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Hopkinton to receive CDBG grants for Sandy

July 18, 2013

HOPKINTON — During Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Hopkinton Town Planner James J. Lamphere, delivered the good news that the town will receive $96,000 in grants to mitigate the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whalerock hearing continued at request of town

July 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board approved a request by the town Wednesday to continue the public hearing on the request of Whalerock Renewable Energy, LLC, to develop two wind turbines off King's Factory Road.

In their request for continuance, the town wrote, "The reason for the request is that the town is exploring other means which my preclude the need for the matter to be decided by the [zoning board.]"

No testimony was presented, and the zoning board agreed to continue the hearing until Aug. 28.

For more on the story, check out the Chariho Times next week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown Town Council violated Open Meetings Act

July 11, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – The Charlestown Town Council violated the Open Meetings Act when it voted by secret ballot during an open session meeting in March, according to a recent finding by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton’s trails get a proper mapping

July 11, 2013

HOPKINTON— On Tuesday evening, the Hopkinton Conservation Commission (HCC) discussed its mapping project of area trails that will soon be available on the town web site.
The trails are part of Hopkinton’s Land Trust, a municipal land trust whose mission is to “protect the Town of Hopkinton’s rural character and natural heritage,” according to www.hltri.org.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown council examines affordable housing options

July 11, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — On Monday evening, Evelyn Smith, chair of the Charlestown Affordable Housing Commission, and Geoffrey Marchant, executive director of the Washington County Community Development Corporation (WCCDC), updated the Charlestown Town Council regarding ChurchWoods and Shannock Cottages, which are proposed elderly and low-income housing construction projects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council seeks to revisit Chariho Act

July 11, 2013

RICHMOND – The Richmond Town Council continues to vie for the reopening of the Chariho Act for discussion and possible amendment, and plans to pursue potential legal avenues to do so. The council discussed the recent report of Charlestown’s Chariho Funding ad hoc Subcommittee at the council meeting Tuesday, which alleges that Richmond requested a single taxing district be formed for Chariho.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town seeks to purchase Whalerock property

July 11, 2013

At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, Charleston Town Council President Thomas Gentz said that “negotiations are continuing” regarding the town’s possible purchase of the proposed Whalerock wind turbine site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Case against Terri Serra comes to an end

July 5, 2013

WAKEFIELD – The case against former Chariho School Committee member, Terri Serra, drew to a close Tuesday in Washington County Superior Court.
Serra, 51, amended her plea from not guilty to a Richmond Police charge of procuring alcohol for a minor stemming from an October 2011 incident, and entered a plea of no contest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Day care facility approved for Hope Valley

July 5, 2013

HOPKINTON— On Monday night, the Hopkinton Town Council amended several zoning ordinances to allow a day care facility for children to be located at 111 Main St., Hope Valley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Black bear makes a cameo in Hopkinton

July 5, 2013

HOPKINTON - A black bear that has been roaming through many communities in Rhode Island was spotted in Hopkinton Tuesday morning.
The Department of Environmental Management received a call at 5:37 a.m. reporting that the bear was spotted near Reynolds Court, according to Gail Mastrati, a spokesperson for DEM.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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