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September 21st, 2014

Autumnfest ready to go to ‘Mega War’

September 21, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Time is running out to get a team entered in this year’s edition of the Mega War Competition at Autumnfest.

Richard and Cheryl Savaria, organizers of the competition, have just one more Open category (18 and older) team slot to fill, and four team berths in the high school competition.

Each of the two team categories offer three prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third, Richard Savaria said on Sunday.

September 18th

Two pets survive house of horrors

September 18, 2014

BLACKSTONE – An extremely malnourished bloodhound loaded with fleas and covered with sores, and a young unspayed, flea-bitten cat so weak it could barely walk were also living among the filth and vermin at 23 St. Paul St. where the bodies of three infants were discovered among feces, maggots and dirty diapers last week.

Four living children, aged between 6 months and 13 years, were also found living amid the squalor.

Both animals were rescued and are now at the Medfield Animal Shelter, where they are awaiting adoption.

Full story appears on page A1 of Friday's Call.

September 15th

The sad cleanup continues

September 15, 2014

BLACKSTONE – A crime-scene cleaning company is expected to finish its work today removing biohazardous material from a squalid house on St. Paul Street, where the bodies of three infants were discovered last week among feces, maggots and dirty diapers.

September 14th

How old is too old to drive a bus?

September 14, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Age is one thing, ability another.

That’s what the owners of two school bus companies and a local police chief are saying after a school bus operated by an 84-year-old man struck a 15-year-old boy in nearby Northbridge earlier this week. The boy suffered serious head injuries and was placed in a medically induced coma at a Worcester-area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition on Friday.

William Legare, president of Valley Transportation, based in Woonsocket, said he once employed a school bus driver who was 84 years old.

September 12th

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings

September 12, 2014

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings
The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young takes a look at the Patriots' Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

Blackstone cops say bodies were those of newborns

September 12, 2014

BLACKSTONE – The bodies of all three infants removed from a home at 23 St. Paul St. appear to have been newborns, Blackstone Police Chief Ross Atstupenas disclosed Friday morning.
The chief issued a statement following the arraignment of Erika Murray, 31, in Uxbridge District Court on multiple charges stemming from the grisly discovery in her squalid, vermin-infested home home Thursday.

September 11th

WEB EXTRA! McConaughey films scene for next movie in Mendon

September 11, 2014

MENDON -- Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, along with a movie crew, arrived in town Thursday night to film a scene for the move “Sea of Trees.” McConaughey along with co-star, Naomi Watts, spent a couple of hours at Imperial Gas on Route 16, where McConaughey shot several takes pumping gas. About 100 residents came out to watch the filming. Read the full story in Saturday’s Call.

September 9th

Murray wins Cumberland mayoral primary

September 9, 2014

CUMBERLAND – William S. Murray wasn’t going to call it early in the evening but in the end his win as Cumberland Mayor in the Democratic Town Primary Tuesday appeared to have been a clear win all along.

The town’s Democrats not only picked Murray from a field of three candidates including fellow Town Councilman Manual N. DaCosta and former Town Councilman Daniel J. Alves, but also sent him on to an unchallenged Nov. 4 vote with a nearly 50-percent margin of the primary votes cast.

September 8th

Primary day arrives in RI

September 8, 2014

It’s going to be a long day for statewide candidates locked in tight primaries, but voters should need no more than a few minute to do their duty. All they have to do is choose the candidates they think will lead Rhode Island toward a brighter future.
Sounds easy, right?

September 7th

By night, and day, Riverfest is coming

September 7, 2014

WOONSOCKET — As the days grow shorter and summer draws to a close,there is still plenty of warm-weather activities to celebrate and enjoy. The city’s Autumnfest is just around the corner, but before that annual event, the city will host the new and improved Riverfest on Saturday, Sept. 13 as “Riverfest by Day”— and on Friday, Sept. 12, as “Riverfest by Night.”

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