By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â On Monday, the day after Tropical Storm Irene did her worst, the village of Wickford and much of North Kingstown were dead, the result of power and phone outages.
Banks, restaurants, drug stores and the library were closed although, on Tuesday morning, the Rite-Aid on Brown Street was operating albeit in the dark. An employee said the store is powered by separate lines and all but the one providing light were working.