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March 20th, 2014

EGHS students showcase their talents over weekend

March 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH – Synonyms for ‘talent’ include the words ‘know-how,’ ‘gift,’ ‘knack,’ ‘inventiveness,’ and even ‘faculty.’

The last synonym certainly applies to the East Greenwich High School Talent Show held in front of packed, student supported houses on March 14-15 as faculty – including co-organizer/teacher Robert Petrucci and fellow teachers – sang and played guitar side by side with some of the students they dutifully mentor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local business narrowly avoids scam

March 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — One local business narrowly avoided falling into a financial trap, and the owner urges other establishments to be cautious about suspicious phone calls about utility payments.

The morning of Feb. 26 was like any other day for Defin Rainho. Working in the back of his small deli on Main Street, Simon Says Cafe, preparing treats while his employees greeted and served customers, it seemed like a typical start to a Wednesday.

Then Rainho, who has overseen the operations of Simon Says for a decade, got a phone call from a person claiming to be a supervisor from National Grid.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Background check bill gaining support

March 20, 2014

A bill proposed by a local legislator urging national background checks for potential school bus company employees recently made progress through the State House.

Last Wednesday, the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare (HCHEW) approved the legislature, House Bill H7219 Substitute A – proposed by District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso (R-East Greenwich, West Greenwich) – that requires individuals who are seeking employment with a private school or within a public school system in Rhode Island to be subjected to both a national and state criminal background checks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

McGillivray on CCFD situation: ‘It’s very dangerous’

March 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Each and every day he walks through the main doors of East Greenwich Fire Station 1 on Main Street and nearby Frenchtown Station 2, Fire Chief Russell McGillivray sees a dedicated staff of firefighters and working apparatuses ready at a moment’s notice to serve and protect the residents of the small community in their time of need.

However, McGillivray has serious concerns as to who might be around in case either he or his close family is in dire need of emergency assistance come May 16.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Above more than the rim

March 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—When a truly special high school athlete comes along, it’s more often than not easily identifiable from day one.

Outside of the obvious physical differences, those great talents possess an edge in maturity and mental toughness not readily found in freshmen.

Nolan Cooney is one of those special talents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Confirmed case of pertussis at CMS

March 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A Cole Middle School student was formally diagnosed with pertussis, otherwise known as “whooping cough,” the East Greenwich School District announced in a memo Tuesday.

The student with the illness is a seventh-grader and a member of one of the basketball teams at CMS, however the school did not specify if the student is either male or female.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New charges filed in Cole construction lawsuit

March 20, 2014

New charges have been added to a 2011 lawsuit involving homeowners from Sarah’s Trace in their ongoing claim against several defendants, including the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich School District and multiple organizations involved in the construction of Cole Middle School, claiming the procedures to build the new institute on Cedar Avenue caused significant damage to their respective properties.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley Farmers Market to hold fundrasing benefit

March 20, 2014

Members of the Hope Valley Indoor Winter Farmers Market (HVIWFM) have partnered up with individuals in the local farm community to help rebuild the Travis Family Farm. On March 10, the barn at Travis Family Farm burned to the ground, killing more than 50 animals inside. The Travis family was a vendor at the market with Rachyl’s Goats Milk soap and a variety of handcrafted products. To help the family financially and in spirit, a raffle has been planned.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Barber’s Tomb a symbol of deep regard held for Pine Grove

March 20, 2014

HOPKINTON – The gathering crowd tightened in around the newly erected structure in Pine Grove Cemetery. The impeccably built concrete tomb contained two sections, separated by double iron doors. The first room, measuring 10 feet by 12 feet with a seven and a half foot high ceiling, and walls fourteen inches thick, was to serve as a receiving vault. The second section, a vestibule ante-room measuring 10 feet by 10 feet with a 10-foot high ornamental steel ceiling containing a cornice and centerpiece would be used for holding funerals during inclement weather.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Connecticut woman in critical condition after crash

March 20, 2014

HOPKINTON - A Connecticut woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she lost control of her vehicle and it overturned early Tuesday morning on Route 95 south.

At approximately 1 a.m. on March 18, the Rhode Island State Police Hope Valley Barracks received several 911 calls reporting a roll over motor vehicle accident on Route 95 south, north of the Woodville Alton Road overpass in Hopkinton.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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