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January 8th

UPS delivery mishap injures Co-op manager during move

January 8, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Alternative Food Co-op has successfully moved across the street into the Kenyon Building, but not without a hitch.
On Dec. 22, just a week before the move was complete, a 700-pound refrigerator fell onto General Manager Christopher Perrotti during a UPS delivery, sending him to the hospital.
Patrolman David Melucci was the first police officer to arrive on the scene and found Perrotti lying on the sidewalk along Kenyon Avenue receiving first aid from South Kingstown Paramedics. Melucci’s police report describes the event as told by Perrotti.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Talks continue on single family home ordinance

January 8, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – The discussion on the number of unrelated individuals living in a single household was a continued topic on Monday evening for an Ad Hoc Committee for URI Student Rental Problems subcommittee. In numerous other cities and town around the country, the code of ordinances dictates that no more than three unrelated individuals may reside in the same single family home, but Narragansett’s ordinance on the matter is not as clean cut.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond to file suit on school committee representation

January 8, 2015

RICHMOND — On Tuesday night, the town council decided to proceed with filing suit in Superior Court to change the Chariho School Committee membership from 11 to 12. First, however, the council authorized the town solicitor to send letters indicating the town’s intentions to the Charlestown Town Council, the Hopkinton Town Council, and the Chariho School Committee. Richmond will file suit in early March if the other three entities do not respond by February 26.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

One more chance for the old Ashaway School

January 8, 2015

HOPKINTON — The future of the old elementary Ashaway School is still in question. Last September, after Crossman Engineering’s evaluation of the building revealed extensive deterioration requiring expensive repairs, the town council reluctantly concluded that the building should be razed.
However, at Monday night’s meeting, Town Councilor Sylvia Thompson reopened the discussion and suggested hiring a real estate company to find a renter or buyer for the property.
“It’s just kind of last ditch effort. It should be low cost,” she said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tensions high during Chariho budget workshop

January 8, 2015

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Superintendent of Chariho Regional Schools Barry Ricci kicked off the budget season by presenting his FY16 budget to the school committee on Saturday morning at the Middle School Library. The meeting was the first of four budget workshops held by School Committee as it works to develop and approve a budget that will go to a public vote later in the Spring.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 29th, 2014

BHDDH announces new opioid recovery program

December 29, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – With the recent news of increasing numbers of drug over dose related deaths around the state and ever-increasing numbers of people overdosing on opioids and narcotic pain relievers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, the state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and the Anchor Recovery Community Center have developed a program known as AnchorED to address this issue. The program places recovery coaches in emergency rooms to immediately provide support to individuals just recovering from a drug overdose.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 17th

Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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