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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

Cafaro named Chariho Educator of the Year

September 11, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The 2015 Chariho Educator of the Year is School Social Worker Amy Cafaro who has been working in the Chariho School District since 1997. Cafaro works two days a week at Charlestown Elementary School and three days a week at Chariho Middle School.
Cafaro, 43, attended Richmond Elementary School and Chariho Middle School, and finished fourth in her class at Chariho Regional High School. In 1992, she graduated from Brown University in the the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1996, Cafaro earned her master’s degree from Rhode Island College.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Primary results are in; candidates ready for November

September 11, 2014

Democrat State Treasurer Gina Raimondo will face Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the state governor race in November. Statewide, Raimondo won on 42 percent of the democratic vote, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras won 29 percent, and H. Claiborne Pell took 27 percent. On the Republican side, Fung defeated Moderate Party candidate Ken Block.
In the Senator for Congress race, incumbent Democrat John F. Reed will face Republican Mark. S. Zaccaria. Each ran unopposed in their respective primaries.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown TC explores extraction ordinance again

September 11, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At Monday night’s town council meeting, Town Councilor George Tremblay proposed a replacement for the extraction ordinance that failed to pass in May. Tremblay asked that the town administrator and town solicitor rewrite the proposed ordinance in language that “meets the requirements for clarity and enforcement.”
Tremblay said that on May 12, the council voted to withdraw the proposal for an extraction ordinance primarily owing to legal challenges from several attorneys over the sustainability of the ordinance in a court of law.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Concrete on Main Street

September 4, 2014

HOPKINTON – A custom concrete business may soon be moving to Hopkinton.
Justin Hawkins, owner of Livingstone Concrete Studios, which is currently located in Lincoln, is hoping to move his business to 813 Main St. in Hope Valley.
Hawkins and his staff of three craft custom concrete countertops, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and other furnishings for their clients throughout the Northeast.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond responds to Charlestown’s Pipeline

September 4, 2014

RICHMOND - At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Richmond Town Council decided unanimously to authorize Town Administrator Robert Rock to pen a letter to the Town of Charlestown rebutting information in the July issue of the town’s monthly newsletter.
The Pipeline, a “municipal informational newsletter” authorized by the town hall, called the July issue a special edition and titled it “Impact of a Single Taxing District.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Brady- "Let it rip and see where we're at"

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: Brady- "Let it rip and see where we're at"
Brady discusses the upcoming season opener against the Miami Dolphins

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DiBello settles with Charlestown for $450,000

August 28, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Lisa DiBello settled a lawsuit with the Town of Charlestown for $450,000 in an agreement mediated by retired state Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank. J. Williams. The town council issued a Memorandum of Understanding in which DiBello will receive $318,000 and her attorneys, Savage and Savage, will receive $132,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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