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March 15th, 2015

Burrillville historians take hands-on care of town’s cemeteries

March 15, 2015

BURRILLVILLE — The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society is planning a major restoration and conservation project for the Sayles-Cook Cemetery in Pascoag, an abandoned graveyard and final resting place of the Sayles family, who once owned the Granite Mill in Pascoag.

March 14th

Local students on team developing concussion trauma detector

March 14, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Jennifer Roy was 12 years old when she blacked out in the middle of a hockey game with the Providence Junior Bears.

Slammed to the ice by an opponent’s body-check, Roy had suffered a concussion, though she did not know it at the time. She had no recollection of the rest of the game, and after it was over she threw a temper tantrum because she thought she’d been benched.

That’s when she found out she actually scored a goal in the third period.

March 13th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Listen To The New Song From Disney's 'Frozen Fever'

March 13, 2015

March 12th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Assembly leaders back Raimondo budget

March 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The state’s General Assembly leaders said Thursday that they want to know more about Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s new budget proposal, but also that it appears to be one supporting business and improving the state’s economy.

“The budget is a good budget in light of difficult circumstances,” House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said after getting an overview of the spending plan. “We started out with roughly a $200 million deficit and it’s got to be balanced so your choices are always going to be difficult,” he added.

March 11th

Another Woonsocket official slapped with ethics fine

March 11, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Tuesday’s crop of settlements with the state Ethics Commission brought to five the number of sitting elected officials who have been cited for violating the state ethics code.
Though previously unreported, Councilman Daniel Gendron reached a settlement with the commission on Feb. 4. He agreed to pay a $500 fine to resolve charges that he violated the code by twice voting to reappoint Municipal Court Judge Lloyd Gariepy since December 2009.

March 10th

Baldelli-Hunt to pay ethics fine

March 10, 2015

WOONSOCKET - Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will pay a fine as agreed to by the state Ethics Commission. The $750 penalty is for the mayor's violation of the state ethics code by hiring her son for an unadvertised summer job in the city.
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted Tuesday to accept a settlement and resolve Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's case.
Read the full story in Wednesday's newspaper.

March 9th

Key witness against Tempest leaves court rife with contradictions

March 9, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Burrillville pig farmer Ronald Vaz was the state’s star witness in the 1992 trial that put Raymond Tempest Jr. behind bars for 85 years in the bludgeoning and strangulation death of Doreen C. Picard.

Called to the witness stand in Superior Court yesterday, Vaz, however, said some of the key components of his trial testimony were not accurate
.

March 8th

No quibble about help with kibble

March 8, 2015

An unfavorable economic environment not only reduces adoptions of homeless animals, it can force people to surrender pets they already have to a shelter or rescue organization because they can no longer afford pet food or veterinarian bills, especially for senior dogs and cats.

March 7th

City's iconic clocks need hands-on maintenance to keep ticking

March 7, 2015

They say time is money.

Which helps explain why so many of Woonsocket’s noteworthy clocks are broken.

The hands on the McCarthy’s clock next to City Hall – arguably the city’s most iconic timepiece – are out of sync with the actual time, though the gap might tighten a bit as Daylight Savings Time takes hold, starting today. Across, the street, the clock on the face of the historic P&W train station has decorative appeal, but it doesn’t function as a time-teller, either.

March 6th

Uxbridge theft suspects caught

March 6, 2015

UXBRIDGE – A couple who were on the run for allegedly breaking into an Uxbridge home and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and coin collections were captured this week, police said.

Police last week issued arrest warrants for Peter Deleo, 34, and Ashley White, 27, who allegedly broke into a home on Hazel Street and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, coin collections, silver noted dollar bills and a large assortment of tools and family heirlooms.

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