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Young ‘Jack rabbit’ jumps into action

March 29, 2013

With help of his mother and volunteers, Jack Ryan donated 150 Easter baskets to Crossroads

It was just a simple idea thought of by Jack Ryan, the son of New England Invitations owner Pamela D’Orsi-Ryan, where he wanted to make Easter baskets for needy children in the area.
Five years ago, the mother-and-son team made approximately eight baskets and donated them to charity. From there, other residents and community members offered to help to expand the gesture.
And boy did it expand.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local veteran to take part in ‘Honor Flight’ trip to Nation’s Capital

March 22, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — One day while reading the paper, Tom Boyle, a former veteran of the United States Navy who was stationed in Algeria during World War II, saw an article about an ‘Honor Flight,’ a program that offers veterans the opportunity to be taken on a trip to Washington, D.C.
Curious and intrigued, Boyle filled out the application and mailed it in to the Rhode Island Fire Chief’s Association, taking a proverbial shot in the dark in the hopes of visiting the Nation’s Capital for the very first time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NEIT receives $2.5M to establish shipbuilding institute

March 22, 2013

Thanks to receiving a major grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, a new major curriculum is in the final stages of development at the New England Institute of Technology.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sequestration could have impact on schools

March 8, 2013

Eight-percent decline in federal grant funds may take effect

EAST GREENWICH — Midway through Tuesday’s meeting inside the Cole Middle School library during the budget discussion, East Greenwich School Committee member Carolyn Mark made mention of the ‘S’ word that drew some concern with her fellow members.
No, not that one.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD close to buying new land

March 8, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The prospects of a new fire station being built in town got a little bit brighter last week.
East Greenwich Fire Chief Peter F. Henrikson addressed to the Board of Fire Commissioners Thursday evening, recommending that the Fire District enter a purchase and sales agreement for the site at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Post Road in the hopes of constructing a new Station 1.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to merger legislation draft

March 1, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — It’s not quite dotting the ‘I’s’ and crossing the ‘T’s’ just yet. But a few changes in the language in the proposed legislation signal another step toward a possible change in how government is in the Town of East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woman arrested for hit-and-run on Main St.

March 1, 2013

Ashman facing slew of charges from incident that injured two people

A woman was taken into custody by Rhode Island State Police last Wednesday for her involvement in a hit-and-run accident in East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The Station Nightclub Tragedy, A Decade Later - Friends, family remember, look ahead

February 22, 2013

Victims of deadly fire from Feb. 20, 2003 honored in annual ceremony; plans for permanent memorial unveiled Sunday

WEST WARWICK — Bound together by heartbreak and loss, relatives and friends of the 100 lost in the Station Fire on Feb. 20, 2003 gathered Sunday at the tragedy’s Cowesett Avenue site to share their grief and memories at the Station Fire Memorial Foundation’s 10th anniversary memorial service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Young minds ring up great weekend

February 22, 2013

EGHS students enjoyed time constructing robot for annual FIRST Tech Challenge
WARWICK — During the summer, East Greenwich High’s Heather Shen participated in an electrical engineering class for the first time, gaining an understanding of how machinery works through science and updated technology.
It was that first that led both her and a few of her friends to another first.
Or rather, ‘FIRST.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council, EGFD spar over merger

February 11, 2013

Daly wants further talks about consolidation; Isaacs says voters have spoken

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich Fire District believes there should be further discussion regarding the possible merger with the Town of East Greenwich.
The Town Council, on the other hand, is taking the stance that the voters from the community have spoken from the Nov. 6 general election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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