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Skills issue concerns Hoyer

July 16, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has always believed in the “American Dream” throughout his college years and well into his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, where hard work and innovation can create a thriving economy for all within the country.

It’s a philosophy that the No. 2 Democrat in the House still firmly believes in despite the dire economic downturn the United States has suffered – Rhode Island in particular – and has the confidence that, with a solid workforce in place, the country will once again rise from the depths of disparity.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Multiple seats up for grabs in EG

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Area officials are now taking the first steps in making that mad push to be voted into one of those coveted seats within local government for this coming election year this week.

And in the very near future, voters within East Greenwich will have a complete idea of who they will be looking at on the ballots at various polling places this coming November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Varnum Continentals president given one last salute

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Outgoing Varnum Continentals President Bruce MacGunnigle loves to hand out certificates, something he has done countless times for new members and those who have achieved.

But the retiring MacGunnigle had no idea he would be the recipient of a new certificate for meritorious service after 26 years of service to the Continentals, first as Colonel, then as President.

The surprise framed certificate – the first-ever Howard Vernon Allen Award – was created for MacGunnigle and given to him at the group’s June meeting, its last of the current fiscal year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local theater closer to taking center stage

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — For theater goers throughout the town, they will have to wait just a bit longer to see the curtain rise at the Greenwich Odeum Theater.

Odeum president Frank Prosnitz addressed the Council last Monday on the status as to how the renovations are going with the historic performing arts center on Main Street and that the project fell a little bit behind schedule for various reasons.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town reaches one-year deal with new insurance carrier

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — No reptiles or aquatic waterfowl were involved in the following municipal property, casualty and liability insurance primer.

With only days to spare before its prior insurance contract expired, the Town Council voted unanimously Thursday night to enter into a one-year agreement with Hub International , an insurance broker, to be its property, casualty and liability carrier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Officials to tackle prescription drug issue

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Prescription medication is vital for people who are ailing with various health reasons so they can get back onto their feet and regain some normalcy.

However, there has been a significant rise in prescription drug abuse around the area, East Greenwich included, and local officials want to rectify the problem as quick as possible before the problem becomes uncontrollable.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Watson lauded for work in EG

June 24, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — His loud, boisterous voice and unique personal delivery during heated debates inside the State House trying to benefit the taxpayers for both East Greenwich and West Greenwich have been some of the hallmarks for Rep. Robert A. Watson over the last two decades.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local resident receives high-school diploma after long wait

June 24, 2012

Back in 1932, just mere months before his fellow classmates walked on Graduation Day at Classical High School, Everett Sunderland left the institution prematurely to enlist in the United States Navy as a radio operator.

Ever since, Sunderland always said that he would return home.

On June 5, after an eight-decade wait, the 96-year-old Navy veteran who has resided in East Greenwich since 1972 at long last received his high-school diploma from Classical in front of friends, family and a vociferous contingent of graduates representing the Class of 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD budget passes

June 24, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The votes from the large contingent at Monday’s Fire Commission Budget meeting to approve the upcoming budget for the East Greenwich Fire District was the same as the name of the community center the meeting took place at.

Swift.

With only two ‘nay’ votes from the 50-plus in attendance on Monday, the budget for the 2013 fiscal year of $5,499,124 for the East Greenwch Fire District was approved after a brief presentation by the Fire Commission in a meeting that took a little over an hour.

Read all about it in the June 21 Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bishop to run for Council

June 24, 2012

With his term as chairperson on the East Greenwich Planning Board about to come to a close, Bradford Bishop still wants to be headstrong in helping out the town that he’s called home since 2003.

After spending the last few months thinking long and hard on what direction he wants to take his political career, the 54-year-old native of Connecticut wants to set his sights on having a seat at the highest level of government in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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