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Light shed upon EGHS library plans

March 31, 2011

An architectural consultant to the School Building Committee did more than shed a little light Tuesday night on plans to renovate the East Greenwich High School library.
His proposal for the library includes shedding much more light on it, namely by taking down one of its cinderblock walls and replacing it with a window to lend a more airy feel to a library some school officials have compared to a dungeon.

OPINION: Monsters among us

March 24, 2011

BY JONATHAN GIBBS

Looking at my five-year-old son’s fingers triggered a chain of thoughts about the Michael Woodmansee case in church this past Sunday. His are small fingers that have recently lost the dimple near the knuckle that seems to mark his passage out of toddlerhood into full-fledged boyhood. They were wrapped gently around the back of his mother’s neck; and those fingers – and that loving gesture – struck me as heartbreakingly innocent. Unfortunately, I saw them as not just the perfect hands of my beloved son but as vulnerable entities as well.

Accreditation imperiled by lack of library renovation at EGHS

March 23, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

East Greenwich School Superintendent Victor Mercurio will have a new entrance, administrative and guidance offices, and science labs to show off for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation when it visits East Greenwich High School April 14-18.
Downstairs, however, lies what could be the Achilles’ heel of the school’s effort to win accreditation for the next 10 years: the library and media center.

Policy to help cops recognize medical needs

March 21, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

A simple sheet of paper may be a potent new tool for the East Greenwich Police Department to help deal with children with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.
Sgt. John Carter, the department’s juvenile officer, has completed a sheet that parents can submit to police, who will put the information in their database so in the event that officers are called to their home, police will know about the children.

A piece of the World Trade Center comes to EGFD

March 17, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

In the days following the collapse of the World Trade Center, East Greenwich Fire District personnel wanted to join the rescue, cleanup and recovery effort at Ground Zero.
They never made it to New York City, but Ground Zero has recently come to them.

School budget comes in 3.86 % above 2011

March 14, 2011

BY DAVID PEPIN

The School Committee is hoping to squeeze one more new position into the fiscal 2012 budget it sent on to the Town Council Tuesday night.

Cole school neighbors file suit vs. town

March 9, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

The lawyer for two homeowners who claim their houses have been damaged by construction of the new Cole Middle School is awaiting responses from the town and the East Greenwich School District to their claim.

Ritrovos - A fine restaurant serving a variety of clienteles

March 6, 2011

BY JONATHAN GIBBS

When you have young, energetic children, an involved, time-consuming job and a host of hobbies (such as finding a house and finding yourself), opportunities to get out amongst other humans and consume food without having to prepare it yourself can be few and far between. Introducing an 18-month-old and a five-year-old into a public space in which you want them to remain seated and restrained amidst a multitude of projectiles both hard and soft and a roomful of others understandably more interested conversing with their companions can, at best, result in awkward moments and an inability to finish, much less enjoy, one’s meal. Nonetheless, offered the invitation to try one of the area’s newest restaurants, Ritrovo, we jumped at the opportunity.

RI Flower Show: Putting the petal to the metal to allay the winter blues

March 4, 2011

BY JAMES MEROLLA

In saying goodbye to February’s freeze, the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show put the petal to the metal.
That is, stainless steel fish made by designer Tyson Weiss of Maine “swam” in the “flow” through hundreds of delicate flowers,

Experience the key in appointment of EG’s new deputy fire chief

March 3, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

Experience was a key element for the East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners in choosing Russell McGillivray as their new deputy chief.
“He brings experience we haven’t had here before,” said Chief Peter F. Henrikson.

 

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