News Reports 2007

This page contains all archived news stories from 2007 and stories from late 2006. The CCA News Archive began in November 2006. Some links go to online newspapers off of our site. Some of those links may not have been maintained by the other sites.


Date: December 26, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times

Subject: Choice of consultant for Mud Cove still murky

Date: December 21, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Dry wells – A summer problem becomes year-round

Date: December 16, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Ugly light – Light Pollution in Charlestown

Date: December 13, 2007

Source: The Westerly Sun

Subject: Mageau eyes his own legal action over planning

Date: December 12, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Hogan’s stance on election law is questioned

Date: December 11, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Election or selection: Council can’t make up its mind

Date: December 10, 2007

Source: The Westerly Sun

Subject: Citizens’ grass-roots group ‘allied’ in opposition

Date: December 7, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Smith’s waste disposal case postponed to Dec. 18

Date: December 7, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Court overturns board’s denial of septic permit

Date: December 2, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Wildlife refuges a boon to local economies

Date: November 30, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Election of Planning commission challenged by Margaret Hogan

Date: November 28, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times

Subject: Citizens outraged

Date: November 28, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times – editorial

Subject: Calling the bully’s bluff

Date: November 26, 2007

Source: The Westerly Sun

Subject: Charlestown gravel bank charges headed for court

Date: November 13, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau files another frivolous complaint against 2 Council members

Date: October 30, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau files frivolous criminal complaint against Planning Commission Chair

Date: October 19, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Indian land ruling appealed to high court

Date: October 16, 2007

Source: The Westerly Sun

Subject: Charlestown administrator called for ‘personnel’ council talk

Date: October 3, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times

Subject: Town Administrator harasses Planning Commission Chair

Date: September 26, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times – editorial

Subject: Not appropriate to try to threaten a town volunteer

Date: September 20, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times – editorial

Subject: Mageau is running the show behind closed doors

Date: September 6, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau drives Wastewater Manager out of town

Date: August 29, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times

Subject: Evelyn Smith’s illegal development headed to Superior Court

Date: August 15, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau wants control over Planning Commission consultants

Date: August 15, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Town, tribe spar over land designation

Date: August 10, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Forum produces familiar stands on Indian land

Date: August 8, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Outbursts mark Rte. 1 workshop

Date: August 2, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times

Subject: Council votes 4-1 to appeal trust case

Date: July 31, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Council (except Mageau) to join appeal on Indian land ruling

Date: July 27, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Tribe must build houses on land, but only part of land

Date: July 26, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau files frivolous complaint against CCA

Date: July 26, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times

Subject: State to appeal Narragansett trust case

Date: July 26, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: “The big question is whether Councilman Mageau wants to side with the town or with the Narragansett Indian tribe.”

Date: July 25, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Court dismisses Mageau and Picard’s appeal of meetings law case

Date: July 25, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Court sides with Narragansetts in key ruling on land

Date: July 20, 2007

Source: Town and State document

Subject: Read the Federal Appeals Court ruling – the dissent is at the end

Date: July 11, 2007

Source: The Chariho Times

Subject: Langevin makes it clear – no casino in South County

Date: June 21, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau majority appeal their conviction by AG

Date: June 14, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: AG convicts Mageau majority on a third Open Meetings Law violation

Date: June 8, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: House votes today on open space on Watchaug Pond

Date: June 6, 2007

Source: Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office

Subject: Read the AG’s opinion that the Mageau majority violated the Open Meetings Act when they met privately in executive session without advertising the purpose of the meeting

Date: May 31, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Anti-casino forces get reassurance

Date: May 24, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: CCA can’t match the taxpayer funding of Mageau and Barrett and Supreme Court case is at an end

Date: May 23, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Supreme Court will hear case on petitions to remove Mageau and Barrett – CCA asks MAgeau and Barrett to drop suit and allow election to go forward

Date: May 22, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Petition fight to Supreme Court?

Date: May 16, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Superior Court rules in favor of CCA – Four petitions will appear on ballot

Date: May 15, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Petition imbroglio heads to court

Date: May 11, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Council majority vow appeal of open meetings law violation

Date: May 11, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Said Kennedy: “In principle, I support full sovereignty for the Narragansetts,” including repeal of a 1996 amendment, authored by Sen. John H. Chafee

Date: May 10, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Tribe, town lobbying Congress

Date: May 9, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: AG: Council majority violated meetings law

Date: May 8, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: CCA petitions put on ballot at FTM meeting

Date: May 1, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Legality of petitions now under scrutiny

Date: April 26, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: CCA petitions are voter initiative

Date: April 26, 2007

Source: Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office

Subject: Read the AG’s opinion that the Mageau majority violated the Open Meetings Act when they met privately to interview and hire the Town Solicitor

Date: April 19, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: CCA mounts signature drive

Date: April 19, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau wants to spend $1.65 million of openspace funds on a beach pavilion

Date: April 10, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: 3 to 2 vote – Assistant solicitor job won’t be put out to bid

Date: March 25, 2007

Source: The Westerly Sun – Editorial

Subject: Area officials, citizens right to keep up their guard against RI casino

Date: March 20, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: No pay cut for Larisa, despite Mageau and Barrett’s request

Date: March 16, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Solicitor Craven’s contract pricier than reported

Date: March 15, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente is asked “to investigate the possibility of corruption, profiteering and denial of honest services in Charlestown, RI.”

Date: March 15, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau opposed to buying openspace if it obstructs development

Date: March 13, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Attorney general says 3 flouted meetings law

Date: March 13, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: New contract for solicitor receives council approval – but Allen and Waterman do not vote because meeting is illegal

Date: March 8, 2007

Source: Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office

Subject: Read the AG’s opinion that the Mageau majority violated the Open Meetings Act when they met privately to hire Town Administrator Ed Barrett and conduct other Town Business

Date: March 6, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau calling for another dedicated volunteer to resign

Date: February 28, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Poll says residents support tribe, but poll questions misleading

Date: February 27, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Barrett not paying Town’s bills

Date: February 22, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: RISC working to Protect The Settlement Act

Date: February 15, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Handwriting expert says handwriting on hate mail pinpoints Mageau

Date: February 15, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Kennedy pledges to free the Narragansett Indians from Settlement Act

Date: February 13, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Residents turn out to press for recall petition

Date: February 7, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: State to probe council appointment of town solicitor

Date: February 2, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Ruggiero turns down job as planning counsel

Date: February 1, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Handwriting on hate mail is a perfect match for Mageau’s and amounts to political retaliation from Mageau

Date: February 1, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: State won’t investigate Mageau’s frivolous allegations ‘eco-terrorism’ against 16 volunteers and public officials

Date: January 24, 2007

Source: The Westerly Sun

Subject: Citizens’ group eyes Charlestown options

Date: January 24, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau calls residents carpetbaggers at Council meeting

Date: January 24, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: “Your permission to talk at these meetings is soon coming to an end,” an angry Mageau bellowed

Date: January 16, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: State reviewing complaints about council meetings

Date: January 12, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Lawyers fired – Mageau fails to stop public access filming of Council meeting, but public speech denied

Date: January 11, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Fear of casino hovers over tribe’s 31 acres at Appeals Court Hearing

Date: January 10, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Residents turned out in large numbers to ask the council to retain the current town solicitors

Date: January 10, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Lawyers debate status of Indian land

Date: January 9, 2007

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Angry residents urge resignation of 3 councilmen

Date: December 21, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Tribe seeks slot parlor on its land in Charlestown

Date: December 19, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau files frivolous complaint of terrorism against those who criticize him

Date: December 13, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Barrett appointed administrator in split 3-to-2 vote

Date: December 13, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Carcieri urges Tribe to take gambling proceeds and give up casino battle

Date: December 8, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Barrett may be named town administrator without a search for qualified candidates

Date: November 21, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau shut out; Waterman elected council head

Date: November 15, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Mageau to be council president, and appoint himself acting administrator

Date: November 10, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Tribe undecided over Lincoln Park money

Date: November 9, 2006

Source: The Providence Journal

Subject: Sartor quits after council victors speak of firing him