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April 24th

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

Up for tax sale?

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Town officials, a former Rhode Island governor and his wife are trying to discuss a resolution regarding back taxes that are owed on an East Greenwich relic that is in the process of being converted into a science center.

According to East Greenwich Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho on Monday, Donald and Sue Carcieri owe approximately $25,000 in back taxes on the Olney House, located on Church Street, and if no resolution is made, the former boys’ dormitory and one of only two buildings left standing from the old East Greenwich Academy, will be put up for tax sale, which is scheduled to occur on June 19.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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