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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Attorney punished for elder exploitation

July 24, 2014

An East Greenwich attorney was sentenced last Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Walter R. Stone after pleading no contest to embezzlement and elder exploitation.
Janet Mastronardi, 54, of 76 Goodwin St., East Greenwich, admitted that she embezzled close to $130,000 from an elderly woman, according to a press release from the Office of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, and she was sentenced to seven years, with 30 months home confinement and the remaining 54 months suspended with probation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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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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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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