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October 29th, 2011

Red Ribbon Week promoting strong message

October 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Local students and public safety officials are making sure that Red Ribbon Week is not just nine days of building awareness of drug and alcohol issues and how to avoid them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gentle, fleecy alpacas a sheer delight

October 30, 2011

EXETER – Worn out from the stress and pressure of living in these uncertain times? Does the whole thing give you a headache?
Skip the Tylenol and contact Dr. Alpaca.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rosbottom wins Chamber award

October 30, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—On Tuesday evening, The Narragansett Chamber of Commerce presented Kenneth Rosbottom, a Narragansett resident, with the James M. Kelso Community Service Award. The presentation was given during the Chamber’s annual dinner at Spain’s Restaurant, and Rosbottom’s nomination was met with great applause.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Program changed Coventry woman’s life

October 30, 2011

When Jean Sauco was in recovery from her treatment from breast cancer, exercise and meal planning were the last things on her mind.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tie leaves East girls slightly disappointed

October 30, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As far as the standings went, Tuesday’s game between the East Greenwich and North Kingstown field hockey teams didn’t mean much to either team. Both are headed to the playoffs – which could begin as early as Sunday – and there wasn’t anything to gain or lose with Tuesday’s result.

October 28th

Robbery defendant faces 35 years to serve for spree

October 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Michael Brooks, 50, pleaded no contest to four counts of first degree robbery for holding up and robbing four elderly women in towns across South County in August 2010. Brooks, whose last known address was 125 Knowlesway Extension, Narragansett, was brought before Superior Court Justice William Carnes and sentenced to 40 years in prison with 35 as a maximum to serve.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Restaurant granted capacity increase

October 29, 2011

EAST GREENWICH - The owner of a South County Trail seafood restaurant didn’t get the increased seating capacity she wanted from the Zoning Board of Review Tuesday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Brooks facing up to 40 years

October 29, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A year after a spree of robberies in Narragansett, East Greenwich and North Kingstown left four elderly women victimized, former Narragansett resident Michael Brooks, 50, pleaded no contest Friday in Rhode Island Superior Court to four counts of first degree robbery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee tables pension vote

October 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Some of the school committee members feel the pension system is being resolved on the backs of the teachers. At Tuesday night’s meeting they tabled voting on a resolution to the next meeting so that they could craft one more specific to their concerns, including raising the retirement age to age 67.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Injured waitress battling huge bills

October 29, 2011

EXETER – A month after Audra Willis, a popular waitress at the Middle of Nowhere Diner, on Nooseneck Hill Road, was run over by an errant driver while standing in line at the ice cream parlor next door, she is still unable to put any weight on her two broken legs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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