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July 9th, 2012

Varnum Continentals president given one last salute

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Outgoing Varnum Continentals President Bruce MacGunnigle loves to hand out certificates, something he has done countless times for new members and those who have achieved.

But the retiring MacGunnigle had no idea he would be the recipient of a new certificate for meritorious service after 26 years of service to the Continentals, first as Colonel, then as President.

The surprise framed certificate – the first-ever Howard Vernon Allen Award – was created for MacGunnigle and given to him at the group’s June meeting, its last of the current fiscal year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local theater closer to taking center stage

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — For theater goers throughout the town, they will have to wait just a bit longer to see the curtain rise at the Greenwich Odeum Theater.

Odeum president Frank Prosnitz addressed the Council last Monday on the status as to how the renovations are going with the historic performing arts center on Main Street and that the project fell a little bit behind schedule for various reasons.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town reaches one-year deal with new insurance carrier

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — No reptiles or aquatic waterfowl were involved in the following municipal property, casualty and liability insurance primer.

With only days to spare before its prior insurance contract expired, the Town Council voted unanimously Thursday night to enter into a one-year agreement with Hub International , an insurance broker, to be its property, casualty and liability carrier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Officials to tackle prescription drug issue

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Prescription medication is vital for people who are ailing with various health reasons so they can get back onto their feet and regain some normalcy.

However, there has been a significant rise in prescription drug abuse around the area, East Greenwich included, and local officials want to rectify the problem as quick as possible before the problem becomes uncontrollable.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 8th

Exeter TC passes two resolutions

July 8, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@yahoo.com

EXETER—In a decidedly brisk meeting typical of small town government during the hot summer months, the Exeter Town Council gathered Monday night to briefly discuss a number of routine items and advance communication on a pair of resolutions concerning hot-button statewide issues.
In a 3-2 vote, with members Calvin Ellis and William Monahan dissenting, the council approved a revised resolution regarding the implementation of weapons permits throughout Exeter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 7th

Tell Me Your Story: Math whiz Erinakes good addition as EWG superintendent

July 7, 2012

WEST GREENWICH – What do you call a guy who is a math whiz with three masters’ degrees; an organizer and program-creator lauded by the state department of education; a person determined to save at-risk students from falling through the cracks?
You call him the new superintendent of the Exeter-West Greenwich School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 6th

Wickford Art Festival celebrates milestone this weekend

July 6, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Nearly 200 artists from around the country will show their work at the 50th Wickford Art Festival this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In some places around Wickford, the festival has already begun. To celebrate the Festival’s anniversary, several displays of past-year’s artwork are already up at Wilson’s of Wickford and the North Kingstown Free Library.
“It all started right across the street,” said Paul Wilson, of Wilson’s of Wickford.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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