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June 25th, 2012

Breaking news: NK's Beisel qualifies for the Olympics

June 25, 2012

Former North Kingstown High School and current University of Florida swim star Elizabeth Beisel won the 400 Individual Medley at the US Olympic Swimming Trials Monday night in Omaha, Neb. with a time of 4 minutes, 31.74 seconds.
Beisel, the Gators' sophomore, was the No. 1 seed going into the event and finished 3.85 seconds ahead of Caitlin Leverenz. The former Skipper star made her move in her best stroke, the backstroke, finishing that portion of the race in 1:09.19 to take a commanding lead after swimming the fly in a solid 1:03.75.

June 24th

Local schools earn some ‘Bonus Bucks’

June 25, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Five local schools picked up some extra cash at the grocery store earlier this month when the Stop & Shop on Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown gave out over $5,700 as part of the company’s A+ Bonus Bucks Program.
The initiative allows shoppers to use their Stop & Shop card to raise money for local schools. Every dollar spent is equal to one point. The points are divided up and participating schools are awarded money that can be spent on anything they need.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Watson lauded for work in EG

June 24, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — His loud, boisterous voice and unique personal delivery during heated debates inside the State House trying to benefit the taxpayers for both East Greenwich and West Greenwich have been some of the hallmarks for Rep. Robert A. Watson over the last two decades.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local resident receives high-school diploma after long wait

June 24, 2012

Back in 1932, just mere months before his fellow classmates walked on Graduation Day at Classical High School, Everett Sunderland left the institution prematurely to enlist in the United States Navy as a radio operator.

Ever since, Sunderland always said that he would return home.

On June 5, after an eight-decade wait, the 96-year-old Navy veteran who has resided in East Greenwich since 1972 at long last received his high-school diploma from Classical in front of friends, family and a vociferous contingent of graduates representing the Class of 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD budget passes

June 24, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The votes from the large contingent at Monday’s Fire Commission Budget meeting to approve the upcoming budget for the East Greenwich Fire District was the same as the name of the community center the meeting took place at.

Swift.

With only two ‘nay’ votes from the 50-plus in attendance on Monday, the budget for the 2013 fiscal year of $5,499,124 for the East Greenwch Fire District was approved after a brief presentation by the Fire Commission in a meeting that took a little over an hour.

Read all about it in the June 21 Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bishop to run for Council

June 24, 2012

With his term as chairperson on the East Greenwich Planning Board about to come to a close, Bradford Bishop still wants to be headstrong in helping out the town that he’s called home since 2003.

After spending the last few months thinking long and hard on what direction he wants to take his political career, the 54-year-old native of Connecticut wants to set his sights on having a seat at the highest level of government in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meadowbrook Farms has new leader

June 24, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Sitting in front of the members of the East Greenwich School Committee on Tuesday night near the stage at Cole Middle School, Neil Marcaccio looked at the members the same way as he did at a slew of presents underneath a Christmas tree as a child.

It wasn’t quite the same as physically unwrapping the gifts on Christmas for the North Kingstown native, but when Committee chairperson Deidre Gifford said “congratulations,” the elation upon receiving a present was just the same.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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