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Local college student immerses himself in New Orleans

February 15, 2012

Yes, the Superdome that had been torn up is gleaming again, conventions and celebrations have returned, and the good times are rolling again in New Orleans 6½ years after Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed the city.

But there's a lot more to the story, as Mike McDevitt discovered over the holidays.

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Robots bowl over at N.E. Tech

February 10, 2012

WARWICK - There was more cooperation than battle, but 32 teams of Rhode Island high school students had it out in high-tech style Saturday morning under the auspices of New England Institute of Technology.

Before a cheering audience in the competition pits of NEIT's automotive campus, students maneuvered their creations through a combination of bowling and pickup in the sixth annual Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge Championship.

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Nine soar into Aviation Hall of Fame

February 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - Nine new airmen soared their way into the Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at the Varnum Armory on Main Street.

The event was filled with tales of heroism, reflection and honoring the best military pilots in the state that sacrificed a great deal for their country.

For more on the story, read all about it in the Feb. 9 edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

S. County Trail to bulk up

February 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — A weight training supplement company and a medical office complex on nearby South County Trail properties both received positive recommendations from the Planning Board last week on pending petitions before the Zoning Board of Review.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Statement regarding our office email

February 9, 2012

Attention Pendulum readers: we currently have a failure with our office email account and are unsure when it will be back online.

If you wish to submit letters to the editor, press releases or photos, please email them to eastgreenwichpendulum@gmail.com until further notice.

Thank you in advance.

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Teacher retaining report unveiled

February 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Seniority will no longer be the driving force behind teacher assignments or promotions if school officials have their way.

Against a backdrop of nonexistent negotiations on a new teacher contract, which is set to expire Aug. 31, Superintendent Victor Mercurio presented the report of the Commission on Retaining High Quality Teachers to the School Committee Tuesday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

No DUI charge for Rep. Watson

February 9, 2012

State Rep. Robert A. Watson (R-Dist 30, East Greenwich, West Greenwich), still facing a charge of possession of marijuana in connection with his Jan. 21 arrest in South Kingstown, was spared additional legal jeopardy this week when the town's Police Department announced it would not charge him with driving under the influence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

'Country guy' changed community journalism

February 1, 2012

The world of community journalism was a little different in Bill Foster’s day.

“He wasn’t a high-stepping, suit-wearing professional. He was a country guy,: remembers Allan Clarke, Pendulum columnist, who began working here in 1970 under the tutelage of Foster, who bought the paper in 1964 and owned it through 1984, when he sold it to ABC/Capital Cities.

Foster died on Jan. 23, at the age of 88, in Bradenton, Fla.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Plans for new fire station in the works?

February 1, 2012

EAST GREENWCH — Imagine downtown East Greenwich without a fire station.

It's possible; and it may be for the better, East Greenwich Fire District Chief Peter Henrikson believes.

A combination of two factors should prompt the district to take a look at relocating Station 1 to a new site at the southwest corner of Post Road and Cedar Avenue. Henrikson told the Board of Fire Commissioners last Thursday.

For more on the story, check out the Feb. 2 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Global Game Jam a hit at N.E. Tech

February 1, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Spoiler alert: The following story contains graphic violence; computer programmed graphic designs, that is.

For 48 hours last weekend, starting Friday, one of three New England Institute of Technology campuses on Division Road became a host site for the 2012 Global Game Jam, a two-day international gamer event. Nine teams in East Greenwich – along with 244 ‘jam’ sites worldwide, were given a certain theme and had two days to produce an original video game based on that theme, playable online all over the world by Sunday afternoon.

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