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Updated List of Recyclable Items

September 23, 2014

Also printed in The Narragansett Times on Wednesday, Sept. 24

After several requests from residents requesting an updated recyclable materials list from the town, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers has compiled a list of materials that can be recycled, provided by the recycling coordinator.
Because the technology and machinery used in recycling plants is constantly evolving, the list of recyclable items and materials grows larger every year.

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deCoppet ‘Hillside’ becomes wildlife reservation

September 18, 2014

RICHMOND — The 1825-acre deCoppet land parcel known as “Hillside” officially became the new Hillsdale Forest and Wildlife Reservation and state and federal officials gathered at 156 Hillsdale Road to commemorate the occasion and tour the property on Friday.
Theakston deCoppet, a New York stockbroker, who retired to Richmond in 1916, purchased the land as it became available with the intention of long-term preservation. He also included a trust that will provide $20,000 per year for the property’s maintenance and preservation.

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Chariho governing bodies to convene tonight

September 18, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Tonight the four Chariho governing bodies will meet to discuss potential amendments to the Chariho Act. The meeting will take place in the Chariho Regional High School cafeteria at 6:30 and is open to the public.
The Chariho Act is the legislation governing the school district and was passed by the general assembly in 1958. The Chariho School Committee and the three town councils from Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton are the school district’s four governing bodies.

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Razing recommended for former Ashaway school

September 18, 2014

HOPKINTON — In front of the Town Council Monday night, architect Ed Wojcik delivered difficult news concerning the 1904 former Ashaway Elementary School building. In his assessment and use study, he had determined that razing the building was the town’s best alternative because of the significant costs of renovation.
Wojcik was hired by Crossman Engineering, which has a contract with the town, to provide evaluation and civil engineering services for the school building.

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Cafaro named Chariho Educator of the Year

September 11, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The 2015 Chariho Educator of the Year is School Social Worker Amy Cafaro who has been working in the Chariho School District since 1997. Cafaro works two days a week at Charlestown Elementary School and three days a week at Chariho Middle School.
Cafaro, 43, attended Richmond Elementary School and Chariho Middle School, and finished fourth in her class at Chariho Regional High School. In 1992, she graduated from Brown University in the the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1996, Cafaro earned her master’s degree from Rhode Island College.

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Primary results are in; candidates ready for November

September 11, 2014

Democrat State Treasurer Gina Raimondo will face Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the state governor race in November. Statewide, Raimondo won on 42 percent of the democratic vote, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras won 29 percent, and H. Claiborne Pell took 27 percent. On the Republican side, Fung defeated Moderate Party candidate Ken Block.
In the Senator for Congress race, incumbent Democrat John F. Reed will face Republican Mark. S. Zaccaria. Each ran unopposed in their respective primaries.

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Charlestown TC explores extraction ordinance again

September 11, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At Monday night’s town council meeting, Town Councilor George Tremblay proposed a replacement for the extraction ordinance that failed to pass in May. Tremblay asked that the town administrator and town solicitor rewrite the proposed ordinance in language that “meets the requirements for clarity and enforcement.”
Tremblay said that on May 12, the council voted to withdraw the proposal for an extraction ordinance primarily owing to legal challenges from several attorneys over the sustainability of the ordinance in a court of law.

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Concrete on Main Street

September 4, 2014

HOPKINTON – A custom concrete business may soon be moving to Hopkinton.
Justin Hawkins, owner of Livingstone Concrete Studios, which is currently located in Lincoln, is hoping to move his business to 813 Main St. in Hope Valley.
Hawkins and his staff of three craft custom concrete countertops, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and other furnishings for their clients throughout the Northeast.

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Richmond responds to Charlestown’s Pipeline

September 4, 2014

RICHMOND - At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Richmond Town Council decided unanimously to authorize Town Administrator Robert Rock to pen a letter to the Town of Charlestown rebutting information in the July issue of the town’s monthly newsletter.
The Pipeline, a “municipal informational newsletter” authorized by the town hall, called the July issue a special edition and titled it “Impact of a Single Taxing District.”

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VIDEO: Brady- "Let it rip and see where we're at"

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: Brady- "Let it rip and see where we're at"
Brady discusses the upcoming season opener against the Miami Dolphins

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