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January 25th, 2012

Former Governor Garrahy dies

January 25, 2012

Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, who served as state leader from 1977 to 1985, passed away earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Governor Garrahy dies

January 25, 2012

Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, who served as state leader from 1977 to 1985, passed away earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BREAKING NEWS: Former Pendulum publisher William A. Foster dies at 88

January 25, 2012

William A. Foster, former publisher of the East Greenwich Pendulum for two decades before retiring in 1984, died at his Florida retirement home in Bradenton, Fla. on Monday. He was 88.

A native of Framingham, Mass., Foster earned his degree in Journalism from Northeastern University and spent his first 20 years in the field with a series of advertising and public relations positions with Westinghouse, W.R. Grace.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Watson enters rehab after arrest

January 25, 2012

For the second time in less than a year, State Rep. Robert A. Watson is facing a charge of marijuana possession after a car stop.

Watson, deposed by the House Republican caucus as majority leader after last April’s arrest in East Haven, Conn., was arrested close to midnight Saturday in South Kingstown in the parking lot of Washington County Veterinary Hospital, 4263 Tower Hill Road, after a driver plowing snow in the lot reported Watson’s car – with the front driver’s side tire missing – almost hit him, according to South Kingstown police.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School contract talks hit a snag

January 25, 2012

Before they could even begin, contract talks between the School Committee and the East Greenwich Education Association, the NEARI-affiliated union representing the district's teachers, have hit a snag.

In a release put out Monday afternoon by the School Department, the administration and School Committee expressed disappointment in the union for declining their invitation to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement expires Aug. 31.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Refurbishment of Odeum taking shape

January 25, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — At first glance, the goal for a March 31 reopening of the Greenwich Odeum seems just a dream.

No lights in the theater. No seats. A chaotic mess on stage. And on a subfreezing January morning outside, it’s not much warmer inside.

But if you look closely, you can see a few signs that argue otherwise.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Plans for new service center still in works

January 25, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The Flood Auto Group’s planned Quick Lane auto service center, at the northeast corner of South County Trail and Frenchtown Road, received a better reception from the Planning Board last Wednesday than it did in its first pre-application hearing in November.

The proposed seven-bay oil change and tire center, along with a car wash, still needs plenty of work, with board members citing the intensity of development on the site and difficulty visitors will have making left turns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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