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Robin July 22, 2014 at 04:59 pm
YES it's Stop and Shop too
carpe diem July 22, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Yikes! Thanks, I actually got an automated call about it and dumped the potentially contaminatedRead More peaches I bought straight away ...
Taylor Baltzer July 22, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Not Dave's though?
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Politics Sheriff of NK July 24, 2014 at 02:22 pm
OK from other media accounts, I learned that Alex and Ani did buy the building, which saved theRead More Wilsons from what looked like shoddy treatment by Washington Trust Bank. Reported here, WashTrust was trying to foreclose with the Wilsons still holding major equity in that property and working out / catching up on the payments, and had been current for 14 months. It looked really bad from what I recall, the way WashTrust acted. Anyway, that transaction with Alex and Ani should have put some cash into the Wilsons pocket, a significant amount, because the building was appraised at 2 million and the mortgage was 700k. If that all holds, then this crowdfunding effort, even if it reaches the 148k, may not overcome the underlying weakness in that stores market and profitability position. That solution was needed years ago. I wholeheartedly support them staying in business, but the structural basics may not support that for very much longer. Also, there is no shame in this crisis, as it is reported that up to 40% of brick and mortar retail is under threat from online shopping trends.
Politics Sheriff of NK July 24, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Here is that article:Read More http://northkingstown.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/bankrupcty-to-save-wilson-s-from-foreclosure
Politics Sheriff of NK July 24, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Here is that 2011 article:Read More http://northkingstown.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/bankrupcty-to-save-wilson-s-from-foreclosure
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Bob semple July 21, 2014 at 02:47 pm
With all due respect to everyone..government should not Do anything..other than dropping some ofRead More there crazy regulation.wickford is doing quite well right now. We have been in business there for 31 years, and are doing quite well. There are also other stores doing just fine. When the sewers go in it will even get better. Stores that have what people want, treat the customer fairly and have a good business plan, will thrive.
Scott Madison July 22, 2014 at 11:04 am
The spoils of an open market. Succeed or fail depending on your reaction to changing marketRead More conditions. I can appreciate their desperate attempt requesting the charity to keep the doors open, and I hope they do. Unfortunately, like Kodak who ignored the switch from film to digital, failure to respond to changing market conditions will be a companies demise...no matter how many lifelines they receive.
observer July 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm
We have a free enterprise system and direct intervention or manipulation by government is way out ofRead More bounds. I was at the dentist's office and the Wilsons/Wickford topic came up in the conversation. One of the people who works at the office, not in NK, stated that they would never shop in Wickford. I asked why, the answer was because of the uppity attitude of many of the shops. This was not the first time that I have heard this expressed. I personally have experienced the same attitudes and have ceased shopping there for quite some time. I am an NK resident. @E. Waxman--you have a vested interest. You also have a big liberal attitude toward government "help" a time tested recipe for disaster. What happened to the work hard, self sufficient attitude that made this country great. This is still a free enterprise system in spite of all the liberal government attempts to control everything. Our town wide issues need to be addressed not personal preferences!
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K-Stick July 17, 2014 at 09:51 am
A tremendous step in the right direction as far as putting the port to good use for renewableRead More energy. Especially the part about the 50-100 jobs.
Red Lobster's Admiral's Feast is one of the saltiest restaurant meals in America, with 2.5 teaspoons of salt (5,830 mg sodium). Credit: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Old Pizza July 2, 2014 at 11:25 am
If the industry does it, that's fine. When the government dictates it, that's not fine.
Ralph jacobs July 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Simple solution: Don't eat this food!, it's horrible what it does to your body!
cardiclash July 2, 2014 at 02:08 pm
If you dont like the sodium/fat/ calorie content in foods then don't eat them. It is totally yourRead More choice. People should also abstain from smoking nasty cigarettes as they cause an array of severe health concerns. What they do to your body is just as bad as crappy food!
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Jeff Crawford June 20, 2014 at 11:05 am
Someone should ask East Providence how they feel about this company moving to Quonset....
Jeff Crawford June 20, 2014 at 01:29 pm
Your right. But, they were seriously entertaining a move to East Providence before QDC offered themRead More a "Pad Ready"deal in Quonset. It will be interesting to see if any Navy History is unearthed.
Politics Sheriff of NK June 20, 2014 at 09:45 pm
This company seems to have a great mission and any job growth is great for our town!
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J. Walter Swartz June 11, 2014 at 10:56 am
I wish we had a Krispy Kreme in Woodbridge.
Donna Westbrook July 6, 2014 at 11:21 am
I like DD coffee. I don't buy it often but when I do I really enjoy it. It is not their fault aboutRead More the crops. I will still buy their coffee, I love their coffee!
Frank Mulligan July 7, 2014 at 06:44 pm
I love DD coffee. The price goes up. I boycott. I can make my OWN. The price's are to HIGH NOW. BeRead More wise MAKE your OWN.
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MillicentBroderick June 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@will. Unfortunate coincidence
Carl W June 6, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Do we know that the real spelling is d-o-u-g-h-n-u-t-s ? "Doughnuts!!" Nonetheless, weRead More love'em anyway.
Carole Soule June 7, 2014 at 08:16 am
While I love DD coffee I was hard pressed to choose a free doughnut. The one I did choose made meRead More gag. Cider donuts, made by Chichester Country Store, are the answer.
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JD June 3, 2014 at 03:57 pm
i didn't know they used artificial additives in the past. now i feel violated. i also didn't knowRead More they used gmo ingredients. they could really have changed things for the better by shunning both. would have likely contributed to large increases in sales that more than outweighed the extra expense. instead, this attempt at a publicity stunt is probably going to do a lot more harm than good. i won't go there for food until they're certified non-gmo.
Bill the 1st June 3, 2014 at 05:52 pm
FYI, there's no such thing as "certified non-GMO." It's an almost 100% certainty thatRead More there are GMO genetics in all soy, most corn and a good portion of wheat and rice. I suppose you could make bread products with barley for gluten and artisan grains (amaranth, spelt, etc) for filler. At this point, GMOs are unavoudable. Just accept your chemical manufacturing overlords and be done with it.
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ralph May 29, 2014 at 08:53 am
George: Great job on the stats, but for the most part FPR is right. 15/hr sounds good in theory,Read More but everyone knows it can't be substained. The passed on cost will go to the customer. As previous comments mentioned, I'm not paying $10 for a #1 at McDonalds. Previous examples are something like the increase in food goods as the cost of transporting these goods increased do to fuel prices rising. I know for myself or my wife, we would not be buying anything so overpriced. Times that by hundreds or thousands of customers and you have businesses hurting and struggling to keep afloat. All do to a knee jerk, feel good government overreach.
Derek Duchemin May 29, 2014 at 09:19 am
I'm sorry to say Rhode Island would never be able to get the min wage to $15hr because no businessRead More would be able to afford it, they would all go bankrupt knowing Rhode Islands economy its just not feasible.
Sharon Ellery May 30, 2014 at 09:03 pm
Since the minimum wage is $8.00/hr, the taxpayers of Rhode Island are paying for medical, housingRead More and food assistance for workers earning minimum wage. At $15.00 per hour Rhode Island taxpayers would save millions of dollars and workers would gain independence. Not raising minimum wage keep people on assistance. For instance, Stop & Shop and McDonald's would not go bankrupt. A better solution would include raising minimum wage to $15.00 and keeping businesses afloat. Better workers would bring more customers.
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G3 May 25, 2014 at 10:03 am
I liked it, but I also knew that it would be nowhere as sweet as Del's. If you want malt-liquor,Read More drink Mike's hard. It's definitely still a beer.
peasunshine May 25, 2014 at 06:39 pm
NK Parent May 26, 2014 at 10:33 am
It was alright but tastes more or less exactly the same as other shandy's on the market. Personally,Read More I like the taste of Sam Adams' Porch Rocker a bit better.
Andie May 21, 2014 at 07:48 am
Oh Pleasee. Back when we grew up this would of never been a big deal. Now it's news?? No wonder weRead More have so many sensitive kids these days. Parents being outraged over a box with teeth. Let the kids decide if they like it. I bet their opinions are different. Stop telling them that it's scary and they won't think so.
mAggressor May 21, 2014 at 09:08 am
Looks like a front-loading washing machine.
paul May 21, 2014 at 10:39 am
I wonder how SpongeBob feels about this?
Growing more concerned by the day! May 16, 2014 at 07:12 am
Why just CVS? Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Target and other have retail clinics and should beRead More afforded the same opportunity to open clinics in the state. RI consumers will benefit greatly by more competition. DR. Fine also needs to look at opening up the Health insurance market to more providers than just United Health, Tufts and BCBSRI.... again more competition will mean lower rates for RI'ers and more people able to afford health insurance.
Elizabeth Roy May 16, 2014 at 07:53 am
Rite Aid and Walgreens should be able to do the same. They may not wish too; however, I smellRead More another backroom deal.
Jeff Crawford May 16, 2014 at 01:18 pm
And I'll bet their going to be able to take in and store all of your health care information andRead More your families information. I wonder how much money the State of Rhode Island is paying to CVS Caremark to manage the prescription program.
Tom May 7, 2014 at 08:21 pm
Working families have to work hard to help pay for all the slackers that are coming to R.I. inRead More droves.
Aspir7n May 8, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Good to see Rhode island among other blue states to lead the way. There is still room forRead More improvement and let us make our state #1. The graph pretty much sums up how sexist the republican party has become.
nagaer May 8, 2014 at 07:06 pm
We are all tired of the democrat party line talking points. The war on women, the war on minoritiesRead More and on and on. What really matters are jobs, education, infrastructure, taxes. The democrat party has failed us miserably in RI on all of these important issues. Yet, the Aspir7n's of the world apparently don't pay attention to these important topics and will vote every one of the people responsible for these failures back in back into office. You have a neighbor who can't find a job, but gays can get married now, hope you're happy Aspir7n. Talk about not seeing the big picture.
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deb of see-attleboro May 2, 2014 at 03:02 pm
I have found my odds are much better to help those in need if I write my checks directly to charity.
J. Parker May 3, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Never can tell....But it would be nice. However, putting a couple of dollars on him won't hurtRead More anyone's pocketbook and WILL help the injured.
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Tom Badger May 2, 2014 at 03:25 pm
You to would fit right in with the modern day openly gay US Military .
getreal May 2, 2014 at 03:28 pm
You talk about it so much you must be, it is o k badger Pyle , come out of the closet and be theRead More princess you want to be.
Tom Badger May 2, 2014 at 03:44 pm
funny how you are on your knees to the CCFD so it's not unreal that you are doing the same elsewhereRead More . Is your name Monica ?
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Michael Anthony Satterwhite April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm
This is a great article. If your financial institution has guarantees on fraudulent charges and theyRead More try to stick you with the bill or change certain terms and conditions without consideration or notice, make sure you seek legal advice from an attorney. It is very important that you check your credit report annually. You can check your credit report for free on the website mandated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which can be found at www.annualcreditreport.com.
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