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October 30th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy pummels Rhode Island coast

October 30, 2012

Workers survey the damage to the Coast Guard House, a familiar landmark on Ocean Road in Narragansett Pier Tuesday. Wind and waves from Hurricane Sandy swept through the historic structure Monday afternoon at the height of the superstorm, gutting the popular restaurant. Hundreds turned out to view the damage all day Tuesday, many with tears in their eyes, some reminiscing about their own weddings held here years ago.

October 29th

Hurricane Sandy comes ashore

October 29, 2012

Waves crash over the seawall at Narragansett Pier at the time of high tide Monday morning as Hurricane Sandy's effects begin to be felt in the Ocean State. A crowd of curious onlookers gather near Ocean Road and Beach Street to witness the awesome display by Mother Nature.

President signs disaster declaration

October 29, 2012

President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Rhode Island early Monday morning as Gov. Lincoln Chafee requested on Sunday.
The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all five Rhode Island counties.

October 28th

Lincoln Public Library starting a new chapter

October 28, 2012

LINCOLN – Children using the Lincoln Public Library are about to get more room for their reading and activity programs thanks to an addition project now under construction.
The site work is being conducted by the Bailey Group construction management firm on town-owned land just outside the existing children’s section and periodical reading area.
Becky Boragine, library director, said the approximate 2,300-square-foot addition will provide the library with new space to help alleviate crowded conditions in the 32-year-old building.

Southern New England awaits megastorm

October 28, 2012

HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents in many towns along the southern New England shoreline were forced to leave their homes under mandatory evacuation orders Sunday while officials warned of damaging flooding, high winds and lengthy power outages from a potential superstorm striking the eastern U.S.

October 27th

Suspicion surrounds the Church of the End Times

October 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET – When the 17-year-old girl told her mother – let’s call the mom Theresa – that she wanted to join a church in Uxbridge, Mass., she thought it might signal a positive turn in the life of the emotionally troubled teen.
It was the beginning of a nightmare.

October 26th

Nov. 4 fundraiser for mother with 'indomitable spirit'

October 26, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Over the past 44 years, Jessyca Katz Perlman has made an impact on countless lives in both her personal and professional life.
Friends say everyone who meets Jess is impressed by her smile, her warmth, and her positive attitude, all of which have become even more remarkable given her diagnosis of Stage 4 brain cancer in July 2011.

October 25th

Feds say Casey not violating Hatch Act

October 25, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Firefighter Stephen Casey has been cleared to run for state representative by the Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C., saying the prohibitions of the Hatch Act do not apply to him, as his opponent, State Representative Jon Brien (D-Dist. 50), had alleged.
The law is not broad enough to apply to Casey simply because he worked three overtime shifts underwritten by a federal grant between February and May, according to Leslie Grogan, a lawyer in the Hatch Act Unit of the OSC.

Break-in at Manville restaurant; sentimental $20 bill stolen

October 25, 2012

LINCOLN — Corey A. Dumas, 37, initially thought he was lucky not to have lost anything as a result of a break into his family business, Lil & Gene’s Restaurant in Manville this week.
But that feeling quickly soured when Dumas later found one of his 29 Winter Street business’ personal treasures to be missing after all.
No, Dumas didn’t lose a large sum of money or even an expensive piece of business equipment. He lost just a $20 bill — but one that had much meaning to someone running a small business like his.

Burrillville man charged with knife threat to girlfriend

October 25, 2012

BURRILLVILLE -- A local man who was charged in early October in the death of his girlfriend's dog has been arrested on charges of threatening to kill her the same way.
Police say Eric S. Lemire was held as a bail violator after being arraigned Wednesday in District Court in Warwick on charges of felony domestic assault and disorderly conduct.
North Smithfield police say he held a kitchen knife to his girlfriend's chest and threatened to kill her the same way he is accused of killing the dog.

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