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July 30th, 2015

City man indicted in robbery

July 30, 2015

WOONSOCKET — A Providence County grand jury indicted a local man Thursday on charges stemming from the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant worker as he was delivering a food order earlier his year.
Thomas Martin, 23, of 484 Prospect St., is charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, said in a statement.

Martin is to be arraigned in Superior Court on Aug. 19.

July 29th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tractor-trailer struck by train at Woonsocket rail crossing; driver injured

July 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A truck driver, reported to have attempted to make it through train crossing barriers on River Street, was injured Wednesday as an oncoming Providence & Worcester Railroad train struck his 18-wheeler and knocked it onto its side.

The unidentified driver was removed from the overturned vehicle’s cab by city rescue personnel and transported to Rhode Island Hospital, but was reported by Fire Chief Paul Shatraw to have sustained only minor injuries in the 9:45 p.m. incident.

BREAKING NEWS: Train-truck collision in Woonsocket

July 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET - A train and a tractor-trailer collided at a railroad crossing at the corner of River and Fairmount streets at approximately 9:50 Wednesday evening. The driver of the truck was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

More details as they become available.

July 28th

Commentary | McGair: Brady ruling proves that there's no messing with the NFL Shield

July 28, 2015

It’s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is all about “protecting the shield.”

With that in mind, no one should be surprised that Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension did not budge from four games on Tuesday.

Vanmala Phongsavan celebrates anniversary of emigration from communist-ruled Laos

July 28, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Vanmala Phongsavan was born and raised in Laos, and he might still be there if not for one thing: the rise of communism. 

In mid-1975, on the eve of the Southeast Asian nation’s fall to Marxist rule, Phongsavan knew he had to run. 

July 27th

RISE plan attacked on zoning front

July 27, 2015

WOONSOCKET — City Council President Albert G. Brien said he is preparing to mount a second flank of a legal attack on RISE Prep Mayoral Academy aimed at preventing the regional charter school from opening its doors here next month.

Brien said he expects the council to take up a measure on Aug. 3 allowing members to appeal to the Zoning Board of Review permits issued by the building inspector that allow RISE to operate at One Social Street.

Amateur Baseball | Collette and Upper Deck collide in state Legion tournament today

July 27, 2015

Upper Deck Post 86/14  posts pair of weekend blowouts 

WEST WARWICK – During a winners’ bracket semifinal on Sunday, recent Cumberland High grad Ryan O’Neill spun a superb three-hitter (without a walk) and struck out four as Upper Deck Post 86/14 rolled to an 8-1 win over South Kingstown Post 39.

July 26th

Little League Baseball | Lincoln beats Cranston Western in state winner's bracket final

July 26, 2015

WARWICK – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Cranston Western, 7-2, on Sunday night at Warwick Continental Field in the winner's bracket final of the Rhode Island major division tournament.

With the win, Lincoln moves on to the two-game state championship series, slated for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Cranston Western and Portsmouth.

Lincoln needs to win one of the two games to capture the state championship.

More coverage coming tomorrow.

A taste of preservation

July 26, 2015

BLACKSTONE – After a delayed spring planting season, area farmers are starting to sell the bounty of their agricultural endeavors with the help of the Daniels Farmstead Foundation farm at 286 Mendon St.

Farmer booths were found at the Daniels Farmstead Farmer’s Market offering fresh vegetables, delicious baked goods and even organic goat’s milk soaps as a sampling of things to come as the growing season progresses.

North Smithfield's Jazz Ambassador

July 26, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – You probably think the trombone is a musical instrument.

To Matthew Ethier, it’s also a vehicle, and he’s taking it places.
Next stop: Fort Adams State Park, via the Newport Jazz Festival.

A 2015 graduate of North Smithfield High School, Ethier, 18, will perform in the famed jazz showcase as a member of the Rhode Island Music Educators Association Senior All-State Ensemble for the third year in a row next Saturday.

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