News Reports 2013

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This page contains all archived news stories from 2013. 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 7, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Report: Copar meets EPA standards, but Town Councilors say report proves operation is a legal nuisance

Date: December 7, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Hungry owls visiting from the snowy north

Date: December 6, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: New park to become a gateway to nature

Date: November 20, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Trial set on Copar zoning appeals

Date: November 18, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Kenyon Dam replacement project is progressing

Date: November 16, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown says it was blindsided by state switch in housing plans

Date: November 14, 2013
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Council looks at ways to protect former Whalerock land

Date: November 14, 2013
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Areglado champions school committee civility

Date: November 13, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Council renames Whalerock land Charlestown Moraine Preserve

Date: November 1, 2013
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Charlestown remains vigilant after Sandy

Date: October 28, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Ninigret Park seen as key asset in Charlestown’s economical growth

Date: October 18, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Abandoned kittens ready for new homes

Date: October 15, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Comfort meets contemporary design in fabric artist’s creations

Date: September 19, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Turbine land sale is closed

Date: September 19, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Annual Harvest Festival will have plenty more than food, hayrides

Date: September 17, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copter pilot contrite about Charlestown gun-play flight

Date: September 16, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Helicopter gun play alarms residents

Date: September 14, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Comollis, Copar expand business relations

Date: September 10, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown seeks AG probe of Copar, Westerly

Date: September 8, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Westerly Zoning Board unsurpassed in kicking the can on Copar decision

Date: September 7, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Coast-to-coast bike ride for a healthier generation

Date: September 1, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DEM notice of violation alleges ‘fugitive dust’ from Copar quarry

Date: August 30, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Council was right on land vote

Date: August 28, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: R.I. urges caution as West Nile is found in Charlestown

Date: August 28, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: $1,500 reward offered for information in case of 14 abandoned kittens

Date: August 23, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown approves Whalerock land purchase

Date: August 16, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Removal of Kenyon Mill Dam hits obstacle; wall across river is planned

Date: August 16, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown hopeful federal funding will be approved

Date: August 14, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Residents upset as town puts off Copar discussion

The Westerly Sun changed their web server in July, 2013 and all the links below no longer function since the Sun did not redirect their old links. Sorry about that!

Date: July 5, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Towns enact smoking bans at recreational facilities

Date: July 5, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Affordable housing projects in Charlestown in jeopardy

Date: July 3, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town approves up to $75K for dredging

Date: July 3, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Farm legislation added to 2014 budget bill

Date: July 2, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Vehicle access to East Beach restricted

Date: June 28, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Passage of wetlands bill upsets small towns

Date: June 27, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Whalerock foes delayed in presenting their evidence

Date: June 25, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Testimony continues on wind turbines

Date: June 24, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Kenyon dam project to begin with diversion of river channel

Date: June 19, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Voters trounce Chariho school budget

Date: June 17, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Ready family hopes to reopen Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern

Date: June 15, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: The plight of the piping plover

Date: June 14, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copar expands to the north

Date: June 14, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: ‘Quonnie’ newcomer creates a tradition

Date: June 13, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: LETTER: Towns battling noise after wind turbines installed

Date: June 11, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Chariho budget exposes tax rift

Date: June 10, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Hopkinton opposes home builders’ tax break

Date: June 10, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: RICAN in a bind, asks the public for money

Date: June 7, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Judge weighs turbine ruling

Date: June 6, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Experts duel over Whalerock turbine noise

Date: June 6, 2013
Source: Eco RI News
Subject: ‘Dry Lands’ Bill Passes House and Senate

Date: June 5, 2013
Source: Eco RI News
Subject: Another Bill Threatens Land Protection

Date: May 31, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Budget vote Monday at Town Hall

Date: May 31, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Big Apple Circus returns June 22

Date: May 30, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Winter moths defoliating trees in Richmond, other R.I. towns

Date: May 24, 2013
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Hundreds attend public hearing on turbines

Date: May 24, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Hopkinton opposes property tax break for homebuilders in state Senate bill

Date: May 22, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Whalerock hearing opens with legal wrangling

Date: May 22, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Crushing public trust (Copar)

Date: May 21, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Former tribal official pleads guilty to embezzlement

Date: May 17, 2013
Source: The Chariho Times
Subject: Town council votes to hire lawyer for Whalerock hearing

Date: May 17, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Affordable housing developments in Charlestown run into obstacles

Date: May 15, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Voters trounce Chariho budget a second time

Date: May 15, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Paying extra to be certain

Date: May 14, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Special counsel to fight proposed wind turbines

Date: May 9, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown turbine foes hear scientific evidence of infrasonic threat

Date: May 8, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Quarry’s monitor, owner on golf trip

Date: May 7, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown, in good financial shape, expects tax increase to be minimal

Date: March 26 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Judge says Westerly can’t block Burdick’s statement

Date: March 26 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Judge says Copar can continue quarrying

Date: March 23 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: GUEST OPINION: Don’t let Charlestown become the next Falmouth, Mass.

Date: March 23 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Email communication links Burdick with Copar operators

Date: March 23 2013
Source: The Block Island Times
Subject: CRMC unveils Beach Special Area Management Plan

Date: March 23 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DiLibero named interim zoning official in Westerly

Date: March 22 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Blue Shutters Beach repairs on track

Date: March 22 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Hopkinton opposes land use measures

Date: March 22 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Richmond Land Trust seeking volunteers to work as stewards

Date: March 20 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: LETTER: Housing law undercuts protections for homeowners

Date: March 16, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: R.I. towns object to land use legislation

Date: March 16, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown bike/pedestrian path project faces several obstacles

Date: March 15, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown commission OKs Shannock Village

Date: March 13, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: School committee vacancy filled

Date: March 12, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: No decision yet on Whalerock wind suit

Date: March 12, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Clock ticking on ChurchWoods project

Date: March 9, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Heron shot struts like a winner

Date: March 8, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Two Charlestown housing projects face financing issues

Date: March 8, 2013
Source: Cape Cod News
Subject: US Senate Candidate Markey Files Bill To Assist Mashpee Tribe’s Reservation Plans

Date: March 5, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Whalerock wind turbine hearing postponed

Date: March 2, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Whalerock developer to take on Charlestown

Date: February 26, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Ricci gets no help in fight over tuition

Date: February 26, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Public hearing scheduled Wednesday on Shannock Village Cottages

Date: February 25 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Town Council to discuss schools tonight

Date: February 25 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Shellfishing study headed for hearing

Date: February 23, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Keep pushing for our watershed

Date: February 21, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: DEM finds no dust violations at Copar quarry

Date: February 21, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Bill to correct Carcieri ruling introduced

Date: February 19, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copar resists ‘desist’ order

Date: February 18, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Council keeps up pressure to change state affordable housing law

Date: February 13, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown hires new administrator

Date: February 12, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town Council to discuss Quonochontaug permits tonight

Date: February 12, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Town Hall sustains minor damage from fire

Date: February 11, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Weathering Nemo

Date: February 9, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Falling temperatures the main concern in Charlestown

Date: February 7, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EPA: Copar in violation of Clean Air Act

Date: February 7, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Westerly Zoning Chairman recuses on Copar

Date: February 6, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Hopkinton happy about decision on Brushy Brook development

Date: February 5, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown, Westerly Copar neighbors demand action

Date: February 5, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Quonnie oyster farm plan draws crowd

Date: February 4, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Towns to state: Reconsider affordable housing law

Date: February 2, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Commission to consider shellfish farming study on Quonnie Pond

Date: February 1, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: A hurdle, but not a barrier, for homeowners along the coast

Date: January 31, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: A great day in Hopkinton

Date: January 30, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: R.I. board sides with Hopkinton on appeal

Date: January 30, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Two councils better than one

Date: January 29, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown getting serious in fight against quarry site

Date: January 25, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Town Council has busy Monday planned

Date: January 25, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Commission approves ChurchWoods plan

Date: January 24, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Keep truckin’ on bike paths

Date: January 21, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Decision due on housing appeal

Date: January 18, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Town Council revisits bike path proposal for Charlestown Beach Road

Date: January 16, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: From concept to concrete

Date: January 15, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown makes plans for cleanup of beach area

Date: January 12, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Charlestown Planning Commission takes tour

Date: January 11, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copar, Charlestown spar over blasting at quarry

Date: January 11, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Commission to tour 11 approved projects

Date: January 10, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Copar appeal is postponed; lawyer says it won’t close

Date: January 10, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: Neighbors of Copar invited to tonight’s work session

Date: January 5, 2013
Source: The Westerly Sun
Subject: EDITORIAL: Housing law needs review