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October 9th, 2014

Town Council again talks wind energy

October 9, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Town Council amended the town municipal code Monday night, further changing the standards pertaining to Wind Energy Facilities.
What was supposed to be a third reading of the amendments made to the code turned into another change, moving the third public reading to the next town council meeting on Oct. 27.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee discusses mental health

October 9, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-The East Greenwich School District is making strides towards healthier and happier students with the help of their Mental Health Assessment that was discussed at the meeting Tuesday night.
In 2013 the East Greenwich School Committee agreed to create a subcommittee to exclusively focus on the mental health of students in the district. After many revisions, a discussion was held at the meeting regarding the Mental Health Assessment and any further suggestions.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Remembering Victoria Sousa five years later

October 9, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - A local family will honor the lost life of a loved one by holding a 5K Road Race on Oct. 25 in her memory, remembering her in an encouraging way.  
Almost five years after Victoria Sousa passed away of the H1N1 Flu Virus at the age of 12, her family and friends cherish her memory with the Victoria Sousa Foundation, whose mission is “to help children achieve goals that we know Victoria would have accomplished herself,” in addition to raising awareness about the flu and flu prevention.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho 1:1 rollout proceeding smoothly

October 9, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — This summer and fall, Chariho High School students received their personal 11” MacBook Air laptops on loan from the district. The 1:1 rollout started last year when high school teachers received MacBook Pro laptops in advance of their students.
Now, only three high school students out of 1,149 haven’t received their laptops.
Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci said he was pleased.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thompson’s of Hope Valley is worth a visit

October 9, 2014

HOPKINTON – Whether you think of it as an antique store with a fragrant twist, or a flower shop with historical inventory, Thompson’s of Hope Valley is definitely worth a visit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wood River Health shares future plans

October 9, 2014

HOPKINTON — At Monday night’s town council meeting, Wood River Health Center (WRHC) Director Michael Lichenstein provided an update on the center’s new hires, activities, and future plans.
Located in Hopkinton, WRHC provides primary medical care, dental care, WIC, nutrition, chronic disease management and social services and related supports. The center has served about 7,000 patients over 23,000 visits over the last year, and about 11,000 over the last three years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond amendment allows tax breaks for renewables

October 9, 2014

RICHMOND — Green energy companies could receive tax breaks in Richmond through a new amendment that allows the town council to exempt or stabilize tangibles taxes on qualifying property used for renewable energy production. The amendment also reduces the threshold of investment required by the current town ordinance as well as increase the term of that investment for up to 15 years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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