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June 28th, 2015

Cumberland boasts a flock of Eagle Scouts

June 28, 2015

CUMBERLAND — Seven area youths on Saturday celebrated years of diligent, dedicated hard work, as they joined an elite class of young men by receiving the Eagle Badge, the highest achievement given by the Boy Scouts of America.

The young men received the honor during a ceremony attended by family, friends, and fellow scouts at St. John Vianney Parish on Diamond Hill Road.

June 26th

Local advocacy groups cheer Supreme Court’s decision

June 26, 2015


WOONSOCKET –  Friday’s Supreme Court ruling establishing a national right to same-sex marriage struck close to home to many in Rhode Island. 

In a state that was the last in New England to legalize same-sex marriage, the decision was reason for celebration for gay marriage advocates such as Rhode Island Pride, which hosted a rally at the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence on Friday evening.

Woonsocket's former Le Moulin complex sold for $1M

June 26, 2015


WOONSOCKET – The two Market Square mills that operated until last year as the Le Moulin arts village have been purchased by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley for $1 million.

NeighborWorks also secured an additional $850,000 in financing to repair the roof, electrical system and make other code-related repairs to the site, which was condemned last April, temporarily displacing the award-winning RiverzEdge Arts youth development program, and at least a dozen other small arts-based businesses and gift shops.  

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June 26, 2015

June 25th

City streets getting needed repairs

June 25, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Jim Smith of Avenue A says it was almost impossible to drive on most of the street without landing in what he calls “a really big hole.”
But the ride’s soon going to be smooth as silk now that Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has launched the 2015 construction season’s road-rebuilding jobs.
Smith watched happily from the sidewalk opposite Globe Park Thursday as a massive milling machine scraped a ribbon of pitted pavement off Providence Street, first on the list of repair jobs.

Protesters, supports gather for PawSox rally

June 25, 2015

PROVIDENCE — Their cries rang out Thursday evening, echoing down Smith Street.
“Stop this stadium deal!” they shouted. “Keep the PawSox in Pawtucket!” the crowd clamored. “Listen to taxpayers!”

June 24th

Twister tears up village common in Wrentham after narrowly missing Blackstone Valley

June 24, 2015


WRENTHAM – An EF-0 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 80 miles per hour whipped through the downtown area Tuesday afternoon, uprooting an 80-foot-tall maple tree in the town common and snapping tree tops and limbs in the brief time it was on the ground.

While much of the Blackstone Valley was spared the brunt of the storm, straight-line wind gusts Tuesday afternoon knocked down a tree and ripped branches from trees on a portion of Milk Street in Blackstone.

Plainridge Park Casino opens as Massachusetts’ first gambling hall

June 24, 2015


PLAINVILLE, MASS. – Thousands of people flocked to the new Plainridge Park Casino for its grand opening at noon on Wednesday. Route-1 traffic rivaled that of a Patriots home game, stretching far as eyes could see and the four stories of the parking garage filled up so quickly that it took nearly 20 minutes to find a parking spot upon arrival. People poured in from the parking garage, the elevators and the main entrance in bunches all before 2 p.m.

June 23rd

Documentary films to hash out Market Basket drama

June 23, 2015


BELLINGHAM – The story of the dramatic company stalemate and widespread boycotts of the Market Basket grocery store chain – which began a year ago yesterday – will be the subject of not one, but two film documentaries.

Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket, a documentary by New Hampshire filmmaker Jay Childs and producer Melissa Paly, is scheduled to be released later this year. 

Fiscal watchdog sends city notice that budget is unacceptable

June 23, 2015


WOONSOCKET – State-appointed Municipal Finance Advisor Paul Luba has rejected the Woonsocket City Council’s recently adopted $135 million budget for FY 2016, which includes a controversial $688,000 cut to the city’s healthcare account. 

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  CUMBERLAND – For the third time in as many years, Cumberland High will have a new...
CUMBERLAND — Seven area youths on Saturday celebrated years of diligent, dedicated hard work, as they joined an elite...
WOONSOCKET –  Friday’s Supreme Court ruling establishing a national right to same-sex marriage...
WOONSOCKET – The two Market Square mills that operated until last year as the Le Moulin arts village have been...