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Opportunities for Local Shopping November 22 and December 5

Support local non-profits and local businesses and find some great gifts for friends and family. Holiday Craft Fair at St. Andrew Lutheran Church When: Saturday, November 22, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: 15 East Beach Road Continue reading —> Arbutus Garden Club Holiday Show and Sale When: Saturday, November 22, 8:00 am – 1:00(…)

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Invocation for the Ceremonial Swearing In of the Town Council

Invocation for the Ceremonial Swearing In of the Town Council

The following invocation was delivered by the Reverend Jan Knost at the November 17, 2014 swearing in of the Charlestown Town Council. Reverend Knost is an elected member of the Charlestown Planning Commission and the Interim Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County Invocation for the Swearing In Ceremony of the Town Council(…)

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Turkey Trot at Trustom Pond and Mill Pond Preserve

Turkey Trot at Trustom Pond and Mill Pond Preserve

It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and all of the food has been eaten – what is there to do next? How about a walk at Trustom Pond NWR and Mill Pond Preserve? Join Volunteer Sally Hanson and Roe LaBossiere from The Charlestown Land Trust for a great wildlife walk around the Refuge and Preserve. Maybe(…)

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Westerly Seal Watch & Nature Cruises

Westerly Seal Watch & Nature Cruises

Join Save The Bay and the Stonington Historical Society for a 90-minute seal watch and nature cruise aboard one of their education vessels. They’ll venture down the Pawcatuck River and into Little Narragansett Bay to discover the coastal history, winter wildlife, and environmental issues in the region. They supply binoculars and expert narration. Tours run(…)

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Swearing In Ceremony for Town Council

The public is encouraged to attend the Town Council Swearing in Ceremony When: Monday, November 17, at 7 p.m. Where: Charlestown Town Council Chambers The program includes the following Presentation of Colors by the Charlestown Police Color Guard An Invocation by the Reverend Jan Vickery Knost Opening remarks by RI Representative Blake Filippi and RI(…)

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Holiday Craft Fair at St. Andrew Lutheran Church

When: Saturday, November 22, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: 15 East Beach Road Live green holiday arrangements Candy Walk Baked Goods Cemetery Baskets Vintage skis and wooden shovel raffle Homemade crafts Ornaments Jewelry Nearly new Books Knitting/Quilting Santa’s Workshop – where kids can shop for Christmas presents assisted by Santa’s helpers. Homemade Soups and(…)

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Councilors are sworn in by newly-elected legislators

Westerly Sun – Published: November 18, 2014 | Last Modified: November 18, 2014 09:57AM By STEVE STOEHR Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — Before a large, supportive crowd at Town Hall, Thomas Gentz was confirmed as president of the Charlestown Town Council on Monday night for a third straight term. Gentz will lead the council(…)

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See the Night Sky in a Whole New Light

Rhode Island Monthly – By Mary Grady Published: 2014.11.17 09:49 AM This season brings rewards for astronomers – not just more hours to explore the night sky, but also the chance to glimpse the eerie, elusive glow know as the Zodiacal light. Every year at this time, the descent of darkness still takes us by(…)

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At Chariho career center, many success stories start with ‘Mr. D.’

Westerly Sun – Published: November 16, 2014 By CYNTHIA DRUMMOND Sun Staff Writer WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Denver Overend, Cameron Richard and Nicole Iannone will graduate in June from Chariho High School and the Career and Technical Center. The three seniors are enrolled in the Engineering, Drafting and Design program, and they all plan to(…)

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Jane Daly named as Chariho’s new assistant superintendent

Westerly Sun – Published: November 9, 2014 By CYNTHIA DRUMMOND Sun Staff Writer WOOD RIVER JCT. — Jane Daly has been appointed the new assistant superintendent of the Chariho Regional School District. She replaces Carol Blanchette, who resigned on Sept. 19 to become superintendent of the Jamestown School Department. Daly’s appointment was approved at the(…)

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Neighbors’ lawyer wants new probe of Copar site

Westerly Sun – Published: November 8, 2014 – By DALE P. FAULKNER Sun Staff Writer WESTERLY — A lawyer representing neighbors of the former Copar Quarries of Westerly operation is calling for a new investigation of the facility by both the state Department of Environmental Management and the state Fire Marshal’s Office. In an Oct.(…)

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Chariho Career and Technical Center students get a healthy start

Westerly Sun – Published: November 8, 2014 | By CYNTHIA DRUMMOND Sun Staff Writer WOOD RIVER JCT. — When Alyssa Gall and Nico Botelho graduate from Chariho in June, they will not only be prepared for college, they’ll also be certified emergency medical technicians, or EMTs. Gall, from Charlestown, and Botelho, of Westerly, are taking(…)

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Quarry Fined for Clean Air Violations

By ecoRI News staff BRADFORD — Copar Quarries, which operates a local rock quarry, has agreed to settle claims by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it violated federal clean air standards. According to a complaint filed by EPA’s New England office, Copar Quarries failed to conduct the required emissions testing, keep proper inspection log(…)

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Not your father’s vo-tech these days at Chariho Career & Tech Center

Published: November 2, 2014 | Last Modified: November 2, 2014 01:42AM By CYNTHIA DRUMMOND Sun Staff Writer WOOD RIVER JCT. — There are several lingering misconceptions about the Chariho Career and Technical Center, or CTC. Many of them are holdovers from the 1970s, when students ended up at the “Vo Tech” because they weren’t expecting(…)

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