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Synthetic pot sting busts local store owner

June 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In conjunction with the Newport police and the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, East Greenwich police arrested a local convenience store owner last Wednesday afternoon for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana from his establishment.
Rakeshkumar R. Patel, 40, of 37 Anne Holst Court, Warwick, was taken into custody by officers, removed from his store – East Greenwich Farm, located at 360 Main St. – in handcuffs and charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woman crashes into SP cruiser

June 26, 2014

An East Greenwich woman was arrested for drunk driving by Rhode Island State Police after she struck a police cruiser on Interstate 95 in Providence over the weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hodgson humbled to serve

June 26, 2014

Every time he walked through the heavy main doors at the State House, through the rotunda and took his seat inside the Senate chamber, District 35 Sen. Dawson Hodgson always felt gratitude and humble being amongst other state officials creating policies and standing up for the residents her serves in North Kingstown, East Greenwich, Narragansett and South Kingstown over the past four years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Council VP not seeking re-election

June 19, 2014

The East Greenwich Town Council will have another new face when the upcoming November elections are all said and done.
Jeffrey Cianciolo, who has served on the Council for two terms, including being the Council Vice-President after his re-election in 2012, has decided to not pursue a third term with the five-member quorum once the general elections have completed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local officials oppose budget

June 19, 2014

There is a fair amount in the $8.7-billion 2015 fiscal state budget that was very pleasing to a pair of local legislators, items they feel could be a starting point in getting Rhode Island back on track, economically.
However, there was one major ticket item - which has been a point of controversy over the last few years and will be for the foreseeable future - in the budget that swayed the votes by District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso and District 35 Senator Dawson Hodgson into the negative.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Goodbye, financial town meeting?

June 19, 2014

As the numbers decrease at the annual financial town meeting, the number of times the big question being asked increases.
Should East Greenwich continue to conduct the annual quorum that shares the upcoming fiscal budget with the public going forward despite the significant drop in attendance over the last few years?
It’s a question that will now be seriously talked about by the Town Council going forward.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Special Education teacher to remain at Meadowbrook

June 19, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — An issue regarding the move of two special education paraprofessionals out of Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School has been resolved by the East Greenwich School District.
Last Thursday, the School District announced to parents throughout town that Lore Gray, a special ed teacher for Meadowbrook who was lauded by several parents at a recent School Committee meeting for her work with children with special needs – particularly those who have an autism spectrum disorder – will not be switched to Cole Middle School next year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council OK’s live music, not bands

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH —Representatives from Havana Bar and Grill were back before the East Greenwich Town Council Monday evening in the hopes of getting an approval for a full entertainment license at the former Post Office Cafe location. Instead, they just got approval for vocal and instrument entertainment, which left some confusion among certain council members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

FTM once again quiet

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Tuesday night was the annual financial town meeting, where residents come out to hear both the town and school committee budgets for fiscal year 2015. It’s a way for taxpayers to see exactly where their hard-earned money is going. However, this year only 35 residents showed up, which meant no quorum. Having no quorum means, by default, the five warrant articles would pass.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hero trainer recognized at meeting

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For a few minutes back on March 31, time stood still at East Greenwich High School.
It was a normal practice for the boys volleyball team inside the gymnasium after classes had concluded for the day, with the players, including Anthony Petrone, preparing for the upcoming spring season.
Then, in a split second, Petrone’s life hung in the balance. And East Greenwich’s athletic trainer, Tim Crandall, and the volleyball coaching staff, worked against the clock to stop a potential nightmare on campus.

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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