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Charge for all-day kindergarten ad hoc committee approved

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich School Committee formally approved by unanimous decision the charge to form an ad hoc committee that will study the feasibility of having all-day kindergarten at both Meadowbrook Farms School and Frenchtown School.

The charge, which was presented by Superintendent Victor Mercurio during the School Committee’s April 15 meeting at Cole Middle School, states that the ad hoc committee will be formed to see if all-day kindergarten programs – which would begin for the 2015-16 school year, at the earliest – at the two schools could be achieved through cost-effective measures and sensitive to the comprehensive fiscal needs of the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Up for tax sale?

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Town officials, a former Rhode Island governor and his wife are trying to discuss a resolution regarding back taxes that are owed on an East Greenwich relic that is in the process of being converted into a science center.

According to East Greenwich Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho on Monday, Donald and Sue Carcieri owe approximately $25,000 in back taxes on the Olney House, located on Church Street, and if no resolution is made, the former boys’ dormitory and one of only two buildings left standing from the old East Greenwich Academy, will be put up for tax sale, which is scheduled to occur on June 19.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Grille on Main to participate in benefit for AIDS Project R.I.

April 16, 2014

One local restaurant will be helping in the fight against a devastating disease in a special event next week.

The Grille on Main, located at 50 Main St., East Greenwich, will be one of several establishments throughout the Ocean State taking part in next Thursday’s “Dining Out for Life,” an event that will benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island, according to a press release.

Patrons who plan on dining at The Grille on Main on April 24 will see a portion of their dinner bills going toward AIDS Project Rhode Island, which has provided HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for those living with the disease, for more than three decades.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Eldredge students get wax ecstatic

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For a couple hours Tuesday morning, Albert Einstein explained his theory of relativity.

As well as Bobby Orr highlighting his amazing career on the ice for the Boston Bruins. And George Lucas giving a brief description of his time bringing the Star Wars trilogy to the big screen and into the pop culture mainstream.

Students, teachers and parents alike marveled at Jennifer Iannuccilli’s third-grade class at Eldredge Elementary School on Tuesday as the 22 young minds participated in a unique ‘wax museum’ project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kiernan won’t seek re-election

April 16, 2014

After six years, Michael Kiernan’s time has come.

Kiernan, who is an attorney at his Providence-based firm Kiernan, Plunkett & Redihan and has served as a member of the East Greenwich Town Council since first being elected in 2008, announced this week that he will not be seeking a fourth term with the Council after this election year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bain has 100 reasons to love life

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH – The year was 1914 and the Panama Canal had officially opened after 10 years of construction, the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02, the Ford Motor Company announced an eight-hour workday and a daily wage of $5 and baseball legend Babe Ruth made his major league debut with the Red Sox.

It was also the year that Lewis Bain was born and last Friday he celebrated his 100th birthday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town, schools share budgets

April 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of both the East Greenwich Town Council and the East Greenwich School Committee formally presented their proposed 2015 fiscal budgets in a public hearing Monday evening at Swift Community Center.

Town Manager Thomas Coyle publically announced that the Town’s budget is slated to increase by 3.02 percent to $59,849,417 – a jump by about $1.7 million from the 2014 fiscal budget. Of the entire budget, approximately 55 percent of the total – $32,472,100 – will be for education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge allows amended petition in Cole case

April 16, 2014

WARWICK — Kent County Supreme Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter allowed Monday afternoon the amendments to the original 2011 petition filed by residents of Sarah’s Trace against the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich School District and several construction companies regarding the methods that were used to build Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More parents, doctors favor later start time for school

April 10, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A few more parents and local residents voiced their support of having later start times at both Cole Middle School and East Greenwich High School toward the members of the East Greenwich School Committee back on April 1.

This discussion during the public comment portion of the meeting followed up the previous one initially brought forth by Rebecca Bliss, stating that adolescents who gain an extra hour’s sleep during the school week will help them improve in the educational setting, in athletics and their choices in life by avoiding drugs and alcohol, according to various independent studies the parents cited.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Little changes made to proposed school calendar

April 10, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich School Committee briefly discussed the draft on next year’s school calendar during their April 1 meeting at Cole Middle School and further asked about the possibility of starting it later and having it end earlier.

It was this time last year when the School Committee first talked about the idea of finding methods to tighten up the school schedule, with one of the suggestions being combining both the February and April vacations into one singular spring break during the month of March.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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