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Town Council VP not seeking re-election

June 19, 2014

The East Greenwich Town Council will have another new face when the upcoming November elections are all said and done.
Jeffrey Cianciolo, who has served on the Council for two terms, including being the Council Vice-President after his re-election in 2012, has decided to not pursue a third term with the five-member quorum once the general elections have completed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local officials oppose budget

June 19, 2014

There is a fair amount in the $8.7-billion 2015 fiscal state budget that was very pleasing to a pair of local legislators, items they feel could be a starting point in getting Rhode Island back on track, economically.
However, there was one major ticket item - which has been a point of controversy over the last few years and will be for the foreseeable future - in the budget that swayed the votes by District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso and District 35 Senator Dawson Hodgson into the negative.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Goodbye, financial town meeting?

June 19, 2014

As the numbers decrease at the annual financial town meeting, the number of times the big question being asked increases.
Should East Greenwich continue to conduct the annual quorum that shares the upcoming fiscal budget with the public going forward despite the significant drop in attendance over the last few years?
It’s a question that will now be seriously talked about by the Town Council going forward.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Special Education teacher to remain at Meadowbrook

June 19, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — An issue regarding the move of two special education paraprofessionals out of Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School has been resolved by the East Greenwich School District.
Last Thursday, the School District announced to parents throughout town that Lore Gray, a special ed teacher for Meadowbrook who was lauded by several parents at a recent School Committee meeting for her work with children with special needs – particularly those who have an autism spectrum disorder – will not be switched to Cole Middle School next year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council OK’s live music, not bands

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH —Representatives from Havana Bar and Grill were back before the East Greenwich Town Council Monday evening in the hopes of getting an approval for a full entertainment license at the former Post Office Cafe location. Instead, they just got approval for vocal and instrument entertainment, which left some confusion among certain council members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

FTM once again quiet

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Tuesday night was the annual financial town meeting, where residents come out to hear both the town and school committee budgets for fiscal year 2015. It’s a way for taxpayers to see exactly where their hard-earned money is going. However, this year only 35 residents showed up, which meant no quorum. Having no quorum means, by default, the five warrant articles would pass.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hero trainer recognized at meeting

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For a few minutes back on March 31, time stood still at East Greenwich High School.
It was a normal practice for the boys volleyball team inside the gymnasium after classes had concluded for the day, with the players, including Anthony Petrone, preparing for the upcoming spring season.
Then, in a split second, Petrone’s life hung in the balance. And East Greenwich’s athletic trainer, Tim Crandall, and the volleyball coaching staff, worked against the clock to stop a potential nightmare on campus.

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGHS graduates 172 in Providence

June 12, 2014

PROVIDENCE — As each of the 172 members of the East Greenwich High School graduating Class of 2014 walked across the historic stage at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in front of friends, family, school officials and administrators to accept their diplomas, their own stories are continued to be told.
Four years have come and past for those select few who went through the trials and tribulations that came with daily life within the hallways of the campus on Avenger Drive, yet many happy moments and memories were made in that brief, but gratifying amount of time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Special Ed changes raising concerns

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Several parents approached the East Greenwich School Committee during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s meeting at Cole Middle School to express their concerns about the sudden changes in the special education programs at some elementary schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firefighters get drenched for charity

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Firefighters from departments all over would use gallons upon gallons of cold water to douse flames and keep their respective communities safe.

But over the last couple of weeks, members of the East Greenwich Fire Department used that same cold water tohelp the community at-large, just not against raging fires.

Instead, they used the water on themselves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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