Seasonal Sections

Halloween

Home & Garden

Vintage

Weddings

Restaurant Guide


  • E-Reader Help 10 a.m. - Noon Charlestown
  • Music and Story Hour 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Charlestown
  • All-Members Exhibit AT ACGOW 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • Drop-in Knitting Group 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown
  • Cocktails and Conversation with the Candidates 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • Cocktails and Conversation with the Candidates 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • Basic Computer Class 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Charlestown
  • "South Pacific" 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly
  • Hoxie Gallery exhibit 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly
  • Music and Story Hour 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Charlestown

  • ... Click for all of today's events

  • Attorney pleads not guilty to social host charges

    WAKEFIELD — A 51-year-old attorney pleaded not guilty Thursday to a South Kingstown police charge of violating the social host ordinance in 4th Division District Court before Judge Madeline Quirk.

    W. Mark Russo, of 441 Moonstone Beach Road, the court-appointed special master who was in charge of The Westerly Hospital during its receivership, was represented by attorney Victoria Almeida and made his first appearance in court Thursday.

    Russo is charged with a misdemeanor after emergency personnel were reportedly called to the scene when an 18-year-old party-goer at his home became ill during an after-prom party.

    According to Sgt. Mark Healy, when South Kingstown police arrived on the scene they found about 20 attendees under 21. He said police found there were open alcohol containers on the property and some of the minors appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Police said Russo had collected the keys of the party-goers and blocked the entrance and exit to the driveway to prevent them from leaving.

    He said Russo was located at the residence and “assisted in safely dispersing the gathering.” A subsequent investigation, Healy said, determined Russo had permitted the consumption of alcohol by minors on the property.

    Russo was released on a promise to appear for a pretrial hearing on July 10.



    Back to LatestNews || Back To Top

    Latest Comments