Thursday, December 20, 2012
The incident happened early Thursday morning.
State Police arrested Maryanne L. Speicher, 22, of 130 MaryAnn Way, North Attleboro, Mass., for driving north in the southbound lane of Route 4 in East Greenwich. According to a statement released by Col. Stephen O'Donnell, State Police superintendent and public safety commissioner, Speicher was seen driving onto Route 4 from the off-ramp at Division Street at about 2:20 a.m. Thursday. The car drove past the trooper on duty, heading north in the southbound lane of Route 4 toward Route 95. Troopers were able to stop Speicher at Route 95 before her vehicle struck oncoming traffic, according to the statement. Troopers noticed that she smelled of alcohol and that her eyes were bloodshot and watery and her speech was slurred. She was …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sullynette Sanchez was 9 months pregnant; her baby was delivered and taken to Women and Infants.
A Providence woman was killed in a three-car accident on Route 4 north, just south of the Route 403 (Frenchtown Road) overpass Friday at around 4 p.m., according to state police. The woman, Sullynette Sanchez, 23, of Providence, was 9 months pregnant. She was pronounced dead at Kent County Hospital. Her baby was delivered there and taken to Women and Infants, according to State Police Lieutenant Michael Gill. There is no word from Women and Infants on the status of the newborn. According to EG Fire Chief Peter Henrikson, the rescue call came in at 4 p.m. When the rescue arrived at the scene at 4:06, a bystander was performing CPR on the Sanchez. Rescue took over and got Sanchez to Kent by 4:22, said Henrikson. "I think the rapid transport…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Lamar Advertising has presented a plan for two billboards on Route 4 on town-owned land next to the high school.
Lamar Advertising emailed a couple of mock-up photos of what billboards on Route 4 would look like, following an initial presentation to the Town Council Monday night. Lamar would pay from $7,000 to $17,000 a month in rent, depending on the type of billboard. One proposal calls for one "static" billboard and one electronic board – that would bring the higher rent. The other proposal would be two static billboards. Councilman Mark Gee spoke out strongly against the idea at Monday's meeting; Council President Michael Isaacs and Councilman Mike Kiernan both advocated exploring the proposal further. No decision will be made without a public hearing.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Lamar Advertising makes a presentation to the Town Council at its Monday meeting for two billboards near the high school.
The Town Council Monday night heard a representative of Lamar Advertising, a billboard company with offices in East Providence, propose erecting two billboards along town-owned property on Route 4 next to the high school. Lamar proposed two options, one that would include one electronic and one static billboard and one that would be just two static billboards. In Lamar’s proposal, the company would pay East Greenwich $207,600 a year for one “static” (i.e. old-school) board and one electronic board. It would offer $73,800 a year in rent for two static-only boards. The rent would increase, according to both proposals, every 4 years for 20 years. “What we’re going to do tonight is listen,” said Council President Michael Isaacs. “We are not …