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March 13th

A ‘Center’ of attention for teenagers in East Greenwich

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Three decades ago, Dan Casey was a child in need of a social outlet.

Growing up in East Greenwich among five other siblings by a single mother without the privileges the majority of residents enjoy on a regular basis, Casey, then at the young age of six years old, first heard of a program being formed at United Methodist Church where local adults and role models within the town were getting children of all walks of life engaged in recreational activities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Second shoplifting incident occurs at CVS

March 13, 2014

For the second time within a brief period, East Greenwich police arrested an individual who allegedly shoplifted from the CVS Pharmacy on South County Trail.

Raymond L. Ellinwood, 43, of Cedar Pond Rd., Warwick, was taken into custody last Thursday for shoplifting-misdemeanor and conspiracy to shoplift dating back to an incident that occurred on Feb. 26.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Spanish teacher good as gold

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Kathleen Hook, like any other day at Cole Middle School, was in the process of mentoring her young aspiring minds in her Spanish class on Feb. 12.

Then a television camera crew, along with officials from both the Rhode Island Department of Education and the East Greenwich School District, popped into the classroom to say ‘hola!’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Square renovations set to begin

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A well-known shopping center will be receiving a facelift in the very near future.

Keith Hague, senior project manager for Edens, announced Monday to the Town Council his plans to renovate the façade and replace the sidewalks around East Greenwich Square, located at 1000 Division St. – a plaza that houses various stores and eateries such as Dave’s Marketplace, Walgreen’s, Panera Bread, Gold’s Gym and Orange Leaf.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meadowbrook Farms students raise money to help RISPCA

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — All throughout Tuesday’s assembly inside the gymnasium at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School, students were ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘awwwww-ing’ at the many dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals scrolling across the screen as part of a slide show put forth by the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA).

But the biggest ‘awww’ came from Lorna Steele, the Director of Humane Education for RISPCA, when she received a generous gift on behalf of a trio of young ladies during the assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee to run for District 35 Senate

March 13, 2014

It’s been a thought that has been rolling around the head of Mark Watkins Gee since last fall.

Now, through some encouragement from people close to him, both from family and in local government, the East Greenwich businessman and current member of the East Greenwich Town Council is throwing his proverbial hat into the ring for a seat on Smith Hill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Councilman arrested over weekend

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A member of the East Greenwich Town Council is in some hot water with the law following an alleged incident at his home over the weekend.

Bradford Bishop, 56, of 240 Adirondack Dr., East Greenwich, was arrested by East Greenwich police Sunday evening and is being charged with domestic-simple assault and domestic-disorderly conduct.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Greeting a tramp with kindness leads to traumatic event

March 13, 2014

HOPKINTON – In this day and age, we are not quite as accommodating as our ancestors were. Should a stranger appear at our door asking for food, we would probably be on the phone dialing 9-1-1 before a full minute had passed. In earlier centuries, people were much more trusting than we are. However, such willing acts of trust and kindness sometimes proved to be dire mistakes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two men found dead on beaches in South County

March 13, 2014

CHARLESTOWN - The body of a 53-year-old man was found Saturday at Quonochontaug Breachway.

At 8:10 a.m., a kayaker discovered the body of Joseph W. Huston, with a last known address of 65 Marietta St., Providence.

Charlestown Police Chief Jeffrey Allen said Huston was found in shallow water next to a vehicle that was stuck in the sand.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local resident preserving historic cemeteries

March 13, 2014

RICHMOND – Most people are unaware of the fact that neither a town nor a state carries the responsibility of caring for its cemeteries. Maintenance of burial grounds is the sole duty of the families of those buried there. That presents a serious problem when the cemetery is so ancient that descendants have either moved away, aren’t aware of their ancestry, or are of the assumption that the task is already in another’s hands.

Dory Wagner, of Hope Valley, has been taking such tasks into her own hands for a long time now. A native of New York, Wagner moved here to Washington County just before the blizzard of 1978.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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