Second lawsuit challenges R.I. shoreline access law

BY: - September 27, 2023

Less than a week after a federal judge threw out the first lawsuit against Rhode Island’s new shoreline access law, a new challenge has emerged. The Sept. 25  complaint from Westerly homeowners David and Linda Roth, and a limited liability company in their family’s name that owns adjacent property, again challenges the constitutionality of the […]

Second batch of mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile

BY: - August 11, 2023

Officials announced Friday the state’s detection of a second mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) from a trap in Westerly. The sample was one of 197 collected from 34 traps set on July 31, according to a joint news release the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island […]

Neronha seeks bigger role in Westerly shoreline access dispute

BY: - June 7, 2023

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha is doubling down on his push to give public access to a path to the Westerly shoreline. Neronha’s office on Thursday announced that it was seeking formal status to intervene as state regulators consider whether to designate a public right-of-way in Westerly known as the Spring Avenue Extension. The […]

Neronha sues 3M, Dupont for promoting PFAS products

BY: - May 25, 2023

Rhode Island is suing more than a dozen manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, or “forever chemicals.” Attorney General Peter Neronha announced Thursday that his office has filed a lawsuit in Providence Superior Court, saying that companies like 3M and Dupont engaged in “a massive and widespread campaign to knowingly […]