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May 11th

These memories of MOM make us LOL

May 12, 2012

Special to the Standard

Typically, Mother’s Day is a time to wax sentimental about all the sacrifices our moms made for us and how they established family rituals we recall warmly.
But we all know it’s not so simple. Most moms – no matter how distinguished their public lives or how glowing their history as maternal role models – also have funny little quirks. They do or say things in unforgettable ways that, years later, pop into our minds provoking uncontrollable laughter.

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May 10th

Today's schedule - Friday, May 11

May 11, 2012

College baseball
Richmond at URI, 3 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich vs. West Warwick at McCarthy Field, 3:45 p.m.
Barrington vs. Narragansett at Sprague Park, 7 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
Coventry at Warwick Veterans, 3:30 p.m.
Moses Brown at North Kingstown, 6:30 p.m.
Girls lacrosse
North Kingstown vs. Cumberland at Cumberland Tucker Field, 4 p.m.
Coventry at Middletown, 4 p.m.
Classical vs. West Warwick at Amby Smith Field, 7 p.m.
Boys tennis
South Kingstown at North Kingstown, 3:30 p.m.
Portsmouth at Prout, 4 p.m.
Boys volleyball
Coventry at Scituate, 6:30 p.m.

School Committee gets nowhere with sports cuts

May 11, 2012


NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the North Kingstown Town Council approved its fiscal year 2012/2013 budget last week, what got appropriated for the school department wasn’t what the district had hoped for and now begins the arduous task of making millions of dollars of reductions.
The school committee asked the council for a four percent increase and instead only received two percent.
“I do appreciate the increase,” said Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger. “But we now have to reduce much more than if we only received a four percent increase.”

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OLM community stunned over pastor's passing

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Every parishioner, priest, nun or people with devout faith walk through the doors of their respective church always wanting to understand meaning and purpose of life, as well as having a voice to guide them down the right path.

Unfortunately, one local church community has been trying to find meaning regarding a loss of not just a leader, but a mentor and a friend.

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Sheen hopes for future compassion

May 10, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Martin Sheen spoke from the heart inside a large exhibit hall at the Rhode Island Convention Center and told the future of the technology world, comprising of 1,254 graduates of the New England Institute of Technology, to find that yearning within their heart to help others.

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Police to investigate home invasion

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that took place on Frenchtown Road late Monday afternoon.

According to Police Chief Thomas Coyle via telephone on Tuesday, there was a male party that went to the front door at the residence on Frenchtown Road, talking on a cell phone. The girl that was inside the home at the time saw the man and did not answer the door.

Read all about it in the May 10 edition of The Pendulum.

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Budget discussions continue

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The Town of East Greenwich now has less than a week to submit its budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

But given that there are still significant differences in opinion as to what the school budget should be, the talks may last much longer than just a week.

The Town Council and the East Greenwich School Committee met once again inside the cafeteria of Swift Community Center on Monday evening, still trying to come to an agreement of a school budget that separates the two sides by just over a quarter-million dollars.

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