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Richmond town employees serve in state associations

October 2, 2014

RICHMOND — For a town as small as Richmond, it’s an extra source of pride that a high number of town employees also serve as officials in their state associations. As of last week, Richmond’s total notched up to five as two more Richmond employees were sworn in to their associations’ boards.
Richmond Town Clerk Tracy A. Nelson took the oath of office as secretary to the Rhode Island Town and City Clerks’ Association.
“The Clerks’ Association is an extremely valuable asset to local government and I am honored to be selected by my peers for this position,” she said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

Updated List of Recyclable Items

September 23, 2014

Also printed in The Narragansett Times on Wednesday, Sept. 24

After several requests from residents requesting an updated recyclable materials list from the town, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers has compiled a list of materials that can be recycled, provided by the recycling coordinator.
Because the technology and machinery used in recycling plants is constantly evolving, the list of recyclable items and materials grows larger every year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

deCoppet ‘Hillside’ becomes wildlife reservation

September 18, 2014

RICHMOND — The 1825-acre deCoppet land parcel known as “Hillside” officially became the new Hillsdale Forest and Wildlife Reservation and state and federal officials gathered at 156 Hillsdale Road to commemorate the occasion and tour the property on Friday.
Theakston deCoppet, a New York stockbroker, who retired to Richmond in 1916, purchased the land as it became available with the intention of long-term preservation. He also included a trust that will provide $20,000 per year for the property’s maintenance and preservation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho governing bodies to convene tonight

September 18, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Tonight the four Chariho governing bodies will meet to discuss potential amendments to the Chariho Act. The meeting will take place in the Chariho Regional High School cafeteria at 6:30 and is open to the public.
The Chariho Act is the legislation governing the school district and was passed by the general assembly in 1958. The Chariho School Committee and the three town councils from Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton are the school district’s four governing bodies.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Razing recommended for former Ashaway school

September 18, 2014

HOPKINTON — In front of the Town Council Monday night, architect Ed Wojcik delivered difficult news concerning the 1904 former Ashaway Elementary School building. In his assessment and use study, he had determined that razing the building was the town’s best alternative because of the significant costs of renovation.
Wojcik was hired by Crossman Engineering, which has a contract with the town, to provide evaluation and civil engineering services for the school building.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cafaro named Chariho Educator of the Year

September 11, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The 2015 Chariho Educator of the Year is School Social Worker Amy Cafaro who has been working in the Chariho School District since 1997. Cafaro works two days a week at Charlestown Elementary School and three days a week at Chariho Middle School.
Cafaro, 43, attended Richmond Elementary School and Chariho Middle School, and finished fourth in her class at Chariho Regional High School. In 1992, she graduated from Brown University in the the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1996, Cafaro earned her master’s degree from Rhode Island College.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Primary results are in; candidates ready for November

September 11, 2014

Democrat State Treasurer Gina Raimondo will face Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the state governor race in November. Statewide, Raimondo won on 42 percent of the democratic vote, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras won 29 percent, and H. Claiborne Pell took 27 percent. On the Republican side, Fung defeated Moderate Party candidate Ken Block.
In the Senator for Congress race, incumbent Democrat John F. Reed will face Republican Mark. S. Zaccaria. Each ran unopposed in their respective primaries.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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