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March 27th, 2014

Chariho Task Force to host forum on better health

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting the Chariho Better Health Forum 2014 on Monday, April 14 at 5:15 p.m.

The forum is slated to include discussions on e-cigarettes and marijuana, a presentation from special guest speaker Matt Bellace, and a surprise honoring of a local hero.

At Tuesday’s Chariho School Committee meeting, members of the task force were present along with Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson to discuss substance abuse prevention in the towns and the school district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

De Coppet bought up Hillsdale properties for preservation

March 27, 2014

RICHMOND – Theakston De Coppet grew up far from the sprawling farmlands of Richmond, Rhode Island. The son of Henry De Coppet and his wife Laura (Fawcett), Theakston knew more about the duties of butlers and nannies than he did about milking cows and feeding chickens. A resident of high-class accommodations on Park Avenue in Manhattan, Theakston and is family lived well under the care of their Irish cook, a laundress, chambermaid, waitress and other numerous household staff members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown PD arrest 17 year-old for DUI, heroin possession

March 27, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Last week Charlestown police arrested a 17-year-old Charlestown male for driving under the influence and possession of heroin.

On March 17, at 8 p.m., police received a 911 call of erratic operation of a motor vehicle in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Revision to CHS academic requirements approved

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho School Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday to approve a revision to the district’s policy regarding academic requirements for high school graduation.

Superintendent Barry Ricci proposed a revision that would increase the physical education requirement to two credits. “We’ve long been criticized for only providing one quarter of PE,” Ricci said. “We’ve found a way to schedule it so we can provide a semester.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 26th

Sheehan proposes amendment on ethics

March 26, 2014

STATE HOUSE – Sen. James C. Sheehan (D-Dist. 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation that would ask Rhode Island voters to decide – through a constitutional amendment – the makeup and powers of the Ethics Commission and specifically its authority over members of the General Assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Eddie’s BBQ granted special use permit

March 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The zoning board granted a special use permit to Eddie’s BBQ Thursday.

Owner Steven McLaughlin was seeking relief from town ordinance to operate a lunchroom or restaurant without alcohol beverage license in a BB zoning district.

Town staff initially thought the barbecue restaurant would need relief from parking regulations, but later determined that the minimum of six parking spots required for the maximum seating of 16 was met.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS hosts ‘Science Outside of the Classroom Door’

March 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A day devoted to science brought a slew of practicing scientists from fields like criminal forensics, paleontology, fire science, cyber-security and oceanography to South Kingstown High School science classrooms on Friday.

The idea for Science Lecture Day at the school began when several science teachers talked in hypotheticals about bringing practicing scientists into the classrooms to show their students what it is like to work in the field.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bill would create statute for larceny of farm products

March 26, 2014

STATE HOUSE - With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin authored legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute for the larceny of farm products and livestock. The legislation – H7619, sponsored by Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro (D-District 37, Westerly) – was heard before the House Committee on Judiciary last Wednesday. The Senate companion bill is sponsored by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-District 37, New Shoreham, South Kingstown) and was scheduled to be heard Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee after the Times went to press.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kilmartin, fellow AGs urge retailers to stop selling tobacco

March 26, 2014

With the health and protection of Rhode Island citizens in mind, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined 27 other attorneys general in urging the nation’s five largest retailers with pharmacies – Rite-Aid, Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway – to follow the example set by CVS/Caremark and to cease selling tobacco products at stores throughout the United States.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lyons indicted on multiple charges including DUI death resulting

March 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Washington County Grand Jury indicted a Coventry woman Friday charging her with one count of driving under the influence death resulting, one count of driving to endanger death resulting, and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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