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November 30th

Former NK athlete takes home big prize

November 30, 2011

Congratulations are in order for former North Kingstown High School basketball and baseball player Mark Medeiros.
The 21-year old has unofficially won the November "Streak for the Cash" on ESPN.com after making the most correct picks on various sporting events this month and because his streak was the biggest of the year, he is set to take home the $150,000 prize.

Rams fall to Brown

November 30, 2011

The University of Rhode Island men's basketball team continue its rough start to the season Wednesday night, falling to in-state rival Brown 65-56.
For the story on the game, pick up the 12.2 edition of The Narragansett Times.

Mariners, Rebels, end season in semis

November 30, 2011

It was a rough Tuesday night for the South Kingstown and Narragansett football teams as both squads saw their hopes at a Super Bowl title end in the semifinals.
The Rebels led Hendricken 7-0 after a Garrett O'Dowd punt return touchdown, but the Hawks took over and scored the next 42 points in a 42-14 win over SK in the Division I semifinals.
Narragansett outplayed Middletown most of the night, but a pair of fumbles that were returned for Islander touchdowns proved too much to overcome in a 38-22 loss in the Division III semifinals.

Briarbrook Farm still thriving, even in tough times

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH – Some people think outside the box.

Jerry Thompson thinks outside the box stores.

That’s what Thompson, who has run Briarbrook Farm with his family decades before Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe’s or Target even existed, calls those mega-chains – “Box stores.”

These are chains, which bind and constrict. Now entering its 62nd year, the Mom and Pop operation that is Briarbrook – a fixture on South County Trail since Truman was in office – has succeeded in competing with one-stop mega-stores.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Businesses not 'entertaining' for TC

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Two local restaurants that have had recent issues with town officials found the Town Council less than amenable to their requests for entertainment licenses Monday night.

The council unanimously rejected requests by Bistro 9, 1646 Division Road, and DiMare Seafood Marketplace, 2706 South County Trail, for entertainment licenses.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Schools to limit lunch credits

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The line “there's no such thing as a free lunch” will no longer be a punch line in East Greenwich schools.

It will soon be replaced by something involving the word “cheese.”

A crackdown on cafeteria freeloaders is coming after the School Committee gave first reading to new procedures on lunch credit limits at last week's meeting.

While students can purchase lunch and breakfast using a form of debit card through the MyNutrikids.com website and district food services provider by ARAMARK, school officials are concerned about running negative balances on their cards.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Post Office Cafe to reopen

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The Post Office Cafe is expected to reopen early next year after the Town Council granted its owners the necessary licenses Monday night.

Michael Marra, executor of the estate of his brother Stephen Marra, owner of Marra Restaurant Group, said he anticipates reopening the 11 Main St. restaurant under a new format in the first quarter of 2012. He said the restaurant, which closed earlier this year after Marra Restaurant Group went into receivership, will undergo renovations and serve “gourmet burgers and light fare” when it reopens.

Stephen Marra died in August.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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