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September 18th, 2014

Chariho governing bodies to convene tonight

September 18, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Tonight the four Chariho governing bodies will meet to discuss potential amendments to the Chariho Act. The meeting will take place in the Chariho Regional High School cafeteria at 6:30 and is open to the public.
The Chariho Act is the legislation governing the school district and was passed by the general assembly in 1958. The Chariho School Committee and the three town councils from Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton are the school district’s four governing bodies.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Razing recommended for former Ashaway school

September 18, 2014

HOPKINTON — In front of the Town Council Monday night, architect Ed Wojcik delivered difficult news concerning the 1904 former Ashaway Elementary School building. In his assessment and use study, he had determined that razing the building was the town’s best alternative because of the significant costs of renovation.
Wojcik was hired by Crossman Engineering, which has a contract with the town, to provide evaluation and civil engineering services for the school building.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 17th

Town officials, union hammer out pension deal

September 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After a somewhat somber letter detailing the town’s financial condition and long-term debt due to accumulating other post-employment benefits (OPEB) and pension costs leaving many residents concerned about the future of the town, some major contract changes have left Narragansett residents breathing a sigh of relief.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NFD receives $54,726 grant from FEMA

September 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department (NFD) will receive a $54,726 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse along with Congressman Jim Langevin announced on Sept. 12 that the NFD will use the funds to purchase safety equipment, specifically protective turnout gear and bailout systems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Skate park committee to be revived

September 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN-Democracy was in full swing at the Neighborhood Guild on Monday as a group of local skaters crowded the meeting of the Parks and Recreation Department to request a variance in the town code that only allows for ramps up to four feet tall at the Old Mountain Field Skate Park.
Evan Mansolillo, who spearheaded the gathering, was the first to speak on the issue.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Primary poll watchers cite discrepancies with voter ID

September 17, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island (ACLU) has received several complaints from potential voters in the primary elections regarding the implementation of the voter identification laws that came into effect in Rhode Island this year.
Under the law, anyone without proper ID is supposed to be given a provisional ballot; if the signature they provide matches the one on their voter registration, the ballot ends up being certified by the board of elections and counted in the election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board decision on Fiore property proposal due by Nov. 5

September 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Planning Board has until Nov. 5 to render a decision on whether to approve the master plan of Roland Fiore’s proposal to develop the land at 571 Main St. with 36 housing units.
The land is currently home to the historic Mrs. William Davis Miller House, which is on the national registry of historic buildings. According to previous testimony by the applicant, the historic building will remain on the property and the exterior will not be affected.
The charge of the planning board is to make a recommendation to the town council and the zoning board

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 15th

VIDEO: Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

VIDEO: Tom Brady wants his offense to do a better job
Tom Brady comes out of the locker room upset after the win.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 12th

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings

September 12, 2014

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings
The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young takes a look at the Patriots' Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 11th

EWG volleyball defeats Coventry

September 11, 2014

COVENTRY— One of the longest winning streaks in the state came to a dramatic end Friday night.
The four-time reigning Division II champion Exeter-West Greenwich girls volleyball team, armed with talented middle hitters Jen Donnelly and Jenna Bridges, overcame a four-point deficit in the fourth game of Friday’s contest to force a deciding fifth game with three-time defending state champion Coventry.

 

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