BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â The Plum Beach Lighthouse license plate, with its handsome rendering of the historic fireplug-style beacon, has been voted the first runner-up in a national contest sponsored by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association.
Dave Zapatka, president of Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse, says the plate was nominated in early March and by mid-April he was informed of the honor.
âIt was the best finish for a specialty plate,â he notes. âThere had never been one in the top five.â
SOUTH KINGSTOWN- The Wakefield lawyer charged with embezzling almost half a million dollars from his clients in 2008 was sentenced to three years in prison for forgery, counterfeiting and embezzlement.
CHARLESTOWN - Rep. Donna Walsh (D - Dist. 36) was on hand at the Charlestown Town Council meeting Monday night to update the council on any new state legislation that is going to directly impact the town.
It was mostly good news for Charlestown.