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April 24th, 2014

Avengers poised for title run

April 24, 2014

The goal for the East Greenwich boys tennis team last year was to get acclimated at the highest level in the state, all the while maintain the dominant play on the courts that has made the Avengers one of the strongest teams in Division II for the last several years.

Now, EG has an even loftier goal in their sophomore season in Division I.

Make it back to Slater Park.

EG boys tennis continues to rule the courts this spring

April 24, 2014

LINCOLN – The match between East Greenwich and Lincoln this past Thursday featured two tennis teams on completely different paths. The East Greenwich Avengers have cruised to a 4-1 record to begin their season, and find themselves on top of Division I-Meta A. The Lincoln Lions, however, were winless entering Thursday’s match, and were slowly sinking to the bottom of the same division.

When the two teams met, they both continued on their respective paths, as East Greenwich easily cruised to a 7-0 victory over Lincoln. The Avengers (5-1) dominated the Lions (0-6) all afternoon in both singles and doubles play. Not only did Lincoln not win a single set, but they were only victorious in two games, both of them coming in doubles play. Clearly, East Greenwich showed why they are the “team to beat” in the division.

Chargers break in the fourth

April 24, 2014

WEST WARWICK — When the ball left Dustin Jarrett’s bat, it appeared the West Warwick baseball team was about to turn a double play. And then, moments before the ball was about to disappear into the glove of West Warwick second baseman Matt Grenier, the ball struck the base umpire.

Somehow, even though the ball wasn’t struck with much venom, the umpire failed to get out of the way of the ball and the break allowed Chariho to score three runs against lefty starter Tommy Doran.

Grand slams send Chariho to victory

April 24, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The Chariho fastpitch softball team burst out of the dugout and rushed home plate to welcome teammate Emily Hollister after she rounded the bases. The senior had just nailed a home run on a full count in the Tuesday’s second inning to put the Chargers on the scoreboard with Woonsocket. The Chariho team was down by two after the Villa Novans scored runs off an error in the first, but as the final score would indicate, the Charger girls were just warming up.

“We were pretty solid defensively,” said coach Dave Petrocelli after Tuesday’s 8-2 triumph at Chariho High School. “We got good pitching from [sophomore] Kailee Morgan and [senior] India O’Neil and that’s something we needed. We needed a win today.”

Surf rises for Easter championships in Newport

April 24, 2014

Isn’t it appropriate that the surf gods would be generous on Easter weekend, giving ESA competitors great waves to ride at the 2014 edition of the Newport Surfing Championships. The call came at 7 AM from Newport’s legendary icon, Sid Abruzzi. “ First Beach was firing with perfect waist to chest high swells. It is the right call today. Second Beach is only one foot and choppy.”

“This was the first time in several years, that we decided to run the contest at this beach,” said ESA Competition Director Mario Frade. “We randomly called the event for First Beach and scored. Everyone was surprised at the quality of the surf today.”

Artesani pitches EWG to triumph over Scituate

April 24, 2014

WEST GREENWICH – The Exeter-West Greenwich fastpitch softball team powered their way to a 5-2 victory at the softball complex behind Lineham School, defeating D II-South opponent Scituate with powerful bats and a power-pitching arm.

EWG came into Monday afternoon’s matchup with an even 3-3 record, which ranked the Scarlet Knights fourth out of the six teams in the solid D II-South division. Scituate came down for the contest with a 1-4 record.

Charge for all-day kindergarten ad hoc committee approved

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich School Committee formally approved by unanimous decision the charge to form an ad hoc committee that will study the feasibility of having all-day kindergarten at both Meadowbrook Farms School and Frenchtown School.

The charge, which was presented by Superintendent Victor Mercurio during the School Committee’s April 15 meeting at Cole Middle School, states that the ad hoc committee will be formed to see if all-day kindergarten programs – which would begin for the 2015-16 school year, at the earliest – at the two schools could be achieved through cost-effective measures and sensitive to the comprehensive fiscal needs of the district.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Up for tax sale?

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Town officials, a former Rhode Island governor and his wife are trying to discuss a resolution regarding back taxes that are owed on an East Greenwich relic that is in the process of being converted into a science center.

According to East Greenwich Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho on Monday, Donald and Sue Carcieri owe approximately $25,000 in back taxes on the Olney House, located on Church Street, and if no resolution is made, the former boys’ dormitory and one of only two buildings left standing from the old East Greenwich Academy, will be put up for tax sale, which is scheduled to occur on June 19.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 23rd

NK Council praises new market analysis

April 23, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council listened to a presentation of the finished town market analysis, a project which aims to more clearly define North Kingstown’s vision for future land use and economic improvement. In June, the town approved the $75,000 study, which was conduct by land-use consulting firm 4Ward Planning.

“The reason that we identified a need for this market analysis so that we could take the assets we have and try to maximize them as an opportunity,” said Paige Bronk, North Kingstown economic development director. “I believe that, there are times where we have to be honest with ourselves about where we are at, [and] the analysis is loaded with opportunities to take North Kingstown to the next level.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton will attend meeting on Chariho Act

April 23, 2014

HOPKINTON — After receiving a written invitation from Chariho School Committee Chair William G. Day to attend the “first joint meeting of the Chariho Governing Bodies” for the purpose of discussing the Chariho Act and potential revisions, town councilors discussed their response on Monday night.

According to Day’s letter, the meeting is the result of Superintendent of Chariho Schools Barry Ricci’s recommendation for “a different way of approaching revisions to the Act.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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