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Tree planting initiative begins at police station

October 2, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - The town of East Greenwich is about to get a lot greener with the help of the East Greenwich Tree Association after their first tree planting last weekend at the police department.
The new association that started last spring planted their first tree at the East Greenwich Police Department Saturday afternoon, marking the beginning of their mission to bring more trees to streets of EG.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fall historical cemetery cleanup a success

October 2, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Many volunteers participated in cleaning up historic cemeteries in East Greenwich last weekend, during the first day of the fall Historic Cemetery Cleanup Campaign, giving historical locations a much needed makeover.
Of the 91 historical cemeteries in East Greenwich, four of them received the care they needed Saturday morning when volunteers weeded, mowed, and cut down overgrown greenery to spruce up the locations that have been overlooked.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Updated List of Recyclable Items

September 23, 2014

Also printed in The Narragansett Times on Wednesday, Sept. 24

After several requests from residents requesting an updated recyclable materials list from the town, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers has compiled a list of materials that can be recycled, provided by the recycling coordinator.
Because the technology and machinery used in recycling plants is constantly evolving, the list of recyclable items and materials grows larger every year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stray sniper bullet breaks window in EG

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-A long-time East Greenwich resident is extremely concerned after coming home last week to find a bullet hole in her window on Pardons Wood Lane.
Sharon Capuano, a 19 year resident of the town, left her house early Sept. 10 for her typical work day. After coming home around 6 p.m., she found something no one would want to come home to: a shattered window, a ripped screen and a large bullet on her bathroom floor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee revises health policy

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After months of edits and alterations, the East Greenwich School Committee met Tuesday night and conducted a third reading of the revised Health and Wellness Policy, stating new changes to help promote a healthier lifestyle for EG students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town continues discussion on wind turbines

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—At last Monday’s regular meeting, the East Greenwich Town Council delved further into defining the town’s desire and capabilities for allowing wind turbine development. Planning Director Lisa Bourbonnais gave the council an overview of the board’s overall findings, as well as a first draft of a tentative ordinance to permit limited wind turbine construction in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings

September 12, 2014

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings
The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young takes a look at the Patriots' Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee takes senate primary in a landslide

September 11, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After months of campaigning against opponent Kimberly Page, District 35 candidate Mark Gee will move on to the November elections, vying against James Callaghan seat in the senate.
The district, consisting of East Greenwich, South Kingstown, North Kingstown and Narragansett, had a good turnout with 627 votes for Republican Gee and 912 votes for Callaghan, the only Democratic candidate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council primary a close one

September 11, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - Five Republican candidates are left for the East Greenwich Town Council after the primary elections held on Tuesday.
Among the six candidates, those who will be advancing to the general election in November are current Town Council President Michael B. Isaacs with 20 percent of the votes - the highest percentage out of all town council candidates. Other elected members include Suzanne McGee Cienk with 17.4 percent of the votes, Sean Todd with 17.2 percent, Edward Field with 16.4 percent and Eugene Dumas with 16 percent. 

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council votes to restore credits

September 11, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—On Monday, the East Greenwich Town Council voted unanimously to restore a little more than $99,000 in tax credits to senior residents, those which were unknowingly lost when the Fire District moved from an independent entity to a town department last May. The oversight was pointed out to the council at its Aug. 25 meeting by a resident who was affected by the lost credits.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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