SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ A fire that caused extensive damage last Friday inside the Willow Dell Beach Club on Cardâ€™s Pond Road in Matunuck is being treated as arson.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”As lifeguards come and go from the South Beach Pavilion onto the sun warmed sand and do their duty protecting the lives of beachgoers, a saying rests painted on the hallwayâ€™s concrete brick wall, â€˜Narragansett Surf Rescue, A tradition of excellence.â€™ On July 16, the dedication which the Surf Rescue team at the town beach brings to the oceanâ€™s waves daily will take another great step forward. The first annual Waterman Eco-Challenge is set to begin.
At various times in this space, I have compared the General Assembly leadership to the leaders of the old Soviet Union, imperiously working their own will and impervious to public opinion.
Not so this year.
This year people power won at least two major political and policy victories.
The first was killing Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s sales tax proposals. That brought a whole shipload of businesspeople to the Statehouse to oppose the idea at the House Finance Committee.