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Proposed 2015 school budget calls for level-funding

January 9, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The proposed 2015 school budget specifies a zero percent increase and a .81 percent reduction (including debt service) in member town contributions from the the previous year’s budget, according to Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci’s presentation to the school committee on Saturday.

According to Ricci, the proposed 2015 budget total is $55,357,310. The impact on individual towns, which includes shifts in enrollment, will be:

Charlestown -$293,940 -2.03 percent
Richmond +$78,745 + .43 percent
Hopkinton -$204,273 -1.11 percent

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee, NEA eliminate TE@CH program

December 16, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The Chariho Regional School District Committee and National Education Association (NEA) Chariho have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to adjust the 2012-2015 contract such that the TE@CH program, a performance-based compensation program, will be eliminated. The TE@CH program will be replaced with the “Recognizing Excellence, Encouraging Leaders Plan” that will reward outstanding educators and education support professionals in a variety of ways.

Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci said the new program is a comprehensive recognition program.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKPD arrests Ortiz-Correa after multiple break-ins reported

December 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New York man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly breaking into two Charlestown businesses and a market in Matunuck.
South Kingstown police arrested 25-year-old Luis Ortiz-Correa around 6 a.m. Monday after responding to a burglar alarm at Seaview Marketplace around 3:30 a.m.
When officers arrived at the market at 682 Matunuck beach Road, they discovered the front glass door was broken. They entered the business and found that an ATM machine and two cash registers had been stolen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council, police respond quickly to resident’s safety concerns

December 6, 2013

HOPKINTON — This Fall, Shannon Collet, of 167 Fairview Avenue, became concerned for her two young children’s safety because of the high speed of cars traveling around a blind curve on her street, which has a 25 mile per hour speed limit. Because she and her children must cross the street to get to the school bus stop on Dye Hill Road, she requested the town add two stop signs to slow down traffic.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of the Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NY man arrested after South County crime spree

December 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New York man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly breaking into two Charlestown businesses and a market in Matunuck.
South Kingstown police arrested 25-year-old Luis Ortiz-Correa around 6 a.m. Monday after responding to a burglar alarm at Seaview Marketplace around 3:30 a.m.
When officers arrived at the market at 682 Matunuck beach Road, they discovered the front glass door was broken. They entered the business and found that an ATM machine and two cash registers had been stolen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK man killed in Richmond accident, police charge driver with DUI, death resulting

November 27, 2013

RICHMOND – A 20-year-old North Kingstown man was killed in motor vehicle accident Friday in Richmond.

Nicholas Gershkoff, of 69 Mesa Drive, was fatally injured after the pickup truck he was a passenger in overturned on Hillsdale Road at approximately 7:39 p.m.

Richmond police responded to the scene and discovered that two of the three occupants of the truck had freed themselves from the vehicle and only suffered minor injuries.

Police said the third occupant, Gershkoff, was pinned beneath the overturned vehicle and was unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho joins Future Educators Association

November 27, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho will be Rhode Island’s first district to establish a chapter of the Future Educators Association (FEA), an international student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers.

“Founded in 1937, FEA has helped thousands of students develop the skills and strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators over the past 75 years,” according to its website,www.futureeducators.org.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Building committee commended in Chariho

November 27, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — At its Tuesday night meeting, the Chariho School Committee gave formal recognition to its building committee for its achievements in managing numerous complex building projects and for bringing them in under budget and ahead of schedule.

Among others, the committee’s tasks included renovating and upgrading the high school’s infrastructure as well as building an addition on the middle school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Renovations will have to be made to some schools for security

November 22, 2013

HOPKINTON – The Hopkinton Town Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday to present to the Chariho School District pertaining to student and school security.
The councilors were in agreement that the school district should use monies from its current budget to finance necessary school repairs to improve safety, instead of creating an additional line item.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Aquaculture making a splash as emerging industry

November 22, 2013

PORTSMOUTH—The shore along Town Pond in Portsmouth is thick with mud, enough to clasp down on anyone’s boot and keep it fastened there for a moment. Broken shells litter the beach, and the water’s surface is choppy because of the winds coming off Narragansett Bay. Here is the perfect environment for shellfish cultivation, and as coastal ponds throughout Rhode Island are being utilized for their shellfishing bounty, the public is growing more aware of the ecological and economic benefits of aquaculture to the state.

For more information, pick up this week's copy of The Chariho Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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