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March 27th, 2014

Committee addresses wireless concerns

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Over the past number of months, a number parents and residents have expressed concerns regarding the wireless internet which is currently being installed in North Kingstown schools. Parents and residents have cited possible long-term health risks with increased exposure to electromagnetic waves produced by the technology. On Tuesday evening, Superintendent Philip Auger and the school committee addressed those concerns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council adopts preliminary budget

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the North Kingstown Town Council voted to adopt Town Manager Michael Embury’s preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014-15. The budget, which totals $99.9 million, will continue to be discussed and altered until its final adoption in May.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More CMS students were diagnosed with pertussis

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — More students who attend Cole Middle School have been formally diagnosed with the pertussis illness late last week.

The East Greenwich School District sent out an additional advisory – which is also posted to the EGSD’s website – to parents back on Friday that a total of six students, ages and grades unknown, have now contracted the illness widely known as ‘whooping cough’ and that their children might be exposed, as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

R.I. Division of Taxation: Peter Clarkin owes $65,000

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — One local town official is among several who owes a substantial tax debt to the State of Rhode Island.

Town Solicitor Peter A. Clarkin is among the top 100 tax delinquents, according to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Clarkin, as it states on the Division of Taxation’s website, owes a total of $65,672.84 in income taxes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School days at EGHS, Cole Middle School starting later?

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — People, both young and young at heart, wouldn’t mind an extra hour of sleep for a myriad of reasons.

But one local parent feels that children of both middle-school and high-school age getting additional shut-eye will be extremely beneficial to their learning and wants the East Greenwich School Committee to consider the idea of creating a different start time to the school day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGHS student caught drinking alcohol at school dance Friday

March 27, 2014

An evening of music and entertainment at an on-campus dance at East Greenwich High School last weekend ended with one student facing significant disciplinary action from administrators for underage drinking.

According to previously publushed reports, a letter was sent to parents of high-school students across the district by East Greenwich High School Principal Michael Podraza stating that one student was caught drinking at the dance last Friday night and another was escorted out of the dance, Podraza says, “based on behavior.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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