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Special Ed changes raising concerns

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Several parents approached the East Greenwich School Committee during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s meeting at Cole Middle School to express their concerns about the sudden changes in the special education programs at some elementary schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firefighters get drenched for charity

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Firefighters from departments all over would use gallons upon gallons of cold water to douse flames and keep their respective communities safe.

But over the last couple of weeks, members of the East Greenwich Fire Department used that same cold water tohelp the community at-large, just not against raging fires.

Instead, they used the water on themselves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG High’s top students reflect on experiences over last four years

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — While walking around the hallways of East Greenwich High School for the final time, taking her last exams before accepting her diploma this Sunday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence along with her classmates, Heather Shen still feels as if she’s a sophomore and there’s still more that needs to be done both at her school and in her community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Foster lauded for realizing a dream in journalism

May 9, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN — In the two decades he oversaw all operations of The Rhode Island Pendulum, William Allison Foster always strived his editorial and sales employees – most of them his own family – to do their best in providing East Greenwich, Cowesett and Potowomut quality community journalism.

Last Friday, the late former Pendulum publisher was enshrined as being one of the best to ever work in the Rhode Island newspaper industry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Area musicians to jam against hunger

May 8, 2014

Local musicians and performers will be rocking out this weekend for a worthy cause.

East Greenwich native Gary Hopp is bringing his many friends who are fluent in six-string guitars, drums, mandolins and other instruments to Finn’s Harbourside, located at 35 Water St., East Greenwich, this Saturday evening for a night music, art, dancing and fun starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Departments share budget ideas with Town Council this week De

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — With the May 15 deadline looming, members of the East Greenwich Town Council and Town department officials have convened inside the cafeteria at Swift Community Center over the last seven days to share their respective numbers pertaining to the 2015 fiscal budget.

Several departments and government boards, including the East Greenwich School Committee, the East Greenwich Fire Department, the East Greenwich Police Department, the Department of Public Works, all have discussed their needs in the hopes of getting their share of the pie that is the proposed budget of $59.8 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New boating business in EG hopes to sail high seas

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A few local residents hope to bring their love for the water into the business world in order to keep the economy in the Ocean State afloat.

Andy Deutsch, Peter Meyer and Jarrod Scanlon came up with an idea close to five years of creating unique boats where residents want to enjoy making their ways around the area bays and coves without having to break the bank.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ireland: ‘If I can do it, you can do it and so much more’

May 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Standing tall in front of 1,175 graduates and their friends and family inside the cavernous exhibit hall at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Kathy Ireland looked on in awe of all of them Sunday morning admiring more than just their achievements they earned inside the many classrooms at the New England Institute of Technology.

The former supermodel and CEO of her own design and marketing firm, kathy ireland Worldwide, showed her immense respect and excitement for the majority of the graduates who have either attended school while working other jobs, raising a family or being the first in their families to earn a college degree – or doing all three at once – and have persevered through some hardships to realize their goals.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

50-mile hike no trouble for local Scout

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Ever since he joined the Boys Scouts at a young age, East Greenwich Troop 1 Scout Hunter Leigh has lived by the sacred oath that he should always “Be Prepared.”

With all of the merit badges sewn on his sash highlighting the many achievements he has earned with Troop 1 in a very short amount of time, it didn’t take very much for the Potowomut resident and Toll Gate High School student to prepare himself for his latest adventure with the Boy Scouts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Olney House off of tax sale list

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The issue regarding the tax status of a historic building between Town officials and a former Rhode Island governor is close to being resolved and the project of building a new science center will continue to move forward.

According to both Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho and Town Manager Thomas Coyle, the Olney House, located at 60 Church St., has been removed from being put up for tax sale by the Town this coming summer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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