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State files suit over Misquamicut Beach access

April 3, 2014

WESTERLY - Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has filed a lawsuit against six defendants with houses abutting Misquamicut Beach in an attempt to solidify beach access laws and erase “faulty” 1969 and 1970 survey plans that the state believes zoned the area incorrectly.

“This is the case of two faulty survey plans,” said the state’s summary of facts. “These drawings, made in 1969 and 1970, were respectively used by two individual beach-front owners to usurp the arrangements crafted six decades beforehand in the original subdivision. However, an established plat is not so easily uprooted.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wawaloam granted recreation license

April 3, 2014

RICHMOND – The town council voted 5-0 Tuesday to grant a seasonal recreational facilities license to Wawaloam Reservation Inc.

Located at 510 Gardiner Road, Wawaloam Campground currently has 310 campsites and is in the process of constructing an additional 130 special overflow campsites, according to Wawaloam’s attorney, George Comolli.

The application before the council was for 430 sites, but Council Vice President Henry Oppenheimer said he wasn’t comfortable with approving a license for sites that have yet to be built.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Task Force to host forum on better health

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting the Chariho Better Health Forum 2014 on Monday, April 14 at 5:15 p.m.

The forum is slated to include discussions on e-cigarettes and marijuana, a presentation from special guest speaker Matt Bellace, and a surprise honoring of a local hero.

At Tuesday’s Chariho School Committee meeting, members of the task force were present along with Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson to discuss substance abuse prevention in the towns and the school district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

De Coppet bought up Hillsdale properties for preservation

March 27, 2014

RICHMOND – Theakston De Coppet grew up far from the sprawling farmlands of Richmond, Rhode Island. The son of Henry De Coppet and his wife Laura (Fawcett), Theakston knew more about the duties of butlers and nannies than he did about milking cows and feeding chickens. A resident of high-class accommodations on Park Avenue in Manhattan, Theakston and is family lived well under the care of their Irish cook, a laundress, chambermaid, waitress and other numerous household staff members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown PD arrest 17 year-old for DUI, heroin possession

March 27, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Last week Charlestown police arrested a 17-year-old Charlestown male for driving under the influence and possession of heroin.

On March 17, at 8 p.m., police received a 911 call of erratic operation of a motor vehicle in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Revision to CHS academic requirements approved

March 27, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho School Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday to approve a revision to the district’s policy regarding academic requirements for high school graduation.

Superintendent Barry Ricci proposed a revision that would increase the physical education requirement to two credits. “We’ve long been criticized for only providing one quarter of PE,” Ricci said. “We’ve found a way to schedule it so we can provide a semester.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley Farmers Market to hold fundrasing benefit

March 20, 2014

Members of the Hope Valley Indoor Winter Farmers Market (HVIWFM) have partnered up with individuals in the local farm community to help rebuild the Travis Family Farm. On March 10, the barn at Travis Family Farm burned to the ground, killing more than 50 animals inside. The Travis family was a vendor at the market with Rachyl’s Goats Milk soap and a variety of handcrafted products. To help the family financially and in spirit, a raffle has been planned.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Barber’s Tomb a symbol of deep regard held for Pine Grove

March 20, 2014

HOPKINTON – The gathering crowd tightened in around the newly erected structure in Pine Grove Cemetery. The impeccably built concrete tomb contained two sections, separated by double iron doors. The first room, measuring 10 feet by 12 feet with a seven and a half foot high ceiling, and walls fourteen inches thick, was to serve as a receiving vault. The second section, a vestibule ante-room measuring 10 feet by 10 feet with a 10-foot high ornamental steel ceiling containing a cornice and centerpiece would be used for holding funerals during inclement weather.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Connecticut woman in critical condition after crash

March 20, 2014

HOPKINTON - A Connecticut woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she lost control of her vehicle and it overturned early Tuesday morning on Route 95 south.

At approximately 1 a.m. on March 18, the Rhode Island State Police Hope Valley Barracks received several 911 calls reporting a roll over motor vehicle accident on Route 95 south, north of the Woodville Alton Road overpass in Hopkinton.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dave’s Coffee moving headquarters to Narragansett

March 20, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Dave’s Coffee is planning to open a second location in Providence this spring and to move its headquarters to Narragansett.

“We’re halfway through our construction,” David Lanning Sr., CEO of Dave’s Coffee, said Tuesday. “We’re planning for the end of April, sometime in May to be opened there.”

Lanning said the Providence location on South Main Street will be different from the Charlestown location.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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