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August 2nd

NK Players make last deed one for the community

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — In June, four North Kingstown High School students received scholarships totaling $2,000 to pursue fine arts degrees as they head into college. The story behind those scholarships is one of dedication to the local arts by John ‘Jack’ Higby, a founding member of the North Kingstown Players theater group and long-time public school teacher.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Silver Spoon Bakery fights ovarian cancer for a friend

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH—Karen Bristow had been Mary Sayles’ neighbor in Warwick for 35 years, each woman babysitting the other’s children as they grew up. On June 28, 2011, Bristow lost a good friend to ovarian cancer and, two years later, has done much to commemorate her life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK woman arrested for $200,000 larceny of elderly father

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown woman was arrested this past Friday as the subject of a Rhode Island State Police investigation into her exploitation of an elder. Barbara Flaherty, 49, of 70 Sedgefield Road was apprehended after it was discovered she had stolen over $200,000 from her 88 year-old father, who is currently residing in an assisted living center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Soothing Rhythm

August 2, 2013

Nate Cozzolino, left, Wes Forsyth, right, and Alisha Almeida, middle, recently put forth a drumming and hoop circle performance in front of St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich, entitled ‘Circle of Life.’
Every week for the rest of the summer, residents will have the opportunity to participate in the rhythmic experience with their own musical instruments if they choose.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to recycling program

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Local residents are going to notice a change regarding their recycling over the next couple of months.
Joe Duarte, the director of the East Greenwich Department of Public Works announced last week a new protocol for recycle pick-ups throughout the town that will be in place sometime around September.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Annual Graffiti Contest this Saturday at 'The Luge'

August 2, 2013

The spraying sounds of paint cans will fill the air in East Greenwich, once again, and unique murals will cover the area known as “The Luge” this weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Podraza offers response

August 2, 2013

In response to the “warning” classification East Greenwich High School received from the Rhode Island Department of Education earlier this month, EGHS Principal Michael Podraza offered a response to the classification to answer the plethora of questions being asked by many throughout the community, including members of the East Greenwich School Committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local farm recognized as best in state

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — At 86 years young, Rodney Bailey still feels like a spring chicken, rising with the sun – along with the sound of roosters – almost every day, for a period of 12 hours, to tend to his livestock that produces an abundance of milk, along with other matters that need upkeep at Bailey Brook Farm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Natural disaster seminar helps prepare area residents

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – Celia Humphreys, merely two, woke up after a storm of fierce wind and rain to discover that a willow tree was knocked into a play area her father had built.
This was the Great Hurricane of 1938.
Humphreys shared this story, and several others, to about 40 people, a congregation of congregations, within The Westminster Unitarian Church, the first of many personal stories of fierce storm damage, rescue, recovery and preparedness during the church’s July 27 all-day storm warning symposium entitled, “Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local cyclist readies for Ride Round Rhody

August 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Cyclists and volunteers are joining together to help raise funds for cancer treatment at local hospitals during the 5th annual Lifecycle Ride ‘Round Rhody (RRR) bike-a-thon Aug. 11.
The mission of Lifecycle is to promote healthy, active living and support local cancer treatment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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