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December 3rd

Tell Me Your Story: Barber Ruby Richter is a gem for Wickford Village

December 4, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Most women have an internal GPS that unfailingly takes them to spas where they are soothed, groomed, massaged and de-stressed in settings that are inviting and inspire warm conversations.
Men? Not so much.
All that is changing in Wickford since the arrival of Ruby’s Barber Shop, a hideaway where guys encounter a calmer, gentler sort of man cave.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 2nd

RITBA preparing to raise sunken barge

December 3, 2011

By SHAUN KIRBY
skirby@ricentral.com

The Rhode Island Transit and Bridge Authority is making preparations to raise a 300-ton barge which sank on October 30 during a nor’easter which brought heavy winds across Narragansett Bay. The barge, which rests in approximately 100 feet of water, was carrying out structural repairs and re-painting on the Pell Bridge. On Monday morning, state officials were brought out to the Chesapeake 1000, the salvage vessel responsible for hauling up the sunken barge, to learn about the specific nature of raising such a vessel from the bottom of Narragansett Bay.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

It’s winter wonderland this weekend in South Kingstown

December 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – It will start to look a lot like Christmas this weekend as holiday festivals and tree lighting ceremonies turn South Kingstown into a winter wonderland.

This weekend on Saturday, Dec. 3, candle lights will shine on the Kingston Village as it celebrates its 127th annual holiday fair and South Kingstown residents can light up the Village Green the following day during the tree lighting ceremony.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

December 2, 2011

This weekend all across South County, towns are celebrating the start of the holiday season with visits from Santa and tree lighting ceremonies. Inside today's paper we have what events are taking place in Narragansett and South Kingstown.

The Special Commission on Reapportionment met Thursday at the South Kingstown High School during one of the final public hearings before it finalizes its plan to reconfigure the district lines to reflect population changes. At the meeting, several South County leaders said what they hoped the outcome of the new districts would be.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School budget criticized

December 2, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Town council members in all three Chariho towns have made efforts to request a greater level of transparency in the annual budget of the Chariho Regional School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 1st

Exeter resident comes home from last deployment

December 2, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “Welcome home, Papa, for the last time”, were the words Exeter resident Chief Master Sergeant Gary Austin saw when he stepped off the C-130J aircraft at Quonset Airbase last Wednesday after being in Afghanistan since August.
Austin, who returned to his family just in time for Thanksgiving, is part of the 143rd Airlift Wing Unit and, though this was his last deployment, he doesn’t officially retire from the Rhode Island National Guard until June.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RITBA prepares to hoist sunken barge

December 1, 2011

The Rhode Island Transit and Bridge Authority is making preparations to raise a 300-ton barge which sank on October 30 during a nor’easter which brought heavy winds across Narragansett Bay. The barge, which rests in approximately 100 feet of water, was carrying out structural repairs and re-painting on the Pell Bridge. On Monday morning, state officials were brought out to the Chesapeake 1000, the salvage vessel responsible for hauling up the sunken barge, to learn about the specific nature of raising such a large ship from the bottom of Narragansett Bay.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown youth arrested in connection to crash

December 1, 2011

RICHMOND - A 17-year-old boy from Charlestown has been cited and arrested by the Richmond Police Dept. for reckless driving in connection with an Oct. 23 crash that injured four Chariho High School students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 30th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

December 1, 2011

One of the most compelling images of the past decade has been the sight of members of the US Armed Forces returning home to loved ones and seeing family members for the first time.
This week, the Standard Times brings you this touching moment in the form of Exeter resident Chief Master Sergeant Gary Austin.
Austin, who returned home from his final deployment last week, was reunited with his family and shares his story.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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