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June 21st

Council wants tri-town meeting on Chariho Act

June 21, 2013

RICHMOND – The Richmond Town Council is calling for a tri-town meeting to discuss possible revisions to the Chariho Act.
On Tuesday, councilors expressed their disappointment with the Charlestown Town Council’s seeming opposition to a review and possible revision of the Chariho Act, a statute drafted in 1958, which created the Chariho Regional School District and governs its operations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Third strike for Chariho school budget

June 21, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Voters rejected the Chariho school budget in a third referendum Tuesday night. At 1,358 to 376, the final count sent a clear message that $54,100 of further cuts from the last budget’s level-funded amount were not enough to satisfy the residents of the Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tefft pleads no contest to murder charge

June 21, 2013

WAKEFIELD – A Hopkinton man accused of murdering Peter E. Newman in 2011, pleaded no contest to a reduced charge in Washington County Superior Court Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett High School graduates ready for new challenges

June 21, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Graduates from the Narragansett High School Class of 2013 took one more step into their future as they accepted their diplomas Thursday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New storefront for Narragansett Bikes

June 21, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- After two years of planning, Narragansett Bikes celebrated the grand opening of their new location at 922 Boston Neck Road on Thursday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 20th

Two additional Whalerock hearings scheduled

June 20, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board held a third public hearing Wednesday night, and scheduled two more, as the zoning board determines whether to allow Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.

Nicholas Gorham, attorney for Whalerock, continued Whalerock's presentation, introducing expert witnesses Dr. Jay Singer, a professor of audiology at the University of Rhode Island, and Michael Lenihan, a licensed real estate broker and certified general appraiser with more than 40 years of experience.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Welcome House shake-up in South County

June 20, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The same week the new executive director of the Welcome House of South County was scheduled to begin full-time work, he vacated his position, according to Welcome House staff.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 17th

Narragansett Town Beach open for swimming, North Kingstown beach still closed

June 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Narragansett Town Beach reopened Friday, after being closed to swimming last Wednesday and Thursday due to high bacteria levels.

North Kingstown Town Beach remained closed to swimming on Monday, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Call (401) 222-2751 for the most recent beach closure information.

More information on the Narragansett Town Beach closure and future water testing will be in Wednesday's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton council to address budget tonight

June 17, 2013

HOPKINTON - For the first time in Hopkinton history, voters rejected the town's budget last week by a vote of 224 against and 184 in favor of the budget.

According to the town charter, if a budget fails, the town council resorts to an alternative budget, which is in alignment with the previous year's budget.

The Hopkinton Town Council will take action on the budget tonight, at 7 p.m., at the Hopkinton Town Hall.

The outcome will be in this week's Chariho Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Over 400 runners show for Katie DeCubellis race

June 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Walkers and runners of all ages joined together at the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Fund (KDMF) race on Sunday to help raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and distracted driving. The 5K race was in honor of Katie DeCubellis, who was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13 years old in October 1999.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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