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July 11th, 2013

Charlestown Town Council violated Open Meetings Act

July 11, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – The Charlestown Town Council violated the Open Meetings Act when it voted by secret ballot during an open session meeting in March, according to a recent finding by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton’s trails get a proper mapping

July 11, 2013

HOPKINTON— On Tuesday evening, the Hopkinton Conservation Commission (HCC) discussed its mapping project of area trails that will soon be available on the town web site.
The trails are part of Hopkinton’s Land Trust, a municipal land trust whose mission is to “protect the Town of Hopkinton’s rural character and natural heritage,” according to www.hltri.org.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown council examines affordable housing options

July 11, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — On Monday evening, Evelyn Smith, chair of the Charlestown Affordable Housing Commission, and Geoffrey Marchant, executive director of the Washington County Community Development Corporation (WCCDC), updated the Charlestown Town Council regarding ChurchWoods and Shannock Cottages, which are proposed elderly and low-income housing construction projects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council seeks to revisit Chariho Act

July 11, 2013

RICHMOND – The Richmond Town Council continues to vie for the reopening of the Chariho Act for discussion and possible amendment, and plans to pursue potential legal avenues to do so. The council discussed the recent report of Charlestown’s Chariho Funding ad hoc Subcommittee at the council meeting Tuesday, which alleges that Richmond requested a single taxing district be formed for Chariho.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town seeks to purchase Whalerock property

July 11, 2013

At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, Charleston Town Council President Thomas Gentz said that “negotiations are continuing” regarding the town’s possible purchase of the proposed Whalerock wind turbine site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WEB EXCLUSIVE: End of the road for Wickford 12's

July 11, 2013

Last summer the Wickford 11-Year Old All-Stars were involved in two of the most exciting games in the District 3 Tournament regardless of age level – albeit both in losing efforts.
After running the table in the winners bracket they faced off against Chariho only one win away from winning the district.
At the time Wickford coach Ryan Gwaltney called the first game of the district finals “a rollercoaster” and it might have been an understatement in retrospect.

July 10th

URI terminates lease with Paideia to construct amphitheater

July 10, 2013

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island recently terminated a lease agreement with the Hellenic Society Paideia to construct a Hellenic cultural center and outdoor amphitheater on the university’s Kingston campus.
On June 11, Robert A. Weygand, URI’s vice president of administration and finance, sent a letter to Ilias Tomazos, president of Paideia, advising him of the termination of the ground lease.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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