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School budget comes in 3.86 % above 2011

March 14, 2011

BY DAVID PEPIN

The School Committee is hoping to squeeze one more new position into the fiscal 2012 budget it sent on to the Town Council Tuesday night.

Cole school neighbors file suit vs. town

March 9, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

The lawyer for two homeowners who claim their houses have been damaged by construction of the new Cole Middle School is awaiting responses from the town and the East Greenwich School District to their claim.

Ritrovos - A fine restaurant serving a variety of clienteles

March 6, 2011

BY JONATHAN GIBBS

When you have young, energetic children, an involved, time-consuming job and a host of hobbies (such as finding a house and finding yourself), opportunities to get out amongst other humans and consume food without having to prepare it yourself can be few and far between. Introducing an 18-month-old and a five-year-old into a public space in which you want them to remain seated and restrained amidst a multitude of projectiles both hard and soft and a roomful of others understandably more interested conversing with their companions can, at best, result in awkward moments and an inability to finish, much less enjoy, one’s meal. Nonetheless, offered the invitation to try one of the area’s newest restaurants, Ritrovo, we jumped at the opportunity.

RI Flower Show: Putting the petal to the metal to allay the winter blues

March 4, 2011

BY JAMES MEROLLA

In saying goodbye to February’s freeze, the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show put the petal to the metal.
That is, stainless steel fish made by designer Tyson Weiss of Maine “swam” in the “flow” through hundreds of delicate flowers,

Experience the key in appointment of EG’s new deputy fire chief

March 3, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

Experience was a key element for the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners in choosing Russell McGillivray as their new deputy chief.
“He brings experience we haven’t had here before,” said Chief Peter F. Henrikson.

EG’s Schroff helping fight leukemia through sailing

March 2, 2011

From Germany to Tennessee to Vietnam to New Jersey to East Greenwich to Concord, Mass., to Newport, to 100 ports in between, the amazing journey of Udo Schroff will be shared statewide when he is honored later this year at the 17th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta.

The Big Box mystery goes before town

February 28, 2011

Plans for a mysterious big box, opening up to a commercial and residential development, have begun to unfold along the East Greenwich-North Kingstown border.
Representatives of the developer hoping to build The Commons at Frenchtown Road on the 107-acre property wrapped around the former Brown & Sharpe Building revealed some of their plans last Wednesday in their pre-application presentation before the Planning Board, the first step of the long journey Frenchtown Partners LLC must travel before the plan becomes reality.

Petite Chef the perfect place to bake a cake – and eat it, too

February 25, 2011

It is Easy Bake Oven come to life.
Nancy Schwab – whose own childhood paralleled that most popular of girl’s toys where you pretended to cook and bake – has started a business where girls (and boys) get to do the real thing and in grand style.
Welcome to the world of Petite Chef.

Experience the key in appointment of EG’s new deputy fire chief

February 24, 2011

Experience was a key element for the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners in choosing Russell McGillivray as their new deputy chief.

School budget season opens at $33 million

February 21, 2011

The School Committee offered the public its first look Tuesday night at a fiscal 2012 budget proposal that calls for a 3.86 percent increase over the current year’s budget.
Superintendent Victor Mercurio proposed a $33,038,352 budget, an increase of $1,227,275 from the 2010-11 figure, after receiving budget requests from school administrators and department heads in workshop sessions over the past two weeks.

 

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