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August 21st, 2014
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Dowling Village is entering another growth spurt thanks to the completion of agreements with several new business and two national restaurant chainsâ Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar and Texas Roadhouse, a chain specializing in steaks with a western flavor.
The Eddie Dowling Highway propertyâs developer, Brian Bucci, on Thursday confirmed town reports that construction will begin soon on the new business locations with completion expected next year.
WOONSOCKET â Patrol officers seized heroin, cocaine and more than $2,800 in cash as two men, both with prior trafficking convictions, were arrested Monday in the Fairmount section.
Steven Kevin Bergeron, 29, of 262 Second Ave., and Jason Andrew Lennox, 28, of 18 Cynthia Drive, North Smithfield, were charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and two counts each of possession of a controlled substance.
WOONSOCKET â Former U.S. Congressman Fernand J. âFreddyâ St Germain, a favorite son of the city who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most powerful men in the country, has died.
Family members said he passed away at home in Newport on Saturday of kidney failure. He was 86 years old.
CUMBERLAND â For members of the Cumberland American Little League team it was likely a game of the ages, and Saturday nightâs 8-7 win over the Tennessee team during the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., hasnât been overlooked back at home.
The teamâs stunning final inning walkoff victory thanks to a home run by CJ Davock was the talk of the town Sunday, and had many wishing for more success by their local Little League representatives.
âIt was absolutely amazing,â Cumberland Police Sgt. Brandon Vadenais said of Saturday nightâs game.
WOONSOCKET â Citing personal reasons, Interim Schools Supt. James A. DiPrete tendered his resignation Thursday, school officials and members of the Budget Commission said.
DiPrete, 77, a longtime educator and retired chairman of the former state Board of Regents, had been hired on June 19 to work for up to 70 days for $750 a day.
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WOONSOCKET â UnitedHealthcare and Landmark Medical Center have ironed out a new contract that restores 52 physicians with admitting privileges at the hospital to the health insurerâs coverage network, the parties announced.
UnitedHealthcare dropped Landmark from its coverage network after the hospital was purchased last year by the for-profit, California-based hospital chain, Prime Healthcare Services.
The two parties have been trying to firm up a new contract since.
WOONSOCKET â 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 wasnât a concrete plan of what âmoreâ 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.
PROVIDENCE â 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 Smithâs plea for home confinement.
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.
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