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October 5th

Autumnfest beer garden offering craft brews, Patriots tailgate party

October 5, 2013

WOONSOCKET – As the coordinator of the Autumnfest beer tent, Michael Dubois of the Rotary Club has been on a three-year quest with a simple aim: Keep the beer tent a friendly, safe and wholesome part of the annual festival.

As his mission comes to an end in 2013, Dubois is glad to report that he accomplished his goals. And this year, he says, the beer tent will be bigger, better and – yes – craftier than ever.

October 4th

Ex-Woonsocket police chief hopes coffee will lure drivers to pull over

October 4, 2013

CUMBERLAND — For those who love coffee, sometimes there just isn’t time to go out to a coffee house for that beloved cup of joe.

Michael Houle and his wife, Linda, have a solution to that quandary with their Coffee Breaks single-serving coffee and accessories store at 2275 Diamond Hill Road, near the Route 295 interchange.

The Houles stock over 200 flavors of one-cup coffee, tea and juice packets for Keurig-style coffee makers, as well as a line of whole bean coffee from the Mills Coffee Roasters Co., on Broad Street in Providence.

New business group aims to carry forward tradition

October 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Three young professionals who helped make the Main Street Block Party a success have formed a new organization designed to support existing businesses and nurture startups.

The Woonsocket Pothier Foundation is the brainchild of real estate developer Albert G. Beauparlant Jr., Matthew Moylan and Eric Cartier.
The nonprofit organization was named in honor of Aram Pothier, an early twentiethcentury mayor and state governor often credited with turning the city into the boomtown of the textile era by recruiting industrialists from France and Belgium.

Baldelli-Hunt attacks, Fontaine defends redevelopment plan at Call mayoral debate

October 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Mayoral candidates Leo T. Fontaine, Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and David A. Fisher skirmished Friday night over economic development in the city, the state-appointed Budget Commission, and the challenges facing education in the city in the third debate before next week’s primary election.

October 3rd

Call mayoral debate tonight

October 3, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The Call’s mayoral debate will take place tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor Leo Fontaine, candidate Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Dave Fisher will take questions from a panel of reporters and broadcasters. A Mount St. Charles Academy senior will also join the panel with questions for the candidates.

Burrillville police heading the ATV route

October 3, 2013

BURRILLVILLE — In an ongoing effort to catch and prosecute dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle riders who disregard traffic laws and ride on posted property, the Burrillville Police Department has been given the green light to purchase two 4-wheel drive ATVs instead of the two dual sport motorcycles originally approved by the council last year.

BREAKING NEWS: Woman hit by truck in Cumberland dies

October 3, 2013

CUMBERLAND – An elderly woman was killed Thursday morning after she was struck by a dairy truck while crossing Dexter Street at the intersection of Dexter and High Street, police said.
According to police, the woman, who’s name and age were not being released pending notification of next of kin, was struck around 6 a.m. while she was attempting to cross Dexter Street and was struck by the truck, which
was traveling west on High Street, according to police.

Woonsocket mayor unveils economic development plan

October 3, 2013

WOONSOCKET – After facing criticism from political opponents for his record on economic development, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine outlined a broad, detailed plan for rejuvenating the city’s economy and eliminating blight yesterday.

October 2nd

Woonsocket nurse showing nation her senior wellness program

October 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Weighing well over 250 pounds, Ella came to the Woonsocket Senior Center to attend a Senior Services Inc. weight loss class in hopes of shedding a few pounds before surgery to repair her knees.

She enrolled in a chair exercise class offered as part of the Senior Wellness program at the center, and within a few short weeks lost more than 50 pounds and enough weight to go ahead with her surgery.

Belknap exits contest; leaves council primary moot

October 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The city’s Oct. 8 primary is no longer a factor in the City Council race after one of the 15 candidates vying for election to the seven-member panel, Jeffrey P. Belknap, filed a letter with the Board of Canvassers announcing his withdrawal.

Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers, said the decision by Belknap will not remove his name from the list of 15 candidates for City Council on the Oct. 8 ballot, but it does eliminate him from moving forward to the Nov. 5 city election ballot.

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