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September 25th, 2015

Judge rules firefighter disability pension case must go to jury

September 25, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge quietly issued a ruling in a local case this week that could end up making it harder for fire fighters who develop cancer to qualify for disability benefits. 

Associate Judge Richard Licht said Gary Boucher, 54, of Bellingham, must prove to a jury that his prostate cancer was work-related in order to convert his regular pension to a disability pension, said City Solicitor Michael Marcello.

VIDEO: Pope Arrives at Ground Zero

September 25, 2015

September 22nd

Tempest released on bail

September 22, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr. was released on bail Tuesday, after the R.I. Supreme Court denied the state’s motion to stay a lower court judge’s decision to invalidate his 1992 murder conviction.
The high court also agreed to hear the state’s appeal of Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini's ruling, in which he concluded that Tempest did not receive a fair trial for the Feb. 19, 1982 murder of Doreen C. Picard, a 22-year-old prom queen from Bellingham.

September 21st

‘Ghost Hunters’ investigate the hidden places and spaces of the Stadium Theatre

September 21, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The Stadium Theatre on Main Street is a highlight of the city’s arts life and has been since the old Vaudeville troopers graced its stage when city industrialist Arthur Darman opened the movie theater in 1926.

But has there been cause over all its years of operation and various business reincarnations for some of its former performers, patrons or employees to linger, say in the ethereal form?

September 20th

An American Girl in the Blackstone Valley

September 20, 2015

WOONSOCKET — A line of young girls with their parents poured out of the Depot on Saturday afternoon, as they waited to board a train taking them on an hour-long ride. But don’t be fooled, the young ones weren’t the guests of honor. Their dolls were.

Skate park advocate is riding high

September 20, 2015


September 18th

Cumberland man marks his 100th donated gallon of blood

September 18, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Cumberland resident Joe Palithorpe donated his first pint of blood when he was just a 22-year-old member of the Army National Guard in 1963. Some people were in a severe need for blood donations, so they reached out to the troops to see if they would donate. From that very moment in his life, Palithorpe made it a priority in his life to donate as frequently as medically possible.

“I don’t play golf, so I spend the same time people spend playing golf here,” he said.

VIDEO: Actors who have won Emmy Award hat-tricks

September 18, 2015

September 17th

Woonsocket Autism Benefit founder is bound for big things, but he promises event will carry on

September 17, 2015

WOONSOCKET – They say the show must go on, and so will The Woonsocket Autism Benefit – even if founder Adam Brunetti is moving to Chicago. 

The fifth anniversary installment of TWAB gets under way at the Elks Club, 380 Social St., on Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight, with a pasta dinner. There will also be music and raffles, with all the proceeds going to raise awareness about autism in partnership with The Autism Project of Rhode Island. 

Supreme Court will rule soon on Tempest bail request

September 17, 2015

WOONSOCKET – After spending more than 23 years in jail, Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr. could find out as early as today whether he will be set free.

The Supreme Court is poised to render a decision on whether to grant Tempest bail after a lower court judge vacated his conviction in the 1982 murder of Doreen C. Picard, 22, in July.

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