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November 22nd

Former Times Editor Goldstein remembers JFK

November 22, 2013

The hand-signed, family Christmas cards from the White House seemed an anomaly at the weekly Narragansett Times, unceremoniously tacked up as they were in the tiny, cluttered office of publisher Fred Wilson.
A 22-year-old, I was cutting some journalistic teeth at his homespun newspaper, having signed on post-Army during the holidays of 1962. That’s when Fred put up the last Christmas greeting Jack Kennedy would ever send him.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

After 38 years, Dr. Packer retires

November 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After 38 years of dental practice in Wakefield, Dr. Thomas Packer has retired.
“So far, so good,” Packer said Tuesday of how his retirement is going so far. “I don’t have to set an alarm although in my head I still wake up at 5:30 every morning.”
Dr. Packer has practiced dentistry in town since 1975. He first came to Wakefield after he graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and began his practice sharing an office on Main Street with Dr. Joseph DiSano Sr.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

‘Thrill Killer’ Brissette not in Narragansett

November 22, 2013

Contrary to earlier media reports, recently paroled “thrill killer” Alfred A. Brissette Jr. is not living in Narragansett.
Several media outlets reported Tuesday, the day of Brissette’s release from state prison, that he was living in a halfway house, the Galilee Mission, in Narragansett.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry Community Food Bank has a friend in local business

November 22, 2013

COVENTRY— For the seventh year, Coventry Lumber raised funds during its golf tournament at the beginning of September to assist the highly utilized Coventry Community Food Bank.
The golf tournament, which saw approximately 110 participants this year, was created by Co-owner of Coventry Lumber Mike Durand as way to raise money for the food bank.

For more information, pick up a copy of this week's Coventry Courier

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Screaming forces executive session

November 22, 2013

COVENTRY — A meeting that began without an issue quickly exploded into shouts, accusations and arguments when the board’s chairman refused to hear any one with public comment after one resident, Steven Faye, demanded answers for what he called the board’s lack of action with helping the fire district.

For more information, pick up this week's copy of The Coventry Courier

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thibeault fitting right in as new finance director

November 22, 2013

By KENDRA
LEIGH MILLER
kmiller@ricentral.com

COVENTRY — Robert Thibeault’s got some years of experience serving the town and 15 years of professional financial experience, which made him the perfect fit for the Coventry Finance Director.
Thibeault has been a resident of Coventry for 20 years and has served on the town council in 2006, the sewer sub commission and most recently the planning board.

For more information pick up this week's edition of The Coventry Courier

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Board presentation leads to shouting match

November 22, 2013

COVENTRY — A meeting that began without an issue quickly exploded into shouts, accusations and arguments when the board’s chairman refused to hear any one with public comment after one resident, Steven Faye, demanded answers for what he called the board’s lack of action with helping the fire district.

For more information, pick up a copy of this week's Coventry Courier

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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