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May 10th, 2012

Budget discussions continue

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The Town of East Greenwich now has less than a week to submit its budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

But given that there are still significant differences in opinion as to what the school budget should be, the talks may last much longer than just a week.

The Town Council and the East Greenwich School Committee met once again inside the cafeteria of Swift Community Center on Monday evening, still trying to come to an agreement of a school budget that separates the two sides by just over a quarter-million dollars.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

'TechArt' combines creativity with technology

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Theater costumes, theater puppets, ceramics, oils, watercolors, pencil, pen and ink, sculpture, manipulated images, acrylics, furniture, exploding instruments, artistic instruments.

The walls and shelves of the library at New England Institute of Technology are filled with new and diverse images again, as TechArts runs through May 25. TechArts began as an art installation in 1995, as a way to showcase the artistic talents of the students, faculty and staff of New England Tech and share them with the rest of the college community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGHS students 'ThinkFast' about dangerous driving

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Every year at this time, high-school juniors and seniors start to make plans of renting the tuxedos, renting the limousines, buying flowers and that special dress to dazzle their way into their respective proms.

It’s also that time of the year where schools have to drive home the importance of driving safety and making the best decisions possible. More often than not, students get a glimpse of the trademark ‘crashed car,’ showing what can physically happen if kids aren’t careful behind the wheel.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Officials offer help to homeowners

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — For the various concerned homeowners – people that were worried about affording mortgages on a regular basis – that were in attendance at the New England Institute of Technology Saturday morning, two hours might’ve not have been enough to rid all of their worries regarding their financial positions with their homes.

But Saturday’s presentation involving members of the government and high-ranking housing and financial officials from around the state provided those aforementioned homeowners at least a point in the right direction to begin addressing their concerns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 9th

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May 9, 2012

It's Mother's Day and, with that in mind, what better way to celebrate that by sharing tales of mom that we'll never forget?
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you a special feature on several local women and the effect their mother had on them. From the memorable laughs shared to the unforgettable moments that will stick with them for a lifetime, these ladies have plenty to say about the person they affectionately called 'Mom' and you'll love reading all about it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BREAKING NEWS: EG Police looking for armed-robbery suspect

May 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The normally-quiet area of Main Street got shaken up on Tuesday night.

East Greenwich Police is currently searching for an armed-robbery suspect who held up Sunnybrook Farms, located at 1002 Main St.

Det. Jeremy Fague says via telephone on Wednesday that the robbery took place between 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tuesday evening, with the suspect wielding a semi-automatic weapon before fleeing from the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town to reopen bids for beach vendors

May 9, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The town Parks and Recreation Department will be reopening bids for potential vendors to sell sundries such as t-shirts and sun tan lotion at the North and South Beach Pavilions this summer after receiving no official bids for the original period, which ended on April 18 at 11 a.m. A number of local merchants in Pier Marketplace expressed concern that they did not know about potential for selling products at the beach area, and were afraid that their own business would be unfairly harmed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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