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Town Council accepted a $3,500 grant from the Friends of Canonchet Farm. Thomas Fourtier, President of the organization, recently wrote a letter and submitted the grant proposal to the town in order to conduct a wetland survey of the Canonchet Farm property.
CHARLESTOWN â In one of its last actions, the previous Town Council unanimously approved an amendment to the town's wastewater ordinance to provide more relief for residents previously facing expensive septic system upgrades.
NARRAGANSETTâStudents from Narragansett High Schoolâs 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 â the organization that held the workshopâwere 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.
WAKEFIELD â 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.
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.
NARRAGANSETTâ 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?
NORTH KINGSTOWN â The founder of Allieâs Donuts and Allieâs Tack and Feed Shop on Quaker Lane, North Kingstown, Frederick Alvin âAllieâ Briggs, Jr., 82, passed away Nov. 12 in Florida. Heâs 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 daysâ work.
Briggs retired from the donut and tack business in 1986 and moved to Polk City, Fla., with his wife Lucile.
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