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Hopkinton Council outlines issues for Omnibus

November 7, 2013

HOPKINTON – Members of the Hopkinton Town Council have a host of issues they would like to discuss at the annual Chariho Omnibus meeting, including the future of two elementary schools in the town and the potential elimination of the TE@CH program.

The council made a list and their meeting Monday night of issues they would like to discuss at the Omnibus meeting to be held Jan. 15.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond stepping right into 21st century

November 7, 2013

RICHMOND - The town of Richmond has recently taken several jumps in the way of technology and communication.

Robert Rock, the newly appointed town administrator, has already started his work making the link between the public and their town government stronger. As of Oct. 31, the town of Richmond has a new website, where a member of the public can “spend an hour looking through the features.” The front page of the website offers a new “notify me” initiative, where users can sign up to receive notifications and alerts via text message or email.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond residents shape plans for recreation center

November 7, 2013

RICHMOND — In a public workshop Monday night, about 75 Richmond residents took the opportunity to talk about what they would like to see in the town’s future recreation center that will be located on 47-acre site near Stop & Shop and the future Richmond Commons development. Listening to the residents were 15 landscape architecture students from University of Rhode Island (URI) who whose task it is create designs for the future facility based on the desires of Richmond denizens.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown remains vigilant after Sandy

November 1, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — Kevin Gallup, Charlestown’s Emergency Management Agency director, doesn’t just react to storms like Hurricane Sandy – he anticipates them, learns from them, and is ready to mobilize the town for the next big one.

Gallup, who has been in public service for more than 30 years, said he first learned how to plan for storms from Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and Hurricane Bob in 1991.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ricci hosts Chariho public forums

November 1, 2013

RICHMOND — “Ask Questions...Get Answers... Give Feedback” was the theme of three open forums hosted by Barry Ricci, superintendent of Chariho Schools, in Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley kids get guided history lesson

November 1, 2013

HOPKINTON - Last Friday, Richard Prescott, president of the Hopkinton Historical Society and member of the first graduating class of Chariho High School, guided fourth grade Hope Valley Elementary School students through the streets of Hopkinton, stopping at sites along the way to discuss the historical importance of certain buildings and landmarks.

The students were led by their fourth grade social studies teacher, Denise Foggo.

“Every time we go on one of these tours, I learn something new,” said Foggo, taking notes along the way.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP science scores improve for Chariho

October 25, 2013

Rhode Island NECAP science scores improved in grade eight for the fourth consecutive year, while declining slightly in grades four and 11, the Rhode Island Department of Education recently reported.
Overall, 33.8 percent of tested students in the state attained the level of proficiency or better on the 2013 NECAP science assessments, which all students in grades four, eight and 11 took last May. The statewide results represent a decline of 1 percentage point from last year and an increase of 10 percentage points since NECAP science assessments began five years ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parent liaison proposed for school committee

October 25, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Motivated by the parental outcry at the Chariho School Committee’s meeting on Sept. 24 over whether to hire a new principal at the Ashaway School, Catherine Guisti, a Hopkinton resident and mother of three, presented her proposal for a “parent liaison” volunteer position to the committee on Tuesday evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The overseer of the Poor had its hands full

September 26, 2013

HOPKINTON – “There’s no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty”, once stated 17th century Irish dramatist George Farquhar. As the centuries passed, that statement remained true in the eyes of the helpless and destitute. Over-come with hopelessness, loathe to take charity, and well aware that more people would whisper about such a condition than try and alter it, the stigma of poverty has remained what it always was; a scandalous and shameful way of life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Family-oriented event a part of Charlestown's 275th

September 26, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – On Sept. 21, Ninigret Park hosted the annual Harvest Festival to raise money for the Community Garden, which grows fresh food for people in need.

The festival was very family-oriented, providing activities for children and adults alike.

One speaker, Thawn Harris, told stories from Native American tradition with a modern twist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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