GLOCESTER â Cannon balls will be flying in Chepachet Saturday during the seventh annual Canon Night Fire, the premiere event in the townâs 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 Lusitanaâs annual Saint Johnâs 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 clubâs headquarters on Chase Street, including its three function halls, will be teeming with activity with everything from Portuguese folkloric dancing groups to the clubâs traditional SĂŁo JoĂŁo parade in honor of St. Johnâs 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 âa potholeâ 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.
âYou could look right through it and see the Blackstone River,â she said.