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December 14th

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December 15, 2010

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Foote pleads guilty to driving under the influence

December 14, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Richard “Robin” A. Foote, who campaigned for stricter safe-driving laws following the death of his son this past year, pleaded no contest last Thursday morning in Fourth District Court to a charge of driving under the influence of liquor.

Meet MOGA, area band poised for stardom, at least with their fans: Trolls and Druids

December 14, 2010

The all met as fellow students at North Kingstown High School.
Cool.
Post-graduation, they started out their musical life in various band incarnations, under the names: UFOS, Tapir and Wart-Hog Duo.
So, they could only go up….
Meet MOGA – an arbitrary word for a distinctly unusual folk and psychedelic rock band that websites like Go Local Prov, among others, have hailed as a group that “elegantly combines folk and electronic elements, producing a signature sound that is both genuine and inspired. If you ever wanted to hear a folk record produced by Brian Eno, MOGA may satisfy that desire.”

December 13th

Local students recognized for first quarter academic honors

December 14, 2010

Students at Davisville Middle School and Metcalf Elementary School were recently awarded first quarter honors for their strong academic achievements. Below is a list, sorted by grade, of the students to achieve the marks at their respective schools.

Davisville Elementary School

High Honors

Grade 6

Mike Noble convinced he will beat the odds in Pancreatic cancer fight

December 13, 2010

Over the past few years, the media has been full of stories of breast cancer and prostate cancer patients who have beaten their diseases and gone on to continue living healthy and productive lives.
Michael Noble is hoping to see a series of similar stories about people who have beaten pancreatic cancer.
He’s hoping to be one, too.

Hazard mitigation is passed in time

December 13, 2010

Thursday night an emergency meeting of the town council was called to approve the Coventry Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Unaware of the state’s 4 p.m. deadline on Friday for the plan to be passed, the town was notified this week.

Counterfeit bills still an issue in Richmond

December 13, 2010

RICHMOND -- Chief of Police Elwood Johnson stated that there is still counterfeit currency circulating in town. This was first brought to the town's attention in November, when the police issued a release alerting residents and business owners of this recent development.

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