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William A. Foster to be inducted into RIPA Hall of Fame

April 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - William Allison Foster, the late former publisher of The Rhode Island Pendulum (prior to it becoming known as The East Greenwich Pendulum) who ran the paper for close to two decades and made the publication a staple in town, will be posthumously inducted into the Rhode Island Press Association Hall of Fame during the organization’s Editorial Awards and Banquet Ceremony on Friday at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local residents reflect on Boston Marathon experience

April 30, 2014

One step at a time.

It’s a simple mantra almost every person follows in their paths through life. Sometimes, those paths are 26.2 miles long.

But for a few East Greenwich residents, taking things one step at a time meant more than just grinding through one of the most rigorous road races in the world.

It also meant helping an entire city – and country, for that matter – continue to heal a very deep wound.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pertussis cases in schools increase

April 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The number of students who have contracted the pertussis illness has increased significantly since the first case was confirmed in the East Greenwich School District a little over a month ago.

The School District confirmed that a total of 20 students have the illness commonly known as ‘whooping cough,’ with 15 of them being at Cole Middle School, alone. Four students from Eldredge Elementary School and one from Hanaford Elementary School also have been recently diagnosed with pertussis, which is a bacterial infection that affects the lungs and breathing passages and is contagious.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Concerns raised over restaurant proposal

April 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Any new business coming into a particular town, like East Greenwich, is always proverbial music to the ears of local government officials.

How loud the actual music that is played within said establishment is a hurdle two prospective restaurateurs need to clear if they want to open up shop at a very notable location on Main Street.

John Davis and Ketan Patel, co-partners of 818 Restaurant Group, LLC, approached the East Greenwich Town Council Monday evening at Town Hall requesting a new alcoholic beverage license with victualing and entertainment for their new restaurant, Havana’s, that they wish to open at 11 Main St., the same location as the former Post Office Café and recently-closed Rok Bar and Grill, in a public hearing.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charge for all-day kindergarten ad hoc committee approved

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich School Committee formally approved by unanimous decision the charge to form an ad hoc committee that will study the feasibility of having all-day kindergarten at both Meadowbrook Farms School and Frenchtown School.

The charge, which was presented by Superintendent Victor Mercurio during the School Committee’s April 15 meeting at Cole Middle School, states that the ad hoc committee will be formed to see if all-day kindergarten programs – which would begin for the 2015-16 school year, at the earliest – at the two schools could be achieved through cost-effective measures and sensitive to the comprehensive fiscal needs of the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kathy Ireland to speak at NEIT’s commencement

April 24, 2014

The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) recently announced that Kathy Ireland, a world-class entrepreneur and Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, will deliver the 2014 commencement address during the 73rd graduation ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sunday, May 4, according to NEIT’s website.

Along with being one of the more influential and successful people in the world of design and marketing, Ireland is also a powerful advocate for both women and children in need, the website states. Ireland markets more than 15,000 products pertaining to design, fashion, weddings, home and office in her building of a billion-dollar brand that highlights her fashion know-how, common-sense ideas and a compassion for others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Schools, Ocean State Transit agree to new deal

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — During their meeting on April 15 at Cole Middle School, members of the East Greenwich School Committee approved the bid that was presented by Ocean State Transit to continue to provide bus service to all six schools in town.

Maryanne Crawford, the Director of Administration for the East Greenwich School District, stated to the School Committee that the transportation bid, which was for three years with a two-year option to extend it, went out back in the latter part of January.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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