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October 16th

Forum discusses all-day kindergarten

October 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-Town residents had the chance to voice their opinion Tuesday night at a well-attended public forum discussing all day kindergarten in the East Greenwich School District.
Superintendent Victor Mercurio answered questions from many concerned parents and teachers regarding the subject that an Ad Hoc Committee has been studying for months. However, the biggest question of how much implementing all day kindergarten would cost, remained unanswered.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Photo takes another shot at Main Street

October 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Soon to celebrate 38 years of doing business, East Greenwich Photo has found a new home on Main Street, offering a convenient location for customers.
Photographer Soozie Sundlun has been capturing moments in the lives of her customers for over three decades, and will continue to do so in their new, smaller studio, where they started years ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Four East Greenwich artists to open studio doors

October 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- For the sixth year, artists will open their doors to the public during the West Bay Open Studios Tour, featuring four East Greenwich artists.
The free and self-guided tour features studios in East Greenwich, Warwick, Exeter, North Kingstown and Saunderstown, giving the public a chance to meet the artists and experience their artistic process.
The East Greenwich Artists participating are Marjorie Ball, Alice Benvie-Gebhart, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas and Jane Parillo-Rollins, each offering a different type of art to the tour.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning commission violated Open Meetings Act

October 16, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — The Charlestown Planning commission violated the Open Meetings Act (OMA) when it conducted a secret ballot vote during an open session meeting in May, according to a recent finding by the Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Swamp Yankees unite at fairgrounds

October 16, 2014

RICHMOND – An outsider calling us “Swamp Yankees” would be offensive, as its definition includes stubborn and unrefined. But when we refer to ourselves that way, we’re thinking of the frugal and independent part of the definition. And every year that’s something to celebrate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School budget will be Omnibus meeting’s sole agenda item

October 16, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — After what was deemed a successful meeting of the Chariho Joint Governing Bodies on September 18, the school committee debated on Tuesday night whether it could discontinue or replace the Omnibus meeting that is scheduled every January.
Historically, the superintendent has presented the school budget to Chariho’s three town councils at the annual Omnibus meeting, which has a fraught history of squabbling among the towns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council wants one joint meeting per year

October 16, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – In a letter to the Chariho School Committee chair, the Charlestown Town Council is proposing that the omnibus meeting be replaced with one joint meeting a year.
The council voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter to the school committee chair with recommendations on the operation and format for the next joint meeting of the Chariho governing bodies.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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