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Raptakis urges passage of parole bill

February 13, 2014

PROVIDENCE— Two local politicians hosted a press conference at the statehouse Tuesday afternoon to urge members of the General Assembly to approve legislation that would require convicted murderers to serve longer sentences.

Senator Leonidas Raptakis (District 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) and Representative Patricia Serpa (District 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) were joined by three other politicians to introduce their three bills.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Alleged wallet thief in custody

February 13, 2014

The East Greenwich Police Department has taken a West Warwick man into custody for allegedly being involved in a pair of wallet thefts at a local food store.

Joseph Mignano, 37 of 137 Surrey Ln., West Warwick, was arrested and charged with two counts of larceny under $1,500 and on an active bench warrant from Third District Court late Saturday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD chief gives Station 1 floor update

February 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — East Greenwich Fire Chief Russell McGillivray addressed the Town Council Monday evening the results of the extensive work that the engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz and Heger performed regarding the plan to fix the apparatus floor at Station 1 on Main Street.

And based on the results, the already major project will become more extensive.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RHS robotics team has solid weekend

February 13, 2014

WARWICK — For several years, the idea of robotics at Rocky Hill School – something that would obviously be a wave of the future – seemed like a thing of the past.

Old metal parts, wires, nuts and bolts were stashed away in a corner room, collecting dust instead of becoming innovative creations, at the small yet prominent preparatory institution in East Greenwich.

That all changed recently when Tom Adams, the Director of Technology at Rocky Hill, brought the robotics program out of extinction and encouraged students at all levels on campus – Lower School, Middle School and Upper School – to bring their ideas to life in the form of a moving object that can be controlled through a computer and a remote control.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Newton: ‘Kettle asked for help, and I helped’

February 13, 2014

The culture within the State House, according to Chuck Newton – the President of the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee – is that anytime a fellow state senator or representative asks for something, the response is always ‘yes,’ no matter what door one walks through.

Looking back at his current situation, Newton wishes he did not walk through one particular door.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local trainer heading to Sochi Olympics

January 16, 2014

WARWICK — Taking risks in life has always been part of the daily routine for Lou Ann Botsford.

A little over two years ago, the sports massage therapist from East Greenwich battled her way through a grueling triathlon in Hawaii, feeling exhausted after the long swim at the genesis of the competition and thankful that she got through it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI senior an example of perseverance

December 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – In a series of events that can only be described as unlikely, coincidental and triumphant, a 22-year-old quadriplegic nurse named Janice Wray, of East Greenwich, will graduate from URI next year and begin her work as a registered nurse and educator. Wray began her education in the nursing field for the same reasons as most.
“It just kind of fit. My dad had an accident when I was in high school, which brought me closer to the medical field – then it just clicked,” said Wray. “I love it.”

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Pendulum

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Technology upgrade ready to be installed

December 6, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Town IT director Wendy Bagley, along with School IT Carlos Zambrano, addressed to the Town Council on Nov. 25 their plans to integrate the phone and internet systems for both the Town of East Greenwich and the School District onto one network.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SC discusses graduation waiver protocol

December 6, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich School Committee had its first reading of the policy regarding protocol for waivers to Rhode Island state assessment graduation requirements Tuesday evening at Cole Middle School.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Pendulum.

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Kilmartin tells students ‘It Can Wait’

November 22, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — R.I. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin still cringes every time he sees the video entitled “The Last Text,” a brief documentary film showing families and people who were profoundly affected from the dangers of texting while driving.
The worst part of R.I. State Police Lt. Eric LaRiviere’s career in law enforcement is notifying family members of a death of a loved one.
It’s those two elements that both Kilmartin and LaRiviere want to dramatically minimize by offering three simple words when it comes to sending messages through a cellphone while behind the wheel.

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