Message from Tax Assessor

By: Bethany J.Hashway

East Greenwich, RI- Here is message the from the Tax Assessor.

Posted on: February 27, 2018

Message from the Tax Assessor

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Dear Resident,

The Town of East Greenwich has just completed a statistical revaluation as of December 31st, 2017. A statistical revaluation consists of a sales analysis of the previous one to two years applied to all like properties in like areas.

If you own property in Town, you will soon receive a notice from Northeast Revaluation Group LLC. This notice will include your property’s previous assessed value and its proposed new assessed value. If you wish to discuss the proposed new value, you will find instructions on how to schedule an appointment with Northeast for an informal hearing.

The notices will be mailed on March 1st, and the deadline to schedule an appointment is March 21st. If you are physically unable to attend a hearing, you can send a letter stating your concerns to Northeast. Instructions on how to submit a letter will be provided in the notice.

Sincerely,

Anthony F. Davey

Tax Assessor

Town of East Greenwich

 

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East Greenwich Bulletin for 2/26/18- 3/2/18

By: Bethany J. Hashway

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East Greenwich, RI – Here are the latest happenings, upcoming meetings for the week of Feb. 26th– March 2nd. Also you will find events that are coming up in the next months or so.

 Happening This Week- Recycling is OFF this week (February 26th)

 Upcoming Meetings This Week Feb. 26th– March 2nd.

The Upcoming Meetings calendar toward the bottom of the new home page provides a complete calendar of all open meetings that will be taking place in the coming weeks.

  • Monday, February 26th – 7 pm – Town Council – Swift Community Center
  • Tuesday, February 27th – 7:00 pm – Zoning Board – Town Hall
  • Wednesday, February 28th – 6:00 pm – Juvenile Hearing Board – Police Community Room
  • Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

 

Other Events Coming Up

 Free Income Tax Assistance 

Volunteers trained by AARP Tax Aide will be available at the Swift Community Center on Wednesdays until April 11th.  This is a free service for seniors and low income residents.  Reservations are required (no walk-ins will be seen).  Please bring the following documents to your appointment: social security card and photo ID for all individuals listed on the tax return, W2, SSA, any 1099 forms, any 1095 forms, brokerage statements for sale of stocks or bonds, mortgage interest, charitable donations, business and/or property taxes, records of federal and state taxes paid, educational expenses, a bank check for direct deposit and last year’s tax return.

 

 AARP Smart Driver Course

An AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered at Swift on Wednesday, April 25th from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Successful completion of the course qualifies those 55 and older for a discount on auto insurance. The fee for the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration and payment are requested by Friday, April 20th.  Walk-ins will be accepted if space is available.

2018 Election Calendar

For more information please see the 2018 Election brochure aavailable on the Town web site.

Vacancies on Boards and Commissions

There are vacancies on many Town Board and Commissions. Please consider serving your community. Please see the website for details

Hit and Run Accident Arrest

By: Bethany J. Hashway

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Credit: Bethany J. Hashway- Warwick Police Traffic Division Officer’s Officer Hovsep Sarkisian, Officer Greg Johnson.

Warwick, RI –Earlier today the Warwick Police announced that they have made an arrest in the hit and run accident that occurred on Wednesday evening February 21st. On Wednesday night Feb. 21st at around 8:55p.m.members of the Warwick Police Department were dispatched to the area of 840 Post Road near Wal-Mart for the report of a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian. The victim of the hit and run accident is identified as Eduardo Amaral 31,from Warwick, RI. Currently he remains at RI Hospital in stable condition.

After an extensive investigation done by the Warwick Police Department’s Traffic Division, they have made an arrest of James Pinel, 58,fromWest Warwick, RI. He was arrested and is being charged with 1 count of, Duty to Stop, Accident Resulting in Personal Injury/Death. Pinel was arraigned and has been released on $2000.00 with surety. Police did say that Pinel has been cooperative, he and is sorry.” He is due back in court on March 6th. When police advised the family  of the victim that an arrest had been made the family was very happy.

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Credit: Warwick Police – James Pinel

According to Police, Pinel had fled the accident scene and left behind an important piece of evidence, that important item that police recovered at accident scene was the driver’s side view mirror. During the investigation police were able to find a part number on it the driver’s side view mirror and it came back to a very unique Acura RLX. Police did say that this is a unique kind of Acura because not too many people in Rhode Island have this car. Early this morning at a press conference the Warwick Police said,  that during their investigation they had some tips come in and with the help from a Coventry Police Officer they were able to locate the car a body shop in West Warwick.

In a press release  statement The Warwick Police Department have thanked the Coventry Police Department and West Warwick Police Department for their assistance in helping them to solve this investigation.

 

 

 

Message to EG Residents From Council President

By: Bethany J.Hashway

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East Greenwich, RI- Today residents received a message in their inbox from Sue Cienki
Council President for East Greenwich. If you didn’t receive it here is a copy of it.

Dear Resident,

On Monday, Superior Court Judge McGuirl issued a decision to award nearly $42,000 in legal fees to the East Greenwich Firefighters’ Union for litigation involving the Town Council’s Open Meetings Act violations. We are deeply disappointed with this decision. The Union’s attorney, Liz Weins, initially claimed that her services for just the OMA portion of the lawsuit were worth $55,000. We believed that number was drastically inflated, and argued that the time Ms. Weins spent on the OMA portion of the suit was far less than she claimed. The Town and Ms. Weins were unable to reach an agreement on appropriate fees and Judge McGuirl ultimately set the fee at $41,905. This demands further Council discussion and we intend to explore our options, including appeal, on Monday evening in executive session.

Sincerely,

Sue Cienki
Council President

Trash Delays in Warwick

By: Bethany J. Hashway

Warwick, RI-The residents in Warwick are being told that, due to a broken sanitation truck, residents might be seeing a delay in trash and recycling pick up.

In August 2017, a sanitation truck had experienced a blown engine and has since been idle. In an effort to offset pickup delays, the Automotive Division has been working overtime to keep up with maintenance and repair schedules of all other sanitation vehicles. On average, there are two sanitation/recycling trucks down per day due to repair needs. That, coupled with the loss of RS-54, means that collection routes are now currently down three trucks per day.

According to a press release from the Mayor’s office with the aging fleet vehicles in near constant need of repairs, and without a replacement for RS-54, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain a timely collection schedule. A bid to purchase a new sanitation truck has been submitted to the City Council, which has held off on a vote since the fall of 2017.

Again Warwick Residents are being asked for their patience as all parties work towards an amicable compromise to address the issue.

Updated Information on Warwick- Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident on Post Rd.

By: Bethany J. Hashway

2/22/18 -Warwick Police have put out some updated Information in regards to last nights hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.

2/22/18 – Updated Information- Evidence recovered by the reconstruction team points to the suspect vehicle being a 2014-2018 Acura RLX sedan color Grey. The vehicle will have damage to the side-view mirror and front end. The Warwick Police Department is imploring the operator of this vehicle to turn themselves into the WPD Traffic Unit ASAP.

Attached is a photograph of a similar vehicle.

2014_Acura_RLX_in_black.jpgWarwick, RI- On Wednesday evening February 21st at around 8:55p.m. members of the Warwick Police Department were dispatched to the area of 840 Post Road near Wal-Mart for the report of a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.

According to police the male pedestrian victim was transported to RI Hospital for with serious injuries. The pedestrian was crossing in the southbound lanes of 840 Post Road when a dark colored Honda or Acura sedan struck him. The suspect vehicle fled the scene traveling south on Post Road and at this time there is no registration plate or driver information. The Warwick Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.

Warwick Police are asking any person or witnesses with information related to the accident to contact the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division at (401) 468-4293. Please contact Sgt. John Kelly.

Stay with the EG/Warwick News for the latest information!

East Greenwich Bulletin for 2/19-2/23

By: Bethany J.Hashway

East Greenwich, RI-Here are the latest happenings and meetings in East Greenwich for the week of February 19th-23rd.

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HappeningsThis Week 2/19-2/23

  • *There is NO delay due to the Monday holiday, trash pick up will take place on the usual schedule.
  •  Recycling is ON this week (February 19th)
  • Town Hall and offices are closed Monday, February 19th for President’s Day

Upcoming Meetings This Week

The Upcoming Meetings calendar toward the bottom of the new home page provides a complete calendar of all open meetings that will be taking place in the coming weeks.

  • Tuesday, February 20th – 5:00 pm – Cove Management Commission – Town Hall
  • Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting from Tuesday, February 20th 7 to 9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The club is one of some 13,500 in Toastmasters International, a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to the development of public speaking and leadership skills. The organization has approximately 280,000 members in 116 countries. Founded in 1963, Ocean State Toastmasters is one of the oldest clubs in Rhode Island. Visit and see what they are all about. For more information, contact Merrill Winoker, Vice President of Membership, at 688-4741 or merrillwinoker@icloud.com.
  • Wednesday, February 21st – 7:00 pm – Town Manager Search Advisory Board – Town Hall
  • Thursday, February 22nd – Probate Court – 9:00 am – Town Hall

Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

Vacancies on Boards and Commissions

There are vacancies on many Town Board and Commissions. Please consider serving your community. Please see the website for details.

Ocean State Toastmasters Flyer

OSTM 02.20.18 Library Flyer