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Since 2010, Charlestown Town Councils have worked well with most commissions by practicing the philosophy of government that recommends you keep your political opposition close and work with them to reduce acrimony and find common ground. But a small faction of the Parks and Recreation Commission has used their appointments to politicize the commission to attack the Town Council.
With just weeks remaining before the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) completes a five-year NEC Future planning process, finalizing a ‘once-in-a-generation’ blueprint for rail travel and investment along the Northeast Corridor, advocates of historic, cultural and environmental resources in Connecticut are responding warily to recent statements from Connecticut DOT and FRA officials.
“This is the real Easter Bunny,” said a four-year old visiting Ninigret Park on Saturday, and parents credited Parks and Recreation Director Vicky Hilton with creating the perfect illusion. She, in turn, expressed gratitude to the town staff and volunteers who contributed to the festive atmosphere. Among those on duty Saturday were assistant director Ray […]
Join a Frosty Drew Nature Center Naturalist for an exploration of the shore of a coastal salt pond. Using a 40-foot seine net, we’ll also discover life within Ninigret Pond!
Wednesday April 19 – 9:30 AM to Noon
The charge that the Town Council appointed party loyalists does not bear up to close scrutiny. Only one has a history of ties to the Charlestown Citizens Alliance that endorsed all current members of Town Council. No evidence of a political litmus test for appointment to the commission has been offered, and I don’t think such evidence exists.
Thank you to all who voted Tuesday. Voters approved the 2017-2018 Chariho budget during Tuesday’s referendum with 1,568 for and 1,165 against with a margin of 403 votes. Charlestown voted for 577 to 73 against. Hopkinton voted for 456 to against 468. Richmond voted for 535 to against 624. Charlestown was the only town with […]
Easter Bunny Meet and Greet and the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 for ages 2-10 at Ninigret Park. The meet and greet will be held at the Senior/Community Center at 10:30am. Jay Brunelle the spectacular will be there to entertain the little ones. There will be a chance to take pictures with the […]