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School officials now hope for best

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — School officials are hoping for the best in their fiscal 2013 budget proposal, but prepared to face the 1 percent.

They’re not worried about anti-Wall Street protesters, however the possibility that they may be asked to cut drastically from the proposed $34,044,968 budget officials aired at a public hearing Tuesday night at Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning Board OK's parking plans for two businesses

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — A pair of businesses along South County Trail that received approval from the Planning Board earlier this month were granted similar endorsements from the Zoning Board on Tuesday night at Town Hall.

Tucson Property Management LLC, owner of property at 1598 South County Trail, and 1672 South County Trail LLC, at 1672 South County Trail were both given permission by the board to improve their respective parking situations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Police presence could ease tensions at EGHS

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With a series of recent incidents at East Greenwich High School and several arrests, town and school officials are hoping the return of a police presence can help ease a potential crisis.

Although the regular resource officer’s position at the school has become a victim of budget cuts, Police Chief Thomas Coyle is hoping the return of one, albeit on a limited basis, will head off further troubles at the school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rocky Hill School’s big E-recycling day was no waste

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Sometimes, Rocky Hill School is on various TVs or web-streamed onto computers. On Saturday, various TVs and computers were on Rocky Hill School.

Tons of televisions – literally – copiers, old computers, scanners, fridges and anything electronic and out of use were left by hundreds of area residents, part of the first-ever, and an extremely successful, E-Waste Recycling Day fundraiser held in the school’s rear parking lot off Chinook Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hodgson submits benefit anti-fraud bill

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With statutory and regulatory criteria for receiving state benefits being tightened up, state Sen. Dawson T. Hodgson (R-Dist. 35, North Kingstown, East Greenwich) is targeting the fraud side of the equation in a bill he recently submitted to the General Assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accident claims two teens over weekend

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - Thomas Mears had just put his one-year-old daughter back to bed at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday morning, and was about to fall back asleep himself when he heard the horrible noise not far from his home at Shippeetown Road.

“If you put your head against a board and somebody hit a baseball bat across it, that's what it sounded like,” said Mears, East Greenwich Fire District captain. “I just started getting dressed and ran out. I knew it was going to be bad.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD makes case for new station in town

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The cost of building a new East Greenwich Fire District Station 1 may still be too rich for some residents, but the price of land for its new home seemed right for most of them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Emergencies not only challenge for firefighters at current station

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Think knocking down a brush fire or dousing a burning structure in East Greenwich is a challenge?

Try maneuvering the firefighting apparatus out of Station 1 downtown on Main Street, where East Greenwich Fire District personnel have to contend with not only pedestrians and sometimes speeding traffic, but the structure of the 98-year-old building as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Interfaith Food Bank receives healthy donation

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — While the current state of the economy may be a drain on local food banks, local volunteers and a supermarket chain are attempting to keep a local bank replenished.

The East Greenwich Interfaith Food Bank, based at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, received a $4,280 donation from Stop & Shop's Frenchtown Road branch, which has been active in several local food bank initiatives.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local's life a true balancing act

February 22, 2012

On the night of Feb. 20, 2003, East Greenwich’s Tracy King was working as a bouncer at the Station Nightclub for the Great White concert, escorting around WPRI-TV cameraman Brian Butler for him to get video of the show.

In the nine years since the tragic fire that claimed Tracy, 38, and 99 others at the Station, Evelyn King – Tracy’s wife – and her children have been taking things one step at a time and one day at a time to try and progress through life without him, with some days being naturally better than others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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