Charlestown Strikes Up the Ban on Wind Turbines

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — At 9:52 last night, the town of Charlestown became a U.S. trendsetter in the renewable-energy sector when the Town Council voted to pass the first-in-the-country ban on any size or type of electricity-generating wind turbines.

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‘Right to Dry’ Bill Left Blowing in Ocean State Wind

For centuries, the hanging of clothes outside to dry in the sun was a common practice. That changed, at least in the United States, in the 1950s with the arrival of the suburban ideal of modern living.

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