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Sarah Lockwood Pardee was born in New Haven, Conn. in 1839, the daughter of Leonard and Sarah (Burns). Her father owned Leonard Pardee & Company on East Water Street, manufacturing sashes, blinds and doors, and offering architectural carving services. 

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HOPKINTON — Opponents of a massive commercial solar-energy facility proposed for Palmer’s Circle had a chance to speak last week when the Planning Board held a public informational meeting on the master plan for the project. 

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Chariho High junior’s project shows the positive power of puppetry

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RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council learned at their Tuesday meeting of possible funding sources to offset the cost of mitigating the ongoing flooding in the KG Ranch Road- Valley Lodge neighborhood.

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The goals of this year’s coastal cleanup are the same as previous years’: Remove trash from Rhode Island’s coastline and raise public awareness of the prevalence of marine debris.

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RICHMOND — Officials with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation and Richmond police are investigating after a single-engine plane crashed onto a dirt driveway at Harvest Acres Farm on Monday afternoon.

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HOPKINTON – When Uncle Sam called, the boys and men of 19th-century Hopkinton answered. Some returned home unscathed. Some didn’t return home at all. Others had to live the rest of their lives within the confinement of permanent battle wounds. 

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CHARLESTOWN — Nicole Manfredo had some good news recently, a welcome change from the calamities currently decimating the restaurant industry. Gemelli Bistro in Charlestown, which Manfredo and her mother Marilyn Iozzi own and operate, has been recognized by the national website, Love Food, as…

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CHARLESTOWN — Members of the Town Council discussed the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act at Monday’s remote meeting. The item was on the agenda at the request of council Vice President Deborah Carney. 

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RICHMOND —  Richmond senior center member Beverly Wightman is staying healthy and safe, but there are two things she’s missing during the COVID-19 pandemic: her close friends from the center, and hugs.

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HOPKINTON — Members of the Planning Board issued a negative advisory opinion Wednesday on an application by the Comolli Granite Company and Centrica Business Solutions to amend the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance from residential to commercial for the construction of a ground-mounted…

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HOPKINTON — The Park & Ride commuter lot on Main Street in Ashaway is one of two locations selected by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for a pilot project that will provide free access to electric vehicle chargers. The second charger has been installed in the Warwick Park &…

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HOPKINTON –  It is estimated that out of every 1,000 births in America, 32 of them are twins. At one time, Hopkinton was home to the oldest set of twins in Rhode Island.

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RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council agreed at their remote meeting Tuesday to renew their efforts to obtain state or federal funding to mitigate flooding in the KG Ranch Road-Valley Lodge neighborhood.

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HOPKINTON –  When Allison Palombo and Christopher Mongeau purchased the Greek Revival located at 6 Maple Street in Hope Valley last December, the ceilings were falling down. There was water damage to the floors, broken windows, smoke and fire damage to the woodwork and piles of dusty debris …

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — Less than two months into her position as Chariho Superintendent of Schools, Gina Picard has had to familiarize herself with a large regional school district while grappling with unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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HOPKINTON — The application for amendments to the town’s zoning and comprehensive plan for a commercial solar energy project at 201 Chase Hill Road continued last week at a virtual public hearing.

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HOPKINTON – Back in 2018, I knocked on the door of Robert and Judy Morgan’s house in Hope Valley. Someone had told me this man, 94-year-old Bob Morgan, was a World War II veteran with incredible stories. 

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — Surveys of Chariho parents and staff show an overall willingness to return to in-person learning in the fall, but the mechanics of doing so during the COVID -19 pandemic are challenging.

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RICHMOND — The issue of gunfire noise from a private property has been resolved with a minimum of fuss — and some help from the police. 

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — Meeting remotely Tuesday, members of the Chariho School Committee adopted the 2020-21 schools budget and set a June 30 date for the budget referendum. They also discussed the state’s plan to reopen schools and what the new coronavirus protocols might cost the school district.

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — Just months before graduation, three Chariho seniors who would normally be cruising to the end of the school year found themselves designing and producing medical devices that are helping local hospitals save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — It won’t be the traditional graduation ceremony at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center, but students, teachers and administrators have put their heads together to find ways to honor Chariho seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic while still keeping everyone safe.

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During her daily press briefing today, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced 38 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state to a total of 203 cases. Although this is the highest number of new cases Rhode Island has seen in one day to date, Raimondo assured Rhode Islanders that the state is working diligently.

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Due to the statewide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Southern Rhode Island Newspapers office will be closed to the public until further notice.