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April 10th, 2014

Little changes made to proposed school calendar

April 10, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich School Committee briefly discussed the draft on next year’s school calendar during their April 1 meeting at Cole Middle School and further asked about the possibility of starting it later and having it end earlier.

It was this time last year when the School Committee first talked about the idea of finding methods to tighten up the school schedule, with one of the suggestions being combining both the February and April vacations into one singular spring break during the month of March.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGAPL has new temporary home

April 10, 2014

WARWICK — While still in the process of searching for a place of its own, the East Greenwich Animal Protection League (EGAPL) has a new roof over its head – both figuratively and literally – to help house and care for the many four-legged friends within the organization.

EGAPL President Tammy Flanagan said Monday that the non-profit is now boarding its animals and conducting all open houses at the East Greenwich Animal Hospital, located at 4302 Post Rd. just over the border in Warwick, a move that was made back on March 30, she said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to wind draft ordinance

April 10, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Planning Board discussed once again the draft ordinance regarding wind energy systems and putting together regulations that would allow the possibility of having a wind turbine be installed in the town.

Planning Director Lisa Bourbonnais shared last Wednesday evening some of the changes she made to the draft after the board’s last discussion on the matter a few weeks ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town, residents negotiating about assessments

April 10, 2014

Legal representatives for the Town of East Greenwich and residents from Sarah’s Trace are having discussions at the bargaining table trying to come to a compromise regarding property assessments for their respective residences.

According to previously published reports, David Maglio, the legal counsel for Christopher and Susan Lamendola, Keith and Wendy Amelotte and Thomas Hogan and Cynthia Peloso – residents who are currently suing the town, alleging that construction methods to build Cole Middle School five years ago caused significant damage to their abutting properties – and East Greenwich Town Solicitor Peter Clarkin are in negotiations about the assessments the residents feel should be at zero.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State Police mull new training center at Ladd School site in Exeter

April 10, 2014

EXETER—On Monday evening, the Exeter Town Council discussed the possibility of the Rhode Island State Police constructing a new training facility at the site of the former Ladd School off South County Trail in Exeter. Town council president Arlene Hicks relayed conversations that she has had with RISP officials who have held internal discussions regarding a new facility.

“They feel that the Ladd School property would be the most suitable,” said Hicks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

76-year-old man arraigned on DUI charges, accident resulting

April 10, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A 76-year-old North Kingstown man has been arraigned in Third District Court this past week after allegedly driving drunk as he left Gillian’s Ale House on Post Road. According to the police report, Michael C. Geoghegan of 49 Madison Ave., operating a 2005 gray Acura sedan, turned onto Brown Street from West Main Street and struck an oncoming vehicle after reportedly swerving into the opposite lane.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK School Committee debates budget adjustment request

April 10, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Committee discussed the town council’s most recent request to cut its budget request by $800,000, which would lower the district’s general fund request to $59.1 million. The committee engaged in a lengthy debate about the reduction, and members said that they wanted to make sure the council fully recognized the schools’ future needs, namely with capital improvements.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An Olympic request draws unexpected response for local girl

April 10, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown resident Diane Shea was shocked when she received a letter in the mail this past February from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), a response to her 10-year-old daughter’s request to have dance as an official sport in the upcoming Olympics. Now, Shea has praised the committee for giving a well-thought out answer to Kailey Shea’s hope that dance would somehow make a competition floor in the near future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Council seeks legal action against Split Rock owner

April 10, 2014

EXETER—Town Councilman Robert Johnson relayed the latest assessment of Split Rock Trailer Park on South County Trail, and the conditions there remain unsafe. Owner Richard Palmer, who has been cited by a number of state agencies regarding issues such as exposed solid waste and most recently electrical wiring, has not moved to resolve the conditions at the trailer park as quickly as the council has.

There still seems to be no improvements to the electrical wiring we asked to have done,” said Johnson.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Jamestown School Committee discusses student enrollment options

April 10, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Tuesday’s work session, Jamestown representative Julia Held told the North Kingstown School Committee that it had recently received a letter from the Narragansett School District regarding the possibility of Jamestown students attending high school in Narragansett, as opposed to North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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