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August 14th

Henderson selected as WHS principal

August 14, 2014

WOONSOCKET — Carnell Henderson, 41, has always had a goal of doing something more since he was a student at Woonsocket High School and member of the graduating class of 1991.

Back then, he will tell you today, there wasn’t a concrete plan of what “more” would be, but Henderson just knew from the support he had received from his family, his coaches, and his teachers in school he would some day be involved in the leadership of his community.

August 13th

Arruda draws 18-month sentence

August 13, 2014

PROVIDENCE – A Superior Court judge Wednesday sentenced former Woonsocket Municipal Court Clerk Rachel Arruda to an 18-month prison term and ordered her to make $60,000 restitution after she entered a plea of no contest to 2011 state police charges of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the struggling city.

Judge Jeffrey Lanphear ordered Arruda to surrender to authorities on Sept. 10 to begin serving her sentence at the Adult Correctional Institutions, Cranston, rejecting lawyer Mark Smith’s plea for home confinement.

August 12th

Mayor’s streetlight restoration program hits milestone

August 12, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Never mind the Supermoon: If nighttime seems brighter than usual in your neighborhood lately, chances are it’s because all your street lights are on for the first time in nearly four years.
Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt says more than half the street lights that were dimmed by the previous administration in a money-saving move have been reactivated since late February.

August 11th

Dubois’ next ‘Move’: Stadium screen

August 11, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Smile, Woonsocket: You’re on Derek Dubois’ candid camera.
In his first feature-length documentary, the award-winning filmmaker has created “City on the Move,” a close-up look at the city’s triumphant spirit through difficult times.

August 9th

Photography keeps city man in the right frame of mind

August 9, 2014

WOONSOCKET — Eddie Hanson has always viewed the world with a photographer’s eye, ever since his dad gave him his first camera 60 years ago – a Burke & James 2 ¼ × 3 ¼ – and “20 seconds” of instructions on how to use it.

August 8th

VIDEO: Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after preseason debut

August 8, 2014

VIDEO: Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after preseason debut

August 7th

Pleau’s getaway driver seeks to withdraw guilty plea, citing judicial error

August 7, 2014

WOONSOCKET – In September 2013, Jose Anibal Santiago pled guilty to charges stemming from his role as the getaway driver in a fatal robbery outside an East Woonsocket bank that triggered a two-year-long battle over the death penalty.
Now he wants to change his mind.
Through his lawyer, Santiago, 37, has filed papers with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston seeking to withdraw his guilty plea. He contends U.S. District Judge William E. Smith in Providence failed to properly inform him of the full implications of his plea before he was sentenced.

Woody Allen spends Thursday morning filming latest movie in Pawtucket

August 7, 2014

Woody Allen directs a scene for his upcoming movie on Main St. in downtown Pawtucket Thursday on morning. Main St. and High St. were closed for a time while several scenes were filmed for the new movie, as yet untitled, before Allen and company moved to 207 Wickenden St. in Providence for filming shot the Coffee Exchange.

See Friday's Pawtucket Times and Woonsocket Call for complete story and more photos.

Judge says Ray Tempest Jr. can use evidence of witness manipulation by police in bid to overturn 1992 murder conviction

August 7, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Over the objections of state prosecutors, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr. may argue that he was wrongfully convicted of murder on the strength of false testimony resulting from the unlawful manipulation of witnesses by Woonsocket police officers.

August 6th

VIDEO - Patriots continue to look good in joint practices

August 6, 2014

VIDEO Training Camp Today: Patriots continue to look good in joint practices
( The Boston Globe's Ben Volin and's Zuri Berry recap the Patriots joint training camp practice with Washington. (Video by Zuri Berry, Staff)

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BLACKSTONE – The town has served the owner of 23 St. Paul St. with a statement of claim for $46,457, the total and...