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New blog offers Progressive view

March 29, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The latest news-centric blog, Progressive Charlestown, to cover the town came to be when its owners were looking to stimulate political discussion amongst residents.

But Will Collette and Tom Ferrio sat on the idea until earlier this year as they wanted to make it an independent blog not tied to the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee. The decision to remove that link to the political committee came this past January, prior to the official launch of the website.

Charlestown police investigating Sunoco robbery

March 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – Police are seeking a suspect who is alleged to have committed armed robbery at the Sunoco Station on South County Trail last Thursday night.

Langevin addresses top issues at Town Hall meeting

March 26, 2011

WARWICK - Continuing his commitment to accessibility, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) hosted a "town mall" meeting at the Warwick Mall, where he discussed his work in Congress to address key issues facing Rhode Islanders and the nation and offered an opportunity for individuals and families to express their specific concerns.

Pastor grateful for community support after vandalism

March 25, 2011

ASHAWAY -- Roughly $40,000 to $50,000 worth of damage was inflicted to the Babcock Presbyterian Church last Thursday, when vandals entered the building and, among other actions, turned over the organ, emptied the fire extinguishers, and tossed a filing cabinet off the second floor.

Chariho students holding benefit concert Friday night

March 24, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – For the second year in a row, Chariho Regional High School students are looking to “Strike a Chord” with a concert to support Doctors Without Borders.

Celebrity judges for Wood River Health pasta challenge announced

March 22, 2011

HOPE VALLEY – Westerly’s favorite chocolatier, Rudi Hauser, owner of Hauser Chocolates and President of the Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce, will join television’s Cooking with Class gourmet chef Frank Terranova and Dean of Cuisine Linda Musch, Director of Culinary Arts at the Chariho Career and Technical Center, to comprise the team of judges for this year’s Pasta Challenge at Westerly Armory.

Bill would extend lay-off notice deadline for teachers

March 21, 2011

PROVIDENCE -- Legislation has been introduced that could easily solve one of the routine headaches faced by the Chariho Regional School District every year.

Council shows appreciation for resigned parks and rec member

March 20, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- The Town Council also announced last Monday night the resignation of Bernard Bishop from the town Parks and Recreation Commission. He sent in his letter of resignation March 2 via e-mail, in which he outlined his reasons for leaving.

“I have enjoyed my time on the commission throughout the years with the exception of the past 12 months," he wrote,likely referring to the back-and-forth on how to move forward with the town beach facilities.

(Calls to Bishop were not returned.)

Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse receives grants

March 19, 2011

WESTERLY – Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse (WAYL) recently received two grants that will help the area's new non-profit lacrosse organization with funding and equipment for its upcoming 2011 Spring season.

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.

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