News Reports 2011

This page contains all archived news stories from 2011. 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 21, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DEM easing septic regs

Date: December 13, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Homestead exemption rejected

Date: December 6, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Panel outlines tactics against mandated housing

Date: December 6, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: School committee pushes to make bus monitors optional

Date: December 3, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Richmond plan: Equalize Chariho board

Date: December 2, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: School budget criticized

Date: December 1, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Charlestown youth arrested in connection to crash

Date: December 1, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Affordable housing debate roils Charlestown politics

Date: November 24, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: New location for food pantry: bigger and better

Date: November 23, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town formalizing Ninigret ‘Friends’

Date: November 23, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Teen charged in October Chariho car crash

Date: November 18, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Council gives approval to home turbines

Date: November 18, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Hunting may be solution to deer overpopulation

Date: November 17, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Treasurer faces tough crowd at Chariho

Date: November 8, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Deer kill at Ninigret refuge top choice of wildlife experts

Date: November 2, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Land Trust wins grant to buy YMCA camp on Watchaug Pond

Date: October 29, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Bill Landry blasts housing review

Date: October 24, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Tribe sues over slot parlor vote

Date: October 20, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Narragansetts attend “Carcieri fix” hearing

Date: October 19, 2011
Source: The Valley Breeze
Subject: Reducing number of affordable housing units topic of Woonsocket candidate forum

Date: October 18, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Tom Gentz pushes for change in affordable housing law

Date: October 18, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Council referees Copar Quarries dust-up

Date: October 14, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Bill to reverse ‘Carcieri’ ruling affecting Indian tribes gets Senate hearing

Date: October 14, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Chariho parents chat with Ricci

Date: October 13, 2011
Source: United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Subject: Official: OVERSIGHT HEARING on Carcieri fix: The Ripple Effect on Jobs, Economic Development and Public Safety in Indian Country

Date: October 13, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Official: Congress must reverse court ruling on tribal lands

Date: October 13, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Senate committee to consider effect of Narragansett ruling

Date: October 13, 2011
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: Tribal Leaders Present United Front to Congress

Date: October 13, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Take a trip on HopArts Studio Trail

Date: October 13, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: NECAP results mixed in Chariho region

Date: October 11, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Construction project to save Kenyon Mill dam

Date: October 11, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown panel embarking on a charter review

Date: October 5, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: U.S. Senate panel plans hearing on Indian land trust ruling

Date: October 4, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Sen. Reed holds firm in opposing Indian land trust measure

Date: October 4, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Towns to DEM: Ease cesspool rules

Date: October 2, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Four artificial oyster reefs created in Ninigret Pond

Date: October 2, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Chariho open house on October 15

Date: October 1, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: ARLSRI fundraiser will have dogs ‘bahking’

Date: September 30, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Flying with the fishes

Date: September 29, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Deficient bridges across South County

Date: September 29, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Tribe sues to block gambling referendum

Date: September 19, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Settling basin to be dredged in Charlestown Breachway

Date: September 10, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Whalerock lawsuits approach final discussions

Date: September 5, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Southern Rhode Island Volunteers offices expand to Charlestown

Date: September 5, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: At Chariho, an updated look for the school year

Date: September 2, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Help available from towns

Date: September 1, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Lights out in Charlestown

Date: September 1, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Magnolia is annual presence at Rhythm and Roots Festival

Date: August 31, 2011
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: Carcieri-based Challenge Reaches Supreme Court

Date: August 31, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Fuses growing shorter

Date: August 31, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Library a hub for the powerless

Date: August 30, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Power to be out for days

Date: August 28, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Reports from around the region

Date: August 28, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Winds punish coast as outages spread

Date: August 27, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown evacuation an orderly exit

Date: August 27, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Students get vocal about Quonochontaug

Date: August 26, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Evacuations ordered for beach communities

Date: August 26, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: State of emergency declared; 16-ft storm surge possible

Date: August 25, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Housing group wins extension for Edwards Lane project

Date: August 24, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Jockeying continues in DiBello lawsuit

Date: August 18, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: From a beach chat to the stage, ‘Quonnie: The Musical’ is born

Date: August 13, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Washington County Fair celebrates its 45th year

Date: August 13, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Chariho loses one of its ‘biggest boosters’ – Andrew Polouski dies at 75

Date: August 12, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Land trust fund-raiser has some surprises

Date: August 9, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: More delays on wind turbine rules

Date: August 8, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Grants sought for affordable housing

Date: August 6, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Officials wrestle with personnel manual review

Date: August 4, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Ninigret’s community garden growing

Date: July 29, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: The Seafood Festival is back with a splash

Date: July 22, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town weighs purchase of Y land

Date: July 21, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Hope alive on saving plant, meeting payroll

Date: July 19, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Bradford factory closed; future uncertain

Date: July 18, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Renovations under way at vocational school (Chariho)

Date: July 16, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Parks chief says DiBello is harassing employees

Date: July 15, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Frosty Drew connects nature with the arts

Date: July 15, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: The circus comes to town

Date: July 12, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: 7 companies vying to conduct gambling study for state of Rhode Island

Date: July 7, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Grant sought for YMCA property

Date: July 7, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Businessman taking everyone to the movies

Date: July 6, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Society breaks ground on its museum

Date: July 2, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Frosty Drew shines a light on dark skies

Date: June 30, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Town undertakes new wind generation program

Date: June 29, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Art & antique sale coming to Frosty Drew

Date: June 27, 2011
Source: Cumnock Chronicle – Scotland
Subject: What is a Dark Sky Park?

Date: June 27, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Tribal leaders push for ‘Carcieri fix’ bill

Date: June 25, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: More repairs coming to Charlestown Community/Senior Center

Date: June 24, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Nature Weeks coming to Frosty Drew

Date: June 23, 2011
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Land purchase proposal still being considered

Date: June 22, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Community garden becomes Eagle Scout project

Date: June 21, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town alarmed by threat to zoning

Date: June 18, 2011
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: Three-Day Tribal Leaders’ Summits Urges ‘Clean Carcieri Fix’

Date: June 17, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Police shoot German shepherd at Narrow Lane property in Charlestown

Date: June 16, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DiBello complaint ties up Town Council

Date: June 9, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: National Grid donates 82 trees for Ninigret Park

Date: June 7, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown budget, $1.2M for beaches approved

Date: June 5, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Voters get to choose on budget, beaches

Date: June 2, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: LeBlanc’s land offer piques no interest

Date: May 31, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DiBello to seek Superior Court jury trial over firing

Date: May 23, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town, police come to terms on new contract for 2011-12

Date: May 4, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: 39 houses proposed at LeBlanc property

Date: May 3, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Indian Run Garden Club adds beauty

Date: April 20, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Meeting set on Ninigret tree project

Date: April 15, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town Hall squabbles seen as normal

Date: April 13, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Town Hall union files unfair labor complaint

Date: April 9, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Chafee has qualified opposition to land-trust fix

Date: April 8, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Watchaug housing plan gets panned

Date: April 8, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Bill granting land-trust status advances

Date: April 8, 2011
Source: WLNE-TV (ABC6)
Subject: Lincoln Chafee opposes a bill in the US Senate

Date: April 7, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Police now checking for illegal immigrants

Date: March 20, 2011
Source: The Columbian (Washington State)
Subject: Outcome of casino decision appeal will have implications nationwide

Date: March 1, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Update: Chafee backtracks on tribe’s casino proposal

Date: February 17, 2011
Source: The Jamestown Press
Subject: Narragansett Tribe and Jamestown discuss protection of artifacts

Date: January 27, 2011
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Hiking the last Ice Age along the local Duval Trail

Date: January 21, 2011
Source: The Columbian (Washington State)
Subject: Town in Pacific Northwest to appeal BIA Ruling and use Carcieri v. Salazar

Date: January 21, 2011
Source: MLive.com (Michigan)
Subject: Could Carcieri v. Salazar close Gun Lake Casino?

Date: January 19, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Zoning Board overturns wind ruling

Date: January 20, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copar charged with noise violation

Date: January 12, 2011
Source: The Columbian
Subject: County will fight Cowlitz casino ruling

Date: January 6, 2011
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: Lessons to be learned from Carcieri fix defeat

Date: January 4, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown parks panel backs beach pavilions

Date: January 2, 2011
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: Interior Department believes they have a way to overcome Supreme Court Ruling

Date: December 30, 2010
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: Feinstein’s use of Interior ‘drafting service’ sparks controversy