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Westerly Sun – Published: July 30, 2015 By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — Teen Challenge, a national addiction recovery program, has signed a $1.4 million purchase-and-sale agreement with the owner of the General Stanton Inn and hopes to relocate its Providence women’s facility to the property. The faith-based program, which lasts […]
The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will offer the fourth annual “Women’s Day at the Range” on Saturday, August 1 at the Great Swamp Shooting Range in West Kingston. The free event is designed to introduce women to the world of shooting sports. DEM Director Janet Coit said, “Don’t miss this […]
In a continuing effort to connect visitors to nature, the Community Artists Program displays nature inspired artwork at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center in Charlestown. Join us at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center all month to celebrate August’s showcased community artists, whose work will be displayed for the entire month and is viewable by the […]
We received the following from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and it seems timely as Charlestown considers beginning the first phase of a bike path. The full United States Senate is gearing up to vote on its version of a transportation bill—and an attack on funding for trails, walking and biking has surfaced. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) […]
The following letter is shared with us by the author George Tremblay. This was written in response to a letter that appeared in the Westerly Sun that falsely asserted that construction of senior housing was a misuse of disaster relief funding, that senior citizen housing does not belong in a village district, and that the town should have spent the housing money on the Breachway. As the letter below explains, the disaster relief funding exists only because of the housing. One might ask why the Westerly Sun prints such nonsense, but George set the record straight.
I was dumbstruck by the arrogant disregard for reality in the letter from Brandon Cleary on the use of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Funds (Westerly Sun, July 15).
Do you have a beautiful photograph of Charlestown? Consider submitting it to the South County Tourism Council’s annual photo contest. Photography should capture the essence of our area. Deadline for entries is August 13, 2015 by 5PM. The contest will have two categories and first, second, third place and two runners up for each category. […]
Many Charlestown families have hosted exchange students over the years, but Cultural Homestay International (CHI) has a challenge of finding a home for an exchange student who is allergic to both cats and dogs. A pet dander-free Rhode Island home is needed for an Italian student for this coming year, OR a family to “welcome” […]
The Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory main fundraiser is July 25 in Ninigret Park from 5:30-8:00 p.m. and tickets are still available.
In addition to good times at the event, there are WONDERFUL auction items–something for everyone, such as golf, a sunset cruise in Newport on the schooner “Tree of Life,” hand-crafted jewelry, duck decoy, and more.
Frosty Drew is a special Charlestown resource. The organization is a private nonprofit operated by a volunteer board and relies exclusively on memberships and donations, fundraising, and grants so this is a very important fundraiser.
Recent Local Newspaper Stories
Westerly sun – Published: July 9, 2015 | Last Modified: July 9, 2015 01:00PM By DALE P. FAULKNER Sun Staff Writer PROVIDENCE — A bill intended to force the operators of the former Copar Quarry in Bradford to suppress dust by watering stone piles has made its way to Gov. Gina Raimondo’s desk. For years […]
Westerly Sun – Published: July 4, 2015 | Last Modified: July 4, 2015 01:04AM By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — For the fourth year in a row, the Friends of the Charlestown Animal Shelter has partnered with the Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Rhode Island Foundation to offer subsidized […]
Westerly Sun – Published: June 20, 2015 | Last Modified: June 20, 2015 01:24AM By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — After four long years of perseverance, the town’s efforts have paid off and the $5.3 million 24-unit affordable housing development known as ChurchWoods is fully funded. Located next to the Church […]
By Paul E. Kandarian Globe correspondent June 06, 2015 Charlestown, located in what’s commonly known as South County, is a place that embraces summer with miles of ocean beaches and recreational opportunities by land and sea. How picturesque is the shoreline? Beautiful enough for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz to shoot Oscar-winner Meryl Streep on a […]
Westerly Sun – Published: May 30, 2015 | Last Modified: May 30, 2015 01:30AM By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — After a strenuous four weeks of debate, residents on Monday will decide on three ballot questions in a financial referendum. Two questions were approved by the Town Council and one forced […]
Westerly Sun – Published: May 9, 2015 By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — After investigating the repairs needed at the Quonochontaug Grange, the exploratory committee discovered a frozen sprinkler head on the outside kitchen door was causing the fire-suppression system to fail, not a broken pipe as the Dunn’s Corners Fire […]
Westerly Sun – Published: April 29, 2015 | Last Modified: April 29, 2015 08:49AM By BROOKE C. WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — Things are looking up for the Quonochontaug Grange after 25 concerned residents met with members of the Dunn’s Corners Fire District Operating Committee Tuesday night to discuss the building’s fate in […]
Westerly Sun – Published: April 15, 2015 By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to the Sun CHARLESTOWN — More than 40 people attended the Dunn’s Corners Fire District Operating Committee meeting Tuesday night to request the Quonochontaug Grange remain open for community use. The possibility of closing the Quonnie Grange came about last week after the […]