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Olney House off of tax sale list

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The issue regarding the tax status of a historic building between Town officials and a former Rhode Island governor is close to being resolved and the project of building a new science center will continue to move forward.

According to both Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho and Town Manager Thomas Coyle, the Olney House, located at 60 Church St., has been removed from being put up for tax sale by the Town this coming summer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School District, teachers reach new deal

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The 15-month long negotiation odyssey has finally ended within the East Greenwich School District.

School Committee Chairperson David Green announced Monday during the budget discussions with the East Greenwich Town Council at Swift Community Center that the School Committee and the East Greenwich Education Association (EGEA)/National Education Association of Rhode Island have agreed to a new three-year contract retroactive to Sept. 1, 2013.

For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up a copy of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG’s Ross primed for A-10 Championship

April 30, 2014

Nick Ross would love to go to the NCAA Division I Championship but right now, the La Salle University junior is concentrating on this weekend’s Atlantic-10 Championship in Amherst, Mass.

Ross, from East Greenwich (East Greenwich High), prepped for the league meet with a solid performance in last week’s Penn Relays in Philadelphia. He ran the second leg on the men’s 4xmile Champions of America race and helped the Explorers set a school record with a time of 16:33.50 (the old mark was 16:36.63 set in 2007). And, he ran the leadoff leg on the men’s Champions of America distance medley relay which finished seventh out of 16 teams with a time of 9:39.31.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

William A. Foster to be inducted into RIPA Hall of Fame

April 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - William Allison Foster, the late former publisher of The Rhode Island Pendulum (prior to it becoming known as The East Greenwich Pendulum) who ran the paper for close to two decades and made the publication a staple in town, will be posthumously inducted into the Rhode Island Press Association Hall of Fame during the organization’s Editorial Awards and Banquet Ceremony on Friday at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local residents reflect on Boston Marathon experience

April 30, 2014

One step at a time.

It’s a simple mantra almost every person follows in their paths through life. Sometimes, those paths are 26.2 miles long.

But for a few East Greenwich residents, taking things one step at a time meant more than just grinding through one of the most rigorous road races in the world.

It also meant helping an entire city – and country, for that matter – continue to heal a very deep wound.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pertussis cases in schools increase

April 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The number of students who have contracted the pertussis illness has increased significantly since the first case was confirmed in the East Greenwich School District a little over a month ago.

The School District confirmed that a total of 20 students have the illness commonly known as ‘whooping cough,’ with 15 of them being at Cole Middle School, alone. Four students from Eldredge Elementary School and one from Hanaford Elementary School also have been recently diagnosed with pertussis, which is a bacterial infection that affects the lungs and breathing passages and is contagious.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Concerns raised over restaurant proposal

April 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Any new business coming into a particular town, like East Greenwich, is always proverbial music to the ears of local government officials.

How loud the actual music that is played within said establishment is a hurdle two prospective restaurateurs need to clear if they want to open up shop at a very notable location on Main Street.

John Davis and Ketan Patel, co-partners of 818 Restaurant Group, LLC, approached the East Greenwich Town Council Monday evening at Town Hall requesting a new alcoholic beverage license with victualing and entertainment for their new restaurant, Havana’s, that they wish to open at 11 Main St., the same location as the former Post Office Café and recently-closed Rok Bar and Grill, in a public hearing.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charge for all-day kindergarten ad hoc committee approved

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich School Committee formally approved by unanimous decision the charge to form an ad hoc committee that will study the feasibility of having all-day kindergarten at both Meadowbrook Farms School and Frenchtown School.

The charge, which was presented by Superintendent Victor Mercurio during the School Committee’s April 15 meeting at Cole Middle School, states that the ad hoc committee will be formed to see if all-day kindergarten programs – which would begin for the 2015-16 school year, at the earliest – at the two schools could be achieved through cost-effective measures and sensitive to the comprehensive fiscal needs of the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kathy Ireland to speak at NEIT’s commencement

April 24, 2014

The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) recently announced that Kathy Ireland, a world-class entrepreneur and Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, will deliver the 2014 commencement address during the 73rd graduation ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sunday, May 4, according to NEIT’s website.

Along with being one of the more influential and successful people in the world of design and marketing, Ireland is also a powerful advocate for both women and children in need, the website states. Ireland markets more than 15,000 products pertaining to design, fashion, weddings, home and office in her building of a billion-dollar brand that highlights her fashion know-how, common-sense ideas and a compassion for others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Schools, Ocean State Transit agree to new deal

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — During their meeting on April 15 at Cole Middle School, members of the East Greenwich School Committee approved the bid that was presented by Ocean State Transit to continue to provide bus service to all six schools in town.

Maryanne Crawford, the Director of Administration for the East Greenwich School District, stated to the School Committee that the transportation bid, which was for three years with a two-year option to extend it, went out back in the latter part of January.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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