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Grille on Main to participate in benefit for AIDS Project R.I.

April 16, 2014

One local restaurant will be helping in the fight against a devastating disease in a special event next week.

The Grille on Main, located at 50 Main St., East Greenwich, will be one of several establishments throughout the Ocean State taking part in next Thursday’s “Dining Out for Life,” an event that will benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island, according to a press release.

Patrons who plan on dining at The Grille on Main on April 24 will see a portion of their dinner bills going toward AIDS Project Rhode Island, which has provided HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for those living with the disease, for more than three decades.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town, schools share budgets

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of both the East Greenwich Town Council and the East Greenwich School Committee formally presented their proposed 2015 fiscal budgets in a public hearing Monday evening at Swift Community Center.

Town Manager Thomas Coyle publically announced that the Town’s budget is slated to increase by 3.02 percent to $59,849,417 – a jump by about $1.7 million from the 2014 fiscal budget. Of the entire budget, approximately 55 percent of the total – $32,472,100 – will be for education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge allows amended petition in Cole case

April 16, 2014

WARWICK — Kent County Supreme Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter allowed Monday afternoon the amendments to the original 2011 petition filed by residents of Sarah’s Trace against the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich School District and several construction companies regarding the methods that were used to build Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More parents, doctors favor later start time for school

April 10, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A few more parents and local residents voiced their support of having later start times at both Cole Middle School and East Greenwich High School toward the members of the East Greenwich School Committee back on April 1.

This discussion during the public comment portion of the meeting followed up the previous one initially brought forth by Rebecca Bliss, stating that adolescents who gain an extra hour’s sleep during the school week will help them improve in the educational setting, in athletics and their choices in life by avoiding drugs and alcohol, according to various independent studies the parents cited.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

Dr. King’s philosophy celebrated in local forum

April 3, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial addressing the thousands of people who were shoulder to shoulder across the National Mall his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech is the signature moment that is etched in the minds of people across the country when they first think of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

However, that oration that was delivered by the late activist and humanitarian at the height of the civil rights movement within the United States wasn’t the only thing that defined Dr. King’s legacy in promoting civil obedience.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DPW: Treatment Plant needs refurbishment

April 3, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — With repair after repair being made within the walls of the Town’s Waste Water Treatment Facility, Joe Duarte, the Director of the East Greenwich Department of Public Works, knows it’s only a matter of time before the entire facility needs a total overhaul.

And Duarte recently stated to local officials that the time to address the many issues surrounding the Waste Water Treatment Facility is now.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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