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School budget criticized

December 2, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Town council members in all three Chariho towns have made efforts to request a greater level of transparency in the annual budget of the Chariho Regional School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown youth arrested in connection to crash

December 1, 2011

RICHMOND - A 17-year-old boy from Charlestown has been cited and arrested by the Richmond Police Dept. for reckless driving in connection with an Oct. 23 crash that injured four Chariho High School students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Blue Ribbon award a major win

November 25, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - Monday was a special day at the award-winning Hope Valley Elementary School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New location for food pantry: bigger and better

November 24, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - A long line formed in the cold and wet weather outside the door at 805 Alton Carolina Road on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, as it has most Wednesday and Thursday mornings this fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Next step in gun club: hiring sound engineer

November 23, 2011

RICHMOND - The town council has approved funds for the zoning board to hire an acoustical engineer to assist in conducting a sound test at 87 Kingstown Road, a site that could potentially host an outdoor gun club and shooting range.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CDTC makes tax credit proposal

November 21, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - A proposal aimed to give full-time Charlestown residents a tax credit of up to $1,000 per year on their property taxes was presented by the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) at the Nov. 14 town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hunting may be solution to deer overpopulation

November 18, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex (RINWRC), a division of the National Fish and Wildlife Service, is in the process of constructing a White-tailed Deer Management Plan for the Block Island and Ninigret National Wildlife Refuges. A public workshop was held at the Kettle Pond Visitors Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, to collect public input on the plan and to answer questions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tourism Council sets up shop in Connecticut

November 17, 2011

In an effort to distribute South County-related tourism materials, the South County Tourism Council (SCTC) has acquired space at the Pilot Travel Center at Exit 93 off Route 95 in Connecticut. The move was a direct result of the closing of the Rhode Island Welcome Center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ALA continues fighting for better air quality (Letter)

November 15, 2011

To the Editor,

Congress has become increasingly fixated on dismantling clean air protections and impeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to improve public health. Last month, House Leaders passed the TRAIN Act, the most dangerous assault on the clean air protections ever. And now in the Senate, we have Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) attempt to utilize the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to thwart the implementation of the life-saving Cross State Air Pollution Rule. The rule is expected to protect the public from deadly toxins emitted by industrial plants in other states, of which citizens of Sen. Paul’s own state of Kentucky would benefit from greatly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New school calendar approved

November 14, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - A new calendar for the Chariho Regional School District that will consolidate spring vacation weeks and shorten the school year will be implemented during the 2012-2013 school year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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