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August 12th, 2015

‘Sneaky’ makes himself at home

August 12, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD — 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 “Sneaky” because it is believed to have made its way into an elderly woman’s air-conditioning unit attached to her house.

August 11th

Nine-foot boa constrictor discovered hiding near North Smithfield home

August 11, 2015

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. 

Spirit pounds pavement to assist Luke’s cancer fight

August 11, 2015

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.

August 10th

CVS Health settles federal case for $450K

August 10, 2015

PROVIDENCE — 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 Neronha’s office and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Diversion Control into several of the Woonsocket-based CVS’s retail pharmacy locations.

August 9th

War's end brought celebration mixed with mourning

August 9, 2015

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.

August 8th

Burrillville council gives mixed reviews to Clear River

August 8, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – 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 “work diligently” to minimize potential negative aspects of the project.

Lincoln police looking for some good candidates from diverse backgrounds

August 8, 2015

LINCOLN – When a police officer arrives on the scene of a crime or at a routine traffic pullover, it’s his or her job to make sure everyone on scene is safe, including the officer. It’s 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 doesn’t speak English well, it might be difficult for him to communicate with the officer. Sometimes, an officer can unintentionally come off as intimidating.

Horror film franchise eyeballs city

August 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Hollywood is back in the Ocean State, this time to film another installment of “The Purge” 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 “a big part” of “The Purge 3.”

August 7th

Dating world’s travails deliver comic payoff

August 7, 2015

NORTHBRIDGE — Graphic artist Nathan J. DiPerri met the love of his life at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in 2011. Three years later, he and LaSalle Academy English teacher Julianne Frega were married.

Sadly, things will never turn out so well for Romeo and Buddy, the characters they created for their old-fashioned newspaper comic strip, “Mates and Dates.”

“Things will always turn out terrible for them,” says DiPerri.

DiPerri says he and his wife will make sure of it. “Mates and Dates’ wouldn’t be funny if they weren’t pathetic — permanently.

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August 7, 2015

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