the fire was located on the front of the house in the electrical meter.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Manton Madison refuses to let age or diabetes slow him down

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Manton Madison lives in the north end of town, on the historic Tockwotten Farm which has been in his family for generations.
“I grew up on the farm,” he says. “We’ve lived here forever.”
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

New location, same great service at Gold Lady

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – For 30 years Charlie Phillips, owner of Gold Lady Jewelers on Brown Street, gazed longingly at the bank across the way.
“Wouldn’t that make a beautiful jewelry store?” he recalls asking himself.
Now he knows the answer.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.


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