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October 3rd

BREAKING NEWS: Woman hit by truck in Cumberland dies

October 3, 2013

CUMBERLAND – An elderly woman was killed Thursday morning after she was struck by a dairy truck while crossing Dexter Street at the intersection of Dexter and High Street, police said.
According to police, the woman, who’s name and age were not being released pending notification of next of kin, was struck around 6 a.m. while she was attempting to cross Dexter Street and was struck by the truck, which
was traveling west on High Street, according to police.

Woonsocket mayor unveils economic development plan

October 3, 2013

WOONSOCKET – After facing criticism from political opponents for his record on economic development, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine outlined a broad, detailed plan for rejuvenating the city’s economy and eliminating blight yesterday.

October 2nd

Woonsocket nurse showing nation her senior wellness program

October 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Weighing well over 250 pounds, Ella came to the Woonsocket Senior Center to attend a Senior Services Inc. weight loss class in hopes of shedding a few pounds before surgery to repair her knees.

She enrolled in a chair exercise class offered as part of the Senior Wellness program at the center, and within a few short weeks lost more than 50 pounds and enough weight to go ahead with her surgery.

Belknap exits contest; leaves council primary moot

October 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The city’s Oct. 8 primary is no longer a factor in the City Council race after one of the 15 candidates vying for election to the seven-member panel, Jeffrey P. Belknap, filed a letter with the Board of Canvassers announcing his withdrawal.

Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers, said the decision by Belknap will not remove his name from the list of 15 candidates for City Council on the Oct. 8 ballot, but it does eliminate him from moving forward to the Nov. 5 city election ballot.

City announces polling locations for Tuesday’s primary balloting

October 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – City voters will use 11 polling locations when voting in Tuesday’s nonpartisan primary for local elected office, according to Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers.

The ballot for the primary is highlighted by a four-candidate contest for mayor and will also include a listing of 15 candidates for City Council. The withdrawal of council candidate Jeffrey P. Belknap this week will send all 14 remaining council candidates onto the ballot for the Nov. 5 city election, she said.

Fontaine unveils city recovery plans

October 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – After facing criticism from political opponents for his record on economic development, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine outlined a broad, detailed plan for rejuvenating the city’s economy and eliminating blight Wednesday.

October 1st

Alleged gaming offenses earn trio Twin River bans

October 1, 2013

LINCOLN – A Twin River table game player was issued a permanent ejection for allegedly counting cards in violation of state table gaming rules following an incident at the casino early Saturday morning.

Lt. Wayne Bouthillette reported John A. Lemieux, 49, of Brockton, Mass., was issued the ejection after Twin River Security Capt. William Shepherd investigated the reported incident of card counting at 3:18 a.m. Saturday.

Autumnfest marshal gets ‘Grand’ salute

October 1, 2013

WOONSOCKET – They lauded Dave Richards for his years of service to the city’s annual Autunmfest Columbus Day weekend festival Tuesday evening at the annual Autumnfest Grand Marshal reception, but it was his initial surprise behind being named for the tribute that still had him smiling.

Richards, the owner of WOON Radio and who has been involved in Autumnfest since the very first event at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park 35 years ago this year, helped with the selection of many other grand marshals over the years.

Local residents are struggling to deal with shutdown of most federal government functions

October 1, 2013

A stalemate in Congress that caused a government shutdown Tuesday for the first time in 17 years came as no surprise for Woonsocket auto mechanic Paul Morin.

“I stayed up and watched the entire thing and, personally, I’m with the Republicans on this one because I believe Obamacare will hurt the country,” Morin says. “Of course I’m upset that we have the first government shutdown in nearly two decades, but I’m more upset the Democrats didn’t do more to negotiate with the Republicans to avert this.”

September 30th

BREAKING NEWS: Federal charges filed in Woonsocket shootout

September 30, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Federal criminal complaints have been filed in U.S. District Court in Providence charging the two men who were allegedly responsible for an armed home invasion at 67 West Park Place on Sept. 12 with multiple federal counts.

In the state title clash for the 9/10 division at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket on Thursday, Lincoln...
BRISTOL -- The Cumberland American All-Stars continue to play their best baseball with...
CUMBERLAND -- Although Frank Geiselman has officially retired from Cumberland High School...
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny...
BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to...
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...

 

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