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Field to run for Town Council

April 24, 2014

An East Greenwich resident has thrown his proverbial hat into the ring regarding a prominent seat in local government.

Ed Field, a resident of the town for 35 years who raised his family in East Greenwich and has served on several local boards, including being a current member of the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee, recently announced his candidacy for one of the seats on the East Greenwich Town Council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Donegan, NKPD agree to settlement

April 24, 2014

WARWICK — Jayne Donegan, who originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home, came to an agreement on Tuesday with the North Kingstown Police Department to drop a number of charges, including allegedly assaulting a police officer.

The 51-year-old attorney and former member of the East Greenwich School Committee, appeared before Third District Court Justice Frank J. Cenerini, entering a not guilty plea and agreeing to make a $5,000 contribution to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGPD nabs woman for prostitution

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Police Department’s Investigations Bureau arrested a Providence woman last week for an alleged prostitution incident that occurred at an area business located on Main Street.

Tiffany M. Burgess, 33, of 31 Clym St., Providence, was taken into custody a little after 6 p.m. last Wednesday evening and charged with prostitution and obstruction of an officer in the execution of duty.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Up for tax sale?

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Town officials, a former Rhode Island governor and his wife are trying to discuss a resolution regarding back taxes that are owed on an East Greenwich relic that is in the process of being converted into a science center.

According to East Greenwich Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho on Monday, Donald and Sue Carcieri owe approximately $25,000 in back taxes on the Olney House, located on Church Street, and if no resolution is made, the former boys’ dormitory and one of only two buildings left standing from the old East Greenwich Academy, will be put up for tax sale, which is scheduled to occur on June 19.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Grille on Main to participate in benefit for AIDS Project R.I.

April 16, 2014

One local restaurant will be helping in the fight against a devastating disease in a special event next week.

The Grille on Main, located at 50 Main St., East Greenwich, will be one of several establishments throughout the Ocean State taking part in next Thursday’s “Dining Out for Life,” an event that will benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island, according to a press release.

Patrons who plan on dining at The Grille on Main on April 24 will see a portion of their dinner bills going toward AIDS Project Rhode Island, which has provided HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for those living with the disease, for more than three decades.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Eldredge students get wax ecstatic

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For a couple hours Tuesday morning, Albert Einstein explained his theory of relativity.

As well as Bobby Orr highlighting his amazing career on the ice for the Boston Bruins. And George Lucas giving a brief description of his time bringing the Star Wars trilogy to the big screen and into the pop culture mainstream.

Students, teachers and parents alike marveled at Jennifer Iannuccilli’s third-grade class at Eldredge Elementary School on Tuesday as the 22 young minds participated in a unique ‘wax museum’ project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kiernan won’t seek re-election

April 16, 2014

After six years, Michael Kiernan’s time has come.

Kiernan, who is an attorney at his Providence-based firm Kiernan, Plunkett & Redihan and has served as a member of the East Greenwich Town Council since first being elected in 2008, announced this week that he will not be seeking a fourth term with the Council after this election year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bain has 100 reasons to love life

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH – The year was 1914 and the Panama Canal had officially opened after 10 years of construction, the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02, the Ford Motor Company announced an eight-hour workday and a daily wage of $5 and baseball legend Babe Ruth made his major league debut with the Red Sox.

It was also the year that Lewis Bain was born and last Friday he celebrated his 100th birthday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town, schools share budgets

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of both the East Greenwich Town Council and the East Greenwich School Committee formally presented their proposed 2015 fiscal budgets in a public hearing Monday evening at Swift Community Center.

Town Manager Thomas Coyle publically announced that the Town’s budget is slated to increase by 3.02 percent to $59,849,417 – a jump by about $1.7 million from the 2014 fiscal budget. Of the entire budget, approximately 55 percent of the total – $32,472,100 – will be for education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge allows amended petition in Cole case

April 16, 2014

WARWICK — Kent County Supreme Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter allowed Monday afternoon the amendments to the original 2011 petition filed by residents of Sarah’s Trace against the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich School District and several construction companies regarding the methods that were used to build Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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