Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Chariho “Grab and Go”


The CHARIHO Regional School District will continue to offer free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch to any child, 18 and under, on Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Parents/Guardians can pick up meals at the front entrance of CHARIHO Regional High School, 453 Switch Road, Wood River Junction. Chartwells staff will be available to pass out the packaged breakfast and lunch to each student.
In addition, CHARIHO will now allow parents/guardians to pick up meals for their children provided they tell us the names of their children. CHARIHO will create a list and check them off daily. We have been providing meals for 2 weeks now and seeing the same parents and children coming through to get meals. If an adult unknown to staff or the children they are picking up meals for do not attend a CHARIHO school, we will give food the first day, but request the adult bring the children the next time to insure the meals are being appropriately dispensed.

Chariho Message to Families


Dear Chariho Families:

For our students in Grades 2-4 who are in need of a device for upcoming Virtual Instruction, please go to our website at to schedule an appointment for our Chromebook Loaner Program.  Pick-up will take place at the Chariho Middle School Gymnasium, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, 2020.  A parent or guardian must be present to sign-out a loaner device.  Please remember, make an appointment first.

You can also call 1-401-364-1163 and leave a message, a staff member from the Technology Office will get back to you.

Thank you,
Jane L. Daly
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Chariho Regional School District

21st Annual Holiday Stroll in the Village of Ashaway is Saturday, December 14th



Hopkinton Cooling Center

The Town of Hopkinton will have a Cooling Center for residents in Hopkinton Police Station’s conference room located at 406 Woodville Road from Monday, July 29th until Wednesday, July 31st due to the anticipated excessively high temperatures and humidity levels. The Cooling Center will be open 24 hours, per day. For other assistance, call 2-1-1 for referrals.

Notice of Temporary Closure of a Portion of Locustville Road Starting July 22


Please be advised that commencing on July 22, a section of Locustville Road will be closed for reconstruction.  The section of Locustville Road to be closed extends from its intersection with Lakeside Drive to a point approximately 325 feet to the northeast toward Hope Valley Elementary School.  Construction will involve the installation of new and improved drainage structures and new pavement, resulting in a much improved public right of way. Throughout the period of construction residents on Lakeside Drive and Thelma Drive will continue to have access to Main Street.

The Town regrets any temporary inconvenience this construction may cause and appreciates your patience during this period.

Warming Center Open

“The Town of Hopkinton will be opening a temporary Warming Center for any residents without heat at the Hopkinton Police Department conference room at 406 Woodville Road. It will be open until further notice due to the extremely cold temperatures. For any other routine assistance, call 2-1-1 for referrals.”

Road Closure Nichols Lane

Nichols Lane will be closed today only allowing for local traffic.

Public Works will be working and cleaning the side of the road.  

Because the road is very steep and narrow it will be closed while work is being done.

Seeking Hopkinton’s Eldest Citizen


The Town of Hopkinton is seeking its oldest citizen to be presented with a commemorative “Boston Post Cane”. The presentation of the cane is an honor that has been bestowed on the Town’s eldest citizen beginning in 1909. The tradition began when Edward Grozier, publisher of the Boston Globe, thought of distributing gold-headed canes to the oldest residents of New England communities.

The only requirement is that a resident be 90 years of age or older. When nominating an individual, please provide the name, proof of birth and residence address of the prospective candidate. Names of candidates should be sent to the Town Clerk’s Office, 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833 or by phone at 377-7777 or by email:

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2017


CDBG Public Hearing November 1, 2017

PY 17 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The Towns of East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, North Kingstown, Charlestown, Richmond, Narragansett and South Kingstown (the “Towns”) will conduct a regional Public Hearing on their intent to file applications (individually) with the State of Rhode Island, Commerce Secretary, Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) for CDBG funds in the Program Year (PY) ’17 Program. This Hearing is being held in conformance with U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and OHCD regulations requiring that local residents be informed of such intent to apply and be given the opportunity to ask and have questions answered. The Hearing will include the presentation of local community development and housing needs and include discussion of past activity under the CDBG program. As it is the intent of the Towns to apply for funds for residential/housing rehabilitation under the State Set Aside fund (funds held at the state level and requested on a house by house basis), the Hearing will also include a description of how the local residential rehabilitation programs are operated. There are two other Set Aside funds available; one for Affordable Housing Creation or Preservation and one for Economic Development (including job training). These two funds will also be discussed and the public is advised that the Towns may entertain applications for these funds as well. Finally, a discussion will be held concerning the State of Rhode Island Action Plan for the CDBG Program in general.

The Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 at 4:00 P. M. in the Council Chambers at the Richmond Town Hall, 5 Richmond Townhouse Road (intersection of routes 138 and 112), Richmond, RI. Individuals requiring interpreter assistance should contact the Town Clerk at (401) 539-9000 ext 9, at least three business days prior to the Hearing.

Geoffrey A. Marchant
Community Development Consortium Director

HOP ARTS this Weekend

Come see local artist display their Artwork, pottery and crafts at HOPARTS.


October 14 and 15 from 10 AM to 5PM for more details click on the flyer below


Hop Arts Flyer