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Archive - Dec 2011

December 13th

Pawuxet Rangers bring living history to Hope Valley

December 13, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - Third and fourth graders from Hope Valley Elementary School were transported out of the classroom and all the way back to the revolutionary battlefield on Friday, Dec. 2, when members of the Pawtuxet Rangers, a local militia that protected the Rhode Island coastline during the American Revolutionary War, paid them a spirited visit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 12th

WTW concerned about sythetic pot

December 13, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – There’s another product on the market that parents should be concerned about. Even though marijuana isn’t legal, synthetic marijuana is and it’s sold at stores near you.
Teens and young adults are using these products to get high. Other names include potpourri, herbal buds, Spice, Skunk, Blaze and Nitro.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Debate continues on response costs

December 12, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council held a motion to adopt the recently proposed ordinance which would allow the town to recoup ‘response’ costs at homes which police have engaged in multiple disturbances. Members of the public and representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) were on hand Monday evening to express their support and reservations regarding the language and potential implementation of the ordinance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Barden sees inequity in homeless shelter funding

December 12, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Executive Director of the Welcome House of South County Linda Barden sees an inequity of funding for homeless shelters in Washington County, a situation she predicts may lead some to freeze in their homes this winter.

For FY 2012, Welcome House received $40,000 from the Rhode Island Consolidated Homeless Fund (CHF). This amounts to $4,000 to $5,000 less than last year. The Welcome House of South County has been providing emergency shelter and transitional and permanent housing to homeless residents of Washington County since 1987.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 11th

Turkey trot pays off with a big check for food pantry

December 12, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Food Pantry got quite a donation the week of Thanksgiving ... thanks to a bunch of turkeys.
Every year, Wickford Middle School (WMS) holds a turkey trot where students and faculty dress up in costumes in hopes of getting donations for the food pantry. Students compete against other each other, as do members of the faculty, and the ones who raise the most money from each group receive the bragging rights and the title of ‘Head Turkey’.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 10th

Tell Me Your Story: Consignor Lynda Peters hails 'retail at resale' prices

December 11, 2011

Lynda Peters, who owns Consignors on Main Street in East Greenwich, has long appreciated the concept of discovering bargains at non-retail rates.
Growing up an “Air Force brat” – the eldest of nine children – she recalls, “My mother shopped like this [at thrift shops] since we were born. She could find good quality without the high prices; resale at a fraction of retail.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Chief warns public of break-ins

December 10, 2011

RICHMOND - There has been a recent trend of residential break-ins in Richmond, and the Richmond Police Dept. has released a public safety notice to inform the public. The police are currently investigating leads and working to identify and apprehend those responsible.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 9th

Audit results come up rosy for town of Exeter

December 10, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

EXETER—In its last regularly-scheduled meeting of 2011, the Exeter Town Council received quite a bit of good news Monday night as an independent audit by Warwick-based Certified Public Accountants Nadeau Wadovick, LLC proved favorable for the town for the 2011 fiscal year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Why are gas prices so high in Richmond?

December 9, 2011

RICHMOND - Local motorists have noticed a troublesome trend over the past few weeks. While gas prices throughout the state have continued to drop, gas prices along Main Street in Wyoming remain significantly above the state average.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 8th

Festival of Lights kicks off holiday season

December 9, 2011

By KENDRA LEIGH MILLER
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–It was a perfectly clear, chilly winter night.
The perfect night to celebrate the kickoff of the annual Festival of Lights with what else – the annual tree lighting at Updike Park located in scenic historical downtown Wickford.
Parents protected their steaming cups of coffee and hot cocoa and tried to tell the children to slow it down as they swarmed around the crowds of people who came out to enjoy the event.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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