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January 18th, 2012

Town presents Matunuck case to CRMC

January 18, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town has made its case to the Coastal Resources Management Council for its application to erect a sheet pile wall along the southern edge of Matunuck Beach Road after receiving four objections from property owners, Surfrider Foundation and Save The Bay.

The town’s response, sent to the CRMC Wednesday, Jan. 11, comes after a public meeting was held last Saturday at Matunuck Elementary School for the Matunuck community to dissipate the rumors and hear from town officials on what was being done to prevent ongoing erosion along Matunuck Beach Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

'American Pride' laser show shines at CMS

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – The sights of the Lincoln Memorial flashing by, Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, an eagle in flight, Americana waves in an array of colors.

Behind them a score, a perfect symphonic blend of pop/rock music and patriotic songs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Youth getting involved with local government is vital

January 18, 2012

How do you talk to your state legislator?

Hint: it's not as hard as you think, and doesn't involve hiring a lawyer or knowing a guy who knows a guy.

Just ask state Sen. Dawson Hodgson (D-Dist. 35, North Kingstown, East Greenwich), who recently picked up his cell phone to greet a constituent.
“After I told him who I was, he hesitated, and asked me if the senator was there, like I was a staff member who answered his phone. We don’t have our own staff,” he said last Wednesday at a United Way of Rhode Island Young Leaders forum at the Statehouse in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local celebs pretty in pictures with pets

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — While the humans are ready for their close-ups, the animals are even more ready for new homes.

Celebrities, actors and models throughout Rhode Island are happily posing with the East Greenwich Animal Protection League’s prospective pets on Saturdays this month at Crestar Picture Framing, 51 Liberty St., in preparation for the league’s Feb. 11 fundraising gala.

“We’re auctioning off the photos and holding a raffle, with all proceeds going toward the animals,” said Kim Kalunian, EGAPL spokeswoman.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local film 'Loosies' debuted in NYC last week

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - After successfully opening “Inkubus” in Worcester and Rhode Island last October, Chad A. Verdi has stepped onto the first of what he hopes will be bigger playing fields to come: New York City.

The East Greenwich filmmaker, managing partner of Main Street-based Woodhaven Films, premiered his second film, “Loosies,” last Wednesday at the IFC Center in the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

USTA serves up ace for courts

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With a little help from the United States Tennis Association, the ball is bouncing true again on the town's tennis courts.

The town recently received an $8,500 grant from USTA, good for 20 percent of the nearly $43,000 the town spent to resurface its tennis courts this fall, said Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Bradley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Townsend chest up for auction

January 18, 2012

A piece of East Greenwich history is expected to fetch seven digits when it goes up for bid this weekend at the famous Sotheby's auction house in New York City.

A shell-carved and figured mahogany high chest of drawers with open talons, owned by Lt. Col. Oliver Arnold and Mary Oliver Arnold in the 18th century and built by renowned Colonial-era cabinetmaker John Townsend, is part of the Important Americana auction scheduled tomorrow and Saturday at the auction house.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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