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EAST GREENWICH – While the ongoing pandemic is undoubtedly the biggest challenge facing East Greenwich Schools, newly-elected School Committee Chair Anne Musella looks forward to helping the district set a course of direction once life returns to some semblance of normalcy. 

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KINGSTON – Seeing the fruits (or vegetables) of one’s labor is often gardening’s greatest reward. Still, the state’s top gardeners were recently recognized in the categories of education, newcomer and best overall.

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The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has awarded nearly $1 million in COVID-19 relief funding, which will provide some much needed assistance to numerous art and culture organizations throughout the state. 

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EAST GREENWICH – Children and parents got an inside look at the dangers of addiction and underage drinking this week in a virtual presentation by Sullivan’s Message, an organization and effort spearheaded by Chris and Kathi Sullivan of Massachusetts. Chris, a former addict and defensive end …

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PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island’s rate of new infections of COVID-19 became among the worst in the world this week, the state is anticipating about 29,000 vaccine doses being available for public distribution this month. Governor Gina Raimondo recently announced the projection while noting that…

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RHODE ISLAND – The Champlin Foundation announced $18 million of grant funding last week, which will be going toward a diverse group of organizations from around the state. These critical funds will help meet the pressing demands of social services, from fighting hunger and combating the effe…

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EAST GREENWICH – After 21 members of the East Greenwich Fire Department tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the neighboring Town of North Kingstown is providing public safety assistance for local residents and emergencies. At the beginning of the week, East Greenwich had only eight firef…

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EAST GREENWICH – All across the nation, communities are seeing historic, record-breaking numbers when it comes to voter turnout, and East Greenwich was no different. 

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EAST GREENWICH – Incumbent Democratic Rhode Island District 30 (East Greenwich, West Greenwich) Representative Justine Caldwell holds a narrow lead over Republican challenger Anthony Giarrusso as of Wednesday morning. Results are still unofficial, as some mail and provisional ballots have ye…

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RHODE ISLAND – It’s been a long, ongoing debate, but recent events and the current political climate have brought discussions around the official state name front and center, once again. 

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Last week, a Rhode Island high school hosted a forum for students to ask questions of candidates running for local, state and national office. The forum, called Candidates Day, was held by the North Kingstown High School, and featured several candidates who will be appearing on ballots throu…

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EAST GREENWICH – Operations at Archie R. Cole Middle School have since returned to the “new normal” after a student recently tested positive for COVID-19. Students who were potentially exposed engaged in distance learning earlier this week, though have since returned to school in person afte…

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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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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 …