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December 22, 2011

In today's paper, find out what local legislators think about their new districts after the Reapportionment Committee approved redistricting maps for 2012 on Monday.

Also we have a story about John Christian Hopkins, one Hope Valley native and Narragansett Tribal member who has become a successful novelist. Hopkins will join public radio’s Native America Calling on Dec. 29 to discuss his fourth book, Twilight of the Gods.

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District shake-up leaves one Rep for Charlestown

December 22, 2011

The Rhode Island Redistricting Committee voted 11-6 to approve a plan to correct a population imbalance between the state’s 1st and 2nd congressional districts, but it was the unanimous approval of House and Senate redistricting plans that will affect the Chariho towns.

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Verizon signal should be improving in Weekapaug

December 20, 2011

WESTERLY - Verizon wireless customers in the Misquamicut and Weekapaug areas of Westerly have a experienced some very poor cell phone connectivity in the past, but a new and improved antennae on top of the Westerly Police Station could serve as the remedy they have been looking for.

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Unfinished business in Canonchet Woods

December 18, 2011

HOPKINTON - The Canonchet Woods subdivision off of Route 3 in Hopkinton looks like an unfinished neighborhood. There is a large drainage pipe just feet away from the road, sticking out of a faded and worn berm that protects the road from a massive retention pond.

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Cardozo replaces Serra on Chariho School Committee

December 16, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho School Committee is back at full strength.

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Council votes to kill tax credit proposal

December 15, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The Town Council voted to kill a homestead tax exemption proposal from the Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) when the proposal’s opposition came out in full force at the Dec. 12 town council meeting.

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Charlestown resident Pachulski helps support cancer victims

December 14, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - Sandi Puchalski’s life changed forever during the Christmas season of 2007.

The Charlestown resident first felt a cancerous tumor inside her when her horse, Ms. Jazzie, pushed her up against a barn wall. She had found the life threatening mass in time, and was able to win a fight against the deadly disease.

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Pawuxet Rangers bring living history to Hope Valley

December 13, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - Third and fourth graders from Hope Valley Elementary School were transported out of the classroom and all the way back to the revolutionary battlefield on Friday, Dec. 2, when members of the Pawtuxet Rangers, a local militia that protected the Rhode Island coastline during the American Revolutionary War, paid them a spirited visit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Chief warns public of break-ins

December 10, 2011

RICHMOND - There has been a recent trend of residential break-ins in Richmond, and the Richmond Police Dept. has released a public safety notice to inform the public. The police are currently investigating leads and working to identify and apprehend those responsible.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Why are gas prices so high in Richmond?

December 9, 2011

RICHMOND - Local motorists have noticed a troublesome trend over the past few weeks. While gas prices throughout the state have continued to drop, gas prices along Main Street in Wyoming remain significantly above the state average.

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