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Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Seal Tour
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Westerly

All Ages Hike at The Westerly Land Trust's Wahaneeta Preserve
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Westerly

"A Christmas Carol"
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Westerly

The Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly

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Local briefs: Oct. 10, 2013

Richmond police arrest man on fugitive charges

RICHMOND — A Providence man was arrested by Richmond police Oct. 3 on multiple charges including being a fugitive from justice.

Police report they stopped Christopher E. Schreffler, 46, on Buttonwood Road after it was determined he was driving an unregistered car. Corporal William Litterio said when he checked on Schreffler, he found him to have a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on two District Court warrants stemming from failure to appear on shoplifting and suspended license charges in East Providence.

Additionally, Litterio indicated in his report that during the stop he located and seized a new 8,000-watt generator — valued at more than $1,000 — which had been reported stolen from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Waterford, Conn., earlier in the day.

Schreffler was charged with obstructing a police officer, being a fugitive from justice and operating on a suspended license. Richmond Police Chief Elwood M. Johnson Jr. said an additional charge of receiving stolen goods under $1,500 will also be brought against Schreffler.

— A.J. Algier

Man charged after alleged confrontation

RICHMOND — A West Kingston man was charged with a misdemeanor after he allegedly complained about recreational vehicle use in the area.

Leonard R. Ponte, 72, 11 Sunset Drive, West Kingston, was charged Sunday with disorderly conduct after Richmond police received a 911 call reporting he had allegedly confronted a male neighbor about another family’s use of recreational vehicles in a nearby wooded area governed by the neighborhood’s homeowner’s association.

Police said the alleged victim declined to file assault charges, but an arrest was made “as the result of statement made by an alleged eyewitness.” Ponte was transported to the station where he was processed and released with a summons to appear on Oct. 31 in Fourth Division District Court.

— A.J. Algier

Open Farm Sunday at Ocean-Breeze Farm

WESTERLY — Open Farm Sunday, a celebration of local, sustainable dairy farming, will be held at Ocean-Breeze Farm, 9 Noyes Neck Road, on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The farm is run by Sylvia Panciera, a member-owner of Cabot Creamery Cooperative, makers of Cabot cheese. Visitors can tour the farm, see the cows, join in family-friendly barnyard activities, and sample cheese.

In conjunction, Cabot cheese is holding a photo contest for photos taken during Open Farm Sunday. Prizes will be awarded. Visit on Oct. 13 for details on how to enter.

All Things Pumpkin hosted by library

MYSTIC — The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., will hold its third annual All Things Pumpkin event on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m., rain or shine. The event is suitable for children of all ages and will start with a magic show by David Alan and Bogus. There will be pumpkin-related games, stories, a costume parade, three themed baskets to raffle off, and Clyde’s cider.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call 860-536-7721, or visit


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