Construction of the new Cole Middle School began in 2009 and the first complaints from a neighboring homeowner that vibrations from equipment on the construction site were damaging his home were lodged two weeks later. More complaints followed and, in 2011, owners of three houses on Sarah’s Trace filed suit against the East Greenwich School Department, the Town of East Greenwich and several construction-related companies, arguing negligence.
A trial to decide the case started Tuesday, March 4, 2015. Here are links to all the Cole construction stories posted on EG News (which was founded in April 2014), from newest to oldest:
Jury Awards Homeowners $240,000 In Cole Construction Trial
Jury Deliberates In Cole Construction Trial
In Cole Trial, All Claims Except Nuisance Dismissed Against Town
Judge Questions ‘Necessity’ Of Repairs In Cole Construction Trial
In Cole Construction Trial, Homeowners Detail Damage to Homes
Lamendola Takes Witness Stand In Cole Trial
Cole Construction Trial: Mercurio, Building Chair Gowell Testify
Cole Trial: What Caused Cracks? Who’s to Blame?
Cole Plaintiffs Can Testify On Emotional Distress, Use Expert
Cole Construction Trial to Begin Monday
9 Subpoenaed in Cole Construction Case as Trial Date Nears
Trial Date Set In Homeowner Lawsuit Over Cole Construction
Town Settles Tax Dispute With Sarah’s Trace Homeowners For $70,000
Town, Sarah’s Trace Residents Negotiating Property Assessments
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