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Whalerock public hearing continued to Aug. 28

July 26, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board approved a request by the town last Wednesday, July 17, to continue the public hearing on the request of Whalerock Renewable Energy, LLC, to develop two wind turbines off King’s Factory Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

East Beach/Ninigret Sand Trail to reopen to vehicle traffic tomorrow

July 25, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail will reopen to vehicle traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, July 26, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

The reopening of the trail will provide access to the campground and back track trail.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Circus Smirkus returns to Washington County Fairgrounds

July 19, 2013

Circus Smirkus will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Richmond this weekend, with performances Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. For tickets and more information call 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or visit www.smirkus.org.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho classifications lower for 2013

July 19, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho Schools Assistant Superintendent Carol Blanchette presented the district’s school classification and assessment results to the school committee during Tuesday night’s meeting at the high school library.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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