Fire Damages Frenchtown Road House

Fire Damages Frenchtown Road House

A house at 1876 Frenchtown Road caught fire Thursday night, causing significant damage, but no one was injured. The house was occupied by one of the three residents, who called in the fire around 10:30 p.m.  She met the firefighters in the driveway when they...
Committee Hires Interim Superintendent

Committee Hires Interim Superintendent

By Elizabeth F. McNamara The School Committee voted 6-0 Tuesday to approve Frank Pallotta’s hire as interim superintendent. He will start later this month, overlapping briefly with Supt. Victor Mercurio, who leaves the district at year’s end after 10 years on the...
Things Unseen

Things Unseen

By Bob Houghtaling Many spiritual traditions are celebrated during the late fall and winter months. People all over the world gather to observe and reflect upon things not seen but deeply believed. While debates take place over which belief is ‘truth’ there is no...
Obituary: Michael C. Downing, 44

Obituary: Michael C. Downing, 44

Michael C. Downing, 44, passed away November 25. A son of the late John C. and Joan C. (Donovan) Downing, Michael was born in Framingham, Mass., and grew up in East Greenwich. He worked for the New Horizon Group in the Boston area. Mike graduated Bishop Hendricken...
Land Trust Responsibilities Shift

Land Trust Responsibilities Shift

By Elizabeth F. McNamara For at least the past couple of decades, the East Greenwich Land Trust, a board of volunteers appointed by the Town Council, has operated with relative autonomy, particularly with regard to the Land Trust’s most significant parcel, the 89-acre...