Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly October 2011

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The Ghosts of Charlestown’s Naval Auxiliary Air Station

Spirits of pilots and passengers haunt the deep woods of South County in an area exhumed by a lifelong Charlestown hobbyist.

The pilots who took off from Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Air Station were pioneers of night flying, the ghosts of south county but many of them didn’t make it. Some of their spirits may still be roaming the woods of Charlestown. Then the pitch of the engine changed, and Elsa Webster stopped to listen. The plane’s throaty roar picked up an…


October 2011

  Pin the Tail I read “Best of Rhode Island” . I also discovered that the voters picked the disgraced former mayor, Buddy Cianci, as the best radio talk show host. Even in Rhode Island, can justice be that blind? EUGENE NADEAU WARWICK   Neighborly Polish Jazzy Nails and Spa was chosen as the best spa in the East Bay….


With its chic, inviting renovation and accomplished new menu, Tazza has morphed from hipster coffeehouse to stylish downtown restaurant.

Tazza  Tazza  250 Westminster St., Providence, 421-3300, tazzacaffe.com Hours Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Reservations accepted. Wheelchair accessible. Limited street as well as valet parking. Cuisine International, accomplished bazaar. Capacity A hundred plus. Vibe Urban chic in appearance but mellow in attitude. Prices Appetizers $4–$14; entrees $21–$30; desserts $6-$10. Karen’s picks Tazza salad, pork tacos, mocha…

Peter Kilmartin

Peter Kilmartin packs heat, rocks out to the Stones, argues like a Republican, and other details we nail down about Rhode Island’s new attorney general.

  It was another of those perennial all-nighters toward the end of the General Assembly session in 1991, where horse-trading on the budget is an art form, and the boiling tempers of tired, frustrated legislators were producing steamy hallways at the State House on Smith Hill. As the lawmakers finished their work, the first rays of an early summer sun…

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