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April 4th

Budget would raise taxes, level-fund schools, cut $800,000

April 4, 2011

ANGELENA CHAPMAN
achapman@ricentral.com

The town manager’s budget would raise the motor vehicle and property taxes rates as well as make cuts to departments.
He is recommending the tax rate be adjusted to the highest allowed by Senate Bill 3050, a 4.25 percent total increase and close to $800,000 in cuts town wide, as well as level funding to the school department.
The $2 million capital budget would go almost entirely to the town and the schools would be encouraged to go out to bond on their own to pay for extensive capital improvement needs.

Chariho budget vote tomorrow

April 4, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. -- Voters in Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton will have the final say on the Chariho Regional School District budget this Tuesday, April 5 as part of the all-day referendum.

A look back at the flood of the century

April 4, 2011

WAKEFIELD–When four feet of water rushed into the back of Damon’s Hardware on Main Street last March, co-owner Toni Chappell said she was horrified.

Since 1945, the plumbing and hardware store has been situated next to the Saugatucket River, where sump pumps have been able to control the overflow of water due to rain floods. However, on March 31 last year, Rhode Island experienced the worst flooding it has seen in a century, causing the Saugatucket River to overflow its bank.

April 3rd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Hold Free Sun Safety Screening

April 4, 2011

With warmer weather on its way, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will sponsor a free sun safety screening on April 7 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, 655 Broad Street, Providence. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Packed house for CRMC meeting

April 3, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Matunuck Beach Road property owners filled the town council chamber Tuesday night for a chance to tell Coastal Resource Management Council to do what they should have done 15 years ago: stop coastal erosion along Matunuck Beach.
The Town Council and local state representatives Sen. Susan Sosnowski, Shoreham and Rep. Donna Walsh and representatives for federal senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed met with the CRMC during a work session to discuss solutions to prevent coastal erosion along Matunuck Beach Road that is impacting roads, businesses and residents.

Congressman Langevin comments on RIDOT grant

April 3, 2011

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a $4.5 million grant last week South County Commuter Rail.

April 2nd

Remarkable Women: Indian princess, author spun compelling stories of history

April 3, 2011

The final pair of memorable women in our Women’s History Month series were, appropriately enough, historians.
I was fortunate enough to known both of them.
The first was Princess Red Wing, a wonderfully colorful character, who helped preserve Native American history and culture by speaking to schoolchildren as well as dignitaries throughout the world.
Although her bloodlines included the Wampanoag and the Mashantucket Pequots, she identified primarily with the Ninigret Narragansetts and gave generations of their children Indian names.

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