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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

Committee discusses changes to policy

October 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-After 30 years of service, The East Greenwich Town Council thanked Bruce MacGunnigle, a dedicated and hardworking asset to the town who will retire in November.
In a meeting Monday night, MacGunnigle was recognized for his ten years in the Town Clerk’s office and his over 30 years of volunteer and employee service in East Greenwich. The long list of jobs and accomplishments MacGunnigle has been involved with has made him an important part of East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG sixth-grader raising money for Sudan

October 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- As the holidays and the season of giving approach, one East Greenwich 6th grader is raising money to give the ultimate gift to one small community in South Sudan, the gift of fresh, drinkable water.
12-year-old Alex Gray seems wise beyond his years as he attempts to raise $5,000 towards building a new well in a community located in South Sudan, Africa. This well would allow for not only easy access to water, but it would give the community a place to thrive and build upon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee, Callaghan debate for seat 35

October 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - The two Senate District 35 candidates answered questions regarding finances and whether there should be a constitutional convention in Rhode Island at a debate Monday night.
Republican Mark Gee and Democrat James Callaghan responded to the questions submitted by residents, mainly pertaining to the biggest issue for Rhode Islanders: the budget and finances.
ABC 6 Newsman Mark Curtis moderated the event, beginning with what is sure to be one of the biggest questions on the minds of Rhode Islanders this election, regarding 38 Studios.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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