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House OK’s background check bill

April 3, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The State House of Representatives gave its unanimous approval to a proposed piece of legislature requiring national background checks for all employees of companies contracting with school districts across Rhode Island late last week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charges against Bishop dropped

April 3, 2014

The two charges alleging domestic abuse that were filed against an East Greenwich Town Councilman were dropped last week.

Brad Bishop, of 240 Adirondack Dr., East Greenwich, was initially brought into custody by East Greenwich police on March 9 for domestic-disorderly conduct and domestic-simple assault or battery following an alleged incident involving both he and his wife at their residence following a trip to the movies and dinner at 1149 Restaurant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

FY15 budget proposed

April 3, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The Town of East Greenwich has released this week its preliminary numbers regarding the 2015 fiscal budget.

According to the 70-page document that was unveiled on Monday, the Town is anticipating a budget increase of 3.02 percent from the previous year, which will total $59,848,417 – up by a little more than $1.7 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More CMS students were diagnosed with pertussis

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — More students who attend Cole Middle School have been formally diagnosed with the pertussis illness late last week.

The East Greenwich School District sent out an additional advisory – which is also posted to the EGSD’s website – to parents back on Friday that a total of six students, ages and grades unknown, have now contracted the illness widely known as ‘whooping cough’ and that their children might be exposed, as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

R.I. Division of Taxation: Peter Clarkin owes $65,000

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — One local town official is among several who owes a substantial tax debt to the State of Rhode Island.

Town Solicitor Peter A. Clarkin is among the top 100 tax delinquents, according to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Clarkin, as it states on the Division of Taxation’s website, owes a total of $65,672.84 in income taxes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School days at EGHS, Cole Middle School starting later?

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — People, both young and young at heart, wouldn’t mind an extra hour of sleep for a myriad of reasons.

But one local parent feels that children of both middle-school and high-school age getting additional shut-eye will be extremely beneficial to their learning and wants the East Greenwich School Committee to consider the idea of creating a different start time to the school day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGHS student caught drinking alcohol at school dance Friday

March 27, 2014

An evening of music and entertainment at an on-campus dance at East Greenwich High School last weekend ended with one student facing significant disciplinary action from administrators for underage drinking.

According to previously publushed reports, a letter was sent to parents of high-school students across the district by East Greenwich High School Principal Michael Podraza stating that one student was caught drinking at the dance last Friday night and another was escorted out of the dance, Podraza says, “based on behavior.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Police investigate B&E at Rok Bar building

March 27, 2014

Several members of the East Greenwich Police Department responded to the former Rok Bar and Grill at 11 Main St. last Monday for a report of a possible breaking and entering in progress.

According to a police report from the EGPD, officers spoke with the property manager of 11 Main St., Tony Rego, who stated he was driving by the establishment that is the former East Greenwich Post Office when he observed a U-Haul truck parked in the loading dock area and multiple people standing around.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commons developer to design own sewer pump station

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Department of Public Works Director Joe Duarte gave an update to the East Greenwich Town Council Monday evening regarding the request of the developers for the Commons on Frenchtown Road project to connect to the Town’s sewer system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge rules in favor of EGFD in recent suit

March 27, 2014

A Kent County Superior Court judge recently ruled in favor of the East Greenwich Fire District and the Town of East Greenwich in a 2013 lawsuit regarding the authority to assess and collect impact fees, deciding that the former fire municipality had the right to impose impact fees under the Rhode Island Development Impact Fee Act (RIDIFA).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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