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Council to vote on restoring FD tax credits

September 4, 2014

The East Greenwich Town Council hopes to patch up the crack from the merger of the East Greenwich Fire District into the Town and give the residents credit where credit is due.
Literally.
Town Council President Michael Isaacs said in a phone interview Tuesday that he and his fellow Councilmen will vote at their next meeting this coming Monday on the restoration of Fire District tax credits that were initially lost during the merger last year when the Fire District became a Town department.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Candidates primed for primary election

September 4, 2014

As the trek toward the November election continues, the six Republican candidates vying for spots on the East Greenwich Town Council, such as Town Council President and lone incumbent Michael Isaacs, Robert Bolton, Sean Todd, Edward Field, Suzanne McGee Cienki and Gene Dumas, have been pounding the pavement and talking to residents to gain a sense of what the issues are within East Greenwich and how they would be handled if they were elected to the five available seats.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Jewelry thieves wanted by EGPD

September 4, 2014

East Greenwich police is currently investigating a robbery that took place at a local jewelry store and officers are searching for the suspects involved.
According to the Rhode Island Most Wanted website, a theft took place at Wood Jewelers, located at 40 Main St., where several thousand dollars of diamond rings were taken on Aug. 21.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD retirees suing Town over health care

August 28, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A fire is now brewing in the courts between retired firefighters and the Town of East Greenwich regarding the health coverage switch that took place last month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lehoullier withdraws from SC candidacy

August 28, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — There will be one less name on the November ballot, particularly involving the East Greenwich School Committee.
Kristin Lehoullier, who was planning on running for one of the four available seats on the School Committee this election year, said Monday that she withdrew herself from consideration for a spot on the governing body for the East Greenwich School District, citing work-related reasons would have hindered her ability to properly participate on the School Committee if elected.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cigar shop given OK to sell liquor

August 28, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — One local cigar shop will now serve up drinks to customers to go along with their choice of smokes.
Members of the East Greenwich Town Council unanimously approved the application for a new Class BV
SHOP, from 1
Alcoholic Beverage License with Victualing for Regency Cigar Emporium, located at 752 Main St., during Monday’s regular meeting at Town Hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Creativity comes alive at East Greenwich Art Festival

August 28, 2014

EAST GREENWICH – Art in a box took on a whole new meaning at the East Greenwich Art Festival this past weekend. That theme – which has marked the three previous Festival Fete events on the campus of New England Tech each August – was brought to life in the form of jewelry-maker Lianna Michelle’s tools.
Each female ear, neck and wrist is unique, so, as any of 2,000 guests strolled by her tent, Lianna Michelle opened her tool box, pulled out her needle nose pliers, her round nose pliers, crimps, findings, and customized her original jewelry to the wearer’s demands.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Erinakes files suit against Odeum Corp.

August 14, 2014

WARWICK — The Erinakes name has been synonymous with performing arts and entertainment within East Greenwich for nearly a century.
However, a prominent member of that family is now in court against the group currently overseeing operations of the local theater regarding the mortgage of the building.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Crawford resigns from EGSD

August 14, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — After a decade within the East Greenwich School District, one of the best administration directors in the state is moving south.
Maryanne Crawford, who has guided the School District through budgets, contracts and offered clear explanations of plans to School Committee members and the public at-large for the last 10 years as the Director of Administration, resigned from her position to accept the same job with the South Kingstown School Department.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raptakis, Madonna compete for seat

August 14, 2014

The two candidates for the District 33 (East Greenwich, Coventry, West Greenwich) Senate seat spoke about their campaigning efforts and the platforms they will be advocating for in order help benefit the residents of the district recently. Currently, Lou Raptakis is running again as he is the District 33 Senate seat holder while Michael Madonna is his
opponent in the November election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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