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September 18th, 2014

School Committee revises health policy

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After months of edits and alterations, the East Greenwich School Committee met Tuesday night and conducted a third reading of the revised Health and Wellness Policy, stating new changes to help promote a healthier lifestyle for EG students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town continues discussion on wind turbines

September 18, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—At last Monday’s regular meeting, the East Greenwich Town Council delved further into defining the town’s desire and capabilities for allowing wind turbine development. Planning Director Lisa Bourbonnais gave the council an overview of the board’s overall findings, as well as a first draft of a tentative ordinance to permit limited wind turbine construction in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

deCoppet ‘Hillside’ becomes wildlife reservation

September 18, 2014

RICHMOND — The 1825-acre deCoppet land parcel known as “Hillside” officially became the new Hillsdale Forest and Wildlife Reservation and state and federal officials gathered at 156 Hillsdale Road to commemorate the occasion and tour the property on Friday.
Theakston deCoppet, a New York stockbroker, who retired to Richmond in 1916, purchased the land as it became available with the intention of long-term preservation. He also included a trust that will provide $20,000 per year for the property’s maintenance and preservation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho governing bodies to convene tonight

September 18, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Tonight the four Chariho governing bodies will meet to discuss potential amendments to the Chariho Act. The meeting will take place in the Chariho Regional High School cafeteria at 6:30 and is open to the public.
The Chariho Act is the legislation governing the school district and was passed by the general assembly in 1958. The Chariho School Committee and the three town councils from Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton are the school district’s four governing bodies.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Razing recommended for former Ashaway school

September 18, 2014

HOPKINTON — In front of the Town Council Monday night, architect Ed Wojcik delivered difficult news concerning the 1904 former Ashaway Elementary School building. In his assessment and use study, he had determined that razing the building was the town’s best alternative because of the significant costs of renovation.
Wojcik was hired by Crossman Engineering, which has a contract with the town, to provide evaluation and civil engineering services for the school building.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 17th

Town officials, union hammer out pension deal

September 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After a somewhat somber letter detailing the town’s financial condition and long-term debt due to accumulating other post-employment benefits (OPEB) and pension costs leaving many residents concerned about the future of the town, some major contract changes have left Narragansett residents breathing a sigh of relief.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NFD receives $54,726 grant from FEMA

September 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department (NFD) will receive a $54,726 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse along with Congressman Jim Langevin announced on Sept. 12 that the NFD will use the funds to purchase safety equipment, specifically protective turnout gear and bailout systems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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