Narragansett

Flo Jonic / RIPR

Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the Narragansett Smoke Shop raid --- an event that turned into a brawl in which tribal members and state troopers were injured.  The tribe marked the occasion at the former site of the smoke shop in Charlestown.

Ten years may have passed since dozens of state troopers stormed the Narragansett smoke shop in Charlestown, but hard feelings remain.  At a 10th anniversary event Sunday, tribal members denounced what they still consider an excessive use of force.  Randy Noka is tribal ambassador:

Narragansett Town Council Meets With Deepwater Wind

Jun 27, 2013
Bradley Campbell / RIPR

In Narragansett, residents filled the Town Hall Wednesday to hear a question and answer session between the Town Council and the CEO of Deepwater Wind.  The meeting focused on a proposal to run a transmission line, or power cable, underneath Town Beach.

Narragansett’s Town Hall was once again the hottest place in town Wednesday night. Both in terms of the passion of the subject matter being discussed, and the actual heat: there’s no air conditioning inside the hall.

Flo Jonic / RIPR

Rhode Island is rich in historic sites.  Indeed, the state boasts more sites per square mile on the National Register of Historic Places than any other state in the country.  And, a new property has been added, pushing Rhode Island’s contribution to the list to nearly 19,000.

Deepwater Wind has formalized plans to bury a transmission line underneath the town beach parking lot in Narragansett. The wind energy developer sent a revised plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Narragansett Suspends Talks with Deepwater Wind

May 7, 2013
Bradley Campbell

The Narragansett Town Council Voted 5-0 to suspend talks with the offshore wind turbine developer, Deepwater Wind, until June.  The council felt its residents needed more time to vet a plan to run a transmission line through a popular beach.

Fishing trip combines science and fun

Jan 3, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island Fish and Wildlife division would like to expand a program that combines gathering fish for scientific data with putting fresh food on the dinner tables of those in need.  An experiment that combined gathering scientific data, teaching young boys to fish, and providing a family with some food was so successful in 2012 that Rhode Island officials are hoping to expand it in 2013.
Supervising biologist with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, Jason McNamee credits Dan Costa, port manager for the Division of Coastal Resources with the idea.

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