CUMBERLAND â€“ William S. Murray wasnâ€™t going to call it early in the evening but in the end his win as Cumberland Mayor in the Democratic Town Primary Tuesday appeared to have been a clear win all along.
The townâ€™s Democrats not only picked Murray from a field of three candidates including fellow Town Councilman Manual N. DaCosta and former Town Councilman Daniel J. Alves, but also sent him on to an unchallenged Nov. 4 vote with a nearly 50-percent margin of the primary votes cast.
It’s going to be a long day for statewide candidates locked in tight primaries, but voters should need no more than a few minute to do their duty. All they have to do is choose the candidates they think will lead Rhode Island toward a brighter future.
Sounds easy, right?
WOONSOCKET â€” As the days grow shorter and summer draws to a close,there is still plenty of warm-weather activities to celebrate and enjoy. The cityâ€™s Autumnfest is just around the corner, but before that annual event, the city will host the new and improved Riverfest on Saturday, Sept. 13 as â€śRiverfest by Dayâ€ťâ€” and on Friday, Sept. 12, as â€śRiverfest by Night.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ Saturdayâ€™s annual French Heritage Festival & SoirĂ©e is all about spreading Francophile cheer and celebrating the cityâ€™s French-Canadian heritage.
And you donâ€™t have to be French-Canadian to enjoy the festivities.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Acting against the advice of the Planning Board, the City Council repealed the ban on backyard chickens Tuesday, reversing itself in the process.
The council voted 4-3 to allow residents to keep chickens in the least populous neighborhoods, a little more than a year after defeating a similar proposal. The new measure requires a follow-up vote of affirmation in two weeks to become law, but Councilwoman Melissa Murray, the lead sponsor, doesnâ€™t expect officials to change their minds.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ What started out as a loverâ€™s quarrel morphed into a foot chase and a wrestling match before it ended with the seizure of more than $14,000 in cash and prescription pharmaceuticals by the police.
By the time it was over, Edwin DeJesus Jr., 27, of 110 Alice Ave., and Ariana Z. Roman, 19, were facing a string of charges, including domestic assault and battery, obstructing police, one count each of possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Read the full story in Wednesday's newspaper.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After the Budget Commission got a rancorous lecture from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt last week about overstaying its welcome, the City Council has followed up with a proposed resolution asking the state-appointed overseers to pack their bags.
Introduced by Councilman Garrett Mancieri, the resolution asks state Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly to disband the commission and replace it with a fiscal adviser, who would have far less power to control local decisions than the commission.
WOONSOCKET – The United Veterans Council has announced that Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, adjudant general emeritus of Rhode Island, and Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, have been named as co-chairpersons of fundraising for the development of a new veterans park on Davison Avenue.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After hearing that The River United Methodist Church couldnâ€™t afford to keep its lights on and appliances running, the Italian Workingmenâ€™s Club decided there was only one thing to do: Give the church a check to pay the overdue bill.
â€śWe voted to pay it in full,â€ť said IWC Chairman Mike Kind.
IWC members handed over a check for $1,000 to Pastor Rebecca Lambert on the steps of the Federal Street Church on Friday afternoon.
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