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Foote sues four parties, including state and Reales

January 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Six days after the sentencing of 27-year-old Laura Reale for a driving charge stemming from the death of Colin Foote, his father – Richard “Robin” Foote – has filed a four-party lawsuit against those “who are responsible” for the fatal crash.

Chafee looks to unite the state

January 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE – For the state's economy to improve across the board in the next four years, Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee said in a recent sit-down interview that it will take certainty and unification.

Fifth Annual Warm Shelter Penguin Plunge

December 28, 2010

WESTERLY -- On Jan. 1, 2011 the brave, daring WARM Shelter supporters will gather at the Andrea Hotel in Misquamicut Beach and dive into the icy Atlantic to raise funds for WARM in its efforts toward ending hunger and providing shelter for people in the community experiencing homelessness.

Hopkinton Planning Board member officially resigns

December 26, 2010

HOPKINTON -- The Town Council officially accepted the resignation of Raymond Cox from the town's Planning Board. He had turned in his letter of resignation at a November meeting, but it did not become official until the council moved on it.

Richmond police warn of catalytic converter thefts

December 24, 2010

Over the last month, Richmond police said several people living in Richmond, Hopkinton, and Charlestown have been victims of larceny from thieves crawling under their unattended motor vehicles and cutting away their catalytic converters.

Chariho High School students create a "sticker shock"

December 23, 2010

WOOD RIVER JCT. – If you pick up a 30-pack of beer in the next few days or so, you might see an unfamiliar sticker attached to the package bearing the text, “Help prevent underage drinking. Out of their hands... Know the law! It is illegal to purchase or provide alcohol for anyone under 21!”

Scientists assist in discovery of tubeworm colony off Cyprus

December 22, 2010

NARRAGANSETT -- When a field of tubeworms was unexpectedly discovered on the side of a large underwater mountain 50 miles off the coast of Cyprus this summer, the finding was notable both for the discovery itself and for the process of the discovery.

Request for streetlights again turned down in Richmond

December 21, 2010

RICHMOND – Another request from residents to install two streetlights in the area of Tefft Hill and Carolina Nooseneck roads and New London Turnpike resulted in the Town Council asking three local officials to create a set of standards to determine where lights should stay on or be added.

Winter solstice viewing tonight at Frosty Drew

December 20, 2010

CHARLESTOWN -- Join Frosty Drew astronomers in celebrating the winter solstice and viewing a total lunar eclipse today at the Observatory from 6 to 10 p.m. for moon and star gazing.

Richmond police hosting blood drive

December 19, 2010

RICHMOND – In case you ever wanted to put a face to just who benefits from the blood donated at the various drives throughout the state, meet Keith Bloomer.

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