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November 18th, 2010

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November 18, 2010

Allie’s Donuts: It’s as big a Rhode Island institution as the Big Blue Bug and Rocky Point. In this week’s Standard Times, we profile the life of longtime Allie’s owner Allie Briggs, who recently passed away at the age of 82. In addition, find out how local liquor stores are responded to the recently controversy surrounding caffeinated alcoholic beverages.

Tim Hortons closes 36 locations

November 18, 2010

In its financial report for what was an otherwise strong third quarter for the Canada-based coffee chain, Tim Hortons announced that it effectively closed 36 locations with 34 of those being in the Providence and Hartford, Conn., markets last week.

Gannon heading to Guinea for Peace Corps

November 18, 2010

NARRAGANSETT – Local Sauderstown resident Jacqueline Gannon, 22, is heading to Guinea in West Africa as part of the Peace Corps.
Upon her departure on Jan. 13, Gannon will begin her training as a health educator Peace Corps volunteer. After graduation from volunteer training in March, Gannon will be working to raise awareness and increase prevention of HIV and AIDS and malaria, and to promote nutrition, vaccinations and hygiene.

Swearing in for incumbents in Narragansett

November 18, 2010

ARRAGANSETT–After all five reelected members of the Town Council were sworn in at Monday's meeting, Glenna Hagopian was elected by council members as the new President in a 3-2 vote. Chris Wilkens and Susan Cicilline-Buonnano voted for the latter as President. David Crook was elected as President pro tempe in an identical vote.

November 17th

Police arrest Charlestown man for growing weed in pool

November 17, 2010

RICHMOND – A Charlestown man was arrested Nov. 6 after police responded to a dispute on Lewiston Avenue in Richmond and found 52 marijuana plants.

November 16th

Richmond council swearing-in tonight

November 16, 2010

RICHMOND -- The newly elected members of the Town Council will be sworn-in at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.

November 16th

Richmond approves draft hazard-mitigation plan

November 16, 2010

RICHMOND -- The recently Town Council approved draft of the town's hazard mitigation plan could result in future grants for projects meant to increase public safety throughout the community.

November 13th

Governor-elect Chafee swearing-in Charlestown council Monday night

November 14, 2010

CHARLESTOWN -- Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee will be attending Monday night's special Town Council meeting to swear-in the newly elected councilors.

Richmond social acitivities board created

November 13, 2010

RICHMOND – The Town Council officially established a temporary committee Monday night that will work to provide activities and services to seniors from the town and surrounding communities.

November 12th

Decision on Beechwood expected to come soon

November 13, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – No decision has been made on the fate of the old Beechwood House, but, the good news is, it’s right around the corner.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) sub-committee has met numerous times, most recently on Nov. 1, to discuss the three RFP’s before them. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, President Liz Dolan read a memorandum from Wendy Nicholas, Director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Richard Youngken, Board of Directors for the same organization.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times. .

 

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