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January 23rd, 2015
PROVIDENCE â€“ At 16 years old, Zach Pope and Dan Calandro arenâ€™t exactly old salty dogs, but they do know a thing or two about boats.
Both juniors at the Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center, a marine-themed magnet school in Connecticut, Pope and Calandro have studied maritime history, boat building and oceanography, yet even they were impressed with the sheer number of boats and watercraft that filled the Rhode Island Convention Center, where the 22nd annual Providence Boat Show opened Friday and continues today and Sunday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ A local attorney and former policeman who retired on a disability pension in 2002 has been criminally charged with fraudulently obtaining $42,458 in tuition benefits to pay for his sonâ€™s and daughterâ€™s education at the University of Rhode Island.
Keith Heroux, 52, of 1172 Old Smithfield Road, was released on $25,000 personal recognizance Wednesday following his arraignment on state police charges of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500, a felony.
WOONSOCKET â€“ CVS Health says it intends to add 100 jobs at the Digital Experience Center in the Highland Corporate Park.
Michael DeAngeles, a spokesman for the company, said there is no timeline for filling the positions, but the company envisions growing the workforce by
about a third.
â€śWe currently have about 200 jobs in Rhode Island and weâ€™ll be adding 100 additional jobs over time,â€ť said DeAngelis. â€śThis is from where we are driving
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WOONSOCKET â€“ Tenants dodged falling debris and hastily gathered their loved ones to escape a fast-moving fire that ripped through the top story of a six-family tenement at 685 Wood Ave. Monday morning.
Thirteen people â€“ everyone who lived in the yellow, flat-roof house â€“ managed to flee without injury, but in their hurried flight some reluctantly left behind their most precious belongings.
PROVIDENCE â€“ As the new General Assembly session got under way recently with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Jan. 7, several new legislators joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.
The following is a listing of area state senators and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.
WOONSOCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.
Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.
Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sundayâ€™s AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says heâ€™s getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.
â€śItâ€™s my team and I have to support my time,â€ť says the lifelong Pats fan.