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August 7th, 2014

Resident suing over status with local board

August 7, 2014

A lawsuit was recently filed by an East Greenwich resident against the town he resides in claiming his membership to the Zoning Board was unlawfully voided.
According to court documents that were filed in Kent County Superior Court back on July 7, William DiStefano alleges that the Town of East Greenwich had violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by not properly posting agendas and meeting minutes, as well as “failing to give proper notice concerning the termination of DiStefano’s appointment to the Zoning Board.”

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Local man files suit against soccer star

August 7, 2014

PROVIDENCE — A local man has filed a complaint with U.S. District Court against a world-renowned soccer player regarding the trademark of a logo on merchandise.
Christopher Renzi, reportedly of East Greenwich, is suing Real Madrid and Portuguese National Team captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Denmark-based JBS Textile Group over the use of the “CR7” emblem, a logo that the star athlete, according to court documents, was hoping to inscribe on a new underwear line that would be released in the United States in the very near future.

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Lemonade fundraiser a success

August 7, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Every year during the summer months, students at Stork’s Nest Child Academy on South County Trail learn valuable life lessons through the simple means of offering someone a small glass of lemonade.

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Council OKs ballot questions

August 7, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Town Council formally approved three questions related to proposed amendments to the Town Charter during the Council’s July 28 meeting at Town Hall, inquiries that will be placed on the upcoming ballot for the November general elections.
The biggest question on the ballot, of course, is whether or not the Town of East Greenwich should abolish the financial town meeting, the formal confab where the public approves the annual fiscal budget.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The East Greenwich Pendulum.

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August 6th

VIDEO: Patriots continue to look good in joint practices

August 6, 2014

VIDEO Training Camp Today: Patriots continue to look good in joint practices
(Boston.com) The Boston Globe's Ben Volin and Boston.com's Zuri Berry recap the Patriots joint training camp practice with Washington. (Video by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff)

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URI professors present 12-year study of Ocean Tides

August 6, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two University of Rhode Island professors have broken ground in the study of juvenile delinquents through a thorough investigation of the present and past students of the Ocean Tides school in Narragansett, an alternative learning center for boys who would otherwise be in a training school or prison.

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Common Cause releases scorecard for local politicians

August 6, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The bi-annual legislator scorecard from Common Cause, a non-profit, non-partisan clean government organization, released on Thursday, speaks volumes on the quality of the legislative representation that the public receives in South County.

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Council debates finance committee letter to residents

August 6, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The recent request made by Narragansett Town Councilor Doug McLaughlin to have the finance committee draft a one-page letter detailing the financial condition of the town to be mailed out to all tax-paying residents sparked some debate at the Monday evening town council session. A final draft of the letter was submitted to the full council for an initial review. The letter, which the finance committee initially expected to be viewed favorably by the council, garnered some strong debate among members on the language and level of detail to be provided.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New climate change bills signed into law by Chafee

August 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—State and local officials gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach on Friday afternoon as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed two bills into law which will boost Rhode Island’s efforts to combat the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The ‘Resilient Rhode Island Act’ will form a coordinating council with members from various state agencies, among other boards, which will work towards corralling the available science and data gathered from local municipalities and research centers.

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August 5th

Caprio steps down as chair of RI Democratic Party

August 5, 2014

Former state representative for District 34, David Caprio, resigned as chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party Tuesday, one day after it came to light that state police are investigating his role in obtaining concession contracts at three state beaches.
“I’m not making any comment on anything,” Caprio said when reached by phone Thursday morning.

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