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PROVIDENCE — As members of the General Assembly prepared to convene last week for a new legislative session, faith leaders, state officials and activists from across Rhode Island huddled together beneath the Statehouse rotunda to remind lawmakers of their responsibility to fight poverty thro…

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CHARLESTOWN — The council discussed the parameters of a townwide survey of residents at the Monday meeting and members agreed to discuss proposals from two outside polling firms at a future public meeting.

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HOPKINTON – Photographer and documentary filmmaker, Markham Starr, felt a spark ignite inside him six years ago when he joined a hike to view Native American stonework in the woods of North Stonington.

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RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council have asked for improved communication with the Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust regarding its future land purchases.

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — Facing higher property taxes resulting from a school budget that increases every year, two of the three Chariho towns told the School Committee at Wednesday’s Omnibus meeting that they just couldn’t shoulder another large hike in their contributions to the school district.

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HOPKINTON – The First Baptist Church of Hope Valley will be hosting Chariho Basic Needs Network meetings every month beginning Jan. 15 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Dec. 6 and 7 Charlestown RI Holiday Ramble 2019: on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4-9 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Ring in the holiday season with the Annual Charlestown RI Holiday Ramble! Grab a friend and enjoy festive local merriment and one-of-a-kind shopping throughout Cross’ Mills C…

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PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Education released its annual school report cards Thursday and among the 12 Westerly and Chariho schools, five schools improved their ratings and there was one decline.

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CHARLESTOWN — Members of the Town Council agreed at their Tuesday meeting to ask that the company chosen to conduct a survey of residents send the survey to all residents and taxpayers in the town.

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HOPKINTON – James Hepworth was a popular clothing and shoe merchant, operating out of the building where Spring Street Market is now located. Although written history reminds us of his life as a salesman, the darker side of Hepworth’s existence is not as well known. 

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CHARLESTOWN — Twenty-five small business owners attended a free seminar at the Town Hall Thursday on marketing in the digital landscape. The event was hosted by the Charlestown Economic Improvement Commission, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Small Business Developmen…

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RICHMOND — Members of the Richmond Senior Center pull out all the stops for their veterans appreciation luncheon, which is now in its fourth year. On Saturday, for the first time, the event featured a three-man honor guard from the Rhode Island National Guard. One of its members, Staff Sgt. …

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RICHMOND — About a dozen people attended a public listening session Tuesday, offering suggestions for improvements that could be made to the neglected outdoor recreation facilities at Richmond Elementary School. 

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RICHMOND — Richmond police said the owner of the Wawaloam Campground suffered gunshot wounds Thursday during a confrontation with a resident, who was found about an hour later in Exeter, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — Two Chariho teachers have each received a top national teaching award.

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RICHMOND — The Chariho Regional School District is inviting residents to weigh in on Richmond Elementary School’s crumbling outdoor recreation facilities at a listening session on Nov. 12.

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HOPKINTON — A standing-room-only crowd of angry residents packed the council chambers Monday to voice their frustration about the Maxson Hill solar energy project and commercial solar facilities in general.

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HOPKINTON – Upon the death of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1962, UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson said that she had been the kind of person who “would rather light candles than curse the darkness.” It was the perfect description of a woman who had plenty of reasons to rest under the weight of shadows b…

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HOPKINTON – The sport of goat racing began 94 years ago on the island of Tobago. Since that time, its popularity has spread across the world. On Sunday, Nov. 3, you can take in a goat race being held right here in Hopkinton.

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Hopkinton Town Council has denied an application to amend the town’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to allow the construction of a commercial solar array in a residential zone at 336 Woodville Road.

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PROVIDENCE — Students in the Westerly and Chariho school districts had slightly improved scores in the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System standardized tests. The results, released Tuesday by the Rhode Island Department of Education, also showed that students in Westerly and Chariho…