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Quite The Character

February 27, 2014

Bill Culbertson’s life involves living in two different worlds.

On one hand, the North Smithfield resident makes the half-hour ride south to East Greenwich to mentor young aspiring minds on a fulltime basis in the Video Game Design department at the New England Institute of Technology, helping them create virtual worlds and characters and bringing them to life on a computer screen.

On the other hand, Culbertson spends as much time as humanly possible creating worlds and characters and bringing them to life on a television screen for families and children to enjoy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee proposes FY2015 budget

February 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The long, annual journey to a financial compromise for the East Greenwich School District had its official genesis Tuesday evening.

Superintendent Victor Mercurio formally presented the district’s proposed 2015 fiscal budget to both the East Greenwich School Committee and to the public at Cole Middle School, highlighting the financial goals of the EGSD for next year, as well as some increases in certain areas of the budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Symposium Books turns page with new location

February 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For the better part of three years, Scott and Anne Marie McCullough have been surrounded by pages upon pages – both new and old – containing stories of love, thrills, sports and interesting facts, waiting to be sold off to consumers itching to immerse themselves in a world only books can provide.

However, the McCulloughs’ former home for Symposium Books on Main Street became extremely limited in space once their Providence-based business started to grow and become a popular stop among the many shopping destinations along the historic roadway in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WOH committee to honor Hanaford principal, former EGPD officer

February 20, 2014

The principal for Hanaford Elementary School and a former East Greenwich police officer are slated to receive the 2014 Appreciation Awards from the East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor Committee.

Beth Cauley and Tom Joyce are this year’s recipients of the award, given to people in the community who give the extra effort in helping others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local state representative introduces pair of bills

February 20, 2014

A local state representative has recently introduced a pair of bills within the General Assembly for possible approval.

District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso (R-East Greenwich, West Greenwich) announced his plans to file legislation to allocate the $61 million in current DMV revenues for road and bridge maintenance Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG High School students choose to matter

February 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Kathy Lao and Charlotte Palmer, two bright young minds who attend East Greenwich High School, are passionate about being artistic, or supporting their friends’ creativity through the arts.

Lao, who has an imaginative fire when it comes to putting words down on a piece of paper, would love the opportunity to create poetry or a gripping novel for an adoring public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

High housing costs becoming problematic

February 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Bill Daly, chairperson of the Affordable Housing Commission, Susan Aitcheson, president of the Women’s Development Corporation in Providence, Juliana King of the East Greenwich Planning Department met briefly at East Greenwich Free Library last week to highlight and discuss the expensive situation both current and prospective residents face when living in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Erna thrilled with his big-screen debut

February 13, 2014

WARWICK — Sully Erna experiences excitement and thrill every time he takes the stage with his bandmates in Godsmack in performing their hits that made the group superstars around the world for the last decade and a half.

Recently, the Lawrence, Mass. native experienced that same thrill each and every day he walked onto the set of a locally-produced film for the better part of the few months.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wind facility moratorium recently extended

February 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Town Council granted a six-month extension on the wind facility moratorium that was originally imposed this past June.

The latest extension, according to Planning Department Director Lisa Bourbonnais, would extend through this July.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Son of Cole Middle School teacher a symbol of perseverance

February 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The O’Neill family, ever since their son, Braylon, entered the world five years ago, became accustomed to the idea that you never know where a single moment in life will take you, and that you do the very best in making the best out of said moment.

Kelli O’Neill, a history teacher at Cole Middle School and Braylon’s mother, knew something was different when Braylon was born, but had no idea what that difference was. That was until the doctors gave the diagnoses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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