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Townsend chest brings in $3.5M at auction

January 25, 2012

A historic chest dating back to 1756, commissioned for Lt. Col. Oliver Arnold of East Greenwich and his wife, Mary Oliver Arnold, took top honors at last weekend's Important Americana auction at Sotheby's auction house in New York City.

The chest, built by prominent eighteenth-century cabinetmaker John Townsend of Newport, fetched $3,554,500, the top price along the Important Americana items up for bid, said Darrell Rocha, a spokesman for the auction house. The price also set a Sotheby's record for a high chest of drawers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

End to storage at Varnum might be issue for EGSC

January 25, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - While the School Department's financial advisory board would like to see an eventual end to the leasing of storage space in Varnum Armory, that may be easier said than done.

Facilities Director Robert Wilmarth presented a report on the activities at the armory to the School Committee last Tuesday, prior to the beginning of a series of workshops which will produce its fiscal 2013 budget. The committee took no action at that meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Car crashes through medical building in EG

January 19, 2012

Early Thursday morning, a driver crashed into a side of a medical building in East Greenwich, causing damage to the X-Ray room.

According to the Providence Journal, a representative from Rhode Island Medical Imaging, located at 1351 South County Trail said that no one was in the X-Ray room at the time of the accident and patients at the facility were given the option to seek treatment at one of the other five offices within the group.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

'American Pride' laser show shines at CMS

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – The sights of the Lincoln Memorial flashing by, Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, an eagle in flight, Americana waves in an array of colors.

Behind them a score, a perfect symphonic blend of pop/rock music and patriotic songs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Youth getting involved with local government is vital

January 18, 2012

How do you talk to your state legislator?

Hint: it's not as hard as you think, and doesn't involve hiring a lawyer or knowing a guy who knows a guy.

Just ask state Sen. Dawson Hodgson (D-Dist. 35, North Kingstown, East Greenwich), who recently picked up his cell phone to greet a constituent.
“After I told him who I was, he hesitated, and asked me if the senator was there, like I was a staff member who answered his phone. We don’t have our own staff,” he said last Wednesday at a United Way of Rhode Island Young Leaders forum at the Statehouse in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local celebs pretty in pictures with pets

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — While the humans are ready for their close-ups, the animals are even more ready for new homes.

Celebrities, actors and models throughout Rhode Island are happily posing with the East Greenwich Animal Protection League’s prospective pets on Saturdays this month at Crestar Picture Framing, 51 Liberty St., in preparation for the league’s Feb. 11 fundraising gala.

“We’re auctioning off the photos and holding a raffle, with all proceeds going toward the animals,” said Kim Kalunian, EGAPL spokeswoman.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local film 'Loosies' debuted in NYC last week

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - After successfully opening “Inkubus” in Worcester and Rhode Island last October, Chad A. Verdi has stepped onto the first of what he hopes will be bigger playing fields to come: New York City.

The East Greenwich filmmaker, managing partner of Main Street-based Woodhaven Films, premiered his second film, “Loosies,” last Wednesday at the IFC Center in the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

USTA serves up ace for courts

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With a little help from the United States Tennis Association, the ball is bouncing true again on the town's tennis courts.

The town recently received an $8,500 grant from USTA, good for 20 percent of the nearly $43,000 the town spent to resurface its tennis courts this fall, said Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Bradley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Townsend chest up for auction

January 18, 2012

A piece of East Greenwich history is expected to fetch seven digits when it goes up for bid this weekend at the famous Sotheby's auction house in New York City.

A shell-carved and figured mahogany high chest of drawers with open talons, owned by Lt. Col. Oliver Arnold and Mary Oliver Arnold in the 18th century and built by renowned Colonial-era cabinetmaker John Townsend, is part of the Important Americana auction scheduled tomorrow and Saturday at the auction house.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meadowbrook principal resigns

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Citing unspecified health reasons, Meadowbrook Farms School Principal Dr. Ronald J. Areglado announced his resignation Tuesday, effective immediately.

Areglado, who was principal at the school since spring 2010, informed the Meadowbrook community of his decision Tuesday and School Superintendent Victor Mercurio by e-mail that afternoon, Mercurio said at that night’s School Committee meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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