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Obama budget could nix Carcieri decision

March 1, 2012

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for the fiscal year of 2013 includes language that could have an immediate and direct impact on Charlestown, and would essentially overturn a court decision that originated right here in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

W. Alton Jones celebrates 50 years

February 24, 2012

WEST GREENWICH - While the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus, Bay campus and Providence campus all have unique characteristics that make them beautiful, URI’s most alluring and charming campus may be none of the three.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton remains toll free

February 23, 2012

HOPKINTON - The Federal Highway Administration has rejected the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation’s (RIDOT) request to build toll booths on both sides of Route 95 in between Exits 2 and 3, in the Hopkinton/Richmond area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town votes to assist in YMCA land purchase

February 16, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 27.7-acre chunk of wooded land with approximately 700 feet of shoreline on the eastern banks of Watchaug Pond is on its way to becoming publicly accessible and protected open space. The Charlestown Land Trust will buy the property from the Ocean Community YMCA, with the help of a $475,000 allocation from the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CIA visits Chariho for food demonstartion

February 14, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Career and Technical Center welcomed a special guest on Tuesday to give students in the Culinary Arts program taste of food service industry post-secondary education opportunities and employment possibilities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A candid talk regarding substance abuse

February 12, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - It is not often that you see parents and teens openly conversing about drug use in high school, but that was exactly the case Monday night in the Chariho High School library, where a group of seven students spoke candidly and answered the questions of worried parents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Substation explosion, fire in Wood River Junction

February 10, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Thousands of National Grid customers, including URI and Chariho High School, were without power for a short time on Monday morning after an explosion and subsequent fire badly damaged a transformer at the substation on Shumunkanuc Hill Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whooping cough case reported at CMS

February 9, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - There has been one confirmed case of Whooping cough (Pertussis) at Chariho Middle School, and while it does not seem to have spread, the district will not be taking any chances.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Maintenance dredging begins at Ninigret Pond

February 3, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The shores of Ninigret Pond near the Charlestown Breach-way will be the site of heavy machinery and hard working crews for the next two months or so, and while it may look and sound like an industrial war-zone, the end result of the campaign could greatly benefit the pond’s natural habitat.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hirst, Landolfi propose alternate district plan

February 2, 2012

HOPKINTON - The new district maps that were approved by the Rhode Island Reappointment Commission in December, 2011 will impact many cities and towns throughout the state. Hopkinton could be one of the communities most drastically affected by the redistricting, because it will become split between two house districts, 38 and 39, and have to add a fourth polling location in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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