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November 19th

NHS Tolerance Team promotes safe school climate

November 19, 2010

NARRAGANSETT—Students from Narragansett High School’s Tolerance Team attended an off-site leadership training at the historic Towers on Tuesday. The goals were to promote tolerance, a safe school climate, and an understanding about student differences. Representatives from Rhode Island for Community Justice – the organization that held the workshop—were also present as were Student Assistance Counselor Ms. Sarah Laidler and child psychologist Dr. Ruth Anderson from N.H.S.
Twelve of the 20 students involved with the program were at the training session.

Prout School Presents 'The Boys Next Door'

November 19, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Through its production of Tom Griffin's The Boys Next Door, the Prout School's Performing Arts Department hopes to raise awareness about the needs and understanding of people living with mental disabilities. The show will take place Nov. 19 and 20 at 7:30 at the school and is done in collaboration with Prout's Campus Ministry Department.

EGHS student hosts a party with a purpose

November 19, 2010


            Jennifer Miller learned last week there’s a little more to throwing a party than picking out striking invitations and colorful decorating.

            And the American Cancer Society was the beneficiary of her learning experience.

Vangermeersch releases literary readings on Canonchet, Narragansetts

November 19, 2010

NARRAGANSETT– Richard Vangermeersch has compiled and is distributing a book of 35 historical and literary readings on Canonchet, the Narragansett Tribe, and Canonchet Farm. He is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting, and current treasurer of the local advocacy group Friends of Canonchet Farm. Recently, he helped initiate the URI College of Business 75th anniversary and initiated the RICPA's 100th anniversary gathering. This year he has gone through the trouble of compiling readings about the Narragansett Indians from the past 300 years. What does he hope to accomplish?

November 18th

Community mourns passing of Briggs

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The founder of Allie’s Donuts and Allie’s Tack and Feed Shop on Quaker Lane, North Kingstown, Frederick Alvin “Allie” Briggs, Jr., 82, passed away Nov. 12 in Florida. He’s being remembered as a hard working businessman who lived for his community and family and who taught his seven children the value of a hard days’ work.
Briggs retired from the donut and tack business in 1986 and moved to Polk City, Fla., with his wife Lucile.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Local businesses not worried about Four Loko ban

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN—They’re the talk of everyone from radio shock jocks to state congressmen, a hit on college campuses from coast to coast and the target of an United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation, but if you want to find a can of the popular Four Loko caffeinated alcohol drink around the North Kingstown area, you’ve got to go searching high and low, through brand after brand, as they sit inconspicuously buried on a shelf inside of a refrigerated case at Kingstown Liquor Mart.

NK buses may soon feature cameras

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association: Fatality Analysis Reporting System, school buses are the safest motor vehicles on the road and are estimated to be 70 percent safer than passenger cars, light trucks and vans.
But the most dangerous part is getting on and off the bus and, with that in mind, the North Kingstown School Committee is considering adopting a new camera monitoring system that could make the town’s school busses that much safer.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

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