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Land purchase proposal still being considered

June 23, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The Town Council voted 4-1 at its June 15 meeting to send a letter to landowner Larry LeBlanc with the hopes of creating an open dialog and learning if he wishes to pursue negotiations with the town on his 81-acre property.

Langevin and RISD partner to encourage innovation

June 22, 2011

WARWICK - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and leaders from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) hosted a forum on Capitol Hill Wednesday about the importance of integrating art and design into our country's efforts to maintain global leadership in technological innovation. Leaders in business and education joined them in Washington to highlight the need for workers trained in these disciplines to effectively communicate complex data and information, design easy-to-use products based on scientific research and build accurate and useful models for scientific demonstrations. The event builds on Langevin's efforts to ensure our workforce is trained to meet the needs of emerging industries, including renewable energy and health information technology.

Hopkinton prioritizes CDBG list

June 21, 2011

HOPKINTON – At its June 6 meeting, the Town Council prioritized and approved its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, which seeks $400,000 from the state of Rhode Island.

Local students honored by congressman

June 19, 2011

WAKEFIELD-- Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) was the keynote speaker at a ceremony celebrating the 2011 graduates of the Education Exchange, an adult education center in South County. More than 90 graduates were recognized at an event at the Prout School in Wakefield for receiving their GEDs through the Education Exchange GED Testing Center as well as the Education Exchange GED Preparation classes. Established in 1978 as the Washington County Adult Learning Center, the Education Exchange is a non-profit organization providing literacy programs and GED preparation and testing for adults in southern Rhode Island. It offers courses at sites in Wakefield, Westerly and North Kingstown.

Annual microbrew and wine tasting coming June 23

June 18, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island will have its annual microbrew and wine tasting at the Westerly Yacht Club June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Southern BBQ minus the airfare

June 17, 2011

SHANNOCK – Looking to enjoy some good, down-country BBQ but don't feel like crossing the Mason Dixon to do so? Well, you're in luck, because Kit Kat's Smoked BBQ has got you covered and all it takes is a trip to Shannock Village.

WPWA holds solstice paddle

June 16, 2011

HOPE VALLEY -- On June 21, the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association will hold a members-only solstice paddle from 6 to 8 p.m.

Red Sox license plates coming

June 15, 2011

PROVIDENCE -- Boston Red Sox fans will be able to express pride in their beloved team as they drive, while also supporting Rhode Island organizations funded by the Red Sox Foundation.

Hopkinton budget vote today

June 14, 2011

HOPKINTON -- The fate of the proposed $24.07 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 rests on the hands of the taxpayers who turn out to the poll today.

Chariho High School Alumni Association starts up

June 13, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – After quickly gaining steam over the past few months, the Chariho Regional High School Alumni Association held its inaugural meeting Tuesday, June 7.

 

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