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Lillibridge Dr. residents claim property damage

August 7, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In August 1973, Peter and Ilene Hoffmann made the small town of East Greenwich their new home, settling on a ranch-style house at the end of a cul-de-sac on Lillibridge Drive, a quaint residence in a quiet neighborhood where the couple would raise their family over the years.

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Resident suing over status with local board

August 7, 2014

A lawsuit was recently filed by an East Greenwich resident against the town he resides in claiming his membership to the Zoning Board was unlawfully voided.
According to court documents that were filed in Kent County Superior Court back on July 7, William DiStefano alleges that the Town of East Greenwich had violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by not properly posting agendas and meeting minutes, as well as “failing to give proper notice concerning the termination of DiStefano’s appointment to the Zoning Board.”

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Local man files suit against soccer star

August 7, 2014

PROVIDENCE — A local man has filed a complaint with U.S. District Court against a world-renowned soccer player regarding the trademark of a logo on merchandise.
Christopher Renzi, reportedly of East Greenwich, is suing Real Madrid and Portuguese National Team captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Denmark-based JBS Textile Group over the use of the “CR7” emblem, a logo that the star athlete, according to court documents, was hoping to inscribe on a new underwear line that would be released in the United States in the very near future.

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Lemonade fundraiser a success

August 7, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Every year during the summer months, students at Stork’s Nest Child Academy on South County Trail learn valuable life lessons through the simple means of offering someone a small glass of lemonade.

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Council OKs ballot questions

August 7, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Town Council formally approved three questions related to proposed amendments to the Town Charter during the Council’s July 28 meeting at Town Hall, inquiries that will be placed on the upcoming ballot for the November general elections.
The biggest question on the ballot, of course, is whether or not the Town of East Greenwich should abolish the financial town meeting, the formal confab where the public approves the annual fiscal budget.

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Emergency personnel earn promotions

July 31, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Four emergency service members not only rose through the ranks of their respective departments, but the majority of them also continued family traditions in the process.
In front of friends, family and proud residents at Town Hall Monday evening, Stephen Garrett and Michael Monaghan each were sworn in as lieutenant for the East Greenwich Police Department and the East Greenwich Fire Department, respectively, while Glen Terilli was promoted to sergeant of the EGPD and Andrew Campbell became a permanent member of the EGFD.

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Raptakis announces quest for re-election

July 31, 2014

Making it official by means of a press release issued last week, District 33 Senator and local business owner Lou Raptakis announced his intent to run for re-election this November.
A Democrat representing East Greenwich, Coventry and West Greenwich, Raptakis is the owner of Venus Pizza in Coventry and a longtime legislator.

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A park going to the dogs?

July 31, 2014

Stephen Bartlett is hoping that one day, one part of East Greenwich will go to the dogs.
Literally.
The former commissioner of the East Greenwich Fire District has been in discussions with Town officials over the last few weeks regarding his idea of potentially setting aside some land to construct a dog park in East Greenwich, very similar to the Kayla Jean Ricci Dog Park that was recently built in North Kingstown in memory of the young resident who suddenly passed away.

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Young people leave their legacies

July 31, 2014

KINGSTON — Design your Destiny; Join the Journey; Leave your Legacy.
Three phrases written down on a piece of paper may seem simple. Yet, when that trio of three-word statements is acted upon, especially by exuberant youth, the impacts they have will last a long time.

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Updates to hazard mitigation plan shared

July 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A public hearing was held during the East Greenwich Planning Board’s meeting last Wednesday evening to share updates on the hazard mitigation plan that will help the Town be ready if an emergency poses a threat to East Greenwich.
Peter Cusolito, a Senior Security & Emergency Management Consultant for VHB, which has an office in Providence, gave both the Planning Board and the public a half-hour presentation identifying the needs of addressing some trouble spots in East Greenwich in order to be prepared for a natural disaster, weather-related or otherwise.

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