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Editorâ€™s note: This is the first in a multi-story series looking back at the memorable events of 2014.
Whether it was stumping for candidates, directing movies or accepting honorary keys to the city, there were plenty of celebrities and big name politicos who visited the Ocean State in 2014.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Three Woonsocket men appeared in Providence District Court Monday, where they were ordered held without bail on felony robbery charges in connection with a series of armed bank ATM robberies in the city and nearby Massachusetts last week.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City police were reported on Sunday to have arrested three suspects in connection with a series of armed bank ATM robberies in the city and nearby Massachusetts last week.
The arrests were made following the pursuit of a vehicle believed used in the armed robberies into nearby Uxbridge Saturday afternoon, where it was stopped by police from that community.
SCITUATE â€“ Clad in a gray suit, a detective sits in a spartan work cubicle, his face illuminated by an eerie glow as he stares at the wide screen of a desktop computer, a serious expression on his face.
If a pin dropped, you could probably hear it in this austere corner of state police headquarters on a lonely stretch of Route 6.
This is where the state police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force mines its quarry, a special breed of sex offenders who swap images of child pornography on the Internet like some people trade baseball cards.
Sadly, business is unusually brisk.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Many years have passed since Pepin Lumber last sold Christmas trees during the holidays. But on Thursday morning they dragged out the old sign that company founder Camille Pepin built in 1953 and, along with a dozen balsam firs, parked it in front of the busy East Woonsocket lumber supply store.
No, itâ€™s not your usual seasonal capitalism. In fact, itâ€™s not capitalism at all, but a charitable rescue mission.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The operator of Rickâ€™s Bar & Grill has agreed to close the doors for two days after the city accused him of serving alcohol to a minor and letting patrons get too rowdy in the parking lot around closing time.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Saying she doesnâ€™t want to risk dragging the city into potential litigation, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has withdrawn her name from an application for a proposed mayoral academy â€“ a proposal thatâ€™s already been pre- approved by state education officials.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The pungent aroma of the holidays wafts from the freshly-cut pine trees in Douglas Taftâ€™s yard, but he hardly feels like celebrating anything.
He never expected the handsome balsam firs to be there this long. He thought heâ€™d have sold them all by now to raise a little money for his daughterâ€™s track team at Woonsocket High School.