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September 8th

City police are hoping to expand downtown walking beat initiative

September 8, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Despite the crimp in city budgets, the Woonsocket Police Department has found a way to bring beat cops back to Main Street, at least on a limited basis.

The city allocated a sliver of its $2.1 million Community Development Block Grant – just $10,000 – to fund the department’s “Feet on the Beat” program.

“We’re still looking for ways to expand the program, but we think this is enough for us to have one officer walk the Main Street beat one night a week for a year,” said Police Chief Thomas S. Carey.

September 7th

Blackstone’s Wojcik family are masters of the corn maze

September 7, 2013

BLACKSTONE - From a distance, the 5.5 acres of cow corn at Wojcik's Farm on Milk Street looks like any other small-farm corn field.

But step inside the thick jungle of stalks and you'll find an intricate labyrinthe of paths, where on a sunny fall day you're likely to find hundreds of people scratching their heads as they navigate their way through what some local enthusiasts say just might be the best corn maze in the Blackstone Valley.

The farm's corn maze opened Labor Day weekend and between now and Oct. 27 the farm will be visited by thousands of people looking to get lost.

September 6th

City couple charged with assault, thefts

September 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Police say an East Woonsocket woman was attacked with a knife after she confronted neighbors she suspected had broken into her home.

Toni Janis, 28; and Chad Nunes, 33, both of 2229 Diamond Hill Road, Apt. E, are facing felony charges stemming from the assault, said Det. Jamie Paone.

They’re also charged with numerous counts of receiving stolen goods, breaking and entering, and larceny – 16 counts in all. The charges stem from the break into the victim’s home as well as thefts from the motor vehicles of three other neighbors.

September 5th

Market, music and evening soirée at French Heritage Festival

September 5, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Hot on the heels of last week’s block party celebrating Woonsocket’s 125th birthday, this Saturday’s annual French Heritage Festival & Soirée is all about spreading Francophile cheer and celebrating the city’s French-Canadian heritage.

And you don’t have to be French-Canadian to enjoy the festivities.

September 4th

Police: Deadbeat parents picked up in sweep

September 4, 2013

Four men from Woonsocket and three from Pawtucket were among the 26 individuals rounded up in an early-morning statewide sweep Wednesday by Rhode Island State Police and charged with failure to pay child support.
The warrant sweep, conducted in coordination with the United States Marshals Service and Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs, began Wednesday morning and by the end of the day, a total of 30 people were arrested, including 26 individuals due to body attachments issued by the Rhode Island Family Court for failing to appear for court proceedings and failure to pay child support.

September 3rd

Woonsocket bridge needs repairs

September 3, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Just in time for the school year, the discovery of structural problems with the Hamlet Avenue Bridge prompted state transportation officials to close off two of the span’s four lanes Tuesday morning – for the foreseeable future.
Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran said the problem is associated with the failure of an expansion grate at the eastbound approach to the bridge, which crosses the Blackstone River.
The problem was discovered by Highway Supt. Rick Lambert, according to McGauvran. The state Department of Transportation later dispatched inspectors to take a look.

September 2nd

Celebrating the virtues of work on Labor Day

September 2, 2013

More than 500 visitors stopped by the Museum of Work & Culture on Labor Day to take advantage of its offer of free admission all-day Monday and also to participate in special programs, including a new one-act play and the opening of an exhibit on the Italian Workingmen’s Club in the upstairs gallery, according to Raymond H. Bacon, museum co-manager with Anne Conway.

“It went very, very well,” Bacon said of the museum’s 14th annual special opening for Labor Day. “I am so pleased that the IWC is celebrating its 85th Anniversary with an exhibit at the museum.”

The Autumnfest countdown begins

September 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – It is that time again — time to buy your Autumnfest button.

Tim Paul, chairman of the Autumnfest Steering Committee, was putting out that message on Friday, even as the city cleaned up from a big and successful Main Street Block Party celebrating the city’s 125th anniversary.

September 1st

A taste of the Mediterranean in Cumberland

September 1, 2013

CUMBERLAND – From ratatouille crepes to a Mediterranean platter brimming with homemade tabouli, grape leaves with hummus and kalamata olives, Modern Bistro is all about signature American dishes with a European flair.

BURRILLVILLE  –  Perhaps the only thing that went wrong for Burrillville High on...
WOONSOCKET  – On a Saturday afternoon where Woonsocket High's players, coaches,...
SCITUATE – Wes Pennington doesn’t like excuses – in fact, he abhors them...
WOONSOCKET – When three suspects in an attempted housebreak allegedly became violent and unruly Sunday, one of them...
WOONSOCKET – Time is running out to get a team entered in this year’s edition of the Mega War Competition at Autumnfest...
BLACKSTONE – An extremely malnourished bloodhound loaded with fleas and covered with sores, and a young unspayed, flea-...

 

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