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April 16th, 2014

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

Tragedy seemed to follow John E.S. Crandall

April 16, 2014

HOPKINTON – The darkness would be falling soon and supper would be ready at home. The warm house promised a great respite from the bone-chilling winter air but kids didn’t think about that. It wasn’t dark yet and no amount of cold could ruin outdoor fun.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lawyers critical of town excavation ordinance

April 16, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Several lawyers representing Charlestown quarries criticized the town council’s updated proposed excavation ordinance on Monday night during a second public hearing that had been continued from March 10.

Before discussing the ordinance, Town Council President Thomas Gentz presented a new resolution asking the General Assembly for an amendment that would give the town the authority to regulate quarry operations under its police power.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lally named speaker pro tempore

April 16, 2014

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Donald J. Lally (D-District 33, Narragansett, South Kingstown) has been named speaker pro tempore.

Newly elected House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello appointed Lally to the position on April 3. The speaker pro tempore presides over the House session when the speaker is not present.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former URI basketball player charged with murder in Canada

April 16, 2014

A former University of Rhode Island basketball player is one of two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 33-year-old mother of four in Toronto, according to multiple Canadian media reports.

Alwayne Bigby, 23, of Toronto, is charged in the drive-by shooting death of Andrea White, which reportedly occurred Saturday, April 12 around 11 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Columbia Street legal grow facility issued zoning citation from town

April 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Town Building Cfficial Jeffrey O’Hara has taken an unprecedented stance on private medical marijuana growing facilities through a zoning citation regarding the private operation on Columbia Street as an “agricultural products manufacturing process,” which is not allowed in the commercial downtown zone.

The violation requires the current tenant and operator of the private growing facility to cease operations by April 22. Failure to do so will result in legal action taken against the owner of the property, Piyush Patel.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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