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New location, same great service at Gold Lady

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – For 30 years Charlie Phillips, owner of Gold Lady Jewelers on Brown Street, gazed longingly at the bank across the way.
“Wouldn’t that make a beautiful jewelry store?” he recalls asking himself.
Now he knows the answer.
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Power surge at Lafayette results in loss of over 30,000 trout

November 18, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – 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 DEM’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 “outdoor raceways”, bringing oxygen and the correct level of water flow needed for the fish to survive.

EWG School Committee considering co-op hockey team

November 18, 2010

WEST GREENWICH–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 comes early for local second graders

November 18, 2010

Christmas came early this year at West Bay Christian Academy as Mrs. Mook’s second Grade Class packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which is part of Samaritan’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 students’ hope was to share the spirit of Christmas with other children.

Job Corps graduates 10th class since ’05

November 18, 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.

See what you’re missing in this week’s Standard Times

November 18, 2010

Allie’s Donuts: It’s as big a Rhode Island institution as the Big Blue Bug and Rocky Point. In this week’s Standard Times, we profile the life of longtime Allie’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.

Decision on Beechwood expected to come soon

November 13, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – No decision has been made on the fate of the old Beechwood House, but, the good news is, it’s right around the corner.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) sub-committee has met numerous times, most recently on Nov. 1, to discuss the three RFP’s before them. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, President Liz Dolan read a memorandum from Wendy Nicholas, Director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Richard Youngken, Board of Directors for the same organization.
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NK man dies in rollover

November 13, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A North Kingstown resident was killed when the SUV he was driving rolled over on Tower Hill Road in front of the First Church of Christ Scientist, 55 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown Tuesday night.
The driver of the vehicle, James Gault, 44, was found unresponsive and it’s unknown at this time if he was wearing a seatbelt or not. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Ghost hunters visit Shady Lea

November 13, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – It was 9:45 p.m. on Saturday night and everything was nice and quiet throughout North Kingstown.
Well, almost everything.
For the Shady Lea Mill, the night was just getting started as a group of ghost hunters, known as the Ghost Hunter Organized Search Teams (GHOST) had taken over the 1820’s building, in the hopes of finding abnormal activity.

New business hopes for ‘fresh’ start in NK

November 13, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A new business in town will be opening just after the first of the year that will offer locals fresh, homemade bread made with the freshest ingredients, deli sandwiches and more.
Great Harvest Bread Co., which will be located at 6679 Post Road, next to the AT&T store, is still under construction but soon it will be a place where people can come and get fresh, out of the oven bread and relax with a cup of coffee and a muffin.
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