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January 30th

Richmond water tank a costly, complex issue

January 30, 2014

RICHMOND — The town of Richmond’s water tank is old and in need of repair, but like a Rube Goldberg machine, one small move will cause a chain reaction: The water tank can’t be repaired unless it temporarily taken down; it can’t be taken down unless another water tower is constructed first to keep Richmond’s system afloat. And, after the old water tank is repaired, it will be put back online so that Richmond will have two water tanks.

Also, the water isn’t only for Richmond – the town Hopkinton has 48 residents who are on the Richmond water line.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cardozo advocates for one Chariho elementary school

January 30, 2014

RICHMOND — At last week’s Chariho School Committee meeting, Robert Cardozo, a school committee member from Richmond, floated the idea of a single Chariho elementary school that would replace the district’s four.
In a telephone conversation this week, Cardozo explained why he put the idea on the agenda.

Cardozo prefaced his remarks by saying he had “no intention whatsoever of closing any of (Chariho’s) elementary schools.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton family can keep their alpacas

January 30, 2014

HOPKINTON – A Hopkinton family will be allowed to keep their four alpacas at their residence, according to a Washington County Superior Court decision issued Monday.

Todd and Tina Sposato, of 129 North Road, have kept the alpacas as pets since 2011.

The Sposatos’ neighbor, Amber Preston, “felt aggrieved by the presence of the alpacas” and subsequently filed police reports and complaints with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, according to Associate Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear’s decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Town Council approves CIP

January 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The six-year capital improvement program that has been discussed since December was adopted unanimously by the town council last night with comments thanking the staff for their hard work and dedication.

“The town is very fortunate to have the staff that we have,” said Town Council President Ella Whaley before taking a vote to adopt the plan. “We are truly grateful to make this - South Kingstown - a place that we call home.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Talks get heated during Monday meeting

January 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The school committee is only an acting committee when the whole group is together or when one member is given permission by the whole group to speak on behalf of the school committee.

Jonathan Daly-LaBelle of the school committee was reminded this by Town Council President Ella Whaley before he made several comments to the town council as a citizen regarding declining enrollment and the town’s role in it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Walsh co-signs plastic bag ban bill

January 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE - Last week, Rep. Maria Cimini (Providence) and Rep. Donna Walsh (Charlestown, New Shoreham, South Kingstown and Westerly) submitted a bill in the state House of Representatives to ban plastic bags across the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 24th

Area author keeps donating to societies

January 24, 2014

COVENTRY—For the second straight year, local author Ray Wolf has taken the proceeds of his books and donated them to various non-profit historical societies throughout the valley.

Last year, with the help of a matching donation from Centreville Bank, Wolf donated $1,670 to four different historical societies: Pawtuxet Valley Historical Society, Western Rhode Island Civic Preservation Society, the Coventry Historical Society and the Hope Historical Society.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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