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Town council, school committee sworn in

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Five town council and four school committee members were sworn in Monday night, starting their new positions as town officials in East Greenwich.
At the Swift Community Center, seats were filled as both members of the East Greenwich Police and Fire Department, among many friends and family were in attendance to celebrate the new inductees.
Town Council President Michael Isaacs was called to the podium to make some opening remarks, this coming at the beginning of the ceremony before Isaacs was voted in as town council president for a sixth and final time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Small business Saturday returns to EG

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - With the holidays quickly approaching, the time of shopping and Black Friday deals is right around the corner. This year, for the fourth year in a row, businesses around the country will participate in what has been named Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, where local small businesses will offer special promotions for last minute holiday shoppers in hopes of promoting spending at local businesses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Turkey Trot in town Saturday

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After filling up on holiday treats this Thanksgiving, over 500 people will have the chance to run a 5k known as the Turkey Trot Saturday, to burn off those holiday calories.
Presented by the Main Street Association of East Greenwich, the fully sanctioned and certified 5k has become a holiday tradition for people to attend each Saturday after Thanksgiving. For the fourth year in a row, participants will have the chance to run in the 5k, the one Mile Fun Run, meet the Turkey Trot mascot, experience crafts, music and more, throughout the day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parents speak up for all-day K

November 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- In past months, the East Greenwich School Committee has been faced with multiple big issues that have become hot topics to the parents and community members of East Greenwich., possibly the biggest topic being implementing full day kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year. Although there have been forums and meetings regarding the issue, East Greenwich parents have chosen to speak out through the East Greenwich Pendulum, voicing their opinions on the subject, and their hopes for the district in the future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council confronts noise at final meeting

November 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Town Council met for the last time with the current members Monday night, where they discussed renewing alcoholic beverage licenses and dealing with noise management in the community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Girls who run together grow together

November 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-Over 180 young girls will participate in the Girls on the Run 5k this weekend, where participants will come together and run, walk and skip, encouraged by their new-found confidence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Isaacs back in as highest vote-getter

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-The five seats up for grabs in the East Greenwich Town Council have now been taken by Republicans Michael Isaacs, Suzanne Cienki and Sean Todd, and by Democrats Mark Schwager and Bill Stone after the general elections Tuesday.
Of the five elected officials Isaacs received the most votes with 3284, Schwager received 2888 votes, CIenki had 2827, Todd received 2662 and Stone came in with 2500. With the current town council seats being filled by five male republicans, the two democrats and woman elected will add some new perspective to East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee briefed on 1:1 implementation

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-On Monday the East Greenwich School Committee was given a detailed update on how the high school is handling the 1:1 rollout that was implemented in September.
The presentation was made by East Greenwich High School Principal Michael Podraza, Special Education teacher Kristen Colombo, English Teachers Michael Penza and Cynthia Skelton, and EGHS student Charlotte Palmer, all who have seen great success with the use of the ChromeBooks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fain, Sun, Winters, Osborne in SC

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-The four open positions on the East Greenwich School Committee have now been filled by Independents Yan Sun and Michael Fain, Republican Mary Ellen Winters and Democrat David Osborne, following the general election Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raimondo takes it with 40 percent

November 6, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The race looked close as the first precincts began to report results from the Rhode Island governor’s race, but in the end, Democrat Gina Raimondo was victorious. Raimondo, who beat Republican Allan Fung with 40.1 percent of the vote, is the first woman to be elected governor in the Ocean State.
“Rhode Island is ready for a governor who is going to turn this state around,” Raimondo said in her victory speech, going on to repeat a campaign slogan: “It’s time to get Rhode Island back to work.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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