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PROVIDENCE—Institutions throughout Rhode Island worked in tandem with the Department of Homeland Security following increased tensions between the United States and Iran which included a threat by a member of the Iranian parliament on US soil. There is no indication that Rhode Islanders woul…

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EAST GREENWICH—The town council voted unanimously Monday night to issue a proclamation declaring East Greenwich a Purple Heart Town in honor of local veterans who were wounded or killed in service of the nation. The proclamation means that now, every town on Routes 1 and 4 from Westerly to E…

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EAST GREENWICH—The town council heard from town manager Andy Nota on Monday regarding efforts of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns to seek input concerning potential funding from the state in the upcoming FY2021 budget discussion. Nota expressed that the town’s state-backed funding…

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EAST GREENWICH—Over 350 members of the community including school faculty, staff and local residents have either attended informative sessions, completed surveys or spoken to officials over phone and email as to what type of person they would like to see occupy the schools superintendent pos…

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STATEHOUSE — The Ocean State celebrated 100 years of votes for women on Monday, marking the Rhode Island Legislature’s ratification of the 19th Amendment.

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PROVIDENCE—The state of Rhode Island received $1 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants meant to render financial aid to residents of public housing. East Greenwich and Narragansett are set to receive a combined $141,512 of the monies, which will be used to continue extant FSS progr…

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EAST GREENWICH—The Rhode Island Education Accountability Act was front and center on the agenda at a meeting of the school committee Tuesday night. The act, passed by the state legislature early in 2019, will require drastic shifts in the way that the district compiles and handles data on st…

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EAST GREENWICH–Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university’s Associate in Science in Nursing program has been ranked as one of the “60 Best Nursing Schools in New England” by the Nursing Schools Almana…

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EAST GREENWICH—The school committee heard Tuesday that its students’ most recent round of test results from the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) highlighted some disparities among achievement roughly correlated to variances in learner-needs. There was a silver lining, how…

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EAST GREENWICH—The school committee is seeking the community’s ideas on what makes a superb school superintendent, and has posted a survey for educators and members of the public alike to share their opinions. The survey is the latest in the district’s efforts to find a permanent replacement…

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EAST GREENWICH—The school committee received a presentation Tuesday concerning the state of the district’s technology program and its associated strengths and weaknesses, as well as what the program needs to do to remain relevant and improve to the shifting need of an ever-changing technolog…

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Dec. 6 and 7 Charlestown RI Holiday Ramble 2019: on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4-9 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Ring in the holiday season with the Annual Charlestown RI Holiday Ramble! Grab a friend and enjoy festive local merriment and one-of-a-kind shopping throughout Cross’ Mills C…

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About 600 runners braved the cold on Saturday to participate in the 8th annual Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot.  This year’s proceeds benefited the Avengers Booster Club.

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EAST GREENWICH—Town drug program director Bob Houghtaling took 14 East Greenwich students and teachers to see Bob Dylan perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center Wednesday night, in an effort to offer a fun way to engage with history and society. Students from the Philosophy Club and …

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EAST GREENWICH—The East Greenwich Historical Preservation Society (EGHPS) will be hosting a high tea ceremony for the Christmas season to bring together members of the community in a suitably Victorian fashion. As a volunteer organization, EGHPS will use all proceeds of the event to further …

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EAST GREENWICH—The East Greenwich Community Services & Parks’ Recreation Division will be offering three days of trips and activities for area children in grades one through six during the December Vacation week. Children may either sign up for a whole day of activities or simply a trip …

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EAST GREENWICH—Seventy high school students from across the state converged on the Rocky Hill Country Day School last weekend to participate in Hack for Global Good: Solution to Pollution, the 2nd annual social good hackathon organized by students and faculty at the school. Students represen…

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Residents focus on the future at community event

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EAST GREENWICH—Local dentist Maria Asciolla, of Jamestown, was indicted last week on four charges of child molestation. Asciolla is accused of committing sexual acts with a boy under the age of 14 on multiple occasions between 2014 and 2016 and is due to be arraigned on Nov. 21.

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EAST GREENWICH—The Castle Street Cottages on Rope Walk Hill in East Greenwich was awarded the 2019 Best in American Living Award for Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders. The new development is being touted as a national example of a “pocket neighborhood,” an in…

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EAST GREENWICH—One-hundred-and-one years after the cessation of arms during World War I, the community of East Greenwich gathered to witness the town’s annual Veterans Day parade and to give their solemn and heartfelt thanks to those who have served and those who continue to serve in the mil…

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EAST GREENWICH—The town council voted Tuesday to accept the third reading of its proposed amendments to the town’s sound ordinance, with the new rules going into effect immediately. The vote marked the end of a debate that has pitted many residents and the few waterfront venues against each …

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EAST GREENWICH—Rocky Hill Country Day School will be helping to tackle the United Nations Global Challenge with a “Solution2Pollution” hackathon Summit, in an effort to Reduce environmental pollution by empowering students to do both well and good. The Pendulum spoke with Hack for Global Goo…

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EAST GREENWICH—In a series of forums over recent weeks, the United Methodist Church hosted screenings of the documentary “Screenagers” to foster dialogue about how to best encourage healthy screen use among teenagers and prevent the myriad of health and social problems associated with excess…

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Nov. 11 is celebrated throughout the nation as Veterans Day–a day to honor those who serve or have served to protect the country. In honor of the holiday, local towns including South Kingstown, East Greenwich and North Kingstown are holding parades. All parades will begin today at 10 a.m.

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EAST GREENWICH—In a series of forums over recent weeks, the United Methodist Church hosted screenings of the documentary “Screenagers” to foster dialogue about how to best encourage healthy screen use among teenagers and prevent the myriad of health and social problems associated with excess…

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East Greenwich continues years-long tradition of honoring vets with parade

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EAST GREENWICH—The school committee revealed Tuesday that it may not have a workable instrument for raising private funds for field trips until January 2020, and thus the district may lose some extracurricular trips or activities throughout the year. The admission came after local resident T…

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EAST GREENWICH--East Greenwich residents trickled into the Swift Community Center on Tuesday to vote on two proposed measures that would see the town seek bond monies including $5 million for school repairs across the district and $4.5 million for repairs to the town’s aging water treatment …