Town Council Recognizes Police, Scouts, Dyslexia Awareness Week

by | Oct 17, 2022

Above: Police Chief Steven Brown reads out Major Robert Siple’s accomplishments while with the EG Police Department as Siple stands at attention before the Town Council Oct. 11.

The Town Council last week returned to a practice not seen since before the pandemic – recognizing police promotions. In particular, they recognized Major Robert Siple and Capt. Brian Clement. Siple was named deputy police chief in September 2021, following the retirement of Stanley (Skip) Cirella. Clement was named a captain in October 2021 (see videos, below).

The council also recognized October as Dyslexia Awareness Month after hearing from EG youth Parker Goldman about dyslexia, which is the most common learning disability in children. You can read more about Parker and dyslexia HERE.

The council also recognized Scout Troop 2 East Greenwich on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. Scoutmaster Rob Coates shared some of the highlights from the troop’s history, which are also included in this story HERE.

And, the council started off the night recognizing Mary Mastrostefano, on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

Capt. Brian Clement stands before the Town Council as Chief Brown reads out his accomplishments.

Troop 2 EG Scoutmaster Rob Coates addresses the Town Council Oct. 11, 2022.

Capt. Brian Clement, Chief Steven Brown and Deputy Chief Bob Siple after the Town Council recognized Clement’s and Siple’s rank advancements Oct. 11.

Town Councilors Mike Donegan and Caryn Corenthan talk with Parker Goldman and his mother, Sarah, after the council recognized October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.

The Town Council congratulates Major Siple and Captain Clement.

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Coleen Smith
Coleen Smith
October 19, 2022 6:23 pm

I attended in honor of my brother Capt Clement’s recognition. Thank you to both the Chief and to the Council for recognizing the accomplishments and promotions of both officers.

I was very impressed with Parker Goldman’s address to the council on his experience with dyslexia. He did a fantastic job!

Troop 2 has had a tremendous impact on our community over the years. Congratulations to all involved in celebrating the 100 years of Scouts in EG.

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