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Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy meets with Westerly students

March 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE - Sometimes, it takes the young to teach the old new tricks.
When Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) and several of his legislative colleagues met a few weeks ago to talk with students from the Westerly Middle School about a project they had undertaken - convincing municipal officials to install a collection drum at the town transfer station to collect used, liquid cooking oil - they saw an idea that could be expanded statewide.

Rep. Donna Walsh introduces "Blue Alert" legislation

March 2, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Former Charlestown police officer Brian Jackson had moved to Dallas, Texas where he joined the police force. On the night of Nov. 13, 2005, he responded to a domestic disturbance call.

He was shot by a suspect and died an hour later. A "Blue Alert" was issued by the Dallas Police force with witness details and the suspect was arrested within a few hours.

Chariho Regional School District receives financial award

March 1, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – Since the spring of 2000, the Community 2000 Education Foundation has grown and evolved through partnerships that continue to benefit students and staff throughout the Chariho Regional School District.

Check ordinance before holding a yard sale

February 24, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – Looking to hold a yard sale in town once the weather warms up? Be sure to check the town's recently amended ordinance on yard sales beforehand.

Bid to create alternative energy board fails

February 23, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – Over the past year and a half or so, wind energy has dominated a majority of discussions held during town meetings, from workshops to public hearings.

Ashaway's Principal Morrone receives state award

February 20, 2011

ASHAWAY – As he and his students will tell you, Ashaway Elementary School Principal Steven Morrone typically isn't speechless in the morning.

But, to be fair, the morning of Monday, Feb. 14 wasn't typical in the least.

As he walked into the cafeteria of the elementary school, Morrone was flanked by members of the Chariho Regional School Committee, district administrators and teachers, his family, and the entire student body.

The second-year principal, who could see that everyone was excited and clapping, began clapping, too, as he was obviously unaware of what was going on.

Only makes sense to push back the dismissal deadline

February 18, 2011

As some of you are well aware, it can be very trying to remain knowledgeable and, perhaps above all, aware of the many doings of the government. Many times, it can feel like a second job trying to keep up with all the happenings in your town or region, never mind the entire state or country. Trust us, we know this all too well.

Langevin reacts to Obama's proposed budget

February 15, 2011

WARWICK - Congressman Jim Langevin offered the following statement in response to the release of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012.

Richmond, AARP offer tax help for residents

February 14, 2011

RICHMOND – It's that time of the year again.

And no, it's not the holiday season again or anything remotely fun like that.

Yes, it's that time of the year – when people across the country are filling out their tax forms in hopes of a big return or, in some cases, minimal money owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

Remove the stigma from affordable housing

February 12, 2011

Amongst a slew of other issues, one of the biggest problems facing Rhode Island is its inability to entice its young people to remain in the state.

 

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