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Townsend chest up for auction

January 18, 2012

A piece of East Greenwich history is expected to fetch seven digits when it goes up for bid this weekend at the famous Sotheby's auction house in New York City.

A shell-carved and figured mahogany high chest of drawers with open talons, owned by Lt. Col. Oliver Arnold and Mary Oliver Arnold in the 18th century and built by renowned Colonial-era cabinetmaker John Townsend, is part of the Important Americana auction scheduled tomorrow and Saturday at the auction house.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meadowbrook principal resigns

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Citing unspecified health reasons, Meadowbrook Farms School Principal Dr. Ronald J. Areglado announced his resignation Tuesday, effective immediately.

Areglado, who was principal at the school since spring 2010, informed the Meadowbrook community of his decision Tuesday and School Superintendent Victor Mercurio by e-mail that afternoon, Mercurio said at that night’s School Committee meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 18, 2012

In today's Narragansett Times, we have the response from South Kingstown town officials to the Coastal Resources Management Council on their application to erect a sheet pile wall on Matunuck Beach Road.

Last week the federal government released the first draft of the implementation plan for the National Ocean Policy (NOP), a holistic approach towards the management of the country’s oceanic resources. The draft aims to help sustain fragile ecosystems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New hours at Charlestown transfer station

January 18, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Transfer Station will have new hours of operation starting this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Curmudgeon's Corner: Thompson's resignation not exactly a surpise (OPINION)

January 18, 2012

I wasn’t surprised by Joe Thompson’s announcement that he is resigning from the North Kingstown School Committee.
I was at the committee’s meeting on December 13th when Mr. Thompson and his sidekick Bill Mudge stormed out of the high school cafeteria. Messrs. Thompson and Mudge were upset at a ruling by Chairperson Kim Page, supported by legal counsel Mary Ann Carroll, that a motion by Dick Welch to reconsider the vote on a $6.4 million bond issue was in order.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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