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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…

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ASHAWAY — The new East Coast Mental Wellness office that opened on Main Street in Ashaway on Oct. 1 is a welcome addition to a community that has been traditionally underserved by mental health care providers. 

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On Thursday, Oct. 31 at approximately 8:23 a.m., the Richmond Police Department was notified by the Westerly Dispatch Center that they had received a 9-1- 1 call from the Wawaloam Campground at 510 Gardiner Road, Richmond, reporting that a 78-year-old woman had been injured after being shot …

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HOPKINTON — Several residents took advantage of the public forum during Monday’s Town Council meeting to question the mandate of the Conservation Commission and the involvement of its chairman, Harvey Buford, in advocating the installation of industrial wind turbines in the town. 

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RICHMOND – In 1832, 20-year-old Sarah Ann Harris penned a letter to Prudence Crandall, principal of the Canterbury Female Boarding School in Connecticut. In the letter, she expressed her desire to attend the school and added that she understood if Crandall could not honor that request. Harri…

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In the Oct. 24 edition of The Chariho Times, an article printed titled “Along the Art Trail” featuring a local artist and previewing the HopArtsTrail event. The article was inadvertently published after the HopArtsTrail event had passed. The Chariho Times apologizes for the error.

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ASHAWAY — The U.S. Department of Education has named Ashaway Elementary School a “national blue ribbon school.” It is one of three elementary schools in Rhode Island to receive the award, which was presented to 362 schools across the country. The blue ribbon award, now in its 37th year, is t…

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HOPKINTON – On Oct. 11 from 12 until 3 p.m., the public is invited to watch history in the making. A team of archaeologists hired to conduct a survey of 1,100 mysterious stone cairns will be at Manitou Hassannash Preserve, located at 145 Lawton Foster Road North.

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HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Town Council met in front of a packed house Tuesday night to discuss a potential amendment to the town comprehensive plan, which would enact a prohibition on wind turbines in the town. The amendment was first brought up at the Aug. 19 town council meeting but was no…

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CHARLESTOWN - The Rathskeller Tavern will be hosting its sixth annual Twin Peaks Preservation Stroll on Sunday, Oct. 6. The event will be a 5K walk or stroll along Old Coach Road, starting at the Rathskeller Tavern, leading to Earthcare Farms and ending back at the Rathskeller where live mus…

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HOPKINTON — The Neighbors Helping Neighbors group of Charlestown has made it possible for a Hope Valley homeowner to put a new roof on his house.

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CHARLESTOWN – The oldest recorded near-death experience is believed to be that of a French man in 1740. That report is included in the book “Anecdotes de Medecine” and was believed by physicians of the time to have been caused by an overabundance of blood flow in the brain.

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HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Town Council met in the Chariho Middle School Auditorium to discuss a petition to amend the Hopkinton comprehensive future land use map as well as zoning ordinance/zoning map amendments.

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For thirty years, Chariho Furniture has been offering solid wood Amish crafted furniture. Since those early days, Chariho has become a true destination for Amish Furniture. Now featuring over 30 of the finest Amish brands and includes solid wood bedrooms, dining, office, media and now even c…

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The body of a suspect involved in a fatal shooting incident was found in Charlestown Sunday night, after local and state police forces had closed off roads in town to conduct an extensive search of the area.