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Bridges in disrepair problematic within state

July 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – If you’ve ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state’s roads and bridges are in need of repair. Several state officials gathered in Galilee on Friday morning to tour the Great Island Bridge, one of many in the state that is in disrepair and in dyer need of updates. The tour comes from a report from the White House released last week detailing state-by-state road conditions as well as a recent shortfall in funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New England Tech christens SAMI

July 24, 2014

WARWICK — With one quick slam of the champagne bottle by New England Institute of Technology Senior Vice President Cheryl Connors across a model submarine Monday morning, a giant step forward in bridging the skills gap within Rhode Island was taken Monday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town promotes new deputy chiefs

July 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In front of a packed and proud audience at Swift Community Center on July 14, two of East Greenwich’s most decorated members of emergency service were promoted to higher levels within their respective departments.
Stanley Cirella and Michael Sullivan were each sworn in as deputy chief for the East Greenwich Police Department and East Greenwich Fire Department, respectively, and were formally honored for their tremendous heroism and valor to the community at-large with loud, thunderous standing ovations for both gentlemen by the public in attendance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Solar proposes yearly tax payment

July 17, 2014

RICHMOND — At Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Richmond Solar asked for a tax agreement for its proposed solar farm on Stilson Road that included paying a yearly lump sum to the town in lieu of tangibles taxes, which are normally levied on business equipment. The lump sum did not include Richmond Solar’s property taxes, which the company would pay for its two and a half acre site located off of Stilson Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tax dispute with area residents settled

July 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A settlement was reached between homeowners on Sarah’s Trace and the Town of East Greenwich regarding assessed taxes on their respective properties.
In a unanimous 3-0 vote, members of the East Greenwich Town Council approved Monday evening at Swift Community Center the settlement with Christopher and Susan Lamendola, of 50 Sarah’s Trace, Thomas Hogan and Cynthia Peloso, of 40 Sarah’s Trace, and Keith and Wendy Amelotte, of 35 Sarah’s Trace, to which the homeowners will have a significant reduction of their assessed taxes for a four-year period.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local GOP to have primary for Council

July 17, 2014

The picture that is the upcoming election season is getting a little clearer within East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Norman’s granted new license

July 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A notable establishment on Main Street is about to gain a second life.
Members of the East Greenwich Town Council unanimously approved the applications for both a victualing license and an entertainment license for Norman’s Tap and Restaurant Monday evening at Swift Community Center, more than five months after the half-century-old business was closed down due to an excessive debt.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Solar energy coming to RHS

July 17, 2014

A new energy source will be installed at a prominent educational institute in the very near future.
Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich recently announced that it obtained a pair of state grants, with the assistance of Newport-based NPTRE (also known as Newport Renewables), for the installation of new solar panels to be constructed atop its Alan F. Flynn, Jr. Academic Center, which houses the campus’ Upper School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Briarbrook being sued over Oscar auction

July 10, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, a piece of Hollywood history was placed on the auction block by a local prominent auctioneer and sold to the highest bidder in front of a large crowd at Varnum Armory that was eager to claim it at the right price.
However, Hollywood has now come calling for that particular piece and is willing to take the matter to court.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Martin cited for suspended license

July 10, 2014

A former East Greenwich School Committee member – and current candidate for a seat – is in trouble with the law for operating a motor vehicle while having a suspended license.
Paul Martin, 71, of 57 Brookside Drive, was cited for the infraction by East Greenwich police on June 27 following a minor motor vehicle accident that occurred on Division Street that morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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