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August 17th, 2014

Little League squad keeps loyal fan base at home entertained

August 17, 2014

CUMBERLAND – For members of the Cumberland American Little League team it was likely a game of the ages, and Saturday night’s 8-7 win over the Tennessee team during the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., hasn’t been overlooked back at home.

The team’s 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.

“It was absolutely amazing,” Cumberland Police Sgt. Brandon Vadenais said of Saturday night’s game.

August 15th

Interim school chief resigns

August 15, 2014

WOONSOCKET – 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.

VIDEO: Fans Excited For Patriots Preseason Kickoff

August 15, 2014

VIDEO: Fans Excited For Patriots Preseason Kickoff

Landmark back in UnitedHealthcare network after lapse of more than seven months

August 15, 2014

WOONSOCKET – UnitedHealthcare and Landmark Medical Center have ironed out a new contract that restores 52 physicians with admitting privileges at the hospital to the health insurer’s 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.

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

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