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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.

Reale sentenced to 8 years at ACI

December 17, 2010

WAKEFIELD -- Laura A. Reale, the Westerly woman who ran a red light in Charlestown and killed 27-year-old Colin Foote with her car in May, was sentenced to eight years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions by Judge Edwin Gale today in Superior Court.

Sen. Whitehouse-introduced CALM bill signed into law

December 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama yesterday signed into law legislation to crack down on excessively loud television commercials.

Charlestown Affordable Housing Commission loses two members

December 15, 2010

CHARLESTOWN – The Affordable Housing Commission is down to one member after two members officially resigned at the Dec. 13 Town Council meeting citing that they have been met with “roadblocks and hostility.”

Foote pleads guilty to driving under the influence

December 14, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Richard “Robin” A. Foote, who campaigned for stricter safe-driving laws following the death of his son this past year, pleaded no contest last Thursday morning in Fourth District Court to a charge of driving under the influence of liquor.

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