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QDC approves lease for food manufacturer

March 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the Quonset Development Corporation’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a lease agreement for Greencore USA, a global convenience food manufacturer and distributor, to build a new, 107,000 sq. ft. facility. According to Liam McClennon, CEO at Greencore USA, over 400 jobs will be created by the time the facility is fully operational next April.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

A ‘Center’ of attention for teenagers in East Greenwich

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Three decades ago, Dan Casey was a child in need of a social outlet.

Growing up in East Greenwich among five other siblings by a single mother without the privileges the majority of residents enjoy on a regular basis, Casey, then at the young age of six years old, first heard of a program being formed at United Methodist Church where local adults and role models within the town were getting children of all walks of life engaged in recreational activities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Second shoplifting incident occurs at CVS

March 13, 2014

For the second time within a brief period, East Greenwich police arrested an individual who allegedly shoplifted from the CVS Pharmacy on South County Trail.

Raymond L. Ellinwood, 43, of Cedar Pond Rd., Warwick, was taken into custody last Thursday for shoplifting-misdemeanor and conspiracy to shoplift dating back to an incident that occurred on Feb. 26.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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