I know we live exciting lives here in Cranston, but it’s nothing compared to what goes on in Coventry. People are honking their horns as they drive by each other’s houses! Can you imagine? Read on to learn all the hot details of a multi-incident trespassing and horn-honking dispute between Former State Rep. Nick Gorham and a neighbor by the name of Michael Baird:
COVENTRY A couple of well-known Coventry residents seem to be involved in a feud that is keeping the local police busy.
Michael Baird and Nicholas Gorham, both residents of Western Coventry, have been embroiled in an ongoing dispute since the start of the year.
The feud has extended beyond the two men and involved their wives, Roseanna Gorham and Tracey Baird, and the Coventry Police Department.
In the most recent incident, on Nov. 6, police were dispatched to Flat River Road to speak with Nicholas Gorham and then told to respond to Plainfield Pike to speak with Michael Baird about the same matter. [full text]
This would make a great Joyce Carol Oatesian story if I could rewrite it into unidentifiable form. Darn, can’t do that without ruining the story. Still, it would be potential New Yorker material in the hands of the right writer.
h/t Matt Jerzyk for discovering this Li’l Rhody gem and nice job reporting by Jessica Selby of the Kent County Times.