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May 21st, 2015

Celebrate Memorial Day!

May 21, 2015

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina Raimondo, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, were among those who marked the observance of Memorial Day by participating in an annual wreath-laying ceremony honoring war veterans from Rhode Island.
The event on Wednesday was held at the Garden of Heroes on the southwest lawn at the State House.
The garden is dedicated to Rhode Island service members who died supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

May 20th

Tree hugger arrested

May 20, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Two women protesting the Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline project that runs through Burrillville were arrested Tuesday on private Algonquin Gas Transmission Company property in Pascoag and charged with trespassing after one of the protestors positioned herself in a tree stand 60 feet above the ground and refused to come down.
According to police reports, Algonquin Gas officials called the Police Department and asked them to remove two women who were found trespassing on company property at 54 Algonquin Lane just after 6:30 a.m.

May 18th

City woman injured in domestic assault

May 18, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A night out at a Providence bar with her boyfriend and friends turned into a night of terror for an East School Street woman after the boyfriend became upset back at home and repeatedly assaulted her — punching her, biting her face and breast, and choking her during the attacks.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Team President James Skeffington dies

May 18, 2015

 

Three months after orchestrating the team’s purchase and expressing a strong objective to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from McCoy Stadium to a downtown Providence location, PawSox President James J. Skeffington has died.

Patti Doyle, a spokesperson for the Triple-A team, issued the following statement: “It is with profound sadness that I confirm the death of Jim Skeffington. His son, Jim Skeffington, Jr., will issue a statement on behalf of his family later today. Thank you all for your patience.”

May 17th

Bridge to honor late Burrillville vets

May 17, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – With legislative approval now secured, the town is moving ahead with its plan to dedicate Bridge #672 on Route 102 in memory of Burrillville’s Allan B. McCutcheon and James A. Blanchard, who were killed in action in Vietnam.

Last October, the Burrillville Town Council approved a request from Richard E. Peck, commander of the Burrillville Allied Veterans Council; and Conrad P. Zahn, post adjutant of Berard-Desjarlais American Legion Post 88, to ask the town’s legislative delegation to begin the process of naming the state bridge in honor of McCutcheon and Blanchard.

May 16th

Fundraising push aids Burrillville officer waging battle with cancer

May 16, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Members of the Burrillville Police Department are raising money to support a fellow officer who is battling cancer.

An ongoing fundraiser called “Rally for Ryan” has been created for Burrillville Detective Ryan Hughes, a six-year veteran of the department.

In March, Hughes, 30, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and has since undergone surgery. Despite the success of the original surgery, further tests revealed that the cancer had spread to other parts of his body.

May 15th

City rape suspect held without bail

May 15, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail yesterday in the armed rape of a 19-year-old city woman he met through social media.

Reynaldo Rios, 36, was arraigned Friday in Sixth District Court, Providence, after he waived extradition to Rhode Island during a hearing in Massachusetts a day earlier, according to the judiciary’s web site. He was arrested in Brockton on Wednesday.

Police say Rios is a registered sex offender in Massachusetts who raped a woman at gunpoint in the Morin Heights Boulevard housing development on May 7.

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May 14th

Woonsocket mayor announces summer jobs program

May 14, 2015

WOONSOCKET – As promised, Mayor Lisa Baldelli Hunt has brought back the seasonal jobs program for high school and college students looking for temporary summer work.

Public Works Director Steve D’Agostino said help-wanted ads will begin appearing in newspapers and other venues next week for jobs as laborers.

May 13th

Police hunting for rape suspect

May 13, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Police say they’re looking for a man who raped a woman in public housing complex last week after the two made a date through social media.
The police described the man as a light-skinned Latino male, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with long black hair worn in pig tails.
A photograph in which the alleged predator identifies himself as “Ben Franks” appeared on the social media dating site where the victim met her attacker, according to police.

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