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January 18th

Local celebs pretty in pictures with pets

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — While the humans are ready for their close-ups, the animals are even more ready for new homes.

Celebrities, actors and models throughout Rhode Island are happily posing with the East Greenwich Animal Protection League’s prospective pets on Saturdays this month at Crestar Picture Framing, 51 Liberty St., in preparation for the league’s Feb. 11 fundraising gala.

“We’re auctioning off the photos and holding a raffle, with all proceeds going toward the animals,” said Kim Kalunian, EGAPL spokeswoman.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local film 'Loosies' debuted in NYC last week

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - After successfully opening “Inkubus” in Worcester and Rhode Island last October, Chad A. Verdi has stepped onto the first of what he hopes will be bigger playing fields to come: New York City.

The East Greenwich filmmaker, managing partner of Main Street-based Woodhaven Films, premiered his second film, “Loosies,” last Wednesday at the IFC Center in the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

USTA serves up ace for courts

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With a little help from the United States Tennis Association, the ball is bouncing true again on the town's tennis courts.

The town recently received an $8,500 grant from USTA, good for 20 percent of the nearly $43,000 the town spent to resurface its tennis courts this fall, said Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Bradley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

January 17th

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

Today's schedule - Wednesday, Jan. 25

January 17, 2012

Men’s basketball
St. Bonaventure at URI, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Mount Hope at Prout, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Toll Gate, 7 p.m.
Cheerleading
East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, North Kingstown, West Warwick at Meet at Westerly, 7:30 p.m.
Boys swim
Cumberland vs. East Greenwich at East Providence, 6 p.m.
Girls swim
Cumberland vs. East Greenwich at East Providence, 6 p.m.
Wrestling
East Providence at Coventry, 7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Ponaganset at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at North Providence, 4 p.m.

Today's schedule - Tuesday, Jan. 24

January 17, 2012

Boys basketball
Tolman at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Central at Coventry, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Burrillville, 7 p.m.
Lincoln at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
Cranston East at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Shea at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Chariho at Pilgrim, 7 p.m.
Coventry at North Kingstown, 5:30 p.m.
Boys swim
La Salle vs. North Kingstown at St. George’s School, 7:30 p.m.
Prout vs. Barrington at Bayside YMCA, 5:45 p.m.
Girls swim
La Salle vs. North Kingstown at. St. George’s School, 7:30 p.m.
Prout vs. Barrington at Bayside YMCA, 5:45 p.m.
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