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The Westerly Sun: Virginia Lee says Charlestown needs to finish and adopt its comprehensive plan

Finishing the town’s comprehensive plan is essential because it will solidify how Charlestown’s future will unfold the next 10 to 20 years, said Virginia Lee, Town Council president, who is running for re-election.

The Sun: CCA has tamed town’s political ‘circus’

While the news and television advertisements are focused on our national and state elections, I find that my daily life in Charlestown is most affected by the type of candidates elected to local office.

Chariho Times: SC Habitat for Humanity hosts Community Fair

South County Habitat for Humanity, located at 1555 Shannock Road in Charlestown, will be hosting a Community Resource Fair on Aug. 25.

The Westerly Sun: Planning commission approves plan for Shannock Cottages project in Charlestown

The planning commission has approved a plan that would lead to the construction of lease-based low and moderate income housing off of Shannock Road.

The Westerly Sun: After problem with well is repaired, Charlestown gives Churchwoods the green light for residents to move in

It’s been a long and complicated journey, but tenants could be moving in to Churchwoods as soon as tomorrow. The $6.3 million low-income rental complex for senior citizens 55 and older was slated to open Nov. 15 until water testing came back indicating the potential of harmful bacteria.

The Narragansett Times: Habitat for Humanity welcomes new leader

Habitat for Humanity has welcomed a new face as its executive director. Colin Penney took over the position on Oct. 30 after a nationwide search. Penney takes over the post from Lou Raymond, who is set to retire later this year after 15 years of service to the Charlestown non-profit organization, a branch of the nationwide non-profit which seeks to provide affordable, quality housing for all.

East Greenwich Pendulum: Towns lose thousands in expected grants

Several Rhode Island towns are facing negative impacts after being notified in late July that many of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for local programs and agencies will not receive the funding they typically see. Locally, six social services programs applied for a total of $136,702 to fund several projects in the area, and after the meeting in late July, East Greenwich, along with many other towns across the state, were notified that none of their applications from the Plan Year 2016 will receive funding.

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