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July 6th, 2014

Paddlers prepared for 100-mile RI river tour

July 6, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Paddle Across Rhode Island team escaped potential washout impacts from Hurricane Arthur’s close brush with the area and set out on their more that 100-mile journey from the town’s Meadows Recreation Complex on Sunday with perfect weather and perfect river conditions.

July 5th

City’s broadcast museum needs funding to open

July 5, 2014

You have to know where it is on Main Street in Woonsocket to visit a local museum dedicated to largely antique television and radio broadcast equipment and then also set up an appointment with its founders and curators to make it inside.

But Paul Beck, president of the nonprofit Museum of Broadcast Technology at 162 Main St., hopes all that will change in the near future when the organization completes a plan to hold frequent public visit days to display its unique holdings of media technology.

July 3rd

Woonsocket fireworks celebrate the 4th of July

July 3, 2014

Colorful fireworks light up the night sky above World War II Memorial State Park in Woonsocket Thursday night. Hundreds turned out for the concert and fireworks display that followed, ushering in the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Robbery suspects chased off by store owner

July 3, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Two masked youths entered a convenience store located at 200 Dulude Ave. Thursday afternoon and attempted to rob the proprietor at gunpoint, police said.
The youths fled empty-handed after the woman behind the counter of Leon’s T&D Market picked up a telephone and told them she was calling the police, she told a reporter.
“They said, ‘Gimme all your money,’” the woman explained. “I had the phone in my hand. I said I’m calling the cops.”

Fireworks on!

July 3, 2014

As Hurricane Arthur lumbers up the coast and a rain front approaches from the west, the city will sneak in the traditional Independence Day fireworks display tonight.
There had been some question about whether the show would go on, as other cities in the region reshuffle their celebration schedules on account of the still-evolving forecast.
Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt cleared it up at City Hall with a single word Thursday morning when asked about the status of the previously scheduled display.
"On," she said.

July 2nd

City woman indicted on arson charge

July 2, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A Providence County grand jury Wednesday indicted a city woman who allegedly set fire to her boyfriend’s home after discovering he was having an affair.

Corrine Latraverse, 30, of 26 Monty Ave., is facing one count of first-degree arson.

Latraverse is accused of setting fire to the home she shared with her longtime boyfriend and their three children on March 15. The house – 26-28 Monty Ave. – has since been razed.

June 30th

Friends plan to paddle across RI

June 30, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It was always a crazy idea.
There may be no better proof of it than what happened last year after Chuck Horbert and his buddies launched their canoes and kayaks into Burrillville’s Branch River, amped up by 5 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Andrea. Hobart crashed his canoe in the rain-swollen waters, and his far-flung dream of leading a waterborne trek the length of the state, by river, was over as soon as it began.

June 29th

Glocester celebration takes a ride through the past

June 29, 2014

GLOCESTER – The history of the arrival of public transportation in Chepachet was celebrated Sunday afternoon with a sampling of life in 1914 and reminders of how Glocester changed once it did get on the map.

The Chepachet Union Church teamed up with the Glocester Heritage Society to hold a 100th anniversary celebration remembering the arrival of the first Rhode Island Co. trolley in town and the big stir it created when it did.

June 28th

School cafeteria scraps helping to fatten up Pascoag farmer’s hogs

June 28, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Half-eaten tuna sandwiches and other food scraps students discard during their lunch periods in North Smithfield are being repurposed as feed for more than 3,000 pigs living in Burrillville.

Through a new recycling program established and overseen by town Recycling Coordinator Donna Kaehler, the North Smithfield High School, Middle School and Halliwell School turns food scraps leftover from school lunches to nutritious food for pigs at My Blue Heaven Farm in Pascoag.

Raimondo opens Woonsocket office

June 28, 2014

Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, second from left, smiles as she is introduced at the official opening of her new Woonsocket campaign headquarters at 1 Social St. in the city Thursday evening. Raimondo stated to her supporters, which numbered around 35, that it's going to take "the same boldness and courage" she brought to her tenure as General Treasurer to bring the state back from it's dismal economic doldrums.

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