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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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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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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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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.

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The East Greenwich School Committee unanimously voted to select Alexis Meyer as superintendent of schools on Monday. Meyer will replace interim superintendent Frank Pallotta, who assumed the role in January following the departure of long-term superintendent Victor Mercurio.