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Richmond Elementary School gets an A plus

June 28, 2013

RICHMOND — On Tuesday, Stop & Shop awarded Richmond Elementary School with a check for more than $17,000 earned through the store’s A+ School Rewards program.
Richmond was Rhode Island’s top-earning school mainly because of visionary PTO parent, Linda Thompson-Brennan, who made it her mission to register area residents for the free program as they entered and exited the store.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Public hearings continue on Whalerock

June 27, 2013

URI audiologist debunks theory of low frequency infrasound from wind turbines

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board held a third public hearing last Wednesday night, June 19, and scheduled two more, as the zoning board determines whether to allow Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Climate change expert says towns must adapt

June 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Hurricane Sandy devastated many cities and towns last October when it tore up the East Coast.
Nearly eight months later, as rebuilding and recovery efforts still continue in many places, one major question still stands, according to Dr. William Solecki, climate change expert, professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY) and director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho High School graduates move on to new experiences

June 24, 2013

KINGSTON — Proudly clad in the school’s green and white colors, the Chariho Class of 2013 paraded into the Ryan Center for graduation ceremonies Friday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council wants tri-town meeting on Chariho Act

June 21, 2013

RICHMOND – The Richmond Town Council is calling for a tri-town meeting to discuss possible revisions to the Chariho Act.
On Tuesday, councilors expressed their disappointment with the Charlestown Town Council’s seeming opposition to a review and possible revision of the Chariho Act, a statute drafted in 1958, which created the Chariho Regional School District and governs its operations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Third strike for Chariho school budget

June 21, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Voters rejected the Chariho school budget in a third referendum Tuesday night. At 1,358 to 376, the final count sent a clear message that $54,100 of further cuts from the last budget’s level-funded amount were not enough to satisfy the residents of the Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tefft pleads no contest to murder charge

June 21, 2013

WAKEFIELD – A Hopkinton man accused of murdering Peter E. Newman in 2011, pleaded no contest to a reduced charge in Washington County Superior Court Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two additional Whalerock hearings scheduled

June 20, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board held a third public hearing Wednesday night, and scheduled two more, as the zoning board determines whether to allow Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.

Nicholas Gorham, attorney for Whalerock, continued Whalerock's presentation, introducing expert witnesses Dr. Jay Singer, a professor of audiology at the University of Rhode Island, and Michael Lenihan, a licensed real estate broker and certified general appraiser with more than 40 years of experience.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton council to address budget tonight

June 17, 2013

HOPKINTON - For the first time in Hopkinton history, voters rejected the town's budget last week by a vote of 224 against and 184 in favor of the budget.

According to the town charter, if a budget fails, the town council resorts to an alternative budget, which is in alignment with the previous year's budget.

The Hopkinton Town Council will take action on the budget tonight, at 7 p.m., at the Hopkinton Town Hall.

The outcome will be in this week's Chariho Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

LeBlanc pleads his case for Whalerock

June 14, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – The Charlestown Zoning Board held a second public hearing last Wednesday, another in what is expected to be a series of several, as the zoning board determines whether to allow Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.
Turnout was still fairly strong at the latest meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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