News Reports 2012

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This page contains all archived news stories from 2012. 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 14, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Lawsuit inhibits give-and-take on Copar complaints

Date: December 12, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Housing law not a uniform fit

Date: December 11, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Walsh says Charlestown needs allies on housing

Date: December 11, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: More than 300 people receive inoculations at clinic

Date: December 7, 2012
Source: American Bird Conservancy
Subject: Massive Bird Kill at West Virginia Wind Farm Highlights National Issue

Date: December 7, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Whalerock developers sue over permitting

Date: December 5, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Town Council workshop postponed on COPAR

Date: December 3, 2012
Source: South Coast Today
Subject: No “Carcieri Fix” yet

Date: November 14, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown asked to join fight vs quarry

Date: November 8, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Neighbors of Copar must wait for review

Date: November 7, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Victories for Charlestown Citizens Alliance

Date: November 7, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: CCA-backed candidates lead Planning Commission race

Date: November 7, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town charter questions passed by wide margins

Date: November 6, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Platner easily wins reelection to Planning Commission

Date: November 4, 2012
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: R.I. gets $535,796 for aid to SNAP recipients who lost food in Hurricane Sandy

Date: November 2, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown owners can view damage on Saturday

Date: November 1, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Hoping, then finding nothing

Date: October 31, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Owners kept at bay in Charlestown

Date: October 30, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Sandy’s toll on Charlestown shoreline

Date: October 17, 2012
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Talks about a Carcieri compromise

Date: October 17, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Chafee reaches out to Narragansetts

Date: October 17, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copar quarry work provokes more complaints from neighbors

Date: October 14, 2012
Source: Block Island Times
Subject: Profile of Tina Jackson, running for State Representative for Charlestown

Date: October 12, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: HopArts Studio Trail event ‘truly is a family affair’

Date: October 11, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: We’re here to help, Chafee tells officials, businesses

Date: October 10, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: A report criticizing low- and moderate-income housing rules for Charlestown

Date: October 8, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Town Council weighs senior housing plan

Date: September 22, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Copar can’t keep ignoring order

Date: September 21, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Flood zone remapping hits wallets

Date: September 21, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Judge warns Copar

Date: September 21, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Community Garden to hold first Harvest Festival

Date: September 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: FEMA updates flood risks for coastal Charlestown

Date: September 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: State shuts down Cumberland Farms in Cross Mills

Date: September 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Date: September 18, 2012
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: Lame Duck Congress seen as best time for Carcieri Fix

Date: September 12, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Judge orders Copar to halt work; names special master in dispute

Date: August 31, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: State mandate requires change

Date: August 28, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Jeffrey Allen named police chief in Charlestown

Date: August 27, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: New plans to protect shoreline properties

Date: August 27, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: State troopers deal with urban-style crime in rural North Stonington

Date: August 25, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown chief on Monday’s agenda

Date: August 24, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Judge sends wind project back to Charlestown

Date: August 23, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Narragansett chief, Chafee meet about casinos

Date: August 23, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Council leaves key decision to successors

Date: August 22, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Police Chief search narrowed to five finalists

Date: August 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town attorney: Tribe refused deal on housing

Date: August 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Meet Eden Casteel – Creator of “Quonnie: The Musical”

Date: August 15, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Quarry’s pending appeal lets work continue

Date: August 12, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Arrowhead Dental’s annual program brings out record crowd

Date: August 9, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copar Quarries defying order to halt work

Date: August 7, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Councilors want more pressure against Copar

Date: August 3, 2012
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: DEM seeks volunteers to find the Asian longhorned beetle at Burlingame

Date: August 3, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Arrowhead Dental to provide free day of dental care

Date: August 1, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: How about that tribal housing?

Date: July 28, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Casino opponents: Charlestown spared this year

Date: July 28, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copar denies wetlands violations

Date: July 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: YMCA accepts private offer on Watchaug Pond land

Date: July 14, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Back taxes owed on vacant Tim Hortons buildings

Date: July 14, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Bradford quarry cited for 63 safety violations

Date: July 8, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Dems, CCA announce endorsements

Date: July 6, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Narragansett tribe to challenge ruling allowing casino vote

Date: July 3, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Panel to search for DiLibero successor

Date: June 29, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Temporary deal reached over quarry

Date: June 28, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Judge hears complaints against Copar

Date: June 26, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Hearing slated for neighbors of Copar

Date: June 26, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DiBello delivers broadside against Charlestown Democrats blog

Date: June 26, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: See a wild turkey? R.I. wants to know

Date: June 26, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Outdoor LED signs banned in Hopkinton

Date: June 22, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Cross’ Mills Library hosts Gardens by the Sea tour

Date: June 22, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: This season’s Big Apple Circus at Ninigret Park is the last time to see Grandma

Date: June 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Protecting a treasure for all

Date: June 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown farmers market to open season Friday

Date: June 18, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: USFWS hopes to open up more of Sandy Point for recreational use

Date: June 12, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Dark sky rules win approval

Date: June 9, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Big Apple Circus returns to town on June 23

Date: May 31, 2012
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: New beach pavilions open for summer

Date: May 24, 2012
Source: Indian Country Today
Subject: U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs wants “Carcieri Fix”

Date: May 21, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town donates lights to Cowboys

Date: May 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Vendor picked to install traffic light cameras

Date: May 19, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Director of Literacy Volunteers retires

Date: May 16, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Councilor says quarry may be out of bounds

Date: April 17, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject:Quarry dusting disturbs neighbor

Date: April 16, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Canada geese – big polluters

Date: April 13, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Federal study, protection sought for area’s wild rivers

Date: April 6, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DEM: Bradford quarry lacks two pollution permits

Date: March 26, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Towns leery of zoning proposal

Date: March 24, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Critics: DiLibero withheld ban info

Date: March 23, 2012
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Ninigret Pond dredging project completed

Date: March 17, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Tribe presses for decision on referendum

Date: March 16, 2012
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Chariho budget in hands of voters

Date: March 16, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: General Stanton Inn to reopen in April

Date: March 16, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Historic barn on South Farm Preserve ‘vandalized’

Date: March 16, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Lawsuit targets council, Y panel

Date: March 14, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: No hike in beach fees for residents

Date: March 13, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Business owners oppose dark sky limits

Date: March 12, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Higher fees for town beach passes recommended

Date: March 11, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Richmond keeping tabs on toll plan

Date: March 11, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Light ordinance proving difficult

Date: March 10, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Reprieve for salt pond homeowners

Date: March 9, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Dredging work finished quickly at Ninigret Pond

Date: March 8, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Farmers Market accepting vendor applications

Date: March 1, 2012
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Obama budget could nix Carcieri decision

Date: March 1, 2012
Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Subject: Notice of violation to COPAR industries

Date: February 27, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Any light seen as threat to dark sky

Date: February 20, 2012
Source: URI – YouTube
Subject: Ducks and Windfarms – Satellite Telemetry Program

Date: February 14, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Council OK’s Land Trust – Y deal

Date: February 13, 2012
Source: The Child and Nature Network
Subject: SKY BLINDNESS & STARLIGHT

Date: February 11, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Chariho looks at rising costs even as enrollment drops

Date: February 10, 2012
Source: Market Watch
Subject: Fitch Releases Special Report on Off-Reservation Gaming

Date: February 10, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Trustom Pond a haven for bird watchers

Date: February 3, 2012
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Maintenance dredging begins at Ninigret Pond

Date: February 1, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Land Trust defends YMCA land deal

Date: January 31, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Fish ladder work to be completed by August

Date: January 28, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DiBello lawsuit is filed

Date: January 21, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Commissioner: Watchaug purchase ‘a farce’

Date: January 18, 2012
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: New hours at Charlestown transfer station

Date: January 18, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Residents mobilize against RV park

Date: January 17, 2012
Source: The New York Times
Subject: Review of the film The City Dark

Date: January 15, 2012
Source: The Providence Journal
Subject: Flocking to Trustom – BIRD WATCHING 101

Date: January 15, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Knowles Mill renewal

Date: January 12, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Roomful of Blues performs at the Knickerbocker

Date: January 12, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Shovel Brigade digs helping seniors, disabled

Date: January 11, 2012
Source: GOLOCAL Prov
Subject: Roomful of Blues to Raise Funds for Charlestown Land Preservation

Date: January 11, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Judge puts teen driver in detention

Date: January 10, 2012
Source: ecoRI News
Subject: Charlestown Hopes to Protect Waterfront Property

Date: January 9, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown developer proposes seasonal RV park in Westerly

Date: January 9, 2012
Source: Star Tribune (Minnesota)
Subject: Let there be … less light pollution

Date: January 6, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Quarry claims under review

Date: January 5, 2012
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Neighbors ask judge to shut down Copar quarry

Date: December 21, 2011
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Teen in Chariho crash pleads not guilty