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July 24th, 2014

National recall of stonefruit affecting local businesses

July 24, 2014

Local consumers were put on alert Monday as a California packaging company issued a voluntary recall of its stonefruit products. Wawona Packing Co. announced a voluntary recall of peach, nectarine and plum products contaminated by listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria which can cause severe illness and in some cases death if ingested.

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Cool Rumsey praises taskforce’s judgment in NICS legislation

July 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Earlier this month, Governor Lincoln Chafee signed two pieces of legislation which will allow the submission of limited information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) regarding a person’s mental health history and their potential disqualification from owning a gun. Last year, Sen. Catherine Cool Rumsey (Dist. 34—Exeter, Charlestown, Hopkinton, Richmond, West Greenwich) and Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (Dist.

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Updates to hazard mitigation plan shared

July 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A public hearing was held during the East Greenwich Planning Board’s meeting last Wednesday evening to share updates on the hazard mitigation plan that will help the Town be ready if an emergency poses a threat to East Greenwich.
Peter Cusolito, a Senior Security & Emergency Management Consultant for VHB, which has an office in Providence, gave both the Planning Board and the public a half-hour presentation identifying the needs of addressing some trouble spots in East Greenwich in order to be prepared for a natural disaster, weather-related or otherwise.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Attorney punished for elder exploitation

July 24, 2014

An East Greenwich attorney was sentenced last Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Walter R. Stone after pleading no contest to embezzlement and elder exploitation.
Janet Mastronardi, 54, of 76 Goodwin St., East Greenwich, admitted that she embezzled close to $130,000 from an elderly woman, according to a press release from the Office of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, and she was sentenced to seven years, with 30 months home confinement and the remaining 54 months suspended with probation.

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Bridges in disrepair problematic within state

July 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – If you’ve ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state’s roads and bridges are in need of repair. Several state officials gathered in Galilee on Friday morning to tour the Great Island Bridge, one of many in the state that is in disrepair and in dyer need of updates. The tour comes from a report from the White House released last week detailing state-by-state road conditions as well as a recent shortfall in funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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New England Tech christens SAMI

July 24, 2014

WARWICK — With one quick slam of the champagne bottle by New England Institute of Technology Senior Vice President Cheryl Connors across a model submarine Monday morning, a giant step forward in bridging the skills gap within Rhode Island was taken Monday morning.

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Town promotes new deputy chiefs

July 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In front of a packed and proud audience at Swift Community Center on July 14, two of East Greenwich’s most decorated members of emergency service were promoted to higher levels within their respective departments.
Stanley Cirella and Michael Sullivan were each sworn in as deputy chief for the East Greenwich Police Department and East Greenwich Fire Department, respectively, and were formally honored for their tremendous heroism and valor to the community at-large with loud, thunderous standing ovations for both gentlemen by the public in attendance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sequino says Narragansett won’t be receiving MRBRF funds

July 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Contrary to previously published reports, Narragansett has not and will not receive funding from the Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund this year, according to Bill Sequino, executive director of the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 23rd

Great Island Bridge just one of many in disrepair in RI

July 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – If you’ve ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state’s roads and bridges are in need of repair. Several state officials gathered in Galilee on Friday morning to tour the Great Island Bridge, one of many in the state that is in disrepair and in dyer need of updates. The tour comes from a report from the White House released last week detailing state-by-state road conditions as well as a recent shortfall in funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firefighters promoted by town council

July 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Brian Lemme and Kevin McEnery, two firefighters who were recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, were pinned and sworn in at the regular Narragansett Town Council meeting on Monday evening. The council also honored the retirement of Richard “Dickey” White, a former police officer who provided many years of service to the Narragansett Police Department.

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