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August 8th, 2015

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.

VIDEO: Trump Jolts First GOP Debate

August 7, 2015

August 6th

RISE faces new lawsuit

August 6, 2015

WOONSOCKET – As promised, the City Council has filed a second lawsuit in Superior Court aimed at preventing RISE Prep Mayoral Academy from opening at One Social Street – also known as Innovation Plaza – on Aug. 31.

Papers filed in Superior Court Wednesday argue that the zoning ordinance prohibits schools from operating in an urban commercial district, or C-1 zone, the land-use classification in which Innovation Plaza is located.

August 5th

Burrillville council gives mixed reviews to Clear River

August 5, 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.

August 4th

Judge rejects request to deny bail for Tempest

August 4, 2015

PROVIDENCE – It still appears likely that Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr. will be eligible for bail after a Superior Court judge Tuesday rejected the state’s motion to stay, pending appeal to the Supreme Court, his July 13 ruling to vacate Tempest’s murder conviction in the 1982 death of Doreen C. Picard in Woonsocket.

Judge Daniel Procaccini has already signaled his willingness to consider releasing Tempest on home confinement, but a hearing on that matter is now set for Aug. 14.

Raimondo announces Burrillville energy plant

August 4, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Labor union members clashed with environmentalists protesting Tuesday outside the Providence Chamber of Commerce building where Gov. Gina Raimondo held a press conference to announce a Chicago-based company’s plans to build the Clear River Energy Center, a state-of-the-art, natural gas-fueled power generation facility in Burrillville.

For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Call.

August 3rd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Power outage strikes Woonsocket

August 3, 2015

WOONSOCKET — A squirrel is being fingered as the culprit for a power outage that struck parts of Woonsocket early Wednesday evening.

The outage took place at approximately 7:45 p.m., putting a total of 6,500 customers in the dark, according to televised and published reports.

Power had been completely restored in the city by 11 p.m., according to the website of National Grid, the area's electricity supplier. The utility firm assigned extra crews to the area following reports of outages.

Proposed Burrillville power plant meets pushback

August 3, 2015

BURRILLVILLE — A group of town residents today picketed at the entrance of Spectra's fracked gas compressor station in Burrillville to protest construction of a proposed natural gas-fueled power generation facility in town — a prelude to what organizers say will be an even bigger demonstration at the Statehouse today, when Gov. Raimondo addresses the project.

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