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Changes made to recycling program

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Local residents are going to notice a change regarding their recycling over the next couple of months.
Joe Duarte, the director of the East Greenwich Department of Public Works announced last week a new protocol for recycle pick-ups throughout the town that will be in place sometime around September.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Annual Graffiti Contest this Saturday at 'The Luge'

August 2, 2013

The spraying sounds of paint cans will fill the air in East Greenwich, once again, and unique murals will cover the area known as “The Luge” this weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Podraza offers response

August 2, 2013

In response to the “warning” classification East Greenwich High School received from the Rhode Island Department of Education earlier this month, EGHS Principal Michael Podraza offered a response to the classification to answer the plethora of questions being asked by many throughout the community, including members of the East Greenwich School Committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local farm recognized as best in state

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — At 86 years young, Rodney Bailey still feels like a spring chicken, rising with the sun – along with the sound of roosters – almost every day, for a period of 12 hours, to tend to his livestock that produces an abundance of milk, along with other matters that need upkeep at Bailey Brook Farm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Natural disaster seminar helps prepare area residents

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – Celia Humphreys, merely two, woke up after a storm of fierce wind and rain to discover that a willow tree was knocked into a play area her father had built.
This was the Great Hurricane of 1938.
Humphreys shared this story, and several others, to about 40 people, a congregation of congregations, within The Westminster Unitarian Church, the first of many personal stories of fierce storm damage, rescue, recovery and preparedness during the church’s July 27 all-day storm warning symposium entitled, “Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Strolling through the heat

July 26, 2013

Despite the extremely warm temperatures during the recent heatwave, local residents filled the sidewalks along Main Street in East Greenwich for the latest Main Street Stroll.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD to void deal for new lot

July 26, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The prospects of a new East Greenwich Fire Station 1 are going to be put on the backburner for the foreseeable future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local carrier indicted for destroying mail

July 26, 2013

A local U.S. Postal Service letter carrier was formally indicted in connection with the missing mail incidents that have transpired recently in both North Kingstown and East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

After many generations, family’s bond remains strong

July 26, 2013

EXETER — Some members of the Riccio/Zenga family still can smell the wine fermenting from oak barrels that were stored in the shed near the home of Rosario Riccio and Filomena Zenga, located at 67 Queen St. in East Greenwich, after the entire family spent a whole day pressing and churning the grapes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firefighters give chief ‘no confidence’ vote

July 26, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — It’s been a situation that has been building and building over the last few years within the East Greenwich Fire Department and members of the East Greenwich Firefighters Union Local 3328 finally took a stance in hoping that will result in dramatic change within the department’s hierarchy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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