Sunday, January 13, 2013
EG Patch takes a ride with driver Harry Mosher as he picks up some seniors for lunch.
East Greenwich has a new bus for senior services and everyone seems pretty happy about it. Money to replace the bus – $75,000 – was included in this year's budget but delivery took longer than expected. It arrived two days after Christmas. "They started it for us in July, and it was supposed to be done in November but it took a little longer," said Erin McAndrew, director of senior and human services for the town. She said it was ok because the manufacturer lent the town a bus free of charge. The bus transports residents 55 and older, or anyone with disabilities, to and from lunch at Swift Community Center, shopping trips and doctor's appointments. Driver Harry Mosher takes his job seriously. The senior services transportation …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Bruce Fox says middle school children have to negotiate the traffic caused by parents picking up their kids.
Bruce Fox grew up at 120 Tamarack Drive and lives there now, so he's no stranger to the traffic that collects there come 7:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays during the school year. He's used to kids crossing over his property on their way to or from East Greenwich High School. That he can live with. What he doesn't like is that beginning of this school year, a middle school bus stop was changed so that his 12-year-old and at least two other Cole Middle School students are dropped off at Tanglewood Drive at Larch Road have to navigate the traffic to get from the drop-off point to their homes. At Tuesday night's School Committee meeting, Fox asked School Committee members to reinstate the old bus stop, which dropped children off at the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A mother's request for a special door-to-door bus service for her daughter while she recuperates from surgery is denied.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
On November 13, my youngest daughter underwent orthopedic surgery. As a result, she is now in a long leg cast for six weeks and on crutches. The physical therapist told us that it would be easier for her to climb and descend from a bus than from a car. Consequently, we contacted the East Greenwich School Department to discuss providing special bus service to transport her while she is disabled for the six weeks, and the subsequent six weeks for the second phase of the surgery. After considering the issue, the school department decided they will not provide any accommodation. My daughter’s regular bus drops her off on Main Street. An 11-year-old child is expected to walk several blocks with a 30-pound cast and a heavy backpack while on …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A Cranston teenager has been issued a summons for failure to stay in the lane of travel.
A 17-year-old driver from Cranston has been issued a ticket from the Rhode Island State Police following Monday's bus crash on Route 4, the Providence Journal reports. The State Police issued a summons for failing to stay in the lane of travel, which carries a fine of $85. According to police, the teen was driving north on Route 4 around 3:10 p.m. Monday when he apparently veered right and hit the left-front side of a Providence recreation department bus. The bus was carrying 32 passengers – 26 of which were elementary school-aged children – from the Jewish Community Day School in Providence. According to police, the bus launched over a guardrail, down an embankment and hit a tree after the teen driver hit it. All occupants were brought …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The most complicated part of the first day at Cole Middle School was the morning drop off, which saw lots of parents driving their children to school
Maybe it would have gone more smoothly if it hadn't rained. Whether it was the rain, or because students were heavy laden on the first day, lots of parents drove their children to Cole Middle School on Tuesday, giving the two police officers assigned to direct traffic there plenty to do. Buses, running a bit late, had to wait in line with all the cars as they wound their way into the parking lot. Although there are two lanes for drop off, one for cars and one for buses, there's only one entrance. In an email that went out to parents Tuesday night, Cole Principal Alexis Meyer said that students taking the bus would help with traffic flow. "I encourage students to ride the bus to school and home," she wrote. "This will help in preventing the…