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November 8th, 2012

Council to study pit bull issue

November 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A legislative crackdown on pit bull dogs has been tabled by the City Council, which now says it wants to work more closely with pet owners to address growing concerns about the burgeoning population of the controversial canines.
City Council President John Ward, who proposed curbs on the dogs that mirror those in effect in Pawtucket for several years, says the council might have to be a little more creative to find a solution that balances the interests of responsible pet owners and the need to protect the public from vicious dogs.

November 7th

'Sno Fooling

November 7, 2012

RIPTA riders wait for their bus as the first snowflakes of the season begin falling in Woonsocket Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory was posted by the National Weather Service for northwest Rhode Island forecasting 1-4 inches of snow before changing to freezing rain and rain Wednesday night.

November 6th

Cicilline beats Doherty more easily than expected

November 6, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Freshman Democratic Rep. David Cicilline held off first-time Republican candidate Brendan Doherty in Tuesday's election, notching an easier-than-expected victory against the former head of the state police.
Republicans believed they had their best shot in two decades at winning a U.S. House seat from the heavily Democratic state, and both national parties poured money into TV attack ads, making for one of the ugliest races in Rhode Island in years. The last time a Republican was elected to the House from Rhode Island was in 1992.

City gives up right to elect school board

November 6, 2012

WOONSOCKET — House aspirant Stephen Casey and incumbent Reps. Robert Phillips and Lisa Baldelli Hunt were all winners last night, but the biggest loser of all wasn’t a person.
It was an institution: The School Committee.

Twin River expansion overwhlemingly approved

November 6, 2012

LINCOLN — A woman visiting Twin River Tuesday evening said she wouldn’t give a second thought to voting approval of full casino gambling.
Of course the woman was a resident of Massachusetts and her comment was directed toward the approval of casino gambling in her state not Rhode Island. “Why should Massachusetts give up money to Rhode Island,” the woman said before heading on her way.
That question may well have been on the minds of both state and local voters Tuesday as they gave a solid vote of approval to the expansion of casino gambling at Twin River.

SHOW OF SUPPORT

November 6, 2012

Natasha Anderson, 14, left, and Samantha Clark, 13, enjoy the afternoon while holding campaign signs for Stephen Casey, a candidate for state representative in District 50, outside Monsignor Gadoury School in Woonsocket Tuesday.

POLL POSITION

November 6, 2012

Voters wait in long lines to cast their ballots on Election Day at Cumberland High School Tuesday morning.

Wrong ballots delivered at some RI polling places

November 6, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Islanders were facing long lines and, in at least two polling places, the wrong ballots as they began voting Tuesday in a hotly contested congressional race and on whether to allow the state's two slots parlors to turn into full-fledged casinos.
Officials said the incorrect ballots were delivered by the state Board of Elections for two polling places, West Kingston Elementary School in South Kingstown and Elks Lodge in West Warwick. Voting was delayed in each location, and some voters left without casting a ballot, according to town officials.

November 5th

Landmark suitor won't take no for an answer

November 5, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Struggling Landmark Medical Center publicly turned up its nose at a rival, eleventh-hour offer on the hospital last week, but apparently the spurned suitor isn’t getting the message.
Yesterday, Landmark Hospital Holdco LLC renewed its overtures, accusing special master Jonathan Savage of acting too hastily in rejecting the “economically superior offer.”

Alcohol may have been factor in crash

November 5, 2012

GLOCESTER — Police say alcohol may been a factor in a rollover motor vehicle crash on the Putnam Pike early Monday that left a Providence man in critical condition.
Unconscious and suffering from massive physical trauma, Chauncy Leahy, 31, was trapped in the wreckage of his Toyota compact for an hour after the crash, said Capt. Joseph Mattera.
Firefighters from the Chepachet and Harmony fire departments responded to free Leahy from the vehicle using hydraulic power saws.

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