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August 1st, 2011

Cookout for WW II veterans set for Sunday

August 1, 2011

CUMBERLAND -- The Cumberland Beagle Club will host a cookout for combat veterans of World War II on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. The Beagle Club is located at 425 Nate Whipple Highway, opposite North Cumberland Middle School. There is no cost. For more information, call Ed Nawrocki at 401-658-2174.

July 31st

Wallum Lake canoe launch becoming trouble spot

July 31, 2011

BURRILLVILLE — When it was first developed, the Wallum Lake canoe launch was originally intended to be an easy location to allow canoers and kayakers access to the picturesque 322-acre lake, located in the northwest part of town.
Wallum Lake lies in Burrillville and Douglas, Mass, and is adjacent to Douglas State Forest and Wallum Lake Park. There are two paved boat ramps: one at the north end off Wallum Lake Road in Douglas, and the second at the southern extreme end of the lake in Burrillville.

Two local students receive Sherlock Scholarships

July 31, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Alexander Ronci, a Harrisville resident and 2011 graduate of Burrillville High School, and Evan Rovinski, a Mapleville resident and a student at URI, were recently honored in a Statehouse ceremony as recipients of $2,000 Paul V. Sherlock Memorial Scholarships.

July 30th

Re-opening of Wilbur Road bridge a matter of safety

July 30, 2011

LINCOLN – Perhaps nobody is more elated with the re-opening of the Wilbur Road bridge, which spans over Route 146, than employees of the Lime Rock Fire Department.
Both the police and fire departments in town had received word from R.I. Department of Transportation officials on Wednesday morning that the bridge would be ready to take on traffic that afternoon.

Fresh produce hard to come by in city's 'food deserts'

July 30, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Keyondra Davis doesn't kid herself about the kind of food they put on the shelves at the pharmacy near her home in Cumberland Village.
A lot is just overpriced junk food, says Davis. Still, as much as she dislikes it, she knows she's usually going to end up at the store when her two-year-old son Jayden's stomach starts to growl.
She doesn't have much choice.
She lives in a food desert.

July 27th

Burrillville, Glocester fight RIPTA

July 27, 2011

GLOCESTER — Town and state leaders representing Glocester and Burrillville are vowing to fight the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority’s (RIPTA) preliminary proposal to reduce the frequency of bus trips along Route 9, which runs between Providence and Burrillville, through North Providence, Smithfield and Glocester, and is the only public transportation route through northwestern Rhode Island.
Sen. Paul W. Fogarty and other lawmakers are holding a public hearing for residents Aug. 1 to hear concerns and prepare their battle plans.

Firefighters ratify three-year contract

July 27, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The city's firefighters union has ratified a contract calling for some $4.5 million in concessions through June 30, 2014, paving the way for final approval Thursday night by the City Council.
Retroactive to July 1, the three-year pact calls for a wage freeze during the current fiscal year, followed by raises of 1.5 and 2.5 percent in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

July 26th

Proposed charter changes in hands of City Council

July 26, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The City Council accepted a list of 15 proposed charter amendments from the Charter Review commission and now begins its own work on which of those measures should be presented to local voters in November.

July 25th

Superintendent search process under fire

July 25, 2011

WOONSOCKET — After complaining publicly and threatening to file an open meetings complaint, School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh says she was finally furnished with the names of the members of the committee in charge of searching for a new superintendent yesterday.
But Phongsavanh remained highly critical of the process, saying it has been unnecessarily opaque and closed off to input from communities of interest outside the school department.
“It's been a shady process,” asserted Phongsavanh, the newest member of the School Committee. “I don't understand why they've been so secretive.”

July 24th

Woonsocket played a big part in the Civil War

July 24, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Woonsocket’s long overlooked connections to the Civil War have gone on display at Brown University’s John Hay Library thanks to a collaborative effort by the Library’s special collections department and the Foss Media Center at Woonsocket’s Oak Hill Cemetery.
Foss Media Director Elizabeth Vangel, a Woonsocket native, worked with Hay Library curator Holly Snyder to offer “Ricochet: Woonsocket in the Civil War” as a Hay Library exhibit running through Sept. 23. The project marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the war between the Union and the Confederate states in 1861.

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