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Council OKs ballot questions

August 7, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Town Council formally approved three questions related to proposed amendments to the Town Charter during the Council’s July 28 meeting at Town Hall, inquiries that will be placed on the upcoming ballot for the November general elections.
The biggest question on the ballot, of course, is whether or not the Town of East Greenwich should abolish the financial town meeting, the formal confab where the public approves the annual fiscal budget.

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Emergency personnel earn promotions

July 31, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Four emergency service members not only rose through the ranks of their respective departments, but the majority of them also continued family traditions in the process.
In front of friends, family and proud residents at Town Hall Monday evening, Stephen Garrett and Michael Monaghan each were sworn in as lieutenant for the East Greenwich Police Department and the East Greenwich Fire Department, respectively, while Glen Terilli was promoted to sergeant of the EGPD and Andrew Campbell became a permanent member of the EGFD.

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Raptakis announces quest for re-election

July 31, 2014

Making it official by means of a press release issued last week, District 33 Senator and local business owner Lou Raptakis announced his intent to run for re-election this November.
A Democrat representing East Greenwich, Coventry and West Greenwich, Raptakis is the owner of Venus Pizza in Coventry and a longtime legislator.

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A park going to the dogs?

July 31, 2014

Stephen Bartlett is hoping that one day, one part of East Greenwich will go to the dogs.
Literally.
The former commissioner of the East Greenwich Fire District has been in discussions with Town officials over the last few weeks regarding his idea of potentially setting aside some land to construct a dog park in East Greenwich, very similar to the Kayla Jean Ricci Dog Park that was recently built in North Kingstown in memory of the young resident who suddenly passed away.

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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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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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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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