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Commons developer to design own sewer pump station

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Department of Public Works Director Joe Duarte gave an update to the East Greenwich Town Council Monday evening regarding the request of the developers for the Commons on Frenchtown Road project to connect to the Town’s sewer system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge rules in favor of EGFD in recent suit

March 27, 2014

A Kent County Superior Court judge recently ruled in favor of the East Greenwich Fire District and the Town of East Greenwich in a 2013 lawsuit regarding the authority to assess and collect impact fees, deciding that the former fire municipality had the right to impose impact fees under the Rhode Island Development Impact Fee Act (RIDIFA).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gordon Fox Resigns - A Local Perspective

March 27, 2014

When he walked into Johnston-based AG&G on Monday after spending time in New Hampshire and being on the phone for the better part of the weekend, District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso, normally the upbeat personality that shines similar to the jewelry his company produces, was extremely gloom to the point where even his employees took notice.

“One of my workers came to me and asked ‘you alright?’” Giarrusso recalled via telephone on Tuesday.

Giarrusso wasn’t the only one who put in a proverbial tailspin with what transpired on Smith Hill this past weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bishop pleads not guilty

March 27, 2014

WARWICK — A member of the East Greenwich Town Council had his day in court last Friday morning stemming from his arrest on March 9 for allegedly having an altercation with his wife at their home.

Standing in front of Judge William C. Clifton, Brad Bishop, of 260 Adirondack Dr., East Greenwich, was arraigned in Kent County District Court on charges of domestic-disorderly conduct and domestic-simple assault or battery. He entered not-guilty pleas for each charge.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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