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Ben Pallant was never afraid to experiement

May 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Benjamin Pallant never had any fear of trying things that would make him afraid at first.

During his final year as a high-school student, the salutatorian at East Greenwich High School took to the stage for the first time back in the winter, playing the role of Sir Harry in the Drama Club’s winter production of “Once Upon A Mattress.” One of the driving forces for him to shine – and sing – under the bright lights was because his sister had done numerous plays in the past at the school.

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Sequino to help 'The City On The Move'

May 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — William Sequino has spent close to a quarter century making sure that the Town of East Greenwich remains afloat financially and be one of the more thriving communities in Rhode Island.

Now, the Town Manager will have quite the challenge on his hands, along with four others, to prevent “The City On The Move” from moving further down the financial drain.

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Artists beautify local streets with simple chalk

May 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Bridget Kennedy was as proud as the peacock she had just etched at her feet with chalk.

The Moses Brown seventh-grader had just won a second-place award for her colorful bird, fanned out in one of 24 squares chalked off up and down Courthouse Lane during the 11th Annual Arts on Main contest, held on a perfect Saturday, May 12.

“The first year, my friend and I did a ‘forest-looking’ thing. Last year, I did WALL-E from the movie,” said Bridget. “This year, (I did) a peacock. I love to draw. I practice doing chalk drawings in my driveway.”

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Finance advisor visits EG High

May 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — It’s not very often that a person who advises the President of the United States of his finances gets to speak to high-school students, much ado to their hectic schedule.

Therefore, it was a treat for Ted Beck, the Advisory Council on Financial Capability to President Barack Obama, to be in front of a small collection of finance students at East Greenwich High School on Monday talking to them about the importance of being financially stable in an economy that is anything but stable.

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Police nab pair from home invasion

May 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich Police apprehended two individuals last week that were involved in a home invasion.

Bruce McKenzie, 23, of 760 Park Ave., 2nd Floor, Apt. F, Cranston and Trisha M. Newman, 24, of 102 Summer St. in Central Falls, were placed into custody by police for breaking into the residence of Susan Ramsay, 44, at 1394 Frenchtown Rd. while Ramsay and a 12-year-old female were home at the time.

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SC to find more ways to trim finances

May 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — So with all of the constant negotiations that went on over the last few weeks, negotiations that included additional trimmings of the proposed budget, the East Greenwich School Committee received some solace in the Town Council’s approval of a $175,000 allocation increase on Monday.

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Town Council approves budget

May 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Once Town Council president Michael Isaacs said Monday evening that the motion for the 2012-13 fiscal budget passed, fellow Councilman Mark Gee said ‘hallelujah’ in a minor joking fashion.

But it was more of a sigh of relief from all of the parties involved that nearly two months’ worth of tinkering and adjusting finally came to a head and, more importantly, to a final number.

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OLM community stunned over pastor's passing

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Every parishioner, priest, nun or people with devout faith walk through the doors of their respective church always wanting to understand meaning and purpose of life, as well as having a voice to guide them down the right path.

Unfortunately, one local church community has been trying to find meaning regarding a loss of not just a leader, but a mentor and a friend.

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Sheen hopes for future compassion

May 10, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Martin Sheen spoke from the heart inside a large exhibit hall at the Rhode Island Convention Center and told the future of the technology world, comprising of 1,254 graduates of the New England Institute of Technology, to find that yearning within their heart to help others.

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Police to investigate home invasion

May 10, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that took place on Frenchtown Road late Monday afternoon.

According to Police Chief Thomas Coyle via telephone on Tuesday, there was a male party that went to the front door at the residence on Frenchtown Road, talking on a cell phone. The girl that was inside the home at the time saw the man and did not answer the door.

Read all about it in the May 10 edition of The Pendulum.

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