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:
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.
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.
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.