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September 7th, 2011

Alleged shooter surrenders to police

September 7, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The man who allegedly fired a gun at two people in a car, causing the summer's most dramatic bit of mayhem in the process, surrendered Wednesday morning after a weeks-long game of cat-and-mouse with the police.
Justin Menard, 25, whose last known address was on Fifth Avenue, had been on the lam since the July 14 incident on Robinson Street.
One of multiple rounds Menard allegedly fired passed through the windshield of the other vehicle and struck the driver, who crashed through a nearby house in attempts to escape the fusillade.

Tea Party Express makes RI stop

September 7, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Tea Party Express rolled into Rhode Island Wednesday on two big buses as part of its nationwide “Reclaiming America” tour.
TPX, as it fashions itself, is a traveling show of conservative politics, leavened with music and comedy, all wrapped up in patriotic Americana. It embarked from Napa, California and has made its way across the midsection of the country — “what the media calls flyover country” as one speaker put it — to New England and is now southbound for Tampa, Fla., where it is partnering with CNN to sponsor a debate among Republican presidential candidates.

September 6th

If elected, Menard may have to give up pension

September 6, 2011

WOONSOCKET – When former Mayor Susan D. Menard announced her intention to run for her old job again recently, she pledged to waive the $80,000 a year salary that comes with the position and live on her state pension.
Given the city's dire financial straits, it sounds like the civic-minded thing to do, particularly since the ex-mayor's state pension is some 33 percent less than the salary that comes with the job.

Feds arrest city man, seize 16 lbs. of heroin

September 6, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A city resident has been ordered held on federal charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a large-scale heroin-trafficking operation.
Andres Jiminez, 37, of 121 Linden Ave., made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Providence, after investigators seized more than seven kilos of heroin, a kilo of cocaine and $30,000 in cash from a commercial storage facility in Pawtucket over the weekend.

September 5th

On Labor Day, museum remembers strike

September 5, 2011

WOONSOCKET — For most people, Labor Day is a last call for summer, a chance for one more family cookout or that final great day at the beach.
But at the city’s Museum of Work And Culture, the holiday was another chance to remember a difficult period of local history, a national textile worker’s strike that came to town in early September 1934 and claimed the lives of two city men in the process.
As part of its Labor Day Open House 2011 program, the Museum staged two performances of Raymond H. Bacon’s short play about the strike and its local aftermath.

September 4th

Area schools to start classes Tuesday

September 4, 2011

BURRILLVILLE — School in Burrillville will be open for all grade levels this Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Preschool students will follow the same schedule on Sept. 6 as was scheduled for Aug. 31. But they should not ride the bus on Sept. 6.
Kindergarteners will follow the same schedule on Sept. 6 as was scheduled for Aug. 31. Thye, too, should not ride the bus on Sept. 6.
The following is the schedule of open houses/orientations:
*Pre-school - Thursday, Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m.
*Kindergarten - Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.
*Grade 1 - Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6- 8 p.m.

Future’s unknown for Seville Dye, U.S. Rubber sites

September 4, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The old mill buildings of Seville Dye and the U.S. Rubber Co. (Alice Mill) along the Blackstone River on Fairmount Street were destroyed by fires and their ruins razed over the summer by a wrecking ball.
But what happens now to the more than dozen of acres of industrial land at the two sites could play a major role in the city’s economic recovery.

September 3rd

City man faces charges of sexual assault, intimidation

September 3, 2011

WOONSOCKET – A Providence County grand jury Friday indicted a city man in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred this summer.
Abdoulie Njie, 34, of 62 South St., is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of witness intimidation, according to Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's office.
The crimes took place between July 10 and July 25, the indictment says.

Seniors seek to save their senior center

September 3, 2011

MILLVILLE — It was a moment that Millville's senior citizens had been waiting years for. The town's brand new Senior Center opened in June of 2007 and, for the first time, there was a bigger, more modern space where they could get their blood pressure checked, participate in a knitting groups or exercise classes or get information about Social Security benefits.
Now, that same building is slated to shut its doors on Dec. 31 due to budget cuts and a decision by voters in June to reject two Proposition 2½ override ballot questions.

September 1st

Burrillville officer is a 'Hero Among Us'

September 2, 2011

BURRILLVILLE - A veteran cop with the Burrillville Police Department, who received the state's highest honor for lifesaving last year, was feted by the Boston Celtics and the Massachusetts State Lottery at a Mass. Statehouse ceremony earlier this month as a 2010-2011 Heroes Among Us recipient.
Last year, Lt. Dennis C. Leahey was one of six Rhode Islanders honored for their lifesaving heroics during a ceremony at the statehouse. Then-Gov. Donald Carcieri and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis presented each hero with the state's 2010 State Lifesaving Medal, which are awarded every year.

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