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Ricci hosts Chariho public forums

November 1, 2013

RICHMOND — “Ask Questions...Get Answers... Give Feedback” was the theme of three open forums hosted by Barry Ricci, superintendent of Chariho Schools, in Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley kids get guided history lesson

November 1, 2013

HOPKINTON - Last Friday, Richard Prescott, president of the Hopkinton Historical Society and member of the first graduating class of Chariho High School, guided fourth grade Hope Valley Elementary School students through the streets of Hopkinton, stopping at sites along the way to discuss the historical importance of certain buildings and landmarks.

The students were led by their fourth grade social studies teacher, Denise Foggo.

“Every time we go on one of these tours, I learn something new,” said Foggo, taking notes along the way.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP science scores improve for Chariho

October 25, 2013

Rhode Island NECAP science scores improved in grade eight for the fourth consecutive year, while declining slightly in grades four and 11, the Rhode Island Department of Education recently reported.
Overall, 33.8 percent of tested students in the state attained the level of proficiency or better on the 2013 NECAP science assessments, which all students in grades four, eight and 11 took last May. The statewide results represent a decline of 1 percentage point from last year and an increase of 10 percentage points since NECAP science assessments began five years ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parent liaison proposed for school committee

October 25, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Motivated by the parental outcry at the Chariho School Committee’s meeting on Sept. 24 over whether to hire a new principal at the Ashaway School, Catherine Guisti, a Hopkinton resident and mother of three, presented her proposal for a “parent liaison” volunteer position to the committee on Tuesday evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The overseer of the Poor had its hands full

September 26, 2013

HOPKINTON – “There’s no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty”, once stated 17th century Irish dramatist George Farquhar. As the centuries passed, that statement remained true in the eyes of the helpless and destitute. Over-come with hopelessness, loathe to take charity, and well aware that more people would whisper about such a condition than try and alter it, the stigma of poverty has remained what it always was; a scandalous and shameful way of life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Family-oriented event a part of Charlestown's 275th

September 26, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – On Sept. 21, Ninigret Park hosted the annual Harvest Festival to raise money for the Community Garden, which grows fresh food for people in need.

The festival was very family-oriented, providing activities for children and adults alike.

One speaker, Thawn Harris, told stories from Native American tradition with a modern twist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two men arrested for growing marijuana

September 26, 2013

HOPKINTON — Proceeding from separate investigations, police arrested two town residents for possession of marijuana plants.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ashaway School to hire new principal

September 26, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — “Necessity of Two Principals for Hopkinton Elementary Schools,” was the agenda's red flag that resulted in over 75 parents and supporters to crowd into the Chariho School Committee meeting on Tuesday night.

In its last meeting, the committee approved the transfer of Steven Morrone, Ashaway School's former principal, to Chariho Middle School. That evening, the committee also discussed the possibility of sharing one principal between Hopkinton's two elementary schools as a strategy to lower district costs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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