What to love and loathe about living in East Greenwich this month.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
The building next to Academy Field is owned by the Academy Science Center, a nonprofit corporation established by the Carcieris in 1999.
Let's try this again. The Olney House building next to Academy Field on Church Street is owned by the Academy Science Center, a nonprofit established by former Governor Donald and Suzanne Carcieri in 1999. And it sits on town-owned land. Thus, both Gov. Carcieri and Town Manager Bill Sequino now agree it should not be on the tax roll. The building was placed on the East Greenwich tax roll in 2011, after tax assessor Janice Peixieno noticed the center had lost its 501-C3 status. While admitting that in hindsight such an action was perhaps not necessary, Sequino defended Peixieno. "I think Janice is doing exactly what she’s supposed to be doing as a tax assessor, but from a practical point of view it shouldn't be on the tax roll," …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The former governor and his wife want to turn the Church Street building into a science center but after more than 10 years of relative inaction, the town is getting frustrated.
According to former Governor Donald Carcieri, there's been a misunderstanding with the town's tax assessor over a back tax bill on the Olney House, the building on Church Street the Carcieris bought from the town in 2002 for $1 with the idea of creating a children's science center. The Olney House is scheduled go up for tax sale this year because of an outstanding bill of $15,000 in back property taxes, according to EG Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho. "The town was going to demolish it," Carcieri said in a phone interview earlier this month to explain why he and his wife Sue bought the building. The Carcieris are in Florida until early April. Lifelong East Greenwich residents, they moved to North Kingstown three years ago. The Olney House …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The building is owned by former Gov. Donald Carcieri and his wife Suzanne.
The Olney House – owned by former Gov. Donald Carcieri and his wife Suzanne – is scheduled go up for tax sale this year because they owe $15,000 in back property taxes, according to EG Tax Assessor Janice Peixinho. The Carcieris took over the house – which sits on the northeast corner of Academy Field on Church Street – from the town in 2001 to prevent it from being demolished with the idea of establishing a children's science center. But after Donald Carcieri became governor in 2002, the project was put on the back burner. Peixinho said she overlooked the tax bill during Carcieri's two terms as governor. "I let it go for the four years, eight years," she said. "I can’t look away the same as I couldn’t for the Odeum. People are calling …