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March 14th, 2012

Mixed-use development discussions still ongoing

March 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The fate of the latest proposal incarnation of a mixed-use Greenwich Boulevard development may hinge on a radius.

The Planning Board heard 3.5 hours of testimony last Wednesday from representatives of local developer Joseph N. Zenga, who is seeking a comprehensive permit to develop 40 townhouse units, including 10 to be designated as affordable housing, off Greenwich Boulevard and behind East Greenwich American Legion Post 15 down to the Amtrak rail line near Greenwich Cove.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Scouting still strong in EG

March 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — There’s a lot more to being a Girl Scout than selling cookies door to door.

And there’s a lot more going on for girls who think they’re too old for Scouting just because they’ve reached middle or high school age, says Kitty Opishinski, public relations coordinator for East Greenwich Girl Scouts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community forum helps parents deal with adolescence

March 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — A young person going through adolescence can be a challenge both personally and socially.

It can also be a challenge for parents of an adolescent, trying to guide their child through the various changes the development stage can bring in that brief period of time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A new barnum in charge at historic Varnum Armory

March 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Some museum curators and caretakers exhibit living history. Tony Amaral lives amidst history.

Amaral, 41, a Taunton, Mass. native and Adams State College grad, is a former self-employed painter who is the new business manager and caretaker of the Varnum Memorial Armory. He lives in the caretaker’s apartment within the building itself and often has to open his room to cater to guests renting the space for parties.

Amaral replaces longtime watchman Jim Wilson who took care of the venerable place for a quarter century.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Walking tall for breast cancer research

March 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Lauren Pietrantozzi is trying to raise $7,200 so four people can take a walk – a 39-mile walk.

Pietrantozzi, a popular server at Besos Tea House, will enter the Avon Foundation Walk for Breast Cancer on May 19-20 in Boston with three friends in an attempt to donate as much as they can. But before the sparkling young woman meets that date, she has another equally important one set for Sunday, March 25.

That is when Besos Tea House will hold an initial fundraiser for Team Pietrantozzi’s larger effort in Boston in late May.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 14, 2012

In today's paper, we have what local and state school officials think about the push to move back the March 1 deadline to layoff teachers.

We also have the proposal by Senator James C. Sheehan that will give municipalities across the state more profit from beach fees collected by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

This week, the Narragansett Town Council and Economic Development Committee meet to boost the town's profile.

In sports, we have the story on how the Narragansett Girls Basketball become the Division II champions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 13th

Curmudgeon's Corner: The double standard is alive and well this election (OPINION)

March 14, 2012

“Bastard” is a word most often used as a pejorative when referring to a person –usually a male- with whom we disagree. Many people regard it as a “swear word”. The dictionary defines bastard as “an illegitimate child” or “born of unwed parents”.
Of course, political correctness precludes our use of this word in reference to any child. I suspect the reasons why are that today 50 percent of women under 30 years of age who give birth are unmarried and two out of three children of color are born to single mothers regardless of age.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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