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Police, FAA investigate helicopter gunfire incident

September 20, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—Several Narrow Lane residents reported a low-flying helicopter with individuals armed with high-powered rifles shooting toward the ground at about 3 p.m. Sunday. According to the police report, the passengers in the helicopter were shooting down at a junked vehicle located in the Shoreline Gravel bank at 60 Narrow Lane.

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Richmond hires new town administrator

September 19, 2013

RICHMOND — In a surprise reveal Tuesday night, the town council announced it had hired a new town administrator – someone energetic, well-qualified, and media-savvy.

“Will the real Robert Basler Rock please stand up?” joked Town Council President B. Joseph Reddish as he introduced the newly hired town administrator to the audience. All heads turned as a young man who had been sitting quietly in the back of the town council chambers stood to accept applause and congratulatory handshakes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wakefield woman dies in Richmond crash

September 19, 2013

RICHMOND – A Wakefield woman was killed early Friday morning when her vehicle struck a utility pole on Kingstown Road.

Sierra S. Stanton, 24, of Wakefield died from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, Richmond Police said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sonny Zampini: a true local legend

September 19, 2013

HOPKINTON – I’d spent my childhood hearing my grandfather talk about him. Now, his name regularly falls from my brother’s lips. All I personally knew of Sonny Zampini was that he was in the scrapyard business and that probably everyone in town had called on him when they needed cars hauled away. Recently, upon discovering that he lives on the site of an old mill, I thought I might visit him and do a story. It didn’t take long however, for me to realize that the story wasn’t about a structure. It was about a man.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dogs of all ages, abilities need good homes

September 12, 2013

Zazu from Southern Dogs Rescue at Always Adopt’s Aug. 11 event, shows his family how to really enjoy the summer. Always Adopt is holding its next adoption event in November. In the meantime, visit www.alwaysadopt.com.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown resident finds forever homes for abandoned dogs

September 12, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – When one goes from working as a physical therapist for two-legged clients in England, to working as a therapist for four-legged clients in America, it’s obviously quite a change. But Louise Anderson-Nicolosi, now a Charlestown resident, seems to have found her calling.
In March of 2013, Nicolosi founded Always Adopt, a non-profit organization to facilitate and publicize the need for canine adoption.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Morrone appointed assistant principal at middle school

September 12, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Due to an unexpected vacancy, Ashaway Elementary School Principal Steven Morrone is slated to become the next assistant principal of Chariho Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council takes action on Copar Quarries

September 12, 2013

Council feels Westerly is not taking action; asks attorney general to investigate

CHARLESTOWN — As a step toward addressing the ongoing complaints from Charlestown residents against Copar Quarries and Westerly Granite Company (WGC), the Charlestown Town Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night asking the Rhode Island Attorney General to look into the actions and/or inactions of the town of Westerly, Copar Quarries and WGC.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton receives $131,335 in block grants

September 5, 2013

HOPKINTON—A recent letter from Gov. Chafee to Town Manager William McGarry contained a pleasant surprise: This year, Hopkinton is being awarded $131,335 from the Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The amount is nearly twice last year’s amount.

“It was wonderful to see. We got almost double what we got last year. And it’s not often you get double from the state one year over another,” said Council President Frank Landolfi at Monday night’s council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Keven Miller appointed to Chariho School Committee

September 5, 2013

RICHMOND – The Richmond Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Keven Miller to the Chariho Regional School District Committee Tuesday night to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former chair Michelle Cole.

Cole resigned from the school committee last month citing her family’s schedule as the reason for her resignation.

Miller was appointed for the remainder of Cole’s term, which ends November 2016, at which time Miller could run for re-election if he so chooses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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