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October 2nd, 2014

Step back in time with a visit to Festival Farm

October 2, 2014

HOPKINTON – As you follow the signs for Festival Farm into Canonchet, the air is suddenly alive with the sound of music. The source, a large Wurlitzer-style organ housed on the farm, will have you wondering for a moment if you’ve followed a bend in the road which leads to a simpler time. The fact that entry to the farm, as well as most of its activities and exhibits, are free, will convince you even more that you’ve entered another era.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho towns receive RIRR profit sharing checks

October 2, 2014

Last week, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery (RIRR) wrote checks to Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns from profits gained from the sale of recyclables. The municipal share totaled $1,502,616.16 for the year ending June 30, 2014.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Park N’ Ride bid rejected by SPC

October 2, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After a lengthy proposal process, the State Properties Committee ultimately rejected a proposal from the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation to purchase the Park N’ Ride at the corner of Routes 102 and 2. The approximately 72,000 sq. foot lot, which services a number of Rhode Islanders in Exeter and North Kingstown, has been vetted for sale by RIDOT to private companies for more than a year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 1st

Pier EDC gives thumbs down to comp plan

October 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – At the regular meeting of the Economic Development Committee on Thursday evening, members demonstrated an almost unanimously negative view of the town’s comprehensive plan, a document which has been under a thorough revision process for the last 18 months.
Overall, members felt that some of the town’s major issues were not highlighted in the revised plan, and that the town’s goals to increase residents’ quality of life were largely overlooked.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Elks Club accepting applications for scholarship

October 1, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Applications for the Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship are currently being accepted by the Elks Clubs in Rhode Island, due Dec. 5.
The scholarship is available to any high school senior.
Students do not have to be related to a member of the Elks Club, but do have to be citizens of the United States on the date of submission. Permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students will compete separately on the merits of scholarship, leadership and financial need.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Park N’ Ride bid rejected by SPC

October 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After a lengthy proposal process, the State Properties Committee ultimately rejected a proposal from the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation to purchase the Park N’ Ride at the corner of Routes 102 and 2. The approximately $72,000 sq. foot lot, which services a number of Rhode Islanders in Exeter and North Kingstown, has been vetted for sale by RIDOT to private companies for more than a year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chronic absenteeism a statewide issue

October 1, 2014

As part of National Attendance Awareness month, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, The Providence Plan, and the Rhode Island Data Sharing Project convened for a special event on Monday afternoon entitled ‘The Importance of Reducing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades’ to address issues of chronic absenteeism in schools throughout the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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