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Flying with the fishes

September 30, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The Dept. of Environmental Managment’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has a goal: to sustain the wildlife habitats and fisheries of Rhode Island’s woods and wetlands. To help achieve this goal, they host an Aquatic Resource Education Program every fall to help educate people on how to be safe and responsible with the environment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deficient bridges across South County

September 29, 2011

The Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group (RIPIRG) released a report on Thursday, Sept. 22, stating that 163 bridges, or 21.6 per cent of all bridges in the state, are rated structurally deficient by government standards. According to the these numbers, Rhode Island has the fourth worst bridge conditions in the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Task Force gets grant

September 25, 2011

The Chariho Tri-town Task Force on Substance abuse Prevention was one of nine Rhode Island drug use prevention coalitions to receive a grant from the White House Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for their Drug-free Community Support Programs in 2011.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Landfill closed to dog walks

September 24, 2011

RICHMOND - Abutters were on hand at the Richmond Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Sept. 20, to voice their displeasure about a temporary closing of the landfill that has been used as an unofficial dog park near Stilson and Buttonwoods Roads.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Riders rev their engines for students

September 23, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - In an effort to raise money for Chariho Career & Tech. students competing in the national Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Mo., there will be a fundraising motorcycle run leaving from the Chariho High School campus at 11 a.m., on Sept. 25.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley Elementary School wins national award

September 22, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - At the entrance of Hope Valley Elementary School, a decorative blue ribbon is attached to the wall adjacent to the front door. A similar ribbon can also be found on the door to the school’s main office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond PD busy at Washington County Fair

September 4, 2011

RICHMOND - Richmond police officers had little chance to rest at last month’s Washington County Fair, racking up a whopping 33 arrests in just four days.

The fair lasted from August 17 - 21 and all of the arrests were made on the first four days, making it the busiest week for the department this year, according to Police Chief Elwood Johnson.

“This is by far the busiest week we’ve had since I’ve been here,” he said. Johnson became the chief of Richmond Police in 2010.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Area towns recieve RIRRC funds for recycling

September 3, 2011

JOHNSTON - A ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to distribute profit shares to the 39 cities and towns of Rhode Island. Over $1.8 million of profits yielded from the sale of recyclables was divied up, and Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and Westerly each got their share.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The show will go on at Rhythm and Roots

September 2, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The 2011 Rhythm and Roots Festival is upon us once again.

Crews have been hustling and bustling around Ninigret Park to get the stages set up in time for the first acts, and according to the festival’s founder, Chuck Wentworth, everything is right on schedule. Some difficulties have arisen, as most of the area is still without power as of Tuesday afternoon, but Wentworth is not worried at all.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lights out in Charlestown

September 1, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - In the wake of Hurricane Irene, which ripped through the Northeast over the weekend, the majority of Charlestown’s residents were without power.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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