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Charlestown PD arrest 17 year-old for DUI, heroin possession

March 27, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Last week Charlestown police arrested a 17-year-old Charlestown male for driving under the influence and possession of heroin.

On March 17, at 8 p.m., police received a 911 call of erratic operation of a motor vehicle in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Revision to CHS academic requirements approved

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho School Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday to approve a revision to the district’s policy regarding academic requirements for high school graduation.

Superintendent Barry Ricci proposed a revision that would increase the physical education requirement to two credits. “We’ve long been criticized for only providing one quarter of PE,” Ricci said. “We’ve found a way to schedule it so we can provide a semester.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley Farmers Market to hold fundrasing benefit

March 20, 2014

Members of the Hope Valley Indoor Winter Farmers Market (HVIWFM) have partnered up with individuals in the local farm community to help rebuild the Travis Family Farm. On March 10, the barn at Travis Family Farm burned to the ground, killing more than 50 animals inside. The Travis family was a vendor at the market with Rachyl’s Goats Milk soap and a variety of handcrafted products. To help the family financially and in spirit, a raffle has been planned.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Barber’s Tomb a symbol of deep regard held for Pine Grove

March 20, 2014

HOPKINTON – The gathering crowd tightened in around the newly erected structure in Pine Grove Cemetery. The impeccably built concrete tomb contained two sections, separated by double iron doors. The first room, measuring 10 feet by 12 feet with a seven and a half foot high ceiling, and walls fourteen inches thick, was to serve as a receiving vault. The second section, a vestibule ante-room measuring 10 feet by 10 feet with a 10-foot high ornamental steel ceiling containing a cornice and centerpiece would be used for holding funerals during inclement weather.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Connecticut woman in critical condition after crash

March 20, 2014

HOPKINTON - A Connecticut woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she lost control of her vehicle and it overturned early Tuesday morning on Route 95 south.

At approximately 1 a.m. on March 18, the Rhode Island State Police Hope Valley Barracks received several 911 calls reporting a roll over motor vehicle accident on Route 95 south, north of the Woodville Alton Road overpass in Hopkinton.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dave’s Coffee moving headquarters to Narragansett

March 20, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Dave’s Coffee is planning to open a second location in Providence this spring and to move its headquarters to Narragansett.

“We’re halfway through our construction,” David Lanning Sr., CEO of Dave’s Coffee, said Tuesday. “We’re planning for the end of April, sometime in May to be opened there.”

Lanning said the Providence location on South Main Street will be different from the Charlestown location.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Davis clarifies motivations to change Chariho Act

March 20, 2014

RICHMOND — After listening to the dialogue at last week’s Chariho School Committee meeting, Town Councilor Erick A. Davis reported back to the town council Tuesday night that it appeared that Hopkinton and Charlestown believed that Richmond’s proposed changes to the Chariho Act were based on the potential increase in population from the future Richmond Commons apartment complex that will have approximately 300 units of one or two bedrooms.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Westerly Hospital is in better health

March 20, 2014

HOPKINTON — After a few difficult years, Westerly Hospital is thriving and several of its board members are spreading the news to the surrounding towns.

At Monday’s town council meeting, Westerly Hospital Chairman of the Board Steve Greene reported on the hospital’s economic health. Also attending was Lawrence + Memorial (L+M) Hospital President and CEO and Westerly Hospital CEO Bruce D. Cummings and Westerly Hospital board member Thomas Liguori.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Greeting a tramp with kindness leads to traumatic event

March 13, 2014

HOPKINTON – In this day and age, we are not quite as accommodating as our ancestors were. Should a stranger appear at our door asking for food, we would probably be on the phone dialing 9-1-1 before a full minute had passed. In earlier centuries, people were much more trusting than we are. However, such willing acts of trust and kindness sometimes proved to be dire mistakes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two men found dead on beaches in South County

March 13, 2014

CHARLESTOWN - The body of a 53-year-old man was found Saturday at Quonochontaug Breachway.

At 8:10 a.m., a kayaker discovered the body of Joseph W. Huston, with a last known address of 65 Marietta St., Providence.

Charlestown Police Chief Jeffrey Allen said Huston was found in shallow water next to a vehicle that was stuck in the sand.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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