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November 26th, 2014

Small business Saturday returns to EG

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - With the holidays quickly approaching, the time of shopping and Black Friday deals is right around the corner. This year, for the fourth year in a row, businesses around the country will participate in what has been named Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, where local small businesses will offer special promotions for last minute holiday shoppers in hopes of promoting spending at local businesses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Turkey Trot in town Saturday

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After filling up on holiday treats this Thanksgiving, over 500 people will have the chance to run a 5k known as the Turkey Trot Saturday, to burn off those holiday calories.
Presented by the Main Street Association of East Greenwich, the fully sanctioned and certified 5k has become a holiday tradition for people to attend each Saturday after Thanksgiving. For the fourth year in a row, participants will have the chance to run in the 5k, the one Mile Fun Run, meet the Turkey Trot mascot, experience crafts, music and more, throughout the day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid seeks yet another rate increase

November 26, 2014

If the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission approves National Grid’s request for new electricity supply rates, Rhode Islanders may pay more for electricity next year. The increase is driven by higher power supply prices, which reflect the cost of electricity National Grid purchases for its customers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kids learn through play at new preschool

November 26, 2014

HOPKINTON — Play is essential to learning at The Kids Co. Early Learning Center in Hope Valley, a new preschool and daycare center. Owner Amy Vachon and Preschool Teacher Nicole Salaun have designed a “center-based” curriculum that follows Rhode Island’s early learning development standards and the Common Core so that when the children are old enough for Kindergarten, they’re ready.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI Farm Bureau elects new president

November 26, 2014

WEST GREENWICH — The Rhode Island Farm Bureau (RIFB) has a new president for the first time in 40 years. On November 20, RIFB members unanimously elected Henry B. Wright, III as their new leader. Handing over the reins was Bill Stamp, Jr., who had been president since 1974, making him the longest-serving president of a state farm bureau in the United States.
Stamp said he had announced a year ago that he was planning to step down.
“After 40 years, you get to be an age where you say, with all the meetings, why not let someone else have those headaches?” he laughed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire destroys family home in West Kingston

November 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - About 35 firefighters from Union Fire, Kingston Fire, Hope Valley, Charlestown, Richmond and Exeter responded to a structure fire at a home on Plains Road early Monday morning that sent two adults and three children to the hospital for examination.
The family is medically sound and is now staying with a friend, as the one-story ranch was considered a total loss.
The fire broke out at around 1:32 on Monday morning and was brought under control by the responding fire departments in about an hour, despite the closest fire hydrant being 1,500 feet away from the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid seeks rate increase, again

November 26, 2014

Rhode Islanders may be in for higher electricity bills next year, as National Grid has filed for new electricity supply rates with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, something that will cause a significant increase in customer bills.
This proposed rate hike comes just a year after prices were increased by 12 percent last year. Starting this January customers will see an additional 23.6 percent increase reflected in their bill if the proposal passes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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