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November 30th

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

Schools to limit lunch credits

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The line “there's no such thing as a free lunch” will no longer be a punch line in East Greenwich schools.

It will soon be replaced by something involving the word “cheese.”

A crackdown on cafeteria freeloaders is coming after the School Committee gave first reading to new procedures on lunch credit limits at last week's meeting.

While students can purchase lunch and breakfast using a form of debit card through the MyNutrikids.com website and district food services provider by ARAMARK, school officials are concerned about running negative balances on their cards.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Post Office Cafe to reopen

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The Post Office Cafe is expected to reopen early next year after the Town Council granted its owners the necessary licenses Monday night.

Michael Marra, executor of the estate of his brother Stephen Marra, owner of Marra Restaurant Group, said he anticipates reopening the 11 Main St. restaurant under a new format in the first quarter of 2012. He said the restaurant, which closed earlier this year after Marra Restaurant Group went into receivership, will undergo renovations and serve “gourmet burgers and light fare” when it reopens.

Stephen Marra died in August.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rebels football season comes to an end

November 30, 2011

The South Kingstown Rebels football season ended last night after a loss to Hendricken. Ryan Brannigan threw a touchdown and ran for two more and the Hendricken defense returned two interceptions for scores as the defending Division I champion Hawks advanced to the Super Bowl with a 42-14 win over South Kingstown. Narragansett was also defeated last night as the Mariners fell to Middletown, 38-22.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Liquor stores keep competition at bay

November 30, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Battle lines were drawn and the four current liquor stores won the fight for now after the town council decided to keep the number of Class A retail liquor licenses at four.

The council voted 4-1 Monday night with Vice President Carol Hagan McEntee dissenting to keep the current number of licenses, thereby denying the application by an East Greenwich woman Susan Pagliarini to open up Village Liquors, a proposed 1,742 square foot wine boutique in the South County Commons.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 30, 2011

Monday night the South Kingstown Town Council voted to keep the number of liquor licenses at four, dashing the hopes of one East Greenwich woman to open up a wine boutique, Village Liquors at the South County Commons. Check out today's paper to find out how Village Liquors and the four current liquor store owners opposing the increase made their cases.

Also inside today's paper, read how Narragansett is leaving National Grid for Direct Energy, an alternative energy provider for municipalities across North America.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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