Monday, February 25, 2013
The company is lobbying the White House to changes its definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, according to reports.
Dunkin' Brands, parent company of Dunkin' Donuts, has joined the fight against Obamacare. The coffee and baked goods company is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare, according to a Newsmax.com report this week. There are three Dunkin' Donuts locations in North Kingtown – two on Post Road and a third on Ten Rod Road. Specifically, Dunkin' is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times, according to The Huffington Post. The change would leave Dunkin', as well as other companies, with fewer workers to insure under the health care reform law, which requires large employers to provide health coverage to all …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Dr. Seuss was amazing, brilliant, and can still teach all of us – young and old – how to live life!
I’m on a literary high at the moment. As the school year winds down and the balmy days of summer arrive, I can think of nothing more I want to do this summer than read. I believe this addiction to books may have something to do with the past nine months. Oh good God no, I’m not pregnant, but having all eight kids in school this year, I vowed I would read at least one, maybe two, big girl novels before June. Well, let’s just say I exceeded my goal and have read nearly a dozen choice novels, but even better—my youngest child Annie, now finishing up kindergarten, learned to read this year. When she’s not dolling herself up with my make-up and heels, she’s reading a book to her Barbies, the dogs, the dog’s fleas—basically anything that will…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Five things to know for May 23.
1. Head over to the NK Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours tonight at Plum Beach Club from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and includes the cost of the cookout. Please RSVP to email@example.com. For more information contact the Chamber at 401-295-5566. 2. Get your caffeine fix on the cheap today with Dunkin' Donuts' Iced Coffee Day. Proceeds will go toward Hasbro Children's Hospital. A small iced starts at just $0.75. Get the details here. 3. North Kingstown is set to kick off Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI's Senior Challenge today. To kick off the program, the North Kingstown Senior Center is hosting an event that's free and open to the public. Attendees can register for the challenge, …
Visit a local Dunkin' Donuts for a reduced-price iced coffee and support Hasbro Children's Hospital.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Head to Dunkin' Donuts Wednesday for a cheap coffee while supporting a good cause. Dunkin’ Donuts announced that Wednesday, May 23, is Iced Coffee Day in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts. All day, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants will offer guests a medium (24 oz.) cup of iced coffee for $1. Additionally, a small iced coffee will be reduced to 75 cents and a large will be reduced to $1.50. The proceeds from Iced Coffee sales that day will be donated to The Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Coffee addicts have three locations to choose from in North Kingstown – 6923 Post Road near Quonset, 6166 Post Road near Frenchtown Road and 1241 Ten Rod Road near Home …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Five things to know for Sept. 29.
Today is our favorite day of the year (aside from Christmas, the first day of summer and the day after Halloween when all the candy goes on sale). Today is National Coffee Day! To celebrate the day, Dunkin' Donuts is donating 25 cents from every coffee sold in Rhode Island to the Special Olympics. Stop by the Dunkin' on Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown between 9 and 11 a.m to see our local Special Olympic athletes help drum up support. Court is back in session today as testimony continues in the Fry murder trial. Kimberly Fry is charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter, Camden. Fry allegedly strangled her daughter after the girl refused to take a bath. Check here for the latest update from the trial and …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Three NK residents and one Saunderstown resident were each awarded $1,000 from the coffee chain giant.
Though most of us get caffeine boosts from Dunkin Donuts, four local students are getting a nice financial boost from the coffee chain giant. Amanda David, Melanie Donnelly, Jacqueline Robert and Elena Suglia (North Kingstown High School’s most recent valedictorian) along with Saunderstown resident Maxwell Rittner were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Dunkin Donuts Franchisees of Rhode Island and Southeastern, MA. The four were honored at a breakfast reception at the Dunkin Donuts Center. “More than 16 years have passed since we awarded our first scholarship, and I could not be more thrilled that we have been able to not only sustain the program, but grow it to what it is today,” said Joe Prazeres, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We…