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February 22nd, 2012

Emergencies not only challenge for firefighters at current station

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Think knocking down a brush fire or dousing a burning structure in East Greenwich is a challenge?

Try maneuvering the firefighting apparatus out of Station 1 downtown on Main Street, where East Greenwich Fire District personnel have to contend with not only pedestrians and sometimes speeding traffic, but the structure of the 98-year-old building as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Interfaith Food Bank receives healthy donation

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — While the current state of the economy may be a drain on local food banks, local volunteers and a supermarket chain are attempting to keep a local bank replenished.

The East Greenwich Interfaith Food Bank, based at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, received a $4,280 donation from Stop & Shop's Frenchtown Road branch, which has been active in several local food bank initiatives.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local's life a true balancing act

February 22, 2012

On the night of Feb. 20, 2003, East Greenwich’s Tracy King was working as a bouncer at the Station Nightclub for the Great White concert, escorting around WPRI-TV cameraman Brian Butler for him to get video of the show.

In the nine years since the tragic fire that claimed Tracy, 38, and 99 others at the Station, Evelyn King – Tracy’s wife – and her children have been taking things one step at a time and one day at a time to try and progress through life without him, with some days being naturally better than others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

French class 'rocks' EGHS last Wednesday

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Seldom does a French lesson get students out of their seats and dancing.

But that's what happened last week in the East Greenwich High School Auditorium, with some help from Grand Derangement, a band from the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia, whose diverse music ties in with the history element of French language classes.

About 850 French language students from around the state, in two shifts, were bused to the school for the concert, an annual event sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Philbrick to be charged with DUI, death resulting

February 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN— Dean Philbrick, 46, of 50 Harcourt Ave., Wakefield, the driver of a motor vehicle which crashed and took the life of a South Kingstown female last week, will be charged by South Kingstown Police Department. Erica Knowles, 23, of 95 Wood Lane, South Kingstown, died last Wednesday when the vehicle operated by Philbrick crashed into a tree on Torrey Road.

“We have a warrant for his arrest,” said SKPD Captain Jeffery Allen. “There will be two charges, driving under the influence, death resulting, and driving to endanger, resulting in death.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI will postpone efforts on Doyle case until State Police investigation complete

February 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The University of Rhode Island, after announcing that it would conduct an independent examination of Daniel L. Doyle’s unpaid debt to the university, has decided to postpone its efforts until the State Police have completed their investigation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 22, 2012

In today's paper, find out what South Kingstown Police will charge Dean Philbrick, 46, of 50 Harcourt Ave., Wakefield, the driver of a motor vehicle which crashed and took the life of a South Kingstown female last week after they issued an arrest warrant.

Last week, the Fall 2011 NECAP results were released. Find out how well South Kingstown students improved.

We also have the story on last week's town council work session on the methods behind the LED signs

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 21st

Politics as Usual: Rhode Island needs to adopt a sane tax policy (OPINION)

February 22, 2012

The proposed two-percent additional tax on restaurant meals and beverages has emerged as the big headline from Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s 2012 budget. His notion that it would fund additional aid to school districts didn’t seem to get as much ink.
My advice? Go someplace nice for lunch, order a good meal and a cocktail, and stop worrying about it. The tax ain’t going to happen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hazard pre-school moving to South Road

February 21, 2012

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the South Kingstown School Committee decided to move the Hazard pre-school program to the South Road School one year after voting to move it to Peace Dale.
While many teachers from the Hazard pre-school program spoke to the committee on the benefits of expanding the program, the school committee only decided to relocate the program, not expand it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 20th

Today's schedule - Tuesday, Feb. 21

February 21, 2012

Boys basketball
Exeter-West Greenwich at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Hendricken, 7 p.m.
Mount Hope at Prout. 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Chariho at La Salle, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at Coventry, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Westerly, 7 p.m.
Pilgrim at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.

 

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