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November 18th

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.
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No one injured in pair of North Kingstown fires

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – No injuries were reported in two overnight fires that kept North Kingstown firefighters busy Sunday evening and early Monday morning.
Sunday evening, fire personnel responded at 6:02 p.m. to 177 Seabreeze Drive, North Kingstown, when a neighbor called in to report a possible structure fire. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the fire was located on the front of the house in the electrical meter.
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Manton Madison refuses to let age or diabetes slow him down

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Manton Madison lives in the north end of town, on the historic Tockwotten Farm which has been in his family for generations.
“I grew up on the farm,” he says. “We’ve lived here forever.”
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New location, same great service at Gold Lady

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – For 30 years Charlie Phillips, owner of Gold Lady Jewelers on Brown Street, gazed longingly at the bank across the way.
“Wouldn’t that make a beautiful jewelry store?” he recalls asking himself.
Now he knows the answer.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Power surge at Lafayette results in loss of over 30,000 trout

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Early last Saturday morning, Department of Environmental Management (DEM) officials learned that 30,000 rainbow brook and brown trout had died as a result of a power surge at DEM’s Lafayette Trout Hatchery, 424 Hatchery Road, North Kingstown.
DEM believes that an electrical surge occurred which caused two of the three pumps at the hatchery to stop working. The pumps distribute cold water throughout the “outdoor raceways”, bringing oxygen and the correct level of water flow needed for the fish to survive.

EWG School Committee considering co-op hockey team

November 18, 2010

WEST GREENWICH–The Exeter West Greenwich School Committee was faced with an audience packed with parents last Tuesday night for discussion of a hockey co-op agreement with West Warwick Schools.
Peter Ethier, West Warwick hockey coach and General Manager/Co-Owner of the West Warwick Civic Center, spoke on behalf of parents and students from West Warwick, Exeter, and West Greenwich. The proposed co-op hockey team would be comprised of 15 students from West Warwick High School and nine students from Exeter West Greenwich Senior High School.

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