EAST GREENWICH–With summer here, the pandemic easing and things beginning to open up, the yearly summer camp program run by the East Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department is up and running.
EAST GREENWICH–The town council approved a request at its July 12 meeting to expand the entertainment license for The Patio restaurant to provide amplified music.
EAST GREENWICH–The school committee is currently in the process of drafting a set of guidelines detailing how the district will look once back to school in the fall.
The General Assembly last week approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Justine A. Caldwell (D-30), and Sen. Bridget G. Valverde (D-35) that would prohibit new medical waste incinerators from being too close to certain areas in the state.
STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday largely approved legislation that would legalize and tax the sale of recreational cannabis in a manner similar to neighboring Massachusetts. An accompanying bill now awaits a vote in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.
EAST GREENWICH – Local high and middle schoolers recently provided an assist to the East Greenwich Soccer Association (EGSA), volunteering when the youth soccer program was in need of coaches. Instead of some teams facing the possibility of not playing, EGSA said the season has run smoothly …
EAST GREENWICH–A major hurricane comes barreling up the coast, and it has little Rhody in its cross hairs. If it were to happen this year, East Greenwich, and many of its neighboring towns would be looking to buy swimmies, and scrambling for ways to keep residents safe.
EAST GREENWICH — After a day of rain and wind, the evening of June 11 turned out to be perfect for a high school graduation, and East Greenwich students were ready to get their futures started. The school’s faculty and administration as well as friends and family of the students were equally…
First time legalization moves to any floor of Rhode Island General Assembly
Jon Dodd was in Connecticut on June 12 when he received a text that stopped him in his tracks. No, it wasn’t about renewing the warrantee on his car. The executive director of the Atlantic Shark Institute (ASI) in RI had just learned that a juvenile great white shark was in a fish trap insid…
Bill would prevent mandate of COVID-19 vaccines
EAST GREENWICH–Peace prevailed at the June 1 East Greenwich school district/town council budget meeting after some contentious moments with district members voicing concern the council was nit-picking their budget.
EAST GREENWICH–Despite some dodgy weather, cool and damp, East Greenwich resident turned out to remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, and to pay respects to those that have served and those that are still serving, at the annual Memorial Day Parade.
RHODE ISLAND – Life in the Ocean State has begun to resume some sense of normalcy, though there is still some question about what the college experience will look like for students attending school in Rhode Island this fall.
EAST GREENWICH–Residents of Franklin Road, and of nearby neighborhoods want the planning board to pump the breaks on a 12-condo unit development proposed for 25 Franklin Road saying it could negatively affect their drinking water as well as that of North Kingstown, West Warwick, and Warwick.
Come in, sit a spell under the flowering cherry tree, and enjoy a nosh and some wine at East Greenwich’s newest eatery, Graze on Main.
EAST GREENWICH — Town Council Vice President Michael Donegan believes Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha may intervene in the debate over a proposed medical waste facility center.
EAST GREENWICH – There’s still much work to be done, but Superintendent Alexis Meyer feels confident the community can take pride in the strategic planning currently underway.
STATEHOUSE – A bill recently approved by the Rhode Island Senate would require all public school districts within the state to train all personnel in suicide awareness and prevention annually.
PROVIDENCE — On Monday, vaccine eligibility expanded to all Rhode Islanders age 16 and older, marking the largest age demographic vaccines against COVID-19 have been available to since the state’s rollout.
RHODE ISLAND — Over the weekend, Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation that will drastically cut the Ocean State’s climate emissions over the next two decades.
EAST GREENWICH - Where consistency lacked, drama thrived late Tuesday afternoon at East Greenwich High School in the D-I volleyball match between the Avengers and visiting Mount St. Charles.
EAST GREENWICH – As the state considers the legalization of recreational marijuana more seriously than ever before, East Greenwich Substance Abuse Coordinator Bob Houghtaling is making sure the substance’s impact is not underestimated.
EAST GREENWICH- An East Greenwich man is facing up to 20 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty last week in a Brooklyn Federal Courtroom. Michael Hlady, also known as Michael Peters, pled guilty to conspiring to extort a startup company for millions of dollars in the cryptocurrenc…
EAST GREENWICH- In October of 2019, the East Greenwich Town Council passed an ordinance banning the use of plastic bags in town.
RHODE ISLAND – House Small Business Committee Chair Carol Hagan McEntee (Dist. 33 – South Kingstown, Narragansett) has proposed legislation that would allow restaurants to continue providing al fresco dining for at least another year.
EAST GREENWICH- The annual East Greenwich School Budget process ends in June, but on Monday night during its meeting, the East Greenwich School Committee took an important step forward when it approved its 2021-2022 preliminary budget.
High school, middle school will return full-time April 26
Joseph Shekarchi: ‘This funding will help tenants, landlords and homeowners alike’
SMITH HILL – The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from hundreds of Rhode Islanders on a package of nearly two dozen gun bills. The marathon of a meeting went late into the night last week, drawing out fierce debate from individuals on both sides of the gun control issue.
McKee looks to offer vaccine for all Rhode Islanders 16+
John Daniel Macintyre arraigned after police searched his residence
Members reach compromise on contacting department heads
Rylee Leonard has had a couple of red-shirt seasons due to injuries, but the grad student is the go-to player on the New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team when she is on the field.
The any given day mantra continues to apply to CAA football this season, and the University of Rhode Island is thoroughly enjoying life on the right side of it.
SOUTH COUNTY – A year ago today, we were unknowingly living one of the last “normal” days of our lives.
EAST GREENWICH- After a year of battling the pandemic there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel as people across the state and country are being vaccinated.
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island continued its Suffrage Centennial Lecture Series last week with the importance of getting out the vote — especially among young people.
EAST GREENWICH- Every two years in February, the East Greenwich Town Council discusses during its meetings what changes they want to make to the council’s rules and regulations.
EAST GREENWICH- At the last East Greenwich School Board meeting, it was announced by Superintendent Alexis Meyer that they had a total of three positive COVID-19 tests out of the 1108 students tested through the BiNax Now Asymptomatic Testing.
EAST GREENWICH- A facility located at 1600 Division Road, in West Warwick stands dead center in the middle of the town it pays taxes to and East Greenwich. In front of the facility is a childcare center and across the street is the New England Institute of Technology–both residing in East Gr…
WOONSOCKET — Apparently caving to criticism that they were moving too slowly to help the pandemic-battered restaurant industry, state officials abruptly called for a sooner-than-planned end to the dine-in curfew Friday.
EAST GREENWICH–It was a mini East Greenwich Schools reunion of sorts on Zoom Tuesday night with former superintendent Victor Mercurio and former school committee chair Carolyn Mark attending the school committee meeting.
EAST GREENWICH–When it comes to snow storms in Rhode Island, the only forecasts and predictions that are usually spot on are related to long lines at the grocery store and many people buying milk and bread. When it comes to the weather it’s usually a fluid situation and the forecast changes …
By Larry McGuire, The Punxsutawney Spirit
EAST GREENWICH – For the past year, a local teen has been playing her part in encouraging others to “choose love.”
Before the holiday break the East Greenwich School District had a total of 36 students and 14 staff members with confirmed COVID-19 cases. During the East Greenwich School Committee meeting on Tuesday, superintendent Alexis Meyer informed the committee that as of Jan.18, 72 students and 22 s…