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November 2nd, 2012

Concert to benefit Northern RI Food Pantry

November 2, 2012

CUMBERLAND - Choruses representing five area churches will be performing a unique nondenominational concert Sunday to benefit the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry located on Nate Whipple Highway.
The Food Pantry Choral Benefit Concert will be held at 3 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 3069 Diamond Hill Road. The concert, which will include gospel to contemporary, features choirs from St. John Vianney Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Four Corners Community Chapel, Calvin Presbyterian Church and Arnold Mills United Methodist Church.

November 1st

Drug kingpin gets 25 years

November 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A homegrown kingpin of the crack cocaine trade drew 22 years of federal prison time when he was sentenced on drug-trafficking and conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.
Robert O. Robinson, 30, was the leader and organizer of a drug-distribution network he ran out of Talu’s Cafe on Willow Street, federal prosecutors said.

Candidate makes use of Trump image

November 1, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Billionaire Donald Trump seems to be involved in almost everything these days — but the District 19 RI Senate race?
Yes, that too.
Democratic challenger Ryan Pearson sent out a mailing to voters in the district earlier this month, criticizing incumbent Republican Bethany Moura’s absences and missed votes in the last two years. On one side, the cardboard flyer said “If you missed work as much as Beth Moura…You’d be fired!” Below that was a picture of Trump, pointing an accusatory-looking finger, along with his signature line “You’re fired!” from his TV show “The Apprentice.”

October 31st

Chamber hears Twin River pitch

October 31, 2012

LINCOLN – A confident John Taylor told the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Twin River will “absolutely” be able to compete with the planned Massachusetts casinos if the ballot questions to allow table games at the casino are approved by voters next week.

Officials spar over future of ed panel

October 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The practice of voting for members of the School Committee will soon come to an end if voters approve a referendum question at the polls on Tuesday to make the panel’s members appointive.
Question 8 on the ballot would give the mayor the power to select members of committee subject to ratification of the City Council. That would make Woonsocket only the second city in the state where school committee members are appointed, after Providence.

National Grid works to restore power

October 31, 2012

National Grid crews worked throughout the day Tuesday, methodically restoring power to many of the estimated 117,000 households that lost electricity when Hurricane Sandy grazed the state on Monday.

Cicilline, Doherty in dead heat

October 31, 2012

As the 2012 election campaign enters its final week, a new poll shows the 1st District congressional campaign virtually deadlocked, with incumbent Democrat David Cicilline holding on to a slender one-point lead over Republican challenger Brendan Doherty.
The poll, taken for WPRI Channel 12 by Fleming & Associates, shows Cicilline with 42.6 percent of the vote to Doherty’s 41.6, with Independent David Vogel picking up 6.3 percent and 8.3 percent undecided.

October 30th

Spectators view storm's destruction

October 30, 2012

All day long, a steady stream of curious spectators traversed the historic stretch of Ocean Road in Narragansett Pier Tuesday, from Monahan's Dock to the south, up to the famous Coast Guard House and historic Towers, to the north. Along the way, one couldn't help to notice an odd sight in between, a huge gap in the seawall, taken out by powerful waves that crashed here all day long Monday. Some onlookers had never seen such a sight in their young lives, and paused to ponder the might of such an angry storm.

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.

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