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Exeter resident comes home from last deployment

December 2, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “Welcome home, Papa, for the last time”, were the words Exeter resident Chief Master Sergeant Gary Austin saw when he stepped off the C-130J aircraft at Quonset Airbase last Wednesday after being in Afghanistan since August.
Austin, who returned to his family just in time for Thanksgiving, is part of the 143rd Airlift Wing Unit and, though this was his last deployment, he doesn’t officially retire from the Rhode Island National Guard until June.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI pro golfer's son in critical condition

December 2, 2011

Devon Quigley, the former University of Rhode Island golfer and son of pro golfer Dana Quigley, has been in a serious car accident down in Florida.
WPTV 5 in Florida had a small piece on the story Thursday.
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/son-of-pga-golfe...
UPDATE: Quigley has made it through the night and his vital signs are "OK."

RITBA prepares to hoist sunken barge

December 1, 2011

The Rhode Island Transit and Bridge Authority is making preparations to raise a 300-ton barge which sank on October 30 during a nor’easter which brought heavy winds across Narragansett Bay. The barge, which rests in approximately 100 feet of water, was carrying out structural repairs and re-painting on the Pell Bridge. On Monday morning, state officials were brought out to the Chesapeake 1000, the salvage vessel responsible for hauling up the sunken barge, to learn about the specific nature of raising such a large ship from the bottom of Narragansett Bay.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown youth arrested in connection to crash

December 1, 2011

RICHMOND - A 17-year-old boy from Charlestown has been cited and arrested by the Richmond Police Dept. for reckless driving in connection with an Oct. 23 crash that injured four Chariho High School students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 30th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

December 1, 2011

One of the most compelling images of the past decade has been the sight of members of the US Armed Forces returning home to loved ones and seeing family members for the first time.
This week, the Standard Times brings you this touching moment in the form of Exeter resident Chief Master Sergeant Gary Austin.
Austin, who returned home from his final deployment last week, was reunited with his family and shares his story.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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.

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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.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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