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December 15th

Friends of Canonchet Farm founder Lee dies in car accident

December 15, 2010

NARRAGANSETT–Charles Lee,69, of 320 Ocean Road, was killed on Dec. 10 when his car swerved off Route 6 in Killingly, Conn. Lee was Vice President of the non-profit group Friends of Canonchet Farm whose aim was independent stewardship of the Narragansett property. Richard Vangermeersh, treasurer of the Friends of Canonchet, said that Lee was a Type 1 diabetic and that he had “a problem, a fear of driving at night.” Last year while visiting Bristol’s Audobon site, Vangermeersh (also a diabetic) says that Lee collapsed as a result of low blood sugar. Police have not yet confirmed the cause of Lee’s crash.

Holiday season a hard time for people who have lost a loved one

December 15, 2010

You have lost a loved one. You grieve. The holidays approach. You don’t want them to come. You yearn for presence, not presents.
“ ‘I wish I could just go to sleep on the day before Thanksgiving and wake up on January 2nd!’ This is a sentiment that bereavement counselors all across the country hear a lot during the fall and early winter months,” said Morgan Ban-Draoi, grief counselor at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.

December 14th

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December 15, 2010

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Foote pleads guilty to driving under the influence

December 14, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Richard “Robin” A. Foote, who campaigned for stricter safe-driving laws following the death of his son this past year, pleaded no contest last Thursday morning in Fourth District Court to a charge of driving under the influence of liquor.

Meet MOGA, area band poised for stardom, at least with their fans: Trolls and Druids

December 14, 2010

The all met as fellow students at North Kingstown High School.
Cool.
Post-graduation, they started out their musical life in various band incarnations, under the names: UFOS, Tapir and Wart-Hog Duo.
So, they could only go up….
Meet MOGA – an arbitrary word for a distinctly unusual folk and psychedelic rock band that websites like Go Local Prov, among others, have hailed as a group that “elegantly combines folk and electronic elements, producing a signature sound that is both genuine and inspired. If you ever wanted to hear a folk record produced by Brian Eno, MOGA may satisfy that desire.”

December 13th

Local students recognized for first quarter academic honors

December 14, 2010

Students at Davisville Middle School and Metcalf Elementary School were recently awarded first quarter honors for their strong academic achievements. Below is a list, sorted by grade, of the students to achieve the marks at their respective schools.

Davisville Elementary School

High Honors

Grade 6

Mike Noble convinced he will beat the odds in Pancreatic cancer fight

December 13, 2010

Over the past few years, the media has been full of stories of breast cancer and prostate cancer patients who have beaten their diseases and gone on to continue living healthy and productive lives.
Michael Noble is hoping to see a series of similar stories about people who have beaten pancreatic cancer.
He’s hoping to be one, too.

Hazard mitigation is passed in time

December 13, 2010

Thursday night an emergency meeting of the town council was called to approve the Coventry Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Unaware of the state’s 4 p.m. deadline on Friday for the plan to be passed, the town was notified this week.

Counterfeit bills still an issue in Richmond

December 13, 2010

RICHMOND -- Chief of Police Elwood Johnson stated that there is still counterfeit currency circulating in town. This was first brought to the town's attention in November, when the police issued a release alerting residents and business owners of this recent development.

Anytime Fitness offers affordable, results-oriented training

December 13, 2010

NARRAGANSETT--Joseph Penrose and Alex LaVallee co-own and recently opened Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour gym on Nov. 1. The gym is one of three such centers in Rhode Island and is open seven days a week throughout the year. It is guarded by security cameras and accessed through the use of a individualized security card. But if you enter, prepare to be energized.
“Fitness is not a sprint it’s a marathon,” LaVallee said, laughing. “That’s a good quote,” Penrose said.

 

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