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April 30th

SK woman charged with DUI, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license in Charlestown

April 30, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Police arrested a South Kingstown woman and a South Carolina man Friday following a police pursuit.

Rachel C. Whaley, 36, of 55 Meadowbrook Way, South Kingstown, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license after she reportedly refused to yield to police while traveling on Route 1 between the South Kingstown line and the East Beach Road exit in Charlestown.

Police had to use a taser on Whaley’s passenger, John R. Pirz, 34, of 4 Whimbrel Court, Beau County, S.C., who was incompliant with officers after Whaley’s vehicle was stopped on Route 1.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council to address Michaud’s school budget reversal

April 30, 2014

RICHMOND — Councilor Paul Michaud’s letter urging Richmond residents to vote against the Chariho school budget will be an agenda item at the next town council meeting on May 6.

After voting with the town council to support a resolution to pass the Chariho school budget on March 18, Michaud later met with the Republican Town Committee and as chairman wrote a letter urging voters to reject the Chariho budget because it did not include substantial cuts, which he said were needed to relieve overburdened taxpayers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton revaluation reveals 10.5 percent drop

April 30, 2014

HOPKINTON — In a town-wide full revaluation, Hopkinton’s property values were reduced by an average of 10.5 percent. Letters with updated property values were mailed to all town residents on April 9.

Rhode Island law mandates property valuation updates every three years to determine the fair market value of all real estate. Full revaluations are required every nine years and include inspection and remeasuring the interior and exterior of properties. Statistical valuations are performed every three years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG’s Ross primed for A-10 Championship

April 30, 2014

Nick Ross would love to go to the NCAA Division I Championship but right now, the La Salle University junior is concentrating on this weekend’s Atlantic-10 Championship in Amherst, Mass.

Ross, from East Greenwich (East Greenwich High), prepped for the league meet with a solid performance in last week’s Penn Relays in Philadelphia. He ran the second leg on the men’s 4xmile Champions of America race and helped the Explorers set a school record with a time of 16:33.50 (the old mark was 16:36.63 set in 2007). And, he ran the leadoff leg on the men’s Champions of America distance medley relay which finished seventh out of 16 teams with a time of 9:39.31.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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