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The town clerk delivered an informative report to the town council Tuesday explicating the nuances of voting in the town during a contentious presidential election.

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Presented with the prospect of a first year of college marked by quarantines, social isolation and distance learning, three EGHS grads chose a different option: Start a business.

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The town council heard from substance abuse coordinator Bob Houghtaling Tuesday night concerning the state of mental health in the community and its residents’ needs in dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the winter months set in.

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All candidates running for town council, school committee, senate and the house of representatives will be given the chance to respond to questions weekly until the Nov. 3 election in a Q & A style column.

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EAST GREENWICH—An explosion rocked Hoyer Court near Carr’s Pond Road around 6 p.m. on Sunday, prompting calls to emergency services. The burst was caused by a buildup of propane from an outdoor grill, which caused significant damage to the outside area of a home where the grill was kept and …

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Parents of students at Cole Middle School and East Greenwich High School received emails from district superintendent Alexis Meyer this week notifying them that one student from each school had tested positive for COVID-19.

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EAST GREENWICH—The governor’s office announced this week the recipients of over $3 million in grant funding to support the state’s Take It Outside initiative. Among the awardees, which include towns and cities, chambers of commerce and other organizations, was East Greenwich, which will rece…

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The town council passed a resolution requesting that the general assembly enact legislation to provide an emergency exemption in required maintenance of effort (MOE) funding while dealing with the costs of COVID-19.

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The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) highlighted recent work carried out by students in its video game design and development program in conjunction with the nonprofit Izzy Foundation and patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

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The school committee passed a motion Tuesday night to express support for Schools Superintendent Alexis Meyer’s plan to move elementary-aged students to a full in-person learning schedule next week.

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University of Rhode Island (URI) commenced with a year-long series of virtual lectures, panels and discussions beginning on Wednesday to jointly commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 150th anniversary of the 15th amendment.

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EAST GREENWICH–Although there were no local candidates whose political fate was decided in the Primary Election on Tuesday, hundreds of voters turned out to cast their ballots–though mail in votes are still being counted.

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While a portion of mail-in votes have yet to be counted, some have already called the Primary race for Representative in Rhode Island's Second Congressional District, as incumbent Jim Langevin holds a strong lead over challenger Dylan Conley. As of Thursday morning, Langevin had recieved 15,…

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Governor Gina Raimondo directed Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half mast last Thursday through Sunday in memorial observance of the now 1,005 Rhode Islanders who have died from COVID-19.

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The town council heard Monday of its finance director’s success in soliciting bids to purchase bonds from the town in an effort to consolidate the town’s debts from previous equipment bonds.

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EAST GREENWICH—Town Manager Andrew Nota delivered his bi-weekly manager’s report Monday, covering a wide array of topics from the unfinished state budget, to schools, to the myriad of problems with reopening Rhode Island. Chief among his concerns for the near-to-medium term future of the tow…

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EAST GREENWICH—This week marks the beginning of the 2020 political campaign season. Senators Bridget Valverde and Lou Raptakis are running again, as is Representative Justine Caldwell. Valverde and Caldwell, both Democrats, will face Republican contenders Charles Callanan and Anthony Giarrus…

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EAST GREENWICH—The East Greenwich Historical Preservation Society (EGHPS) quietly removed the one-of-a-kind statues of a white prisoner and black prisoner that adorned its façade late last week after a local doctor issued an email to the organization implying that the sculptures would be tak…

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EAST GREENWICH—Representative Justine Caldwell co-signed an open letter to Governor Gina Raimondo this week demanding that the state resume in-person teaching for special education students. The letter contends that the digital learning platform currently mandated by the governor’s COVID-19 …

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EAST GREENWICH – Following the town’s implementation of its COVID-19-related local emergency ordinance in mid-April, East Greenwich provided an update on its available municipal services, while also highlighting important dates and events throughout the coming months. The update included the…

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As the COVID-19 pandemic upends day-to-day life, sustaining and improving mental health has rarely been more important. And with May being Mental Health Awareness month in the state, it is an equally important time to collectively support one another, maintain a sense of balance and even hav…

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EAST GREENWICH – On Tuesday, the East Greenwich School Committee discussed a cleaning assessment of the district’s schools and facilities, which the group said was all the more imperative, given the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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EAST GREENWICH – The East Greenwich School Committee on Tuesday voted to adopt the FY 2021 budget for the school department, which totaled roughly $42 million, with a requested 3.85 percent increase in town appropriation. While the committee ultimately approved the budget by a 6 to 1 vote, m…

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EAST GREENWICH – On Tuesday, the East Greenwich School Committee unanimously endorsed changes to the grading practices for students as they are distance learning, giving high schoolers the option for a pass/fail grade for quarter four, among other changes

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EAST GREENWICH – On Tuesday, the East Greenwich School Committee continued discussions of the FY2021 school budget, with much of the talks surrounding how to make up for a projected shortfall. 

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EAST GREENWICH – The East Greenwich Town Council recently awarded a bid to Servepro, a cleanup and restoration company, to thoroughly clean and disinfect two fire stations in town. The bid for the cleaning of Station 1 and 2 was priced up to, but could not exceed, $52,000, with the ultimate …

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Restaurants and businesses on Main Street in East Greenwich are doing what they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also posting words of encouragement for residents to see. 

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During her daily press briefing today, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced 38 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state to a total of 203 cases. Although this is the highest number of new cases Rhode Island has seen in one day to date, Raimondo assured Rhode Islanders that the state is working diligently.

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The town council held an emergency meeting on Monday to declare a state of emergency in East Greenwich. The declaration of emergency grants town manager Andrew Nota temporary authority to act independently of the town council.

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Due to the statewide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Southern Rhode Island Newspapers office will be closed to the public until further notice.