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Hopkinton Town Council, businesses searching for middle ground

April 26, 2011

HOPKINTON -- Before the latest public hearing on a proposed land clearing and earth removal ordinance began Monday night, it became clear that the matter would be continued for the purposes of more research and discussion to find a middle ground.

State Environment Council awards announced

April 23, 2011

PROVIDENCE -- Each year four outstanding community conservation projects are recognized statewide as Sen. John Chafee Conservation Leadership Projects. These projects are undertaken and completed by local leaders and provide significant benefits to the community and to the state. This year 25 applications were received, only four of them will receive Sen. John Chafee recognition honors.

Chariho Community Innovative Projects Fund announces grants

April 22, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. -- The Chariho Community Innovative Projects Fund (CCIP), administered by the Rhode Island Foundation, has announced grants of $9,050 for the 2010-11 academic year.

Oyster Works announces new hire

April 21, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – Oyster Works, an architecture, design and project management firm, announced that Damara Ortolani Sisti, of Tiverton, will join their team.

'Carcieri fix' appearing before U.S. Senate again

April 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate will again consider a “Carcieri fix” bill that contains language that would allow for tribes such as the Narragansett Indians to take their land into trust.

Easter services in Alton

April 17, 2011

ALTON -- St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Alton will hold an array of services during Holy Week.

Pet pantry helps animals in need

April 16, 2011

RICHMOND – Over the past few years the economy has seen better days, and the average consumer has less money to spend on their animals.
Carol Terranova and her friends saw this becoming a recurring scenario and decided it was time they did something about it, and so was born “Maggies Pet Pantry.”

Chariho students win big at SkillsUSA

April 15, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers.

Moratorium costs Charlestown a $750,000 grant for wind project

April 12, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- With a six-month moratorium on wind energy facility applications in effect, a proposal to install turbines in Ninigret Park to offset municipal energy costs will not go forward as planned.

The Town Council voted to March 14 to institute the new moratorium, which went into effect the next day, after also approving a new ordinance on wind energy. This is the second moratorium of its kind in Charlestown. Last November, a similar one was approved by the council after its member were sworn-in. That one, however, was only for four months.

WPWA announces upgrades

April 11, 2011

HOPE VALLEY – If you visit the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association's (WPWA) campus on Arcadia Road in Hope Valley this summer you will notice lots of changes.

 

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