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January 8th, 2015

Felicia’s Coffee debuts new look

January 8, 2015

EAST GREENWICH- The ever-popular Felicia’s Coffee in East Greenwich is nearly finished with recent renovations that have been months in the making.
With the coffeehouse being open 364 days a year, excluding Christmas, customers may have been surprised to see the “closed” sign on the front door Jan. 5. However, when the doors reopened Jan. 6, the newly renovated counter space and other behind the scenes updates were well worth the wait.
“I’ve been working on it for a few months now,” said Felicia’s Coffee owner Felicia Revens. “We’ve been growing every year since we’ve been here.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cole math causes concern

January 8, 2015

EAST GREENWICH-Following recent conversations on social media about the difficulty of math courses at Archie R. Cole Middle School, The East Greenwich Pendulum reached out for some information from Mathematics Department Chairperson Patricia Dulac on the topic.
Parents on a Facebook page dedicated to children and their success in the school system, have used social media to connect and discuss several big issues in the district, and get various opinions on important topics.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG doctor appointed to international panel

January 8, 2015

EAST GREENWICH-An East Greenwich Doctor was appointed to the International Medical Panel of the Federation Internationale de Motcyclisme (FIM) in November, something he calls an honor.
Physician Herbert Brennen is a partner in Brennan, Cronin and Peters Internal Medicine in EG and is now the most recently appointed member to the medical panel that oversees the sport of motorcycling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Brainwaves to re-open in different location

January 8, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - When Brainwaves, the educational toy store in Narragansett’s Salt Pond Shopping Center, looked like it was going to close its doors, Vanessa Paniccia knew what she had to do.
A mother of four and children’s book author herself, Paniccia has officially purchased the store from previous owner Lori Lind and has begun the moving process from Salt Pond Plaza to the South County Commons, a location she says is more conducive to small business.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council examines long-term solutions for salt shed

January 8, 2015

NARRAGANSETTT – Residents received an update on the future of the newly-erected salt shed built on Route 108 on state land near the Dillon Rotary during Monday evening’s town council meeting, including several possible long-term solutions for moving and/or hiding the structure.
The council took a formal tour of the shed and grounds last Tuesday, led by Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael Lewis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

UPS delivery mishap injures Co-op manager during move

January 8, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Alternative Food Co-op has successfully moved across the street into the Kenyon Building, but not without a hitch.
On Dec. 22, just a week before the move was complete, a 700-pound refrigerator fell onto General Manager Christopher Perrotti during a UPS delivery, sending him to the hospital.
Patrolman David Melucci was the first police officer to arrive on the scene and found Perrotti lying on the sidewalk along Kenyon Avenue receiving first aid from South Kingstown Paramedics. Melucci’s police report describes the event as told by Perrotti.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Talks continue on single family home ordinance

January 8, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – The discussion on the number of unrelated individuals living in a single household was a continued topic on Monday evening for an Ad Hoc Committee for URI Student Rental Problems subcommittee. In numerous other cities and town around the country, the code of ordinances dictates that no more than three unrelated individuals may reside in the same single family home, but Narragansett’s ordinance on the matter is not as clean cut.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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