BLACKSTONE â€“ The bodies of all three infants removed from a home at 23 St. Paul St. appear to have been newborns, Blackstone Police Chief Ross Atstupenas disclosed Friday morning.
The chief issued a statement following the arraignment of Erika Murray, 31, in Uxbridge District Court on multiple charges stemming from the grisly discovery in her squalid, vermin-infested home home Thursday.
MENDON -- Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, along with a movie crew, arrived in town Thursday night to film a scene for the move â€śSea of Trees.â€ť McConaughey along with co-star, Naomi Watts, spent a couple of hours at Imperial Gas on Route 16, where McConaughey shot several takes pumping gas. About 100 residents came out to watch the filming. Read the full story in Saturdayâ€™s Call.
CUMBERLAND â€“ William S. Murray wasnâ€™t going to call it early in the evening but in the end his win as Cumberland Mayor in the Democratic Town Primary Tuesday appeared to have been a clear win all along.
The townâ€™s Democrats not only picked Murray from a field of three candidates including fellow Town Councilman Manual N. DaCosta and former Town Councilman Daniel J. Alves, but also sent him on to an unchallenged Nov. 4 vote with a nearly 50-percent margin of the primary votes cast.
It’s going to be a long day for statewide candidates locked in tight primaries, but voters should need no more than a few minute to do their duty. All they have to do is choose the candidates they think will lead Rhode Island toward a brighter future.
Sounds easy, right?
WOONSOCKET â€” As the days grow shorter and summer draws to a close,there is still plenty of warm-weather activities to celebrate and enjoy. The cityâ€™s Autumnfest is just around the corner, but before that annual event, the city will host the new and improved Riverfest on Saturday, Sept. 13 as â€śRiverfest by Dayâ€ťâ€” and on Friday, Sept. 12, as â€śRiverfest by Night.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ Saturdayâ€™s annual French Heritage Festival & SoirĂ©e is all about spreading Francophile cheer and celebrating the cityâ€™s French-Canadian heritage.
And you donâ€™t have to be French-Canadian to enjoy the festivities.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Acting against the advice of the Planning Board, the City Council repealed the ban on backyard chickens Tuesday, reversing itself in the process.
The council voted 4-3 to allow residents to keep chickens in the least populous neighborhoods, a little more than a year after defeating a similar proposal. The new measure requires a follow-up vote of affirmation in two weeks to become law, but Councilwoman Melissa Murray, the lead sponsor, doesnâ€™t expect officials to change their minds.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ What started out as a loverâ€™s quarrel morphed into a foot chase and a wrestling match before it ended with the seizure of more than $14,000 in cash and prescription pharmaceuticals by the police.
By the time it was over, Edwin DeJesus Jr., 27, of 110 Alice Ave., and Ariana Z. Roman, 19, were facing a string of charges, including domestic assault and battery, obstructing police, one count each of possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Read the full story in Wednesday's newspaper.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After the Budget Commission got a rancorous lecture from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt last week about overstaying its welcome, the City Council has followed up with a proposed resolution asking the state-appointed overseers to pack their bags.
Introduced by Councilman Garrett Mancieri, the resolution asks state Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly to disband the commission and replace it with a fiscal adviser, who would have far less power to control local decisions than the commission.