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Hirst, Landolfi propose alternate district plan

February 2, 2012

HOPKINTON - The new district maps that were approved by the Rhode Island Reappointment Commission in December, 2011 will impact many cities and towns throughout the state. Hopkinton could be one of the communities most drastically affected by the redistricting, because it will become split between two house districts, 38 and 39, and have to add a fourth polling location in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

She's helping people help their pets

January 31, 2012

RICHMOND - Carol Terranova’s beloved Yellow Lab Maggie was a rescue dog. While the pair spent many happy days together, Maggie passed away in December, 2011.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

United Chambers unsure of next step

January 30, 2012

WESTERLY - Last week, Washington County Superior Court Judge Brian Stern made a ruling against a temporary injection that was aimed to prevent the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce from changing its name to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (SRICC).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Longtime SRIN photographer Ray Clayton inducted into Rhode Island Press Association Hall of Fame

January 27, 2012

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers is proud to announce that longtime staff photographer Ray Clayton has been named one of three entrants into the Rhode Island Press Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
Clayton, who worked for SRIN for nearly 40 years as a fulltime photographer and freelanced for the Standard Times up until his death last December, will join East Bay Newspapers sports writer/photographer Manuel C. “Manny” Correira and retired Providence Journal business editor Joseph L. Goodrich as the latest inductees into the coveted hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Vecchio resigns from Chariho School Committee

January 27, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Richard Vecchio, formerly of the Chariho School Committee, has resigned. In a letter sent to the Hopkinton Town Council last week, Vecchio outlined his reasons for his decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho seeks better evaluation model

January 26, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Teacher evaluation is an important process for school districts around Rhode Island, but the Chariho School Committee sees improvements that can be made in the state’s model for evaluating teachers, and will push to have them brought to light.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Governor Garrahy dies

January 25, 2012

Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, who served as state leader from 1977 to 1985, passed away earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Legislators propose tax, farm bills

January 24, 2012

The 2012 General Assembly session is under way, and local law makers are looking to make a positive impact by introducing some new, and some familiar legislation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rep. Walsh secures $2,000 grant to assist RI-CAN

January 23, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - Lines of hungry people seeking food extend out the door and into the parking lot of the Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need (RI-CAN), the food pantry on the corner of Routes 112 and 91 in Charlestown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Substance abuse decreases among Chariho students

January 20, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Regional School District is still feeling the aftershock of a car crash that injured four students in October 2011, and the ill-advised gathering of teens and alcohol that preceded it. However, as the district recovers, there is evidence to support a significant downward trend in substance abuse among students, and a heightened sense of the danger it presents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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