5 Things: Coins for Charity

Everything you need to know about life in East Greenwich today, Monday, June 11.


Coin counting: Have buckets, pockets, jars or couches full of loose change? BankNewport is offering a week of free coin-counting from June 18 to 23.

What's better than free coin-counting? Free coin-counting that also benefits local nonprofits. BankNewport will donate a portion of its profits from the the week to local nonprofits.

Each of BankNewport's three West Bay branches are participating, with each one donating to its own beneficiary. (North Kingstown's branch will be benefiting , while Narragansett will donate to the Galilee Mission and East Greenwich to Cove Homes Incorporated.)

The deal is open to everyone—not just BankNewport customers. BankNewport is located at:

  • Narragansett Branch, 90 Point Judith Rd.
  • North Kingstown Branch, 1350 Ten Rod Rd.
  • East Greenwich Branch, 1000 Division St.

A personal record: Jaimee Dorsey won first place Saturday, June 9, in Saco, Maine, in the 400 meter race, beating her personal record at a time of 55.69 seconds. Other students attending the meet were: Chris Millman, Ben Fazio, Scott Kulm, Caleb Gladstone, Garrett Scanlon, Dylan Manning, Allie Davis, Rebecca Nunez, Phoebe Osterhout, Margaret McCaffrey, and Emily Ferguson. The 4x400 girls relay team (Jaimee Dorsey, Allie Davis, Rebecca Nunez and Phoebe Osterhout) are continuing on to the Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., this Saturday, June 16. Good luck, girls!

Editor on vacation: Elizabeth is on vacation for a few days, so if you want to be featured in this column, send an email with information to me, Regional Editor Susan Manning: susan.manning@patch.com.

Bruce: So far, 28 people have commented on the blog post by on his first Bruce Springsteen concert. Have you weighed in? 

A personal story: It was posted Sunday, but I thought it was worth a share in case you missed it. Elizabeth, this site's editor, wrote a piece that no doubt was a tough one, and an equally hard one to read. She talks about her experience with a child falling from a window and how easily it can happen to any family.



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