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McGillivray on CCFD situation: ‘It’s very dangerous’

March 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Each and every day he walks through the main doors of East Greenwich Fire Station 1 on Main Street and nearby Frenchtown Station 2, Fire Chief Russell McGillivray sees a dedicated staff of firefighters and working apparatuses ready at a moment’s notice to serve and protect the residents of the small community in their time of need.

However, McGillivray has serious concerns as to who might be around in case either he or his close family is in dire need of emergency assistance come May 16.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Above more than the rim

March 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—When a truly special high school athlete comes along, it’s more often than not easily identifiable from day one.

Outside of the obvious physical differences, those great talents possess an edge in maturity and mental toughness not readily found in freshmen.

Nolan Cooney is one of those special talents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Confirmed case of pertussis at CMS

March 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A Cole Middle School student was formally diagnosed with pertussis, otherwise known as “whooping cough,” the East Greenwich School District announced in a memo Tuesday.

The student with the illness is a seventh-grader and a member of one of the basketball teams at CMS, however the school did not specify if the student is either male or female.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New charges filed in Cole construction lawsuit

March 20, 2014

New charges have been added to a 2011 lawsuit involving homeowners from Sarah’s Trace in their ongoing claim against several defendants, including the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich School District and multiple organizations involved in the construction of Cole Middle School, claiming the procedures to build the new institute on Cedar Avenue caused significant damage to their respective properties.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A ‘Center’ of attention for teenagers in East Greenwich

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Three decades ago, Dan Casey was a child in need of a social outlet.

Growing up in East Greenwich among five other siblings by a single mother without the privileges the majority of residents enjoy on a regular basis, Casey, then at the young age of six years old, first heard of a program being formed at United Methodist Church where local adults and role models within the town were getting children of all walks of life engaged in recreational activities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Second shoplifting incident occurs at CVS

March 13, 2014

For the second time within a brief period, East Greenwich police arrested an individual who allegedly shoplifted from the CVS Pharmacy on South County Trail.

Raymond L. Ellinwood, 43, of Cedar Pond Rd., Warwick, was taken into custody last Thursday for shoplifting-misdemeanor and conspiracy to shoplift dating back to an incident that occurred on Feb. 26.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Spanish teacher good as gold

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Kathleen Hook, like any other day at Cole Middle School, was in the process of mentoring her young aspiring minds in her Spanish class on Feb. 12.

Then a television camera crew, along with officials from both the Rhode Island Department of Education and the East Greenwich School District, popped into the classroom to say ‘hola!’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Square renovations set to begin

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A well-known shopping center will be receiving a facelift in the very near future.

Keith Hague, senior project manager for Edens, announced Monday to the Town Council his plans to renovate the façade and replace the sidewalks around East Greenwich Square, located at 1000 Division St. – a plaza that houses various stores and eateries such as Dave’s Marketplace, Walgreen’s, Panera Bread, Gold’s Gym and Orange Leaf.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meadowbrook Farms students raise money to help RISPCA

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — All throughout Tuesday’s assembly inside the gymnasium at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School, students were ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘awwwww-ing’ at the many dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals scrolling across the screen as part of a slide show put forth by the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA).

But the biggest ‘awww’ came from Lorna Steele, the Director of Humane Education for RISPCA, when she received a generous gift on behalf of a trio of young ladies during the assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee to run for District 35 Senate

March 13, 2014

It’s been a thought that has been rolling around the head of Mark Watkins Gee since last fall.

Now, through some encouragement from people close to him, both from family and in local government, the East Greenwich businessman and current member of the East Greenwich Town Council is throwing his proverbial hat into the ring for a seat on Smith Hill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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