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BREAKING NEWS: EG Police looking for armed-robbery suspect

May 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The normally-quiet area of Main Street got shaken up on Tuesday night.

East Greenwich Police is currently searching for an armed-robbery suspect who held up Sunnybrook Farms, located at 1002 Main St.

Det. Jeremy Fague says via telephone on Wednesday that the robbery took place between 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tuesday evening, with the suspect wielding a semi-automatic weapon before fleeing from the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New upgrades for town?

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With three relatively quick unanimous approvals by the Town Council, there will be much-needed improvements to a few areas around the town in the near future.

On Monday at Town Hall, the Council gave the OK to award the bid of Alpha Electrical Contractors, Inc. for the decorative LED street lighting upgrade in the amount of $74,876.85, the lowest of the eight bids Duarte received back.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New plan for school renovations approved

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — When it comes to the upcoming renovations of Meadowbrook Farms School, the East Greenwich School Committee is considering Revision A.

Which in turn, is now Plan B.

In front of a full cafeteria at Cole Middle School Tuesday night, the committee heard every concern imaginable regarding the major construction project at the elementary school located on Chester Drive that is slated to commence this summer.

Read all about it in the April 26 edition of The Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Helen Tannehill celebrates centennial

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Helen Tannehill sat in her wheelchair in the main foyer of The Seasons East Greenwich on Monday, donning a pristine blue dress looking at all of the balloons and a vase of red roses on the table in front of her.

A person who loved growing numerous plants of her own, such as African Violets, Tannehill glazed over the small array of roses with fondness, as well as taking in the proud moment of reaching a milestone of life that very few people around have accomplished.

“I never thought I would’ve turned 100,” Tannehill said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Threatening essay stuns school, EGPD

April 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — There were already plans in place for a police presence every Monday and Friday at East Greenwich High School.

However, on Monday, there was more of a reason for police detail given the circumstances surrounding sophomore from the school who recently posted a disturbing message online.

East Greenwich Police, along with the Attorney General’s office, are investigating the message that was posted on Facebook by the juvenile that described a school shooting.

Read more about it in the April 12 edition of the Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SC 'struggling' on cut requests

April 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich School Committee understood what the Town Council was asking of it regarding making cuts to the proposed budget during Monday’s meeting at Town Hall.

Finding logical ways to make the cuts? That’s going to pose quite a challenge for the School Committee going forward.

Chairperson Deidre Gifford addressed her concerns to the Council on Monday, stating that the School Committee is struggling to find ways to cut $474,374 from its proposed budget of $31,375,451 to the town.

Read more about it in the April 12 edition of the Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Medical center plan approved

April 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The Greenwich Center medical office complex will stretch across both sides of South County Trail after the Planning Board approved construction of its latest phase last Wednesday night.

F.H. French Real Estate of Lincoln received unanimous approval of a combined preliminary and final plan for a pair of two-story buildings with 44,910 square feet of space, to be connected by an atrium, at 1454 South County Trail. The land is zoned Manufacturing/Light Industry Office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bond pays off with new library

April 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With much of the work on the $52 million school bond approved by East Greenwich School District voters in 2008 now complete, school officials received some thanks last Tuesday night…appropriately enough, in upgraded surroundings made possible by savings from the bond surplus.

The School Committee held last week’s meeting in the East Greenwich High School library as a means of showing off the recently completed improvements, which closed the library for much of the school year and forced the relocation of books and much of its equipment to the old school gym.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two arraigned for fatal accident

April 7, 2012

WARWICK — Nicholas Whiteley and Parrick Gronhagen were arraigned last Thursday at Kent County Courthouse for their involvement in a fatal accident in East Greenwich on Feb. 19.

Whiteley, 21, of North Kingstown and Gronhagen, 21, of East Greenwich, faced Associate Judge Pamela Woodcock-Pfeiffer and were told their respective charges in the crash that occurred on Shippeetown Road that claimed the lives of two North Kingstown teenagers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A 'Main' objective for Jim Langevin

April 7, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Inside the small, yet expanding Symposium Book store on Main Street on Tuesday, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) purchased a hard copy of the George R.R. Martin book, ‘Game of Thrones’ after looking carefully through the various items of literature with manager Sam Crowe.

The Democrat who represents the Second Congressional District hopes to give the book the same solid read as the one he gained through his mini tour of some businesses on Main Street on the bright, sunny afternoon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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