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Town Manager Sequino stepping down

June 5, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The man who has worked by the motto ‘No Surprises’ for the last quarter century inside East Greenwich Town Hall gave his co-workers – and the Town, for that matter – the biggest surprise possible earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Merger signed into effect

June 5, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — On Monday, after eight months in the making, East Greenwich history was finally made.
With a few strokes of the pen, Gov. Lincoln Chafee made the merger of the East Greenwich Fire District into the Town of East Greenwich official inside a packed Chamber Room in Town Hall Monday evening, signifying a change in government that hasn’t been seen in 216 years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local bank robbed

May 31, 2013

East Greenwich Police is searching for a suspect in connection with a robbery that transpired at a local bank Friday afternoon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire District bids adieu to East Greenwich

May 31, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The real sun was hiding behind the overcast skies within the town last Thursday evening.
But for the East Greenwich Fire District, the proverbial sun had officially set for good a little after 8 p.m.
After serving as its own government within East Greenwich since the days where John Adams was elected president, the Fire District’s time in the town officially drew to a close following the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting inside the conference room at Town Hall last Thursday evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Finance Committee shares recommendations

May 24, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — June Fisher, the head of the East Greenwich School District Finance Committee, gave the School Committee a formal outline of recommendations regarding the 2014 fiscal budget process during the School Committee’s meeting Tuesday night at Cole Middle School.
The recommendations brought forth by Fisher on behalf of the Finance Committee were divided into two categories – budgeting process and budget planning – to which Fisher said are essential to the goal of developing and presenting a “well-vetted, logical and transparent budget.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Road race memorializes Tom Cavanagh

May 24, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – The Cavanagh family, people of faith, does not have to look very far for the signs.
At Thomas Cavanagh’s wake three years ago, two rainbows appeared in a frigid January sky, one inverted like a smile.
And on Saturday, the two winners of the inaugural Cavanagh Scholarship Run – male and female – each wore the Number 9, the former hockey great’s uniform number from his time on the ice in the American Hockey League and the number of siblings in the Cavanagh household.
Chance?
The family – Tom’s four brothers and four sisters – think not.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mancuso addresses education concerns

May 17, 2013

Standardized tests, teacher evaluations focal points of forum

EAST GREENWICH — New Rhode Island Board of Education chairperson Eva Marie Mancuso is trying to steer the ship through some murky waters regarding the current state of education Rhode Island is in within the high school and college ranks and hopefully make things smooth sailing down the line.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mail service on the move

May 17, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Local residents will soon have to adjust to a new place where they have to pick up and deliver their mail. But how soon is still yet to be determined.
Joseph Mulvey, the real estate specialist for the United States Postal Service (USPS), presented the Post Office’s plan to close the 19,000-square-foot location at 5775 Post Road, which houses both the retail services and a delivery carrier operation, and move the retail services to another location in town and the delivery carriers to the North Kingstown Post Office – which is approximately four miles south of the current East Greenwich facility.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Seven Troop 1 Scouts soar as Eagles

May 9, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – An unprecedented seven Boy Scouts from Troop 1 were recognized May 4 with attaining Eagle Rank, scouting’s highest honor, in a warm, heartfelt ceremony at Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Another SRO in hallways?

May 9, 2013

Chief Coyle recommends presence at other schools

EAST GREENWICH — Both the East Greenwich Town Council and the East Greenwich School Committee have commended the work of Student Resource Officer Steven Branch while stationed at East Greenwich High School on a regular basis.
So could the idea of a second student resource officer come to fruition within the coming year?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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