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Remains of Narragansett village called significant find

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It now appears a special state review panel will be ready to vote sometime in March on whether to allow developer Richard Baccari to build 53 houses over the remains of a 900-year-old Indian village that archeologists says is unique and nationally significant. Baccari’s lawyer, William R. Landry, maintains the state’s efforts to block the development amount to an illegal taking. But Grover Fugate, executive director of the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council, says the developer never completed the archaeological surveys that were required before building could begin.