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SC discusses graduation waiver protocol

December 6, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich School Committee had its first reading of the policy regarding protocol for waivers to Rhode Island state assessment graduation requirements Tuesday evening at Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kilmartin tells students ‘It Can Wait’

November 22, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — R.I. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin still cringes every time he sees the video entitled “The Last Text,” a brief documentary film showing families and people who were profoundly affected from the dangers of texting while driving.
The worst part of R.I. State Police Lt. Eric LaRiviere’s career in law enforcement is notifying family members of a death of a loved one.
It’s those two elements that both Kilmartin and LaRiviere want to dramatically minimize by offering three simple words when it comes to sending messages through a cellphone while behind the wheel.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coyle ready for brand new challenge

November 22, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Even after repeating the words of the town manager’s oath that were uttered to him by The Honorable Daniel A. Procaccini in front of a large crowd at Swift Community Center on Nov. 11, Thomas E. Coyle III’s reaction is still the same as it was when the Town Council told him that he was the man for the job to lead the Town of East Greenwich last month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Defendants added to school construction suit

November 22, 2013

Two new defendants have been added to the filed lawsuit from 2011 put forth by six homeowners, who reside in three separate properties on Sarah’s Trace, alleging that their abutting homes were damaged from the construction methods used to build the new Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local medium has unique sense on life

November 8, 2013

Cindy Gilman knew something was wrong but just could not put her finger on it.
Three weeks before Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, when four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by Al-Qaeda upon the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in the Washington, D.C. area, killing over 3,000 people, the well-known Rhode Island medium felt shaky and weak.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI generating major economic activity

November 8, 2013

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island directly and indirectly generated $726 million in statewide economic activity, supported 8,200 jobs and provided $392 million in wages in fiscal year 2012, according to a newly released report, “The Economic Impact of the University of Rhode Island.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School, bus officials respond to Sanford’s arrest

November 8, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The library inside Eldredge Elementary School Monday afternoon was wall to wall with concerned parents looking for answers from the many questions they asked to school, police and bus officials regarding last week’s arrest of an East Greenwich bus monitor for allegedly being involved with possessing and transferring child pornography.
Last Thursday afternoon, members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, with the assistance of the United States Marshals

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

America’s Cup victor returns to his roots at Rocky Hill

October 25, 2013

EAST GREENWICH - A recent America’s Cup winner, who is also a Rocky Hill School alum, was a welcome addition to the school’s 2013 Homecoming events.
Faculty, staff, current and former students, and parents all gathered around Jerome “Rome” Kirby IV who graduated from Rocky Hill in 2007.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Officials wading through ‘weeds’

October 25, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The infamous, seven-leaf green plant and its purpose in society invokes many emotions from different people.
Some firmly believe that marijuana can be a major benefit to the medical community, while others feel that the health risks and the negative moral impact it has on the social order, as a whole, outweighs the supposed benefits.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woman guilty of major fraud scheme

October 25, 2013

As previously reported in The Pendulum, Lim, last month, according to court documents, devised a plan to swindle Rockland Trust in order to satisfy a demand for repayment of a line of credit with Citizens Bank worth approximately $5 million, a scheme she eventually admitted to in court last week. Lim was found to have falsified bank documents and overstated company revenues for the purposes of securing the funding from Rockland Trust to finance repayment of the line of credit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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