Mission Statement: EG News is committed to building an informed community through thoughtful, relevant and objective reporting about the people, places and events in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.East Greenwich News, originally launched in 2014, resumed publishing in 2017 after a two-year hiatus. A non-profit corporation, EG News is working on gaining tax exempt 501-C3 status.
Odessa Cozzolino has been a resident of East Greenwich for 9 years. She has two children, one in Cole Middle School and one in EGHS.
Odessa has started and sold a number of businesses, beginning with an organic cleaning company that she founded at the age of 19. Odessa is the founder and CEO of Kettle Consulting Group, specializing in IT and Strategy Consulting with medium to large national and international entities.
Odessa also built the My Body Gallery (MBG) web properties from the ground up. At present, the sites receive approximately 3.5 million global monthly page views, promoting healthy body image for women and men. My Body Gallery has been covered by Jezebel, Good Morning America, Yahoo! News, and Vogue, and many other media outlets.
Odessa is also an award winning photographer who has had her work shown in galleries and museums. Odessa was the primary photographer for the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s think/able national campaign.
Alan Clarke is a lifelong local resident, historian and columnist. Notable accomplishment, he is the only person ever known to have been kicked OUT of the Old Kent County Jail, most residents wanting to but not being successful. His present challenge is the East Greenwich representative to the R.I. Advisory Commission on Historic Cemeteries, an organization devoted to honoring those who were here before us by taking better care of their final resting places. For any questions on cemeteries he’s your guy. Email email@example.com.
Bob Houghtaling is the director of the East Greenwich drug program for 34 years. He is also head of the East Greenwich Academy Foundation. Bob has a master’s degree of education in counseling from Providence College. Bob has been a clinician and has taught graduate-level classes at Providence College. Early in his career, he ran a residential drug treatment program. In his spare time, Bob loves sports, reading history and he writes poetry. He is married and has three children and two grandchildren.
Elizabeth McNamara, editor/publisher, has been in writing and reporting about East Greenwich since 2009, when she joined my02818.com, where she developed a deep love of community reporting. She then went to work for East Greenwich Patch between 2011 and 2014.
She has a BA in English from Regis University in Denver, Colo., and has worked as a copy editor at the Providence Journal and, before that, for magazines including Rhode Island Monthly, Conde Nast Traveler, American Health, and Food & Wine.
A California native, she has lived in East Greenwich since 1989. She and her husband, Neal McNamara, have three adult children.
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