WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ The Chariho Regional School District superintendent's proposed budget of $54.37 million for fiscal year 2011-12 represents a 3.3 percent increase over the current year's voter-approved budget of $52.62 million.
NARRAGANSETT/WAKEFIELDâ€“At the beginning of Snow, a novel by Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's book, he writes of a Turkish passenger, "The silence of snow, thought the man sitting just behind the bus driver. If this were the beginning of a poem, he would have called the thing he felt inside the silence of snow."
NARRAGANSETTâ€”Paul Raymond, the head of Quest Montessori School and a prospective property-owner in the town said in an interview that he is up against â€śsignificant obstaclesâ€ť in the stateâ€™s current system of regulatory controls.Â Recently, his proposal to re-zone a portion of Boston Neck Road as â€ścommercialâ€ť has stalled and his schoolâ€™s future in the town is threatened.Â After months of architectural designs, engineering plans, wetland protection zones, and traffic reports were approved by the planning board, the council has twice delayed re-zoning the property.