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December 1st

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

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

 

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