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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.

Stump dump case nearly resolved

August 5, 2011

RICHMOND - A multi-year long court case filed by the town of Richmond against Richie Realty Corp. over a stump dump off of Skunk Hill Road is on it’s way to being resolved. The dump has been the cause of some local cockroach infestation and the sight of underground fires due to wood waste erosion.

Hopkinton Town Council approves special events

August 4, 2011

HOPKINTON - There will be some fun and unique events happening in town this year as the summer turns to fall. The town council approved three special event permits for up-coming charitable events at the town council meeting Monday night, August 1.

Bridge Street Bridge open at last

July 30, 2011

WYOMING - After two and a half years of inconvenient detours for motorists traveling between Wyoming and Arcadia, crossing the Wood River just became a whole lot easier. On Friday, July 22, Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-38 Hopkinton), announced that the Bridge Street Bridge will finally be reopened.

The Seafood Festival is back with a splash

July 29, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - During the weekend of Friday, Aug. 5, Ninigret Park will be flooded with tens of thousands of people experiencing all types of summer fun. From kids riding carnival rides to adults enjoying 80’s-rock tribute bands, all ages of people will be indulging in all variety of entertainment. Not to mention all the local seafood one could possibly eat.

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