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August 28th, 2014

Chariho will pay AP test fees

August 28, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Advanced Placement (AP) test costs will be covered by the Chariho School budget in the 2014/2015 academic year. Before approval, however, paying $91 per AP test was the center of debate at the school committee meeting last Tuesday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ricci named RI Superintendent of the Year

August 28, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho Regional School District Superintendent Barry Ricci has been chosen as the 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association (RISSA). From this year’s list of 19 candidates, Ricci was voted number one by RISSA’s 125 members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A back to school lesson for parents

August 28, 2014

At any age level, the transition back into the school year can be a stressful time for both students and the adults that support them. With the school year beginning yesterday for the Chariho district, licensed psychologist and nationally syndicated parent and child coach Dr. Kate Roberts, Ph.D., offered The Chariho Times readers a few tips to make sure the transition back to school goes smoothly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 27th

Comp plan analysis underway in Narragansett

August 27, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town’s proposed 2014 Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map underwent an in-depth analysis during a joint workgroup meeting between the Narragansett Town Council and the Planning Board on Monday evening.
Consultants Krista Moravec and Nate Kelly from the Horsley Witten Group in Providence gave a presentation on the focus areas for this round of updates to the plan, focusing on amendments in specific chapters that will lead to better local commerce and maintaining a high quality of life for residents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Camp Braveheart offers smiles for children

August 27, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Broad smiles ran across the faces of every child at Camp Fuller this past Friday as they went kayaking on Salt Pond or painted their own butterfly masks. For two days, kids from all over Rhode Island could escape from the troubling times in their lives through Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s Camp Braveheart program.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 26th

First Annual Hummingbird Festival a success

August 26, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – The First Annual Hummingbird Music Festival brought acoustic acts from across the state to a small field tucked away in Shannock on Saturday, all for the benefit of RICAN, a local non-profit that assists those in need with food, heat, clothing and home repairs.
Local singer and songwriter Esmeree Skye, with the help of her family, friends, fellow musicians and even her landlord, put together the festival in its entirety.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee member bounced from meeting prior to vote

August 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – School Committee Member Jonathan Daly-LaBelle claims that he was kicked out of a closed-door school committee meeting on June 10, immediately prior to the vote taken by the rest of the committee to extend Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow’s contract – a decision he said on Tuesday that he would have voted against.

The motion to approve the extension of the superintendent’s contract by three years and bestow a favorable review upon her was made by Kevin Jackson and passed 6-0, with Daly-LaBelle “not present.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 25th

Sea level rise will decrease wetlands

August 25, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Rising sea levels will eventually cover marsh wetlands, causing its vegetation to migrate inland if the conditions are amendable. Wetlands are desirable because they protect the shoreline from erosion and stabilize aquaculture and flora and fauna habitats, according to Pam Rubinoff, a coastal management extension specialist at the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Is the Patriots defense a top-5 unit right now?

August 25, 2014

VIDEO: Is the Patriots defense a top-5 unit right now?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 21st

Homecoming for Hopkinton’s new finance director

August 21, 2014

HOPKINTON — Newly hired Finance Director Brian Rosso is no stranger to Hopkinton. He’s a native Hopkintonian with generational roots in the town, and he’s thrilled to be back.
“I was born and raised in Hopkinton – my parents still live here, my grandparents still live here. My brother and his family live here, so I still have a lot of ties,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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