Remembering the Man in the Middle

Remembering the Man in the Middle

Above: That’s Mike Lenihan, with the beard, in the reviewing stand for the East Greenwich Tercentenary Parade in July 1977. He’s sitting next to East Greenwich GOP town councilor and grand dame Marion Fry, and flanked by GOP town councilor Lew Thompson (left) and...
Track Star Lou Lepry, 1929-2018

Track Star Lou Lepry, 1929-2018

By Mark Thompson “What’s so funny, Mr. Thompson?” That was my introduction to Louis (did anyone ever call him that in the 65 years since he arrived in East Greenwich?) Lepry and it came during my first days in 7th grade in September, 1965. I hadn’t actually “met” him...

Remembrance: Domenic Iannazzi, 1923-2017

Longtime EGHS disciplinarian was both loved and loathed By Mark Thompson If you think the internecine town-government battle now roiling East Greenwich is unprecedented, you weren’t around when Domenic Iannazzi became the lightning rod that polarized the town for more...
Benny’s in East Greenwich, 1936-2017

Benny’s in East Greenwich, 1936-2017

Good for grownups, great for kids. In four months, there’ll be a new—and sad—phrase often heard in East Greenwich. For that matter, you’ll hear it echoing across Rhode Island and southeastern New England, too: “Where Benny’s used to be.” East Greenwich is one of those...