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The wayward emu

July 19, 2011

RICHMOND - Southern Rhode Island and its rural expanses are home to a large variety of wildlife, however certain species just don’t belong.
On Tuesday, July 5, Richmond Animal Control Officer Anne Fisher had a close encounter with one of these creatures; an emu, which is a large, flightless bird indigenous to Australia. A close cousin of the Ostrich, the emu is much larger than any bird living on this part of the planet, let alone Rhode Island.

Town treasurer steps up role

July 18, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - There will be a new face behind the town administrator’s desk at the Charlestown Town Hall for the next three weeks. Town Treasurer Patricia Anderson will be ascending to the roll of Town Administrator in the absence of Bill DiLebero.

Rep. Walsh brings good news to town

July 17, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - Rep. Donna Walsh (D - Dist. 36) was on hand at the Charlestown Town Council meeting Monday night to update the council on any new state legislation that is going to directly impact the town.
It was mostly good news for Charlestown.

Special election to fill vacant council seat

July 16, 2011

HOPKINTON - There will be a special election held on July 26 to choose a new member of the Hopkinton Town Council. One seat on the town council is currently vacant, and has been since the resignation of council member Jonathan Osborne in April.

The circus comes to town

July 15, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - There is an analogy that people often use to describe something that is out of control. When a certain situation has a person overwhelmed or befuddled, but still provides entertainment value, they will say it is like the circus.

McGarry wearing two hats while filling in for Scuncio

July 14, 2011

HOPKINTON - For the last two weeks, Town Manager William McGarry has been a very busy man. Aside from his daily business as Town Manager, where he works at the Crandall House on Route 3, he has been acting as Hopkinton Police Chief. While this may seem like a daunting undertaking to most, McGarry is no stranger to the dual responsibility.

Ricci alerts parents to donation scam

July 11, 2011

RICHMOND–Residents of southern Rhode Island have a special kind of friendly hospitality that make many visitors fall in love with the region. However, there are some people out there that can take advantage of the kindness of others for their own benefit.

Drive-ins, classic cars enhance Misquamicut summer fun

July 10, 2011

MISQUAMICUT–Rhode Island is a great place to spend the summer. The weather is wonderful, the beaches are beautiful and there is always something happening. However, it may be difficult to find something exciting to do that won’t leave you penniless.

Woodville Road Bridge reconstruction complete

July 9, 2011

HOPKINTON–Crossing the Wood River at the Hopkinton/Richmond town line just became a whole lot easier. The Woodville Road Bridge has been reopened, Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (Dist. 38 – Hopkinton) announced in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) last week.

State budget approved: status quo for Chariho

July 8, 2011

The new state budget for the fiscal year 2012 is officially in place. The bill was signed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Thursday, June 30, and passed into law just one day before the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012).

 

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