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Richmond TC accepts terms for joint meeting

June 19, 2014

RICHMOND — The town council considered a new request from Charlestown to attend the Joint Governing Bodies meeting to discuss the Chariho Act, which was proposed by Chariho School Committee Chairman Bill Day in April. Charlestown had previously declined the invitation to attend the joint meeting but reversed their vote at their last town council meeting when Charlestown school committee representatives asked the town council to reconsider.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Transgender bathroom use creates rift

June 19, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Two different interpretations of the Chariho High School Policy of treating all students equally has created a rift in the district over the use of the girl’s bathroom by a physiologically male student who identifies as a female.
Last week, Glenn Josephides, a Chariho High School parent, emailed Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci saying that his daughter was uncomfortable that a transgender female was allowed to use the girls’ bathrooms at the high school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More than half of CHS graduates plan on attending college

June 19, 2014

CHARIHO - The Chariho class of 2014 left the Ryan Center on Friday temporarily free of all obligations to the educational system. Now taking on obligations to themselves, the class of millennials will each choose a different and important path to the future.
Of the graduating class of 279, 142 plan on attending a four-year college, 61 plan to attend a two-year college, ten have set their sights on representing the United States in the armed forces and 57 will enter the workforce.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Potential water supply stirs controversy

June 12, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — In two-hour exchange, the town council and town residents questioned Kenneth J. Burke, P.E., General Manager of the Rhode Island Water Resources Board (RIWRB) about a potential new public water supply that would be located near Cross Mills.
Burke had come to the meeting to talk about the potential water source his agency had identified in Charlestown, to inform the town that tax-exempt bonds were available to purchase the land for water sources like this one, and to explain his agency’s mission, which he said was to preserve water supplies for future generations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond voters ratify town budget

June 12, 2014

RICHMOND — Voters approved the $23.4 million town budget for 2014-15 at Monday night’s Financial Town Meeting at Richmond Elementary School. Of the town’s 6,066 registered voters, 73, or 1.2 percent, came to cast ballots.
In addition to the budget, voters approved two bond resolutions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parent Liaison gets her first report card

June 12, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho School Committee members gave Parent Liaison Catherine Guisti their first official feedback on her performance in her role that she proposed last October as a pilot position designed to improve relations between the committee and parents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton’s Hidden Valley Gardens: a blossoming business

June 12, 2014

HOPKINTON – Go around the bend and the sign for “Hidden Valley Gardens” comes into view. It is aptly named as it isn’t until you turn and go down the hill that everything before you seems to be blossoming with lively, brilliant color.
Owner Ricky DeSimone became interested in the art and science behind growing flowers and vegetables when he was just a child in Johnston. “I grew up doing this”, he said. “My neighbors had a business that I helped with and then I married into it”.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown voters approve $26.4 million budget

June 5, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At Monday’s day-long financial referendum, voters approved the town’s $26.4 million budget for 2014-2015. A total of 199 voters included 144 for and 55 against. The town’s turnout represented 3.1 percent of the 6,321 eligible voters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

AP literature class fares well in letters contest

June 5, 2014

RICHMOND – Though their minds were on the senior prom and graduation, Shelley Kenny’s Advanced Placement Literature Class took some time recently to talk about the honors they collectively received in the recent national Letters About Literature contest.

The nationwide annual contest is open to students in grades four through twelve and is sponsored in Rhode Island by The Center For The Book, part of the Council For The Humanities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Strange but true animal stories from South County

May 8, 2014

There’s no shortage of crazy animal tales in Washington County. Be it a common bird, deer or something as exotic as an opossum, our ancestors were regularly amazed by the antics of other species.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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