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January 23rd, 2015

Showgoers become captains of dreams

January 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE – At 16 years old, Zach Pope and Dan Calandro aren’t exactly old salty dogs, but they do know a thing or two about boats.

Both juniors at the Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center, a marine-themed magnet school in Connecticut, Pope and Calandro have studied maritime history, boat building and oceanography, yet even they were impressed with the sheer number of boats and watercraft that filled the Rhode Island Convention Center, where the 22nd annual Providence Boat Show opened Friday and continues today and Sunday.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

January 22nd

Former NS officer charged with pension fraud

January 22, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local attorney and former policeman who retired on a disability pension in 2002 has been criminally charged with fraudulently obtaining $42,458 in tuition benefits to pay for his son’s and daughter’s education at the University of Rhode Island.

Keith Heroux, 52, of 1172 Old Smithfield Road, was released on $25,000 personal recognizance Wednesday following his arraignment on state police charges of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500, a felony.

January 21st

CVS plans to bring more jobs to Woonsocket

January 21, 2015

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health says it intends to add 100 jobs at the Digital Experience Center in the Highland Corporate Park.
Michael DeAngeles, a spokesman for the company, said there is no timeline for filling the positions, but the company envisions growing the workforce by
about a third.
“We currently have about 200 jobs in Rhode Island and we’ll be adding 100 additional jobs over time,” said DeAngelis. “This is from where we are driving

The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 21, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year
The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

January 19th

Fire rips through city triple-decker

January 19, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Tenants dodged falling debris and hastily gathered their loved ones to escape a fast-moving fire that ripped through the top story of a six-family tenement at 685 Wood Ave. Monday morning.

Thirteen people – everyone who lived in the yellow, flat-roof house – managed to flee without injury, but in their hurried flight some reluctantly left behind their most precious belongings.

January 18th

Meet your state senators

January 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE – As the new General Assembly session got under way recently with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Jan. 7, several new legislators joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.

The following is a listing of area state senators and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.

McGair named 2014 R.I. Sportswriter of the Year

January 18, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.

January 16th

Patriots pride you can feel...and taste

January 16, 2015

Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.

Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sunday’s AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says he’s getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.

“It’s my team and I have to support my time,” says the lifelong Pats fan.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

 

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