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Hope Valley kids get guided history lesson

November 1, 2013

HOPKINTON - Last Friday, Richard Prescott, president of the Hopkinton Historical Society and member of the first graduating class of Chariho High School, guided fourth grade Hope Valley Elementary School students through the streets of Hopkinton, stopping at sites along the way to discuss the historical importance of certain buildings and landmarks.

The students were led by their fourth grade social studies teacher, Denise Foggo.

“Every time we go on one of these tours, I learn something new,” said Foggo, taking notes along the way.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Olympic Physical Therapy wins Kelso Award

November 1, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- During its annual dinner on Tuesday at Spain Restaurant, The Narragansett Chamber of Commerce presented the James Kelso Award to local business Olympic Physical Therapy.

The James Kelso Award is a community service award that is named for James M. Kelso, a state representative, community leader and managing partner of the Coast Guard restaurant who died in 1999.

The award originated in 1999 and recognizes a local resident or organization that has provided unparalleled volunteer service and has shown an outstanding commitment to both the community and its residents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK resident Pinch becomes highest ranking woman in RI State Police

November 1, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown resident Maj. Karen Pinch recently became the highest-ranking woman in Rhode Island State Police history.

“I’m thrilled that the Col. [Steven G. O’Donnell] had faith in me to put me in this position,” she said Thursday. “I think it’s a great honor to have been chosen for that. I think it’s kind of exiting for people to be saying that I’m making history.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett seeks road and bridge funding

November 1, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The town of Narragansett is one of 13 towns that applied for funding from the new Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund.

The 13 towns requested a combined $29 million from the program, which was created and passed as part of the 2013 legislative session and was quickly implemented by the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

The goal of the fund is to take direct action on economic growth, while improving Rhode Island’s locally-maintained roads and bridges.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WCRPC concerned over National Grid’s streetlight proposal

November 1, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Earlier this month, National Grid submitted its 122-page proposal for the streetlight buyback program, legislation for which was passed by Gov. Chafee in July. The Washington County Regional Planning Council (WCRPC), who drafted the Streetlight Investment Act and championed the buyback program among southern Rhode Island’s cities and towns, has expressed concerns about National Grid’s proposal, which would ultimately see municipalities purchase streetlights and assume their operation costs from the utility.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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