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EAST GREENWICH—The school committee heard Tuesday that its students’ most recent round of test results from the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) highlighted some disparities among achievement roughly correlated to variances in learner-needs. There was a silver lining, how…

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EAST GREENWICH—The school committee is seeking the community’s ideas on what makes a superb school superintendent, and has posted a survey for educators and members of the public alike to share their opinions. The survey is the latest in the district’s efforts to find a permanent replacement…

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EAST GREENWICH—The school committee received a presentation Tuesday concerning the state of the district’s technology program and its associated strengths and weaknesses, as well as what the program needs to do to remain relevant and improve to the shifting need of an ever-changing technolog…

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Dec. 6 and 7 Charlestown RI Holiday Ramble 2019: on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4-9 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Ring in the holiday season with the Annual Charlestown RI Holiday Ramble! Grab a friend and enjoy festive local merriment and one-of-a-kind shopping throughout Cross’ Mills C…

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About 600 runners braved the cold on Saturday to participate in the 8th annual Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot.  This year’s proceeds benefited the Avengers Booster Club.

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EAST GREENWICH—Town drug program director Bob Houghtaling took 14 East Greenwich students and teachers to see Bob Dylan perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center Wednesday night, in an effort to offer a fun way to engage with history and society. Students from the Philosophy Club and …

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EAST GREENWICH—The East Greenwich Historical Preservation Society (EGHPS) will be hosting a high tea ceremony for the Christmas season to bring together members of the community in a suitably Victorian fashion. As a volunteer organization, EGHPS will use all proceeds of the event to further …

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EAST GREENWICH—The East Greenwich Community Services & Parks’ Recreation Division will be offering three days of trips and activities for area children in grades one through six during the December Vacation week. Children may either sign up for a whole day of activities or simply a trip …

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EAST GREENWICH—Seventy high school students from across the state converged on the Rocky Hill Country Day School last weekend to participate in Hack for Global Good: Solution to Pollution, the 2nd annual social good hackathon organized by students and faculty at the school. Students represen…

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Residents focus on the future at community event

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EAST GREENWICH—Local dentist Maria Asciolla, of Jamestown, was indicted last week on four charges of child molestation. Asciolla is accused of committing sexual acts with a boy under the age of 14 on multiple occasions between 2014 and 2016 and is due to be arraigned on Nov. 21.

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EAST GREENWICH—The Castle Street Cottages on Rope Walk Hill in East Greenwich was awarded the 2019 Best in American Living Award for Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders. The new development is being touted as a national example of a “pocket neighborhood,” an in…

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EAST GREENWICH—One-hundred-and-one years after the cessation of arms during World War I, the community of East Greenwich gathered to witness the town’s annual Veterans Day parade and to give their solemn and heartfelt thanks to those who have served and those who continue to serve in the mil…

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EAST GREENWICH—The town council voted Tuesday to accept the third reading of its proposed amendments to the town’s sound ordinance, with the new rules going into effect immediately. The vote marked the end of a debate that has pitted many residents and the few waterfront venues against each …

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EAST GREENWICH—Rocky Hill Country Day School will be helping to tackle the United Nations Global Challenge with a “Solution2Pollution” hackathon Summit, in an effort to Reduce environmental pollution by empowering students to do both well and good. The Pendulum spoke with Hack for Global Goo…

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EAST GREENWICH—In a series of forums over recent weeks, the United Methodist Church hosted screenings of the documentary “Screenagers” to foster dialogue about how to best encourage healthy screen use among teenagers and prevent the myriad of health and social problems associated with excess…

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Nov. 11 is celebrated throughout the nation as Veterans Day–a day to honor those who serve or have served to protect the country. In honor of the holiday, local towns including South Kingstown, East Greenwich and North Kingstown are holding parades. All parades will begin today at 10 a.m.

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EAST GREENWICH—In a series of forums over recent weeks, the United Methodist Church hosted screenings of the documentary “Screenagers” to foster dialogue about how to best encourage healthy screen use among teenagers and prevent the myriad of health and social problems associated with excess…

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East Greenwich continues years-long tradition of honoring vets with parade

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EAST GREENWICH—The school committee revealed Tuesday that it may not have a workable instrument for raising private funds for field trips until January 2020, and thus the district may lose some extracurricular trips or activities throughout the year. The admission came after local resident T…

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EAST GREENWICH--East Greenwich residents trickled into the Swift Community Center on Tuesday to vote on two proposed measures that would see the town seek bond monies including $5 million for school repairs across the district and $4.5 million for repairs to the town’s aging water treatment …

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According to the office of the Attorney General, on November 6, 2019, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Maria Asciolla, 57, of Jamestown, with four counts of first-degree child molestation. It is alleged that the defendant engaged in sexual acts with a male victim unde…

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EAST GREENWICH–The town council heard an impassioned plea about the state of litter along the waterfront, much of which consists of disposable straws offered by the relatively few businesses that dot the scenic area. Possible issues concerning the quality of tap water throughout Kent County …

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EAST GREENWICH--The town council found its footing last Thursday regarding its proposed amendments to the sound ordinance, and voted to move the proposed changes forward to a third reading amid vocal confrontations with representatives of Blu on the Water.  The amended ordinance, if passed, …

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EAST GREENWICH—The town turned out in droves Saturday morning for the 26th annual East Greenwich Halloween Parade and Party, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The following day, the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society (EGHPS) opened the doors of the Old Kent County Jail to the t…

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On Thursday, Oct. 24, students in Mrs. Turchetta’s fourth grade science class at Our Lady of Mercy School did just that.  ABC6 meteorologist Chelsea Priest came in to discuss her career in meteorology and how she forecasts the weather. The students were extremely engaged and had many questio…

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EAST GREENWICH—A memorial will be held on Nov. 2 to remember and honor the life of long-time East Greenwich resident and former editor of The Pendulum, Jane Foster. Foster, who died last month at the age of 96, led a life of tireless service and was widely known throughout the community as a…

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KINGSTON—Thanks to the generosity of the University of Rhode Island’s fraternities and sororities and the wider campus community, the University’s Police Department will deliver boxes of school supplies to local communities during the next few days as part of the wider annual school supplies…

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EAST GREENWICH—The commander of American Legion Post 15 in East Greenwich has voluntarily surrendered the post’s liquor license prior to a scheduled town hall hearing after it was revealed the location served Barbara Trojan, of North Kingstown, on the night she is alleged to have driven unde…

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EAST GREENWICH—The town will be seeking approval for a $4.5 million bond to provide upgrades to its wastewater treatment facilities during a special election on Nov. 5. The push for funding is just the latest in a long series of renovations over recent years.

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KINGSTON—Thanks to the generosity of the University of Rhode Island’s fraternities and sororities and the wider campus community, the University’s Police Department will deliver boxes of school supplies to local communities during the next few days as part of the wider annual school supplies…

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EAST GREENWICH - The school committee came under fire from members of the public on Tuesday, regarding the drawdown of funds over the previous six years that were widely thought to be reserved for fields preservation.

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EAST GREENWICH—The town’s drug program will be hosting a substance abuse leadership conference from Oct. 19-20 at the University of Rhode Island’s W. Alton Jones Campus. The conference, modeled after the national Youth to Youth Conference, which held a successful Eastern States meeting in Rh…

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EAST GREENWICH– Following an investigation, a North Kingstown resident will face charges for a car crash that resulted in the death of a passenger in another vehicle.

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PROVIDENCE— The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) launched Rhode Island’s annual flu immunization campaign late last week in collaboration with numerous community partners, including the East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) and members of the East Providence Health Equity Zone (…

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EAST GREENWICH—A $5 million capital improvement bond will be placed before voters on Nov. 5. The vote will decide the fate of a proposed bond to shore up perceived deficiencies in school infrastructure by borrowing money from the state government, and is expected to have a neutral tax impact…

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East Greenwich Police have reported that the driver in a fatal car accident on Sept. 7 will now face charges including DUI death resulting, DUI resulting in personal injury and operating to endanger resulting in personal injury.

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EAST GREENWICH—Schools superintendent Victor Mercurio issued his resignation to the school committee Friday, citing his being hired as an associate professor in the educational leadership program at Johnson and Wales University.

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Shoppers visited the farmers market at Goddard park this past week.  The market is held every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct 25. Farmers and local producers sell fresh vegetables, flowers, honey, plants and more.