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Town votes to assist in YMCA land purchase

February 16, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 27.7-acre chunk of wooded land with approximately 700 feet of shoreline on the eastern banks of Watchaug Pond is on its way to becoming publicly accessible and protected open space. The Charlestown Land Trust will buy the property from the Ocean Community YMCA, with the help of a $475,000 allocation from the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CIA visits Chariho for food demonstartion

February 14, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Career and Technical Center welcomed a special guest on Tuesday to give students in the Culinary Arts program taste of food service industry post-secondary education opportunities and employment possibilities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A candid talk regarding substance abuse

February 12, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - It is not often that you see parents and teens openly conversing about drug use in high school, but that was exactly the case Monday night in the Chariho High School library, where a group of seven students spoke candidly and answered the questions of worried parents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Substation explosion, fire in Wood River Junction

February 10, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Thousands of National Grid customers, including URI and Chariho High School, were without power for a short time on Monday morning after an explosion and subsequent fire badly damaged a transformer at the substation on Shumunkanuc Hill Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whooping cough case reported at CMS

February 9, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - There has been one confirmed case of Whooping cough (Pertussis) at Chariho Middle School, and while it does not seem to have spread, the district will not be taking any chances.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Maintenance dredging begins at Ninigret Pond

February 3, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The shores of Ninigret Pond near the Charlestown Breach-way will be the site of heavy machinery and hard working crews for the next two months or so, and while it may look and sound like an industrial war-zone, the end result of the campaign could greatly benefit the pond’s natural habitat.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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