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School committee discusses mental health

October 9, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-The East Greenwich School District is making strides towards healthier and happier students with the help of their Mental Health Assessment that was discussed at the meeting Tuesday night.
In 2013 the East Greenwich School Committee agreed to create a subcommittee to exclusively focus on the mental health of students in the district. After many revisions, a discussion was held at the meeting regarding the Mental Health Assessment and any further suggestions.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Remembering Victoria Sousa five years later

October 9, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - A local family will honor the lost life of a loved one by holding a 5K Road Race on Oct. 25 in her memory, remembering her in an encouraging way.  
Almost five years after Victoria Sousa passed away of the H1N1 Flu Virus at the age of 12, her family and friends cherish her memory with the Victoria Sousa Foundation, whose mission is “to help children achieve goals that we know Victoria would have accomplished herself,” in addition to raising awareness about the flu and flu prevention.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Blessing of the animals this weekend

October 2, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 4, Saint Luke's Church will host a Blessing of the Animals featuring a musical program and blessing of your beloved pets at 10:30 a.m.. Jacqueline Devillers and fellow musicians will perform music that invokes animals. This is a rain or shine event that will take place in the garden if weather permits, or otherwise in the downstairs dining room. Enjoy some music and bring your pets for a blessing. The Blessing of the Animals at Saint Luke's Church is located at 99 Peirce St., East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Another incident of a stray bullet in EG

October 2, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-Following recent reports of a stray bullet hitting a home on Pardons Wood Lane, additional incidents came to light involving bullets from the National Guard Camp Fogarty ending up outside of the designated shooting range.
A 14-year East Greenwich resident has dealt with stray bullets not once, but twice since living in the area. Midge Gordon, who lives on Tillinghouse Road in EG, was on the second floor of her home in her bedroom when a bullet came through her window in November 2013.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tree planting initiative begins at police station

October 2, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - The town of East Greenwich is about to get a lot greener with the help of the East Greenwich Tree Association after their first tree planting last weekend at the police department.
The new association that started last spring planted their first tree at the East Greenwich Police Department Saturday afternoon, marking the beginning of their mission to bring more trees to streets of EG.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fall historical cemetery cleanup a success

October 2, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Many volunteers participated in cleaning up historic cemeteries in East Greenwich last weekend, during the first day of the fall Historic Cemetery Cleanup Campaign, giving historical locations a much needed makeover.
Of the 91 historical cemeteries in East Greenwich, four of them received the care they needed Saturday morning when volunteers weeded, mowed, and cut down overgrown greenery to spruce up the locations that have been overlooked.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Updated List of Recyclable Items

September 23, 2014

Also printed in The Narragansett Times on Wednesday, Sept. 24

After several requests from residents requesting an updated recyclable materials list from the town, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers has compiled a list of materials that can be recycled, provided by the recycling coordinator.
Because the technology and machinery used in recycling plants is constantly evolving, the list of recyclable items and materials grows larger every year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stray sniper bullet breaks window in EG

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-A long-time East Greenwich resident is extremely concerned after coming home last week to find a bullet hole in her window on Pardons Wood Lane.
Sharon Capuano, a 19 year resident of the town, left her house early Sept. 10 for her typical work day. After coming home around 6 p.m., she found something no one would want to come home to: a shattered window, a ripped screen and a large bullet on her bathroom floor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee revises health policy

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After months of edits and alterations, the East Greenwich School Committee met Tuesday night and conducted a third reading of the revised Health and Wellness Policy, stating new changes to help promote a healthier lifestyle for EG students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town continues discussion on wind turbines

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—At last Monday’s regular meeting, the East Greenwich Town Council delved further into defining the town’s desire and capabilities for allowing wind turbine development. Planning Director Lisa Bourbonnais gave the council an overview of the board’s overall findings, as well as a first draft of a tentative ordinance to permit limited wind turbine construction in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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