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June 26th, 2012

Politics as Usual: Life without Robert Watson will be quite different (OPINION)

June 26, 2012

It’s just not going to be the same walking into the House Chamber next January and have Bob Watson not be there.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry HS grad presents to Congress

June 26, 2012

COVENTRY — A recent Coventry High School graduate was given the chance to take her hard work and research on D-Day and present it to Congress in Washington D.C. in May.

Amanda Hoskins, who graduated this month, said it all began when her Advanced Placement History teacher, Lisa Johansen asked her class who would be interested in going to France with her.

She explained that she wrote her teacher a short letter explaining why she wanted to travel to France; Johansen then selected her for the trip.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 25th

Dredging project just latest development at Quonset

June 25, 2012

By TRACEY O'NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Quonset Business Park has been a hub of activity this month with several economic development projects underway for businesses and the Davisville Port Facilities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 24th

Local schools earn some ‘Bonus Bucks’

June 24, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Five local schools picked up some extra cash at the grocery store earlier this month when the Stop & Shop on Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown gave out over $5,700 as part of the company’s A+ Bonus Bucks Program.
The initiative allows shoppers to use their Stop & Shop card to raise money for local schools. Every dollar spent is equal to one point. The points are divided up and participating schools are awarded money that can be spent on anything they need.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Watson lauded for work in EG

June 24, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — His loud, boisterous voice and unique personal delivery during heated debates inside the State House trying to benefit the taxpayers for both East Greenwich and West Greenwich have been some of the hallmarks for Rep. Robert A. Watson over the last two decades.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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