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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

Weekend rains cause landslide

April 3, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — An abundance of rain was already enough of an nuisance for local residents to deal with over the weekend.

However, one small part of town was in a very muddy situation.

A landslide triggered by the heavy rainfall occurred early Sunday morning where large amounts of mud and gravel plowed through metal fencing along the roadway leading into Scalloptown Park, forcing the temporary closure of the street and train service through East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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