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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

Army Corps plans beach restoration

November 22, 2013

MISQUAMICUT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing to restore Misquamicut Beach.
The Army Corps is planning to restore the beach erosion control project after Hurricane Sandy heavily damaged the area last year.
The project requires approximately 90,000 cubic yards of sand to be placed on the beach, according to Christopher Hatfield, project manager with the Army Corps’ New England District Engineering and Planning Division in Concord, Mass.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Improving school security a priority for Hopkinton

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

Areglado champions school committee civility

November 14, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho school committee member Dr. Ronald J. Areglado believes in the importance of appropriate behavior for school committee members, not only during meetings but in all of their interactions with school staff, parents and students. Recently, he asked for a review of the 2008 Code of Basic Management Principles and Ethical Standards for School Committee Members and proposed four additional tenets to the code.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council looks at ways to protect Whalerock

November 14, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - On Nov. 12, only two months after the purchase of the land formerly known as Whalerock, the Charlestown Town Council discussed ways to protect the land from future development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho seeks variance on bus monitors

November 14, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — On Tuesday evening, the Chariho school committee voted unanimously to request a variance of RI Gen. Law 16-21-1 for the 2014-2015 school year. The law requires that all bus routes that transport students in kindergarten through fifth grade include a bus monitor in addition to the bus driver.

The variance will save the district $237,000, according to Chariho Regional School District Director of Administration Brian Stanley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Council outlines issues for OMNIBUS

November 8, 2013

HOPKINTON – Members of the Hopkinton Town Council have a host of issues they would like to discuss at the annual Chariho Omnibus meeting, including the future of two elementary schools in the town and the potential elimination of the TE@CH program.
The council made a list and their meeting Monday night of issues they would like to discuss at the Omnibus meeting to be held Jan. 15.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Council in favor of DEM property purchase

November 8, 2013

HOPKINTON – The Hopkinton Town Council voted unanimously Monday to indicate the town’s support of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s acquisition of 29 acres of land in Hopkinton, known as the Fisher property.
The council voted 5-0 to authorize Town Planner Jim Lamphere to submit positive comments to the Rhode Island Division of Planning regarding the proposed acquisition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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