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Council looks at ways to protect Whalerock

November 14, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - On Nov. 12, only two months after the purchase of the land formerly known as Whalerock, the Charlestown Town Council discussed ways to protect the land from future development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho seeks variance on bus monitors

November 14, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — On Tuesday evening, the Chariho school committee voted unanimously to request a variance of RI Gen. Law 16-21-1 for the 2014-2015 school year. The law requires that all bus routes that transport students in kindergarten through fifth grade include a bus monitor in addition to the bus driver.

The variance will save the district $237,000, according to Chariho Regional School District Director of Administration Brian Stanley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Council outlines issues for OMNIBUS

November 8, 2013

HOPKINTON – Members of the Hopkinton Town Council have a host of issues they would like to discuss at the annual Chariho Omnibus meeting, including the future of two elementary schools in the town and the potential elimination of the TE@CH program.
The council made a list and their meeting Monday night of issues they would like to discuss at the Omnibus meeting to be held Jan. 15.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Council in favor of DEM property purchase

November 8, 2013

HOPKINTON – The Hopkinton Town Council voted unanimously Monday to indicate the town’s support of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s acquisition of 29 acres of land in Hopkinton, known as the Fisher property.
The council voted 5-0 to authorize Town Planner Jim Lamphere to submit positive comments to the Rhode Island Division of Planning regarding the proposed acquisition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A strong case made for Common Core transition

November 8, 2013

KINGSTON – There are five reasons why to transition to the Common Core – the five Cs – according to Susan Pimentel and Doug Sovde, two of the Common Core State Standards writers.
Pimentel, an English language arts standards writer, and Sovde, a math standards writer, discussed the transition to the Common Core at the University of Rhode Island Tuesday night as part of the Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium in a lecture entitled, “What are the Common Core State Standards Expectations?”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Council outlines issues for Omnibus

November 7, 2013

HOPKINTON – Members of the Hopkinton Town Council have a host of issues they would like to discuss at the annual Chariho Omnibus meeting, including the future of two elementary schools in the town and the potential elimination of the TE@CH program.

The council made a list and their meeting Monday night of issues they would like to discuss at the Omnibus meeting to be held Jan. 15.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond stepping right into 21st century

November 7, 2013

RICHMOND - The town of Richmond has recently taken several jumps in the way of technology and communication.

Robert Rock, the newly appointed town administrator, has already started his work making the link between the public and their town government stronger. As of Oct. 31, the town of Richmond has a new website, where a member of the public can “spend an hour looking through the features.” The front page of the website offers a new “notify me” initiative, where users can sign up to receive notifications and alerts via text message or email.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond residents shape plans for recreation center

November 7, 2013

RICHMOND — In a public workshop Monday night, about 75 Richmond residents took the opportunity to talk about what they would like to see in the town’s future recreation center that will be located on 47-acre site near Stop & Shop and the future Richmond Commons development. Listening to the residents were 15 landscape architecture students from University of Rhode Island (URI) who whose task it is create designs for the future facility based on the desires of Richmond denizens.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown remains vigilant after Sandy

November 1, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — Kevin Gallup, Charlestown’s Emergency Management Agency director, doesn’t just react to storms like Hurricane Sandy – he anticipates them, learns from them, and is ready to mobilize the town for the next big one.

Gallup, who has been in public service for more than 30 years, said he first learned how to plan for storms from Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and Hurricane Bob in 1991.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ricci hosts Chariho public forums

November 1, 2013

RICHMOND — “Ask Questions...Get Answers... Give Feedback” was the theme of three open forums hosted by Barry Ricci, superintendent of Chariho Schools, in Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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