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 departmentâs âFeet on the Beatâ program.
âWeâre 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 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.
âThe real hero you guys should be talking to is standing over there,â said Haeger while pointing in the direction of Chris Martinâs locker.