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November 30th, 2011

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

November 29th

Politics as Usual: In the world of Twitter, I say long live dead trees

November 30, 2011

I dipped my toe into the Twittersphere, or whatever the hell you call it, for the first time last week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 28th

Revised turbine ordinance passes

November 29, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - After a year of public hearings that saw a barrage of residents advocating against wind turbines in town lead to a moratorium on new applications, the North Kingstown Town Council unanimously approved amendments to the town’s Comprehensive Plan and zoning ordinance for prohibiting Wind Energy Systems (WES) at Monday’s Town Council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 27th

Operation Christmas Child drive in full swing

November 28, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Even though Christmas is still a month away, the holiday season is on the minds of thousands of volunteers around the globe as they prepare for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child (OCC), the world’s largest Christmas project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 26th

Tell Me Your Story: Bells are ringing for kettle campaign

November 27, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Today, let us give thanks for the Salvation Army, particularly the work done by Ron and Brenda Grundy, members of First Baptist Church in Wickford, who are celebrating their 11th year as coordinators of the local kettle drive.
Ron is a retired draftsman/stone engineer in building and Brenda teaches kindergarten in North Providence, a school system for which she previously taught special education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 25th

Pension reform draws mixed reaction locally

November 26, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After a months-long struggle for pension reform in Rhode Island seemingly came to an end last week, area union leaders have just four words in response to the passing of the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act:
“We'll see you in court”.
Despite objections, however, Governor Lincoln Chafee feels positive about the legislation as a way of getting the state’s fiscal areas in order.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Locals speak out on bike shop relocation

November 25, 2011

NARRAGANSETT — A large group of community members gathered at the town hall on Monday evening to voice their stance regarding the proposed relocation of Narragansett Bikes to 922 Boston Neck Road. The property, currently owned by Raymond J. Giusti, has been the topic of scrutiny over the past months because of the zoning issues which have been brought to the attention of the Planning Board and town council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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