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Odeum to reopen in March

December 17, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Happy news can't wait.

Because he needed the Town Council's permission to extend the Greenwich Odeum's property tax abatement past its original deadline that night, Odeum Corp. Chairman Frank Prosnitz announced Monday night his board had received the $141,900 grant it requested from the Champlin Foundations for restoration of the historic Main Street theater.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Seven decades later, memory of attacks still strong

December 17, 2011

PROVIDENCE - The words may have come slower last Wednesday, but you could still see the emotion in their faces and their memories of a day of action.

For Navy veterans Raymond J. Haerry and Gilbert J. Hawkins, along with four of their comrades, it was a day to remember not just the infamy, but the heroism, the scrambling to save their own lives and those of others as Japanese planes attacked their base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii 60 years ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Life's Sweet Song

December 17, 2011

EAST GREENWICH – Phoebe McBride Madden, a Cowesett resident who trained with Broadway's top coaches and enjoyed a long career performing in national tours and at such renowned locations at Sardi's in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., has just released her second CD.

Titled “Phoebe In Love,” it follows her popular earlier work, “Phoebe Sings Broadway,” issued in Spring 2008. While the earlier CD “represented a lot of shows I'd been in,” Madden says the new collection “shows even more growth.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Briarbrook Farm still thriving, even in tough times

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH – Some people think outside the box.

Jerry Thompson thinks outside the box stores.

That’s what Thompson, who has run Briarbrook Farm with his family decades before Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe’s or Target even existed, calls those mega-chains – “Box stores.”

These are chains, which bind and constrict. Now entering its 62nd year, the Mom and Pop operation that is Briarbrook – a fixture on South County Trail since Truman was in office – has succeeded in competing with one-stop mega-stores.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Businesses not 'entertaining' for TC

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Two local restaurants that have had recent issues with town officials found the Town Council less than amenable to their requests for entertainment licenses Monday night.

The council unanimously rejected requests by Bistro 9, 1646 Division Road, and DiMare Seafood Marketplace, 2706 South County Trail, for entertainment licenses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Schools to limit lunch credits

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The line “there's no such thing as a free lunch” will no longer be a punch line in East Greenwich schools.

It will soon be replaced by something involving the word “cheese.”

A crackdown on cafeteria freeloaders is coming after the School Committee gave first reading to new procedures on lunch credit limits at last week's meeting.

While students can purchase lunch and breakfast using a form of debit card through the MyNutrikids.com website and district food services provider by ARAMARK, school officials are concerned about running negative balances on their cards.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Post Office Cafe to reopen

November 30, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The Post Office Cafe is expected to reopen early next year after the Town Council granted its owners the necessary licenses Monday night.

Michael Marra, executor of the estate of his brother Stephen Marra, owner of Marra Restaurant Group, said he anticipates reopening the 11 Main St. restaurant under a new format in the first quarter of 2012. He said the restaurant, which closed earlier this year after Marra Restaurant Group went into receivership, will undergo renovations and serve “gourmet burgers and light fare” when it reopens.

Stephen Marra died in August.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Deputy Fire Chief won't be further disciplined

November 18, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — East Greenwich Deputy Fire Chief Russell McGillivray, suspended for two days with pay following an incident two weeks ago at a state Fire Marshal's Office training class, will not face further disciplinary action from the district's Board of Fire Commissioners.

Meeting in executive session Thursday night, the board refused to divulge any vote taken on further disciplinary action against McGillivray in the wake of an NBC10 I-Team report alleging that he had dropped his pants during a training session.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thompson the driving force behind Briarbrook Auctions

November 16, 2011

EAST GREENWICH – Auctioneer Nanci Thompson won’t give her age.

“If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be described as circa 1960 mid-century modern,” she said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

East Greenwich Little League to have lights next summer

November 14, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — A light snack and lights on a baseball field...somehow, they just go together.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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