November 18th, 2010
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.
David R. LaRose, 61, of Jodin Street, West Warwick, and formerly of Seneca Street, Coventry, died on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at home.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Potvin & Cotter Funeral Home, 45 Curson St., West Warwick. A committal service with military honors will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Columbarium Chapel of the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, South County Trail, Exeter. Family and friends should gather inside the cemetery entrance at 10:15 a.m. Please omit flowers.
By ERIC RUEB
KINGSTON â€“ The biggest cheer of Tuesday night's home opener wasnâ€™t for Delroy James, Akeem Richmond, Marquis Jones, Will Martell or any of the members of the University of Rhode Island menâ€™s basketball team.
RICHMOND -- The newly elected members of the Town Council will be sworn-in at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.