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Celebrate the National Wildlife Refuge System's 108th birthday

March 18, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- The National Wildlife Refuge System will be celebrating the 108th anniversary of its establishment this year.

Book discussion at Langworthy this Sunday

March 16, 2011

HOPE VALLEY -- Maureen Taylor will return to town on Sunday, March 20, at 2  p.m., to discuss her book, The Last Muster, Images of the Revolutionary War Generation. The program is a joint effort of the Langworthy Public Library, the Richmond Historical Society, and the Hopkinton Historical Association and will be held at the Chapel at Wood River, 85 Nooseneck Hill Road, Richmond. The program is free and open to the public. Debra Nunes, director of the Langworthy Public Library, advises everyone interested to “arrive early--this will be a popular event.”

WPWA holding native wildflowers workshop

March 15, 2011

HOPE VALLEY -- Come celebrate the first day of spring with the Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association while learning about some of our state's most spectacular little treasures - native wildflowers.

Good food for good prices at Small Axe Cafe

March 13, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – Looking for tasty, reasonably priced meals in a quiet, mellow location? Head to the Small Axe Cafe.

Charlestown Land Trust holding bonfire

March 11, 2011

The Charlestown Land Trust is holding a bonfire and celebration of open spaces this Sunday, March 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Langevin Recognized as National MS Society's Representative of the Year

March 9, 2011

WARWICK-The National Multiple Sclerosis Society honored Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) as its 2010 Representative of the Year at the organization's annual Public Policy Conference. The award distinguishes a Member of Congress who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication to issues most significantly impacting the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis, or MS. It represents one of the highest honors the Society awards to public officials.

Richmond council nixes late payment notices

March 8, 2011

RICHMOND – Delinquent property taxpayers won't be seeing additional late payment notices this year as the Town Council voted recently to stop sending out the quarterly reminders. Instead, taxpayers will receive what they have in the past, which is their tax bill followed by a late payment reminder in December.

Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy meets with Westerly students

March 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE - Sometimes, it takes the young to teach the old new tricks.
When Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) and several of his legislative colleagues met a few weeks ago to talk with students from the Westerly Middle School about a project they had undertaken - convincing municipal officials to install a collection drum at the town transfer station to collect used, liquid cooking oil - they saw an idea that could be expanded statewide.

Rep. Donna Walsh introduces "Blue Alert" legislation

March 2, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Former Charlestown police officer Brian Jackson had moved to Dallas, Texas where he joined the police force. On the night of Nov. 13, 2005, he responded to a domestic disturbance call.

He was shot by a suspect and died an hour later. A "Blue Alert" was issued by the Dallas Police force with witness details and the suspect was arrested within a few hours.

Chariho Regional School District receives financial award

March 1, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – Since the spring of 2000, the Community 2000 Education Foundation has grown and evolved through partnerships that continue to benefit students and staff throughout the Chariho Regional School District.

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