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March 27th, 2014

Police investigate B&E at Rok Bar building

March 27, 2014

Several members of the East Greenwich Police Department responded to the former Rok Bar and Grill at 11 Main St. last Monday for a report of a possible breaking and entering in progress.

According to a police report from the EGPD, officers spoke with the property manager of 11 Main St., Tony Rego, who stated he was driving by the establishment that is the former East Greenwich Post Office when he observed a U-Haul truck parked in the loading dock area and multiple people standing around.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commons developer to design own sewer pump station

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Department of Public Works Director Joe Duarte gave an update to the East Greenwich Town Council Monday evening regarding the request of the developers for the Commons on Frenchtown Road project to connect to the Town’s sewer system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge rules in favor of EGFD in recent suit

March 27, 2014

A Kent County Superior Court judge recently ruled in favor of the East Greenwich Fire District and the Town of East Greenwich in a 2013 lawsuit regarding the authority to assess and collect impact fees, deciding that the former fire municipality had the right to impose impact fees under the Rhode Island Development Impact Fee Act (RIDIFA).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gordon Fox Resigns - A Local Perspective

March 27, 2014

When he walked into Johnston-based AG&G on Monday after spending time in New Hampshire and being on the phone for the better part of the weekend, District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso, normally the upbeat personality that shines similar to the jewelry his company produces, was extremely gloom to the point where even his employees took notice.

“One of my workers came to me and asked ‘you alright?’” Giarrusso recalled via telephone on Tuesday.

Giarrusso wasn’t the only one who put in a proverbial tailspin with what transpired on Smith Hill this past weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bishop pleads not guilty

March 27, 2014

WARWICK — A member of the East Greenwich Town Council had his day in court last Friday morning stemming from his arrest on March 9 for allegedly having an altercation with his wife at their home.

Standing in front of Judge William C. Clifton, Brad Bishop, of 260 Adirondack Dr., East Greenwich, was arraigned in Kent County District Court on charges of domestic-disorderly conduct and domestic-simple assault or battery. He entered not-guilty pleas for each charge.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Task Force to host forum on better health

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting the Chariho Better Health Forum 2014 on Monday, April 14 at 5:15 p.m.

The forum is slated to include discussions on e-cigarettes and marijuana, a presentation from special guest speaker Matt Bellace, and a surprise honoring of a local hero.

At Tuesday’s Chariho School Committee meeting, members of the task force were present along with Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson to discuss substance abuse prevention in the towns and the school district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

De Coppet bought up Hillsdale properties for preservation

March 27, 2014

RICHMOND – Theakston De Coppet grew up far from the sprawling farmlands of Richmond, Rhode Island. The son of Henry De Coppet and his wife Laura (Fawcett), Theakston knew more about the duties of butlers and nannies than he did about milking cows and feeding chickens. A resident of high-class accommodations on Park Avenue in Manhattan, Theakston and is family lived well under the care of their Irish cook, a laundress, chambermaid, waitress and other numerous household staff members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown PD arrest 17 year-old for DUI, heroin possession

March 27, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Last week Charlestown police arrested a 17-year-old Charlestown male for driving under the influence and possession of heroin.

On March 17, at 8 p.m., police received a 911 call of erratic operation of a motor vehicle in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Revision to CHS academic requirements approved

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho School Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday to approve a revision to the district’s policy regarding academic requirements for high school graduation.

Superintendent Barry Ricci proposed a revision that would increase the physical education requirement to two credits. “We’ve long been criticized for only providing one quarter of PE,” Ricci said. “We’ve found a way to schedule it so we can provide a semester.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 26th

Sheehan proposes amendment on ethics

March 26, 2014

STATE HOUSE – Sen. James C. Sheehan (D-Dist. 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation that would ask Rhode Island voters to decide – through a constitutional amendment – the makeup and powers of the Ethics Commission and specifically its authority over members of the General Assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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