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Beginner Dog Obedience Class
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Free income Tax help
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Westerly

Impressonistic Painting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Charlestown

Take Your Child To The Library Day! Special Storytime, Craft, and Free Bag!
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Westerly

Rotary Chowder Cook-off
Noon - 3 p.m. Westerly

Critter Club - Saturday Afternoon Parent-Child Nature Program
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Prudence Crandall's Legacy
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Hopkinton

Potluck Dinner
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Charlestown

Electronics Recycling Drop Off Event
9 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

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Town council could have handled departure better


Sharon Ahern worked with two town managers, and did so with professionalism and skill. Her role was not to work in the limelight or needing headlights. She was efficient, focused and dedicated to the tasks she was given to perform for the town of Westerly.

Certainly our new town manager, Michelle Buck, has every right to shape her administrative functions as she wishes. However, it was poor judgment not to inform all the town council members of her decision to let a senior member of her staff go. Hence, we read quite a bit in the paper regarding Sharon’s departure that was unnecessary and hurtful.

This matter could and should have been handled by all the members of the town council and Michelle Buck with more skill.

Edwin L. Russell

Westerly



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