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Potential water supply stirs controversy

June 12, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — In two-hour exchange, the town council and town residents questioned Kenneth J. Burke, P.E., General Manager of the Rhode Island Water Resources Board (RIWRB) about a potential new public water supply that would be located near Cross Mills.
Burke had come to the meeting to talk about the potential water source his agency had identified in Charlestown, to inform the town that tax-exempt bonds were available to purchase the land for water sources like this one, and to explain his agency’s mission, which he said was to preserve water supplies for future generations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond voters ratify town budget

June 12, 2014

RICHMOND — Voters approved the $23.4 million town budget for 2014-15 at Monday night’s Financial Town Meeting at Richmond Elementary School. Of the town’s 6,066 registered voters, 73, or 1.2 percent, came to cast ballots.
In addition to the budget, voters approved two bond resolutions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parent Liaison gets her first report card

June 12, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho School Committee members gave Parent Liaison Catherine Guisti their first official feedback on her performance in her role that she proposed last October as a pilot position designed to improve relations between the committee and parents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton’s Hidden Valley Gardens: a blossoming business

June 12, 2014

HOPKINTON – Go around the bend and the sign for “Hidden Valley Gardens” comes into view. It is aptly named as it isn’t until you turn and go down the hill that everything before you seems to be blossoming with lively, brilliant color.
Owner Ricky DeSimone became interested in the art and science behind growing flowers and vegetables when he was just a child in Johnston. “I grew up doing this”, he said. “My neighbors had a business that I helped with and then I married into it”.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NEASC extends high school accreditation

June 12, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Tempers flared among school committee and administration members on Tuesday evening during discussions of a jam-packed agenda. North Kingstown High School Principal Tom Kenworthy, however, first presented the school committee with the New England Association of Schools and College’s (NEASC’s) report and awarding of ‘continued accreditation’ to the school based on its research and subsequent visit last fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hughes denied parole

June 12, 2014

CRANSTON—James Hughes, who killed North Kingstown’s beloved Howard ‘Zeke’ Harris in 1982, will remain incarcerated for the next three years after the state’s parole board voted against a request for release. Hughes, who was sentenced to life in prison in November 1983, shocked the North Kingstown community when he murdered Harris, a patron and a friend to many, at his furniture store and robbing him of $70 for his drug addiction.

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's Standard-Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Biking for a friend

June 12, 2014

EXETER—When Kelly Hatfield recalls the life of her cousin, Kate Kenworthy-Rodrigues, she remembers a young woman, ‘full of energy all the time.’ Kate passed away in July 2012 after battling breast cancer for five years.
“When she was in the final stages of cancer, Kate continued with her husband and daughter,” said Hatfield. “Even at the very end, when she couldn’t walk, she was looking forward to the future and trying to fulfill all her dreams, not only for herself, but her daughter, Victoria.”

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's Standard-Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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