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Landfill closed to dog walks

September 24, 2011

RICHMOND - Abutters were on hand at the Richmond Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Sept. 20, to voice their displeasure about a temporary closing of the landfill that has been used as an unofficial dog park near Stilson and Buttonwoods Roads.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Riders rev their engines for students

September 23, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - In an effort to raise money for Chariho Career & Tech. students competing in the national Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Mo., there will be a fundraising motorcycle run leaving from the Chariho High School campus at 11 a.m., on Sept. 25.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley Elementary School wins national award

September 22, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - At the entrance of Hope Valley Elementary School, a decorative blue ribbon is attached to the wall adjacent to the front door. A similar ribbon can also be found on the door to the school’s main office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond PD busy at Washington County Fair

September 4, 2011

RICHMOND - Richmond police officers had little chance to rest at last month’s Washington County Fair, racking up a whopping 33 arrests in just four days.

The fair lasted from August 17 - 21 and all of the arrests were made on the first four days, making it the busiest week for the department this year, according to Police Chief Elwood Johnson.

“This is by far the busiest week we’ve had since I’ve been here,” he said. Johnson became the chief of Richmond Police in 2010.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Area towns recieve RIRRC funds for recycling

September 3, 2011

JOHNSTON - A ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to distribute profit shares to the 39 cities and towns of Rhode Island. Over $1.8 million of profits yielded from the sale of recyclables was divied up, and Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and Westerly each got their share.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The show will go on at Rhythm and Roots

September 2, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The 2011 Rhythm and Roots Festival is upon us once again.

Crews have been hustling and bustling around Ninigret Park to get the stages set up in time for the first acts, and according to the festival’s founder, Chuck Wentworth, everything is right on schedule. Some difficulties have arisen, as most of the area is still without power as of Tuesday afternoon, but Wentworth is not worried at all.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lights out in Charlestown

September 1, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - In the wake of Hurricane Irene, which ripped through the Northeast over the weekend, the majority of Charlestown’s residents were without power.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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