November 18th, 2010
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Early last Saturday morning, Department of Environmental Management (DEM) officials learned that 30,000 rainbow brook and brown trout had died as a result of a power surge at DEMâ€™s Lafayette Trout Hatchery, 424 Hatchery Road, North Kingstown.
DEM believes that an electrical surge occurred which caused two of the three pumps at the hatchery to stop working. The pumps distribute cold water throughout the â€śoutdoor racewaysâ€ť, bringing oxygen and the correct level of water flow needed for the fish to survive.
WEST GREENWICHâ€“The Exeter West Greenwich School Committee was faced with an audience packed with parents last Tuesday night for discussion of a hockey co-op agreement with West Warwick Schools.
Peter Ethier, West Warwick hockey coach and General Manager/Co-Owner of the West Warwick Civic Center, spoke on behalf of parents and students from West Warwick, Exeter, and West Greenwich. The proposed co-op hockey team would be comprised of 15 students from West Warwick High School and nine students from Exeter West Greenwich Senior High School.
Christmas came early this year at West Bay Christian Academy as Mrs. Mookâ€™s second Grade Class packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which is part of Samaritanâ€™s Purse. These gifts are distributed to children in need around the world. The second graders wrote letters to each Christmas Child and carefully packed two dozen red and green boxes with small toys, school supplies, flashlights, candy canes, gloves and personal care items. The studentsâ€™ hope was to share the spirit of Christmas with other children.
The Exeter Job Corps Academy recently celebrated student success at a special graduation ceremony help on Oct. 23. The event was the 10th graduation since the academy opened in January 2005. Over 60 students received their high school diploma/GED and career technical certification at the event, which featured each graduate presenting a rose to a person who has made a difference in their life.
Families and students joined together for a memorable moment and a reception was held after the ceremony.
Allieâ€™s Donuts: Itâ€™s as big a Rhode Island institution as the Big Blue Bug and Rocky Point. In this weekâ€™s Standard Times, we profile the life of longtime Allieâ€™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.
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.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ 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.
ARRAGANSETTâ€“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.
RICHMOND â€“ A Charlestown man was arrested Nov. 6 after police responded to a dispute on Lewiston Avenue in Richmond and found 52 marijuana plants.
Vicki B. (Burton) Lucke, 62, of Birchwood Lane, West Warwick, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Greenwood Care & Rehabilitation Center in Warwick.
Her funeral service and interment will be private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, South Office, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, in her memory would be appreciated. Information and condolences, please visit www.henault-gallogly.com.