WOONSOCKET â€“ Despite the crimp in city budgets, the Woonsocket Police Department has found a way to bring beat cops back to Main Street, at least on a limited basis.
The city allocated a sliver of its $2.1 million Community Development Block Grant â€“ just $10,000 â€“ to fund the departmentâ€™s â€śFeet on the Beatâ€ť program.
â€śWeâ€™re still looking for ways to expand the program, but we think this is enough for us to have one officer walk the Main Street beat one night a week for a year,â€ť said Police Chief Thomas S. Carey.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Even though he was the winning pitcher in the decisive game, Charlie Haeger wished to have the spotlight redirected elsewhere.
â€śThe real hero you guys should be talking to is standing over there,â€ť said Haeger while pointing in the direction of Chris Martinâ€™s locker.