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May 27th

Firefighter documentary to be shown in Lincoln

May 27, 2013

LINCOLN – “BURN,” an independent documentary film capturing a year in the lives of Detroit firefighters, is coming to Rhode Island and the film’s director wants to see you at the screenings.

May 26th

Howard’s quest to quash feral cat explosion

May 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Imagine a creature that reaches reproductive maturity at six months old, gives birth to six or seven offspring at a time and loves having unprotected sex as often as possible.
No, it’s not some mythic species invented by Hollywood, but the common cat gone wild. By some estimates, one feral four-legger and her offspring can spawn a colony of 5,000 cats in just three years.
No wonder Pam Howard is such a busy lady.

Battling PTSD with other veterans helped Hebert cope after WW II

May 26, 2013

CUMBERLAND – It’s been 68 years since Wilfrid E. Hebert, 91, returned home from World War II and he has spent much of that time coming to terms with his days as a B-17 crew member flying missions over Europe.
Hebert, an ex-POW and a resident of Flat Street, can tell you what helped him most through his troubled times and also about the things he still grapples with when holidays such as Memorial Day arrive.

May 25th

Senior center to trigger debate at Town Meeting (Wednesday)

May 25, 2013

BLACKSTONE – At least two members of the Board of Selectmen say they are prepared to buck the Finance Committee’s recommendation and make a case on Town Meeting floor for why voters should approve $75,000 to fund a feasibility study for a new senior center.
Expressing the most discontent is Selectman Paul S. Haughey, who chastised the FinCom earlier this week, saying the board’s decision to not recommend passage of the senior center article is an injustice to the town’s senior citizens.

Summer jobs for your teens are few and far between

May 25, 2013

The end of school is near, and there’s no time like the present for teenagers to try to find that summer job.
Lining up work with a private business is one way for teens to fill their free hours but that may not be an easy task given the area’s still-recovering economy.
There are also community-based jobs — funded through local governments, state agencies, or federal programs — that may still be available to interested job seekers.

Brassard rebuilds, peddles bikes in like-new condition

May 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Amid the smell of fresh rubber tires, sparks fly off the rusty interior of a chrome bicycle rim as Craig Brassard buffs off some metal burrs with a portable hand grinder that sounds like a kitchen blender.
“No guarantees,” he tells the owner of the vintage Schwinn 10-speed from which the rim came – he’d done the best he could to address the cause of his flat tire.

Woonsocket gets four new officers

May 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Four new recruits were sworn in as probationary patrol officers by the Woonsocket Police Department on Friday.
Officers Mark Castiglione, Taylor-Rae Monfils, Manuel Salema and Craig Thompson will immediately be assigned to the field training program, which lasts about 14 weeks, according to Police Chief Thomas Carey.

FBI: New England has more bank heists than other parts of U.S.

May 25, 2013

More than a dozen banks from Providence to Pawtucket have been robbed over the past five months, leaving some to wonder if bank robberies have reached epidemic proportions in the Blackstone Valley.
While it may seem like the valley is a hotspot for bank theft of late, Special Agent Greg Comcowich, a spokesman for the FBI’s Boston division, says the recent spate of robberies, which include Monday’s heists in North Providence and Cranston, and Thursday’s robbery in Pawtucket, are not an indication of an overall rise in the number of bank robberies in the state.

May 23rd

School Citing Law at center of dispute

May 23, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Proponents of a bill to alter the School Siting Law passed last year say it will strengthen the safety requirements for building schools on former industrial or manufacturing sites.

Jewelry designer takes advantage of ‘Opulent’ arts marketplace

May 23, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Melissa Murray just opened a new business in the city and it’s located in a place she sees as a perfect home for creative and innovative art and craft entrepreneurs like herself.
Murray, a city native, operates The Opulent Squid in the Le Moulin Artist Mall at 68 South Main St., selling an eclectic selection of her own jewelry designs and consignment items in mixed mediums.

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