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January 25th, 2012

EGHS to present 'Once Upon A Mattress'

January 25, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Children of all ages will be delighted in February when the East Greenwich Drama Department stages the funny “Once Upon A Mattress.”

The vehicle that made Carol Burnett a star on Broadway, “Once Upon A Mattress,” is the musical version of The Princess and The Pea. The delightful score was written by Mary Rodgers, daughter of the immortal musical writer Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hart and Rodgers and Hammerstein fame.

Sarah Jessica Parker starred in a revival a decade ago in New York.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Townsend chest brings in $3.5M at auction

January 25, 2012

A historic chest dating back to 1756, commissioned for Lt. Col. Oliver Arnold of East Greenwich and his wife, Mary Oliver Arnold, took top honors at last weekend's Important Americana auction at Sotheby's auction house in New York City.

The chest, built by prominent eighteenth-century cabinetmaker John Townsend of Newport, fetched $3,554,500, the top price along the Important Americana items up for bid, said Darrell Rocha, a spokesman for the auction house. The price also set a Sotheby's record for a high chest of drawers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

End to storage at Varnum might be issue for EGSC

January 25, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - While the School Department's financial advisory board would like to see an eventual end to the leasing of storage space in Varnum Armory, that may be easier said than done.

Facilities Director Robert Wilmarth presented a report on the activities at the armory to the School Committee last Tuesday, prior to the beginning of a series of workshops which will produce its fiscal 2013 budget. The committee took no action at that meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SRICC granted tax exemption on building

January 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – During Monday’s Town Council meeting, The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce was granted a $7,000 tax exemption for this year on its building located at 230 Old Tower Hill Road with a 3-2 splintered council vote cast amidst rising tempers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 25, 2012

In today's paper, we have the result of the contentious South Kingstown Town Council meeting Monday night in which the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce was granted a $7,000 tax exemption in place of their tax appropriation from the town.

On Saturday, Rep. Watson of East Greenwich was charged a second time with marijuana possession after South Kingstown Police found his car stuck in the snow with a flat tire.

We also have the results of the First Lego League of RI from last week after Narragansett Pier students competed.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 24th

Politics as Usual: How could anyone be in favor of receiverships? [OPINION]

January 25, 2012

We pay a lot of lip service in this country to the notion of freedom, democracy (note the lower-case d) and self-government. But despite the many and varied lessons history teaches us from the most ancient civilizations to the present day, the idea of a benevolent dictatorship still appears to hold a measure of allure for a lot of folks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Legislators propose tax, farm bills

January 24, 2012

The 2012 General Assembly session is under way, and local law makers are looking to make a positive impact by introducing some new, and some familiar legislation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 23rd

Grenier rises to the top with sax appeal

January 24, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Life was not always promising for Michael Grenier.
In November 1994, at the age of 14 weeks, he was taken in by his grandmother Joanne Naumann because his mother was unable to care for him.
Two years later, Naumann became his legal guardian and has raised a child who turned into a remarkable young man.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rep. Watson arrested second time for marijuana charges, swears at SK police

January 23, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Over the weekend, police arrested former state Minority Leader Rep. Robert Watson (R- Dist. 30, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) for possession of marijuana, his second offense in less than a year after police discovered an open Natural Ice beer can, two Corona Extra beer bottles, and a pipe and small plastic bag containing traces of marijuana in his vehicle.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rep. Walsh secures $2,000 grant to assist RI-CAN

January 23, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - Lines of hungry people seeking food extend out the door and into the parking lot of the Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need (RI-CAN), the food pantry on the corner of Routes 112 and 91 in Charlestown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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