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Spanish teacher good as gold

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Kathleen Hook, like any other day at Cole Middle School, was in the process of mentoring her young aspiring minds in her Spanish class on Feb. 12.

Then a television camera crew, along with officials from both the Rhode Island Department of Education and the East Greenwich School District, popped into the classroom to say ‘hola!’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Square renovations set to begin

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A well-known shopping center will be receiving a facelift in the very near future.

Keith Hague, senior project manager for Edens, announced Monday to the Town Council his plans to renovate the façade and replace the sidewalks around East Greenwich Square, located at 1000 Division St. – a plaza that houses various stores and eateries such as Dave’s Marketplace, Walgreen’s, Panera Bread, Gold’s Gym and Orange Leaf.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meadowbrook Farms students raise money to help RISPCA

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — All throughout Tuesday’s assembly inside the gymnasium at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School, students were ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘awwwww-ing’ at the many dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals scrolling across the screen as part of a slide show put forth by the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA).

But the biggest ‘awww’ came from Lorna Steele, the Director of Humane Education for RISPCA, when she received a generous gift on behalf of a trio of young ladies during the assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee to run for District 35 Senate

March 13, 2014

It’s been a thought that has been rolling around the head of Mark Watkins Gee since last fall.

Now, through some encouragement from people close to him, both from family and in local government, the East Greenwich businessman and current member of the East Greenwich Town Council is throwing his proverbial hat into the ring for a seat on Smith Hill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Councilman arrested over weekend

March 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A member of the East Greenwich Town Council is in some hot water with the law following an alleged incident at his home over the weekend.

Bradford Bishop, 56, of 240 Adirondack Dr., East Greenwich, was arrested by East Greenwich police Sunday evening and is being charged with domestic-simple assault and domestic-disorderly conduct.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Trying to avoid falling into ‘holes’

March 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Employees with the East Greenwich Department of Public Works, like many people around the state, have had a very difficult winter season to contend with.

Sitting behind the wheels of their plow trucks, DPW employees had to endure long hours clearing away the numerous inches of snow that have fallen over the town over the last three-plus months – sometimes having to go back out and re-plow due to multiple storms hitting the area within mere days of each other.

Now, as the weather – slowly, but surely – trends toward warmer temperatures, the DPW is having a new issue on its hands, something that can cause more harm than small patches of ice or areas of slushy, slick snow.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two men arrested for shoplifting CVS store on S. County Trail

March 6, 2014

Two men were arrested by East Greenwich police last Tuesday for allegedly stealing several items from area CVS stores, including on South County Trail.

Anthony J. Gambuto, 45, of 337 Simmonsville Ave., Johnston, was taken into custody for conspiracy to commit shoplifting and receiving stolen goods-misdemeanor. Roy A. Defusco, 49, of 2046 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, was arrested and charged with shoplifting-felony, conspiracy to commit shoplifting and receiving stolen goods-misdemeanor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SORI has splashing success

March 6, 2014

Over the weekend, Goddard Park State Beach looked anything but a summer setting.

Ice and snow was scattered in patches across the sand and waters across Greenwich Bay, making the place that is known as a warm-weather attraction seem like a winter wonderland.

But that didn’t stop many residents from around Rhode Island from testing the waters on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School budget adopted

March 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — One week after proposing their 2015 fiscal budget and making some reductions within it, the members of the East Greenwich School Committee formally adopted the financial plan Tuesday evening at Cole Middle School that will be formally presented to the Town Council within the next couple of weeks.

Since the School Committee last met back on Feb. 25, both Superintendent Victor Mercurio and Maryanne Crawford, the director of administration, came up with several changes – some significant – in order to bring the final tally down to a reasonable level.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local contractor arrested last week

March 6, 2014

An East Greenwich contractor was taken into custody by members of the Rhode Island State Police Financial Crimes Unit last Wednesday for allegedly obtaining money under false pretenses and forgery.

According to a press release from the State Police, the arrest of Thomas J. Primeau, 56, of 30 Trappers Ln., East Greenwich, was the result of an investigation of a complaint from an individual who hired Primeau – the owner of Philip Ryan Homes, LTD whoe oversees the construction of custom-built homes – to build a house in East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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