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The Station Nightclub Tragedy, A Decade Later - Friends, family remember, look ahead

February 22, 2013

Victims of deadly fire from Feb. 20, 2003 honored in annual ceremony; plans for permanent memorial unveiled Sunday

WEST WARWICK — Bound together by heartbreak and loss, relatives and friends of the 100 lost in the Station Fire on Feb. 20, 2003 gathered Sunday at the tragedy’s Cowesett Avenue site to share their grief and memories at the Station Fire Memorial Foundation’s 10th anniversary memorial service.

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Young minds ring up great weekend

February 22, 2013

EGHS students enjoyed time constructing robot for annual FIRST Tech Challenge
WARWICK — During the summer, East Greenwich High’s Heather Shen participated in an electrical engineering class for the first time, gaining an understanding of how machinery works through science and updated technology.
It was that first that led both her and a few of her friends to another first.
Or rather, ‘FIRST.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council, EGFD spar over merger

February 11, 2013

Daly wants further talks about consolidation; Isaacs says voters have spoken

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich Fire District believes there should be further discussion regarding the possible merger with the Town of East Greenwich.
The Town Council, on the other hand, is taking the stance that the voters from the community have spoken from the Nov. 6 general election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Robbery suspects arrested

February 11, 2013

Two men charged in multiple hold-ups, including one in EG

Two men were arrested last Wednesday by local police in conjunction with a pair of robberies in both North Kingstown and East Greenwich earlier in the week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Giarrusso wins District 30 seat

November 8, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — For the last 20 years, a Republican has held the District 30 House of Representatives and that trend will continue after the final votes were tallied at the state’s Board of Elections on Thursday afternoon.

Anthony Giarrusso, an East Greenwich resident who is the CEO of a jewelry company in Johnston, officially won the District 30 seat that was held by Robert A. Watson for two decades in what was an extremely close race.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire merger referendum passes

November 8, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The process of altering a form of town government that has been in place since John Adams was president took its first step to possibly becoming a reality Tuesday night.

By an overwhelming majority, Question 8, a non-binding referendum which asked residents if they want the East Greenwich Fire District to merge with the Town, passed with 65.3 percent of the vote.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gifford, new faces earn seats on EGSC

November 8, 2012

With three seats to fill, the town of East Greenwich voted back in the current chairperson, while also inviting two new faces to join the East Greenwich School Committee.

Five candidates campaigned with newcomer Democrat Carolyn Mark just edging Democrat and current Chairperson Deidre S. Gifford for the highest number of votes Tuesday night.

The third highest count went to another newcomer Republican Clark R. Smith.

Newcomers Independent Domenic Marcone and Eugene P. Quinn were unsuccessful in their bids for seats on the committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Council remains intact

November 8, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — There were some changes in various elections within the town Tuesday evening. But one area of government will remain the same for the next two years.

The Town Council.

All five sitting members of the Council – all Republicans – earned new two-year terms after Tuesday’s general election, with one earning his first official term and will be at the forefront of making decisions that will affect East Greenwich going forward.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Veteran's Day parade this Sunday

November 8, 2012

The East Greenwich Veteran's Day parade will commence at 2 p.m. on Sunday starting from Academy Field, march through First Avenue and conclude at Town Hall on Main Street.

The Grand Marshall for this year's parade will be Bill Stott, a local veteran of the United States Navy.

The Kentish Guards, the Varnum Continentals, the Pawtuxet Rangers and the East Greenwich High School Band will also be marching in Sunday's parade.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charity road race returning in November

September 24, 2012

Locals will, once again, have the opportunity to burn off some calories from Thanksgiving dinner by running for a good cause.

The Main Street Association will hold its Second Annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race on Saturday, Nov. 24, where more than a few hundred people are expected to walk and run throughout the course within the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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