GLOCESTER â€“ Cannon balls will be flying in Chepachet Saturday during the seventh annual Canon Night Fire, the premiere event in the townâ€™s annual tribute to the Dorr Rebellion (1841-1842).
The Canon Night Fire begins at dusk at Acote's Hill Cemetery (ball field side) where members of the Gloucester Light Infantry will spend an hour-and-a-half firing 30 rounds from two cannons â€“ 15 rounds per cannon.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Steaming plates of tripe stew and barbecue chicken and the traditional Marchas de SĂŁo JoĂŁo will highlight Clube Juventude Lusitanaâ€™s annual Saint Johnâ€™s Feast, a three-day Portuguese festival that kicks off tonight.
One of the biggest Portuguese feasts of its kind in Rhode Island, the festival grounds at the clubâ€™s headquarters on Chase Street, including its three function halls, will be teeming with activity with everything from Portuguese folkloric dancing groups to the clubâ€™s traditional SĂŁo JoĂŁo parade in honor of St. Johnâ€™s Day.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The concrete deck of the Singleton Street Bridge is getting a mini-makeover after public works crews found a hole clean through it.
City officials discovered the problem after state bridge inspectors reported there was â€śa potholeâ€ť in the deck a couple of weeks ago. But Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran said that when city highway crews checked they found an opening in the deck about the size of the briefcase.
â€śYou could look right through it and see the Blackstone River,â€ť she said.