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School committee reaches agreement with charter

August 26, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho School Committee voted on Tuesday night to unanimously approve and release a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the district and The Compass School, a charter school in Kingston. The MOU provides finality to almost three years of litigation between the two education entities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

History with Kelly Sullivan

August 17, 2012

This was a big year for genealogy enthusiasts. As anyone who traces their family history knows, there is a wealth of information contained in census records. However, due to privacy reasons, only one decade’s census is released every 72 years. After much impatient waiting, the 1940 United States census is now public record.
Every citizen of the country has to be included on and give personal information for the census. And for that reason, I thought it would be interesting to look up the census listings of celebrities and future newsmakers of the year 1940.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former CHS coach indicted

August 13, 2012

PROVIDENCE - A former Chariho High School assistant soccer coach has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography, the Dept. of Justice announced Wednesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

White Nose Syndrome threatens local bat colony

August 13, 2012

WEST GREENWICH - The Woodville Barn at the University of Rhode Island W. Alton Jones Campus has been the spring and summer home for a thriving maternal colony of little brown bats for a very long time. Every March or April, the same colony returns to roost in the barn for the warmer months, and each member of the colony, which is females only, returns from its far away hibernation ready to bear one pup. It is a truly fascinating life cycle.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Disc golf legend rolls through Rhode Island

August 13, 2012

RICHMOND - On Tuesday man played the Willow Valley Disc Golf Course in Richmond unlike any other man that has ever played it before. It is no superpower or rare ability that sets this man apart from other course competitors, but an indomitable will to be the most well-traveled American ambassador of the game possible.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A shift in Administration at Chariho

July 26, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - When Robert Mitchell decided to leave his post as principal of Chariho High School this past spring, the Chariho School Committee acted quickly to appoint Elizabeth Sinwell, the former CHS Assistant Principal, to fill his roll. That decision was made without the use of a search committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Petition drive suspended after private buyer acquires YMCA land

July 19, 2012

A story in this week's Chariho Times detailed a petition drive organized by a group of Charlestown residents to encourage the town to buy a 27.7-acre piece of property on the eastern shores of Watchaug Pond formerly owned by the Ocean Community YMCA. After press time on Wednesday, the petition drive was suspended when the land was sold to a private buyer.

The petitioners aim to appropriate up to $600,000 from the town's undesignated surplus for the purchase.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

General Assembly candidates in place

July 12, 2012

Next fall, Rhode Island voters will again choose who will represent them in the General Assembly for the next term, and in many cases they will have to chose between their current representative and new and old challengers. Such is the case in Districts 38, 39 and 36.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Man dies after Charlestown train collision

July 5, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 25-year-old Providence man has died after being struck by a high-speed train on a trestle bridge carrying amtrak lines over the Pawcatuck River in the northwest section of Charlestown on Sunday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho High School graduates 287 at the Ryan Center

June 21, 2012

KINGSTON - Their journey began four years ago. It took place in Wood River Junction and accounted for perhaps the most significant part of their adolescence. It included homework and tests, was punctuated by some extracurricular achievements, impeded by multiple challenges, and ultimately characterized by pride and the will to overcome.
And on Monday night, their journey ended.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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