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October 16th, 2014

Planning commission violated Open Meetings Act

October 16, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — The Charlestown Planning commission violated the Open Meetings Act (OMA) when it conducted a secret ballot vote during an open session meeting in May, according to a recent finding by the Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Swamp Yankees unite at fairgrounds

October 16, 2014

RICHMOND – An outsider calling us “Swamp Yankees” would be offensive, as its definition includes stubborn and unrefined. But when we refer to ourselves that way, we’re thinking of the frugal and independent part of the definition. And every year that’s something to celebrate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School budget will be Omnibus meeting’s sole agenda item

October 16, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — After what was deemed a successful meeting of the Chariho Joint Governing Bodies on September 18, the school committee debated on Tuesday night whether it could discontinue or replace the Omnibus meeting that is scheduled every January.
Historically, the superintendent has presented the school budget to Chariho’s three town councils at the annual Omnibus meeting, which has a fraught history of squabbling among the towns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council wants one joint meeting per year

October 16, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – In a letter to the Chariho School Committee chair, the Charlestown Town Council is proposing that the omnibus meeting be replaced with one joint meeting a year.
The council voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter to the school committee chair with recommendations on the operation and format for the next joint meeting of the Chariho governing bodies.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hop Arts Studio Trail returns for ninth year

October 16, 2014

HOPKINTON–Autumn’s here – time to celebrate by hiking the HopArts Studio Trail! In its ninth year, HopArts has become a Southern Rhode Island tradition and a vibrant opportunity for the public to meet local artists and view their original work.
This year 32 artists will show their creations in 15 studios, galleries, and homes dotted throughout the villages of Hope Valley, Ashaway, Carolina, Wyoming, Rockville, and Richmond. The art on view and for sale spans a variety of media: oil, wood and metal sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and textiles.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 15th

Rebels drop home game to Cranston West

October 15, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN— The South Kingstown Rebels are coming off one of their biggest games of the season from two weeks ago, as the team got their first victory of the season. The Rebels looked to carry that momentum and get their second consecutive win on Friday night against Cranston West at Curtis Corner Middle School.
Unfortunately, for the Rebels, South Kingstown didn’t have enough offense to keep up with the Falcons, as Cranston West cruised to the 40-21 victory.

Mariners make it to final match but come away empty-handed

October 15, 2014

LINCOLN—Volleyball season is almost at an end, and the more than twenty teams took part in the Koch Eye Volleyball Tournament this past Monday. The 15th annual tournament is a chance for teams to get ready for the playoffs, and build up on some of their skills for the final stretch of the season.
Going into the tournament on Monday at CCRI in Lincoln, the teams were split up into different divisions. The purpose of the tournament was to have teams play other teams that don’t get to play each other in the regular season.

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