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Magnolia is annual presence at Rhythm and Roots Festival

September 1, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - For Magnolia, a 7-piece Cajun based in New England, playing the Rhythm and Roots Festival at Ninigret Park is like home. The band, which formed in 1989, has played the festival every year since.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students get vocal about Quonochontaug

August 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - It is not often that a group of children can educate a room full of adults, especially when it comes to the deep-rooted history of a colonial village. However, that is precisely what happened at the Quonochontaug Grange on Friday, Aug. 20.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hurricane Watch: Charlestown Voluntary Evacuation

August 26, 2011

Charlestown has ordered a voluntary evacuation from Route 1A south. The evacuation is mandatory for residences located on the beach and pond waterfronts & will take place between 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday . It will be in effect at least through Monday at noon.
The Westerly Senior Center at 39 State St. will serve as the regional shelter. It will be open at 4 Saturday afternoon. Charlestown Police Department information line is 213-6920.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local reps angered by toll proposal

August 26, 2011

HOPKINTON - The State of Rhode Island has submitted an application to the federal government to install toll booths on both sides of Interstate 95 in between Exits 1 and 2 in Hopkinton.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Earthquake shakes Rhode Island

August 25, 2011

As a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Virginia Tuesday afternoon, shock waves rang throughout the East Coast, sending tremors across Rhode Island and causing government agencies across the country and state to evacuate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Washington County Fair celebrates its 45th year

August 13, 2011

RICHMOND - It is almost that time of year again.

The Washington County Fair will be celebrating it’s 45th year this summer, and the fun starts next week. The famous gathering of people, music, arts, games, rides, animals and food is set to kick of at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Route 112 on August 17, and the celebration will last until the 21.

Giving Polly more than a cracker

August 12, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - It all started with one bird.

When Marc Johnson needed a companion to keep him company in his lonely pottery studio in Cambridge, Mass., in the late ‘80s, he sought a friend.

Richmond Commons could broaden tax base

August 11, 2011

RICHMOND - Broadening the tax base has been a concern of Richmond residents and officials for many years. The majority of the tax burden in the rural town falls squarely on the shoulder of individual homeowners. However, progress is being made, one step at a time.

Narragansett Indian Tribe to host annual pow wow Aug. 12-14

August 7, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The earliest recorded history of people living in southern Rhode Island dates back hundreds of years. Before the Civil and Revolutionary wars, before Roger Williams helped lay the foundation of this state, and before the first European explores ever set sail into the Narragansett Bay, there were indigenous American people.

A chance to interact with D.C. leaders for Chariho student

August 6, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chariho High School sophomore Paige Pajarillo, 15, engages in many activities that are common for girls her age, such as reading, playing sports and spending time with her friends. However, she got the chance to do something last week that very few high school girls can say they have.

 

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