MILLVILLE â If you ask Margaret Carroll, 91, what she remembers most about the end of World War II 70 years ago, she doesnât hesitate to point to the tributes on the wall the Longfellow Building veterans room to the town residents who never came home.
âI was thinking of all of this just because we all knew them personally,â Carroll, who had worked during the war to keep service members informed with a âHometown Newsâ publication, said during a visit to the veterans room on Thursday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â No one has come forward to claim a large Boa constrictor found at a Main Street, Slatersville, home over the weekend, and the probable lost pet appeared to be settling in to its new digs at Creatures Plus at 1435 Victory Highway.
Tony Grosso of Johnston, found managing the store Wednesday afternoon, said he has taken to calling the snake âSneakyâ because it is believed to have made its way into an elderly womanâs air-conditioning unit attached to her house.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Scott Goodwin had one of those days on Saturday that animal control officers sometimes have – the discovery of an unexpected creature in a place it shouldn’t be.
Goodwin received a call from the police department about a long snake at a home on Main Street in Slatersville on Saturday, and went over to talk with the elderly woman who had discovered it at around 3 p.m.
The resident said she had seen the snake outside sunning itself near her air conditioning unit, so Goodwin went to take a look.
NORTHBRIDGE — The kindness and generosity of the community was on display Saturday, as upwards of 200 runners and walkers took to the streets, uniting together for the Luke’s Run/Walk 5K and Family Fun fundraiser to benefit Luke Wiegers, an 11-month-old boy who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called acute myeloid leukemia.
PROVIDENCE â CVS Health has agreed to pay $450,000 to the federal government to settle allegations that several of its Rhode Island retail pharmacies filled forged and invalid painkiller prescriptions.
The agreement announced Monday is the culmination of a two-year investigation by U.S. Attorney Peter Neronhaâs office and the Drug Enforcement Administrationâs Office of Diversion Control into several of the Woonsocket-based CVSâs retail pharmacy locations.
As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific arrives on Aug. 15, the day Japan announced its surrender, some residents of the Blackstone Valley will be remembering both the celebrations of that day and the painful memories it brought.
BURRILLVILLE â In its first public comments since a Chicago-based company announced plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Pascoag, the Burrillville Town Council issued a formal statement Tuesday saying that while the board has little legal control over the location, land use and zoning issues associated with the project, it will âwork diligentlyâ to minimize potential negative aspects of the project.
LINCOLN â When a police officer arrives on the scene of a crime or at a routine traffic pullover, itâs his or her job to make sure everyone on scene is safe, including the officer. Itâs also part of the job to ensure that everyone is comfortable, for the benefit of the situation.
But sometimes, no matter how good of a person that reporting officer is, it can be tough. If that driver doesnât speak English well, it might be difficult for him to communicate with the officer. Sometimes, an officer can unintentionally come off as intimidating.
WOONSOCKET â Hollywood is back in the Ocean State, this time to film another installment of âThe Purgeâ series of thrillers, and one downtown businessman says the filmmakers are taking a hard look at his convenience store as a location set.
Richard Rogers, the owner of Kwik Mart, located at 118 Main St., says representatives of the picture have visited the store twice and told him it could become âa big partâ of âThe Purge 3.â