Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. In Rhode Island, the day will be observed with a solemn ceremony in North Smithfield, where North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Services Chief Joel D. Jillson and his men will raise and lower the flag to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives, including 343 firefighters.
âWhen we merged with the Primrose department six months after the event on Sept. 11, we incorporated the phrase âNever Forgetâ in Latin on our new emblem patch and make no mistake, a lot of us have forgotten, unfortunately,â says Jillson.
CUMBERLAND â Local police say they arrested nearly twice as many people for drunken driving in 2012 as they did the previous year.
Sixty people were arrested for driving under the influence last year, a whopping 94 percent increase over the 31 DUI arrests that were made in 2011, Police Chief John R. Desmarais noted in the Cumberland Police Departmentâs annual report, which was presented to the Town Council last Wednesday.