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January 8th, 2015

Governor Raimondo takes center stage at inauguration ceremony

January 8, 2015

PROVIDENCE— History was made on the south entrance of the Rhode Island State House on Tuesday’s bitterly cold afternoon while hundreds gathered under flurries of snow to watch Gina Raimondo get sworn into office as the first female governor since Rhode Island’s founding 378 years ago. While her hand was on her family’s holy bible, Raimondo, alongside her children and husband, took an oath to be the state’s 75th governor, the first Democrat to take the office in over 20 years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents concerned about CVD proposal

January 8, 2015

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A sizeable group of residents turned out Tuesday evening to tell the North Kingstown Planning Commission that it did not want proposed zone changes to Lafayette Village. The commission and the town have in recent months discussed re-zoning the historical area as a Compact Village District (CVD), similar to those in Wickford and at the Rolling Greens site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Council debates gun store application

January 8, 2015

EXETER—On Monday evening, Exeter town council members heard from a number of residents who do not want a proposed gun shop to open in town. Westerly resident Robert M. Gaglione has been working with the town over the past several months to establish Firearms Unlimited off Nooseneck Hill Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFL celebrates 100 years

January 8, 2015

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Free Library will soon celebrate 100 years of existence in 2015, and will begin construction and renovations to the property.
Presented in 1915 by Daniel Albert Pierce, the EGFL has offered programs and activities for residents for years, and will now continue to do so with a planned outside renovation, just in time for the 100th anniversary celebration.
Thanks to a $176,000 Champlin grant, the library will be able to create a relaxing and appealing outside area for people to enjoy and utilize during the warm months.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Felicia’s Coffee debuts new look

January 8, 2015

EAST GREENWICH- The ever-popular Felicia’s Coffee in East Greenwich is nearly finished with recent renovations that have been months in the making.
With the coffeehouse being open 364 days a year, excluding Christmas, customers may have been surprised to see the “closed” sign on the front door Jan. 5. However, when the doors reopened Jan. 6, the newly renovated counter space and other behind the scenes updates were well worth the wait.
“I’ve been working on it for a few months now,” said Felicia’s Coffee owner Felicia Revens. “We’ve been growing every year since we’ve been here.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cole math causes concern

January 8, 2015

EAST GREENWICH-Following recent conversations on social media about the difficulty of math courses at Archie R. Cole Middle School, The East Greenwich Pendulum reached out for some information from Mathematics Department Chairperson Patricia Dulac on the topic.
Parents on a Facebook page dedicated to children and their success in the school system, have used social media to connect and discuss several big issues in the district, and get various opinions on important topics.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG doctor appointed to international panel

January 8, 2015

EAST GREENWICH-An East Greenwich Doctor was appointed to the International Medical Panel of the Federation Internationale de Motcyclisme (FIM) in November, something he calls an honor.
Physician Herbert Brennen is a partner in Brennan, Cronin and Peters Internal Medicine in EG and is now the most recently appointed member to the medical panel that oversees the sport of motorcycling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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