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June 12th, 2014

FTM once again quiet

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Tuesday night was the annual financial town meeting, where residents come out to hear both the town and school committee budgets for fiscal year 2015. It’s a way for taxpayers to see exactly where their hard-earned money is going. However, this year only 35 residents showed up, which meant no quorum. Having no quorum means, by default, the five warrant articles would pass.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hero trainer recognized at meeting

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For a few minutes back on March 31, time stood still at East Greenwich High School.
It was a normal practice for the boys volleyball team inside the gymnasium after classes had concluded for the day, with the players, including Anthony Petrone, preparing for the upcoming spring season.
Then, in a split second, Petrone’s life hung in the balance. And East Greenwich’s athletic trainer, Tim Crandall, and the volleyball coaching staff, worked against the clock to stop a potential nightmare on campus.

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGHS graduates 172 in Providence

June 12, 2014

PROVIDENCE — As each of the 172 members of the East Greenwich High School graduating Class of 2014 walked across the historic stage at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in front of friends, family, school officials and administrators to accept their diplomas, their own stories are continued to be told.
Four years have come and past for those select few who went through the trials and tribulations that came with daily life within the hallways of the campus on Avenger Drive, yet many happy moments and memories were made in that brief, but gratifying amount of time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 11th

Police nab suspect in area break-ins

June 11, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Five breaking and entering investigations in South Kingstown and three in Narragansett were solved on Friday with the arrest of Allan Jett, 57, of Cranston.

Jett is the defendant in eight breaking and entering cases, including New Dragon, Dunkin Donuts, O’Neil’s Package Store, Hal’s Service Station, The Breakfast Nook II, Food for Thought, Go Pasta! and Estia’s Restaurant. He also confessed to 19 breaking and entering charges in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NCAC gets a boost from sunset cruise

June 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Some 120 Narragansett residents gathered at Quonset Point on Thursday evening for a sunset cruise to raise money for the new Narragansett Community Athletic Complex.

The cruise, which took place aboard the Ava Pearl, a Rhode Island Fast Ferry, traveled round-trip from Quonset Point to Newport Harbor, passing 10 lighthouses along the way.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town beach gets a facelift from new projects

June 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Recreation Advisory Board met on Monday evening to discuss projects and budgetary updates regarding Narragansett Town Beach.

Recreation Advisory Board Chair Keith Kyle detailed the completion of several beach-related projects, including adding new waste receptacles to improve the overall look and feel of the property. The new barrels will replace the old, 55-gallon barrels which are now becoming rusted and unsightly. Upon hearing the news, new member of the board Pat Brady expressed his appreciation for Kyle making this initiative.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Top NHS students prepared for new challenges

June 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Narragansett High School Valedictorian Jake Rost and Salutatorian Leah Benz are excited to take on the world using the skills taught to them by the teachers at NHS.

The daughter of Jamie and Fritz Benz of Narragansett, Leah will be attending Georgetown University in the fall to study linguistics and foreign languages. She is the Student Council President and participates in Theater Club, World Language Club, Student Government, and is Co-President of the Honor Society alongside Rost.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 9th

Residents feeling pinched in Coventry

June 9, 2014

COVENTRY — Residents are red-faced and angry with the no-win financial situation the town is facing for the fiscal year 2015 budget.
With the public meeting and vote just a week away, residents feel stuck facing either higher taxes or severe cuts in schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Denice to run for Rep. in Dist. 26

June 9, 2014

WEST WARWICK — Nick Denice is in the race for State Representative in House District 26, covering West Warwick, Coventry and Warwick.

Denice is a licensed attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a Certified Fraud Examiner and Chairman of the West Warwick Pension Board.
He holds a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law, a masters and bachelors degree in accounting from Bryant University and has worked for the world’s largest accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, proving tax services to Fortune 500 clients.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New police station aim of new bonds

June 9, 2014

COVENTRY— Four bond referendum requests were brought forth to the General Assembly by District 28 representative Scott Guthrie (D- Coventry) last Thursday, for Coventry to finance close to $23 million in improvements to the town, including the possibility of a new police station.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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