Recent Editorials and Press Releases

An opinion piece by Charlestown Town Councilors Tom Gentz and George Tremblay was printed this week on the editorial page of the Providence Journal. It was also the featured editorial in the Westerly Sun and published by the Chariho Times as well. The topic was the failed policies and mismanagement of Rhode Island Housing, the state entity in charge of the Low and Moderate Income Housing Act … Continue reading →
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The Charlestown Breachway will receive some rock removal and partial sandbar dredging. The dredging will commence as soon as weather allows. Damage from the the super storm Sandy has caused a navigation hazard for boats. During the dredging, the breachway will be closed to boat traffic at times when large rocks are being removed. Restricted-area buoys will be in place to let boaters know when the breachway is closed … Continue reading →
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Black Bears have been sighted recently in Hopkinton and Richmond. RI DEM has provided some tips on staying safe around bears and discouraging them from becoming nuisance animals … Continue reading →
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The East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail will be restricted to pedestrian traffic until August 1 to protect nesting sites of piping plovers. The temporary closure will prohibit all vehicles from accessing areas beyond the main parking area. The closure applies only to vehicles. Walkers will still be able to access the nearly three miles of beach from the main parking lot to the breachway … Continue reading →