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Super Bowl coming to Gillette? When hell freezes over

February 13, 2014

There was a lot of oddball news last week, coming from many different directions. To wit:

Octo Guthrie?
The Internet has been ubiquitous in politics (and vice-versa) for many campaign cycles not, so it was inevitable that some folks employ it for mischievous purposes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Smart Money Tour comes to Wakefield on Friday

February 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Last-minute Valentine’s Day shoppers at the Wakefield Mall might actually leave with more money than they came in with this year.

On Valentine’s Day, scheduled because the mall is expected to be busy, the Rhode Island Treasurer’s Office will have a booth set up specifically to help people claim money that is rightfully theirs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIEWPOINT: Ballot question could determine future of homelessness in RI

February 13, 2014

I was heartbroken to see so many people waiting in line to file applications for subsidized housing this past year. We’re approaching a tough time for baby boomers, who due to the constraints of a poor economy and a dozen other factors are having trouble competing for jobs in a tech-savvy world.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New policy in place for town records requests

February 13, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At its Monday night meeting, the town council enacted a new policy to begin charging for large public records requests.

Because of The Access to Public Records Act (APRA), the public may “gain access to information amassed through the years by their cities and towns,” according to the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns.

The state also allows towns to charge a maximum rate of 15 cents per page and $15 per hour for such requests.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond and Hopkinton to discuss joining forces to change Chariho Act

February 13, 2014

RICHMOND — At its Tuesday night meeting last week, the Richmond Town Council responded affirmatively to the Hopkinton Town Council’s invitation to get together and discuss possible changes to the Chariho Act. The invitation had been extended during Hopkinton’s town council meeting the previous evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CVS decision to stop selling cigarettes roundly applauded

February 13, 2014

CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products at all of its stores beginning this fall.

By Oct. 1, CVS will no longer sell tobacco products in any of its 7,600 stores nationwide.

The Rhode Island-based national pharmacy chain is the first to take such action.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee approves budget for 2015

February 13, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Laboring under the burden of last year’s thrice-rejected budget, the Chariho School Committee voted 9-2 to approve the 2015 budget as presented by Superintendent Barry Ricci. Of the 11 school committee members, Georgia Ure and Keven Miller cast the two dissenting votes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community 2000 adds new career scholarship

February 6, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Community 2000, a nonprofit foundation that provides tuition scholarships to Chariho graduates and funding for educational projects, recently added the Chariho Career Development Portfolio Scholarships to its stable of endowments. Many of the organization’s scholarships are focused on defraying the costs of college tuition, but the newest fund will provide funding for students who will attend vocational school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP scores trend upward in Chariho

February 6, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The test scores are in and Chariho's New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) reading and math scores showed an overall gain of six points each from 2009 to 2014. The six point gain reflected an increase in reading scores from 88 to 89 points and a decrease in math from 75 to 73 points.

Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci said he was pleased overall.

“The trend over time for Chariho has been upward, which is the more important thing,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond and Hopkinton to discuss joining forces to change Chariho Act

February 5, 2014

RICHMOND — At its Tuesday night meeting, the Richmond Town Council responded positively to the Hopkinton Town Council's invitation to get together and discuss possible changes to the Chariho Act. The invitation was extended during Hopkinton's town council meeting the previous evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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