Chariho School Parents’ Forum

November 24, 2007

Maybe we need a little humor to lighten things up

Filed under: 1 — Editor @ 11:44 pm

From the Rhode Island Diogenes


Charlestown – For decades Charlestown and Richmond have sponged off the high level of state aid that Hopkinton had brought to the dinner table, but now that New Yorkers and other rich folk have gobbled up the land and pay record taxes, these two towns are looking to get out of the Chariho system.“Let’s face it, people like to have a Ho when there’s nothing else, but when you become respectable, the Ho has to go” said one Richmond council member.



  1. If anything, that is a very disrespectful comment. I would like to know who the individual was that made that comment.

    Comment by Lois Buck — November 25, 2007 @ 6:31 pm | Reply

  2. Its a spoof newspaper. In the model of the old Onion. The editor is Robert Healey (cool moose party) – actually a very good guy. He worked with the tri-town group to create the large 5 binder report for the exit committee. He is not a fan of Chariho politics.

    Comment by Bill Felkner — November 25, 2007 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

  3. Everybody knows Mr. Healy and the Cool Moose Party…don’t they? As a satirical piece I found it funny.

    Comment by Curious Resident — November 25, 2007 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

  4. How silly of me!

    Comment by Lois Buck — November 25, 2007 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

  5. Not really. Healey knows the background and speaks a lot of truth. The quote is a stretch but the rest is very accurate. Remember Mrs. Botelle’s letter in the Sun describing how Hopkinton paid the largest portion of the infrastructure. I wasn’t around then but I have heard she is a very reliable source.

    Comment by Bill Felkner — November 25, 2007 @ 9:38 pm | Reply

  6. I never saw Mrs. Botelle’s letter, but if true, I’d say we concede our equity in the infrastructure and Charlestown can concede tax equity. Richmond can reap the benefits from both. Sounds like a compromise to me.

    Comment by Curious Resident — November 25, 2007 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

  7. Hi!
    Mrs. Botelle is an competent member of our community.Her late husband Edward Botelle was Hopkinton Town Clerk, Hopkinton Town Solicitor, and was a Hopkinton School Committee many decades ago, before Chariho was formed. She is a knowledegeable Hopkinton reource and a capable person in her own right.

    Comment by Scott Bill Hirst — November 26, 2007 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

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