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June 24th

Local resident receives high-school diploma after long wait

June 24, 2012

Back in 1932, just mere months before his fellow classmates walked on Graduation Day at Classical High School, Everett Sunderland left the institution prematurely to enlist in the United States Navy as a radio operator.

Ever since, Sunderland always said that he would return home.

On June 5, after an eight-decade wait, the 96-year-old Navy veteran who has resided in East Greenwich since 1972 at long last received his high-school diploma from Classical in front of friends, family and a vociferous contingent of graduates representing the Class of 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD budget passes

June 24, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The votes from the large contingent at Monday’s Fire Commission Budget meeting to approve the upcoming budget for the East Greenwich Fire District was the same as the name of the community center the meeting took place at.

Swift.

With only two ‘nay’ votes from the 50-plus in attendance on Monday, the budget for the 2013 fiscal year of $5,499,124 for the East Greenwch Fire District was approved after a brief presentation by the Fire Commission in a meeting that took a little over an hour.

Read all about it in the June 21 Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bishop to run for Council

June 24, 2012

With his term as chairperson on the East Greenwich Planning Board about to come to a close, Bradford Bishop still wants to be headstrong in helping out the town that he’s called home since 2003.

After spending the last few months thinking long and hard on what direction he wants to take his political career, the 54-year-old native of Connecticut wants to set his sights on having a seat at the highest level of government in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meadowbrook Farms has new leader

June 24, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Sitting in front of the members of the East Greenwich School Committee on Tuesday night near the stage at Cole Middle School, Neil Marcaccio looked at the members the same way as he did at a slew of presents underneath a Christmas tree as a child.

It wasn’t quite the same as physically unwrapping the gifts on Christmas for the North Kingstown native, but when Committee chairperson Deidre Gifford said “congratulations,” the elation upon receiving a present was just the same.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 23rd

They make best use of thyme

June 24, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – What started three years ago as a green initiative funded by a federal stimulus grant has turned into a major teaching tool – as well as a source of inspiration in the kitchen – for culinary arts students at the Exeter Job Corps Academy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 22nd

CAMPAIGN 2012: Costa eyes re-election

June 23, 2012

By TRACEY O'NEILL
Special to the Standard

Representative Doreen Costa, (R-District 31) is already heavily vested in her campaign for re-election. Seeking a second term, Costa has been out in the neighborhoods of her newly formed district, knocking on doors and introducing herself to her newest constituents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students at area charter school learn to leave no trace at local pond

June 22, 2012

WEST GREENWICH — Approximately 20 students from the Greene School in West Greenwich will be getting a hands-on learning experience of the outdoors while helping connect three hiking trails in the area.

Greene School is a public charter high school that houses 120 students.

Teacher Jeff Johnson explained that twice a year the students are mandated to enroll in “intensives.”

He said that the week long program offers an intense curriculum and a more proactive approach to education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Education Exchange graduates get diplomas

June 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — High school graduation – the cap and gown, the stage, the walk, the ritual congratulatory handshake, the diploma –is a rite of passage for teenagers transitioning into adulthood, the beginning of the future away from parents and home, whether to college or a job, or pursuing some other path. But what if graduation doesn’t happen on schedule, what then?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two NHS teachers retire after 20 years of service

June 22, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The halls of Narragansett High School have seen many students come and go, graduating into the adult world and facing challenges that have never before been met. A quiet indebtedness remains, however, when those same students hearken back to the lessons that they received during their high school years. Only then do they often realize that their teachers had influenced them in ways of which they were never aware. NHS will lose two such stalwarts in English teacher Jean Nardone and Guidance Specialist/Social Studies teacher Robert Shuman, who are retiring this year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CCMS promotes nearly 300 students to high school

June 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Curtis Corner Middle School held its largest-ever eighth grade promotion ceremony Wednesday morning.

Nearly 300 students received their certificates on the school’s field and administrators wished them success as they continue on to high school.

The ceremony kicked off with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by graduates William Trager and Keegan Hart, who are Rhode Island Middle Level Educators Scholar-Leaders.

Sara Demoranville, Olivia Rich and Rachel Curran then sang the national anthem.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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