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Council applauds Brushy Brook ruling

February 11, 2013

SHAB decision and safety discussed in Hopkinton

HOPKINTON—The town council applauded their legal team Monday night for the recent ruling in Hopkinton’s favor by the State Housing Appeals Board concerning the Brushy Brook development.
The ruling upholds the planning board’s 2010 decision to limit the number of homes built and to ask for some reconfiguring of the layout of the plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Couple arrested for attempted Hopkinton break-ins

February 11, 2013

Multiple felony charges for Michael Gaccione, 36, and Rose Roberts, 37, of Westerly

HOPKINTON – Hopkinton Police arrested a Westerly couple in connection with two recent break-ins on Thursday.
Police arrested Michael Gaccione, 36, and Rose Roberts, 37, both of 37 Canal St., Westerly, in connection with two attempted break-ins into Hopkinton homes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South County Hospital remains only independent facility

January 18, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital is now the only independent hospital in Rhode Island, given the recent purchase of the Westerly Hospital by Lawrence and Memorial and assuming that Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket is purchased by its latest bidder, Prime Health.
In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, Lou Giancola, president and CEO of South County Hospital, would like to make sure the hospital remains independent.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beach cleanup and restoration plan taking shape

January 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—Cleanup and restoration of the Charlestown Town Beach is set to begin as early as next month, and town officials plan to have it ready for the crowds when beach season arrives.
“There’s a lot of people who want to know, what’s the plan, what are we doing…to ensure that our beaches are back in place,” said Councilor Daniel Slattery at Monday night’s town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charter school funding a hot topic

January 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—The town council voted Monday night to postpone discussion of the school district’s proposal to end public funding of poorly rated charter schools.
The initiative, introduced by Chariho Superintendent Barry Ricci last month, would require parents to pay for their children to attend a charter school if that school is not rated higher than Chariho public schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Furniture: celebrating 25 years in business

October 12, 2012

WYOMING—Ed Smith, owner of Chariho Furniture, opened up his suit jacket and pointed to the red, white and blue American flag stitched inside.
“People say, ‘You can’t buy American-made clothing,’” Smith said. “It’s got to be American-made. I don’t think this country would be in the position it’s in if people felt that way.”
For Ed Smith, “Made in America” is more than an empty slogan. Chariho Furniture prides itself on selling only American-made solid-wood furniture. They carry over 100 different brands, 20 of them Amish, and they specialize in pieces made to the customer’s exacting specifications. Everything can be customized, from the wood to the fabric to the finish to the hardware.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho School Committee meeting packed teachers, parents and students

October 11, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — At Tuesday evening's School Committee meeting, preceding the public forum, George Kenney, Chair of the Chariho School Committee, read aloud the School Committee's press release entitled “Negotiations Statement #1” to a packed auditorium of over 300 teachers, students, parents, and supporters. Earlier that evening, teachers had participated in a protest to voice their concerns about salary freezes and cuts in longevity and master degree pay. The teachers have been working without a contract since August 31, 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Serra takes the stand as last witness

September 2, 2012

WARWICK - Former Chariho School Committeewoman Terri Serra took the stand as the last witness in her own trial on Monday, and defended the actions she took last October when a teenage drinking party took place on her property, and four Chariho boys were injured in a subsequent car crash. Serra is charged under the state’s social host law for the party, and under the duty to assist statute for failing to call 911 at the near-fatal accident scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Allen named Charlestown Chief of Police

August 30, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 5-member selection committee appointed South Kingstown Police Capt. Jeffrey Allen as the new Chief of Police in Charlestown on Monday night. Allen will replace 30-year veteran of the Charlestown Police Dept. Jack Shippee, who stepped down in June.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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