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June 22nd, 2015

Police: Suspect in River Street shootings linked to armed robbery

June 22, 2015


WOONSOCKET – The teenager accused of wounding four people in a shooting on River Street last Friday has also been charged in connection with an armed robbery a week earlier in which he also fired a gun at a female store clerk.

Woonsocket Police Detective Jamie Chamberland said 19-year-old Zackary Alvarado was linked to the robbery of the Metro PCS store at 1078 Social St. on June 13 by detectives investigating Friday’s shooting in front of Aly’s Riverside Pub.

R.I. High School Football | Seniors to take one final bow in annual All-Star Game

June 22, 2015

CUMBERLAND – When Toll Gate High head coach Jim Stringfellow came calling, Josh Lima, who holds the same position at Cumberland, couldn’t and wouldn’t say no.

Stringfellow had asked him back in April to serve as his offensive coordinator for the East team of the third annual Rhode Island All-Star Football Game, slated for Saturday, June 27, at Johnston High School, and Lima jumped at the chance.

June 21st

Burrillville Athletics | THREE-SEASON: 2014-15 was a season to remember for Riley Tupper, who played in three state championships

June 21, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – It had only happened once before – 60 years ago in fact.

The feat in question: a Burrillville High student-athlete winning state championships in all three seasons.

100-year-old graduate Louis Collamati shows it's never too late

June 21, 2015


BELLINGHAM – Louis Collamati is a simple man. Before he retired, he was the owner of his own small refrigeration and air conditioning business, and before that he lived on a farm on Locust Street in Bellingham. His family owned Collamati’s Supermarket in Woonsocket. He’s an avid gardener. He loves to tinker with things, and considers himself a regular old Mr. Fix-it. There’s just one thing that separates him from most people.

He celebrated his 100th birthday this past Thursday.

June 20th

Commentary | McGair: Five years later, Little League teammates challenge for high school supremacy

June 20, 2015


CUMBERLAND – Given the success of the town’s two Little League programs over the past half-decade, it seems appropriate to label Cumberland a pure baseball community in the summertime – a town that rallies around its all-star squads and takes pride in each league’s accomplishments.

Lawman Guglietta has enforced it all

June 20, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – In the field of law enforcement, Major Lareto “Larry” Guglietta has worn a multitude of hats over the years.

Corrections officer at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institutions. Military policeman. Acting chief of the town’s 22-member police force.

Now, after nearly four decades in law enforcement – including 28 years with the Burrillville Police Department – Guglietta has heard the siren song of retirement calling. The last day on the job for the second-in-command of the police department will be Friday.

June 19th

Four shot in Woonsocket; suspect in custody

June 19, 2015

WOONSOCKET — A 19-year-old Woonsocket man wanted for allegedly wounding four people in a fusillade of gunfire outside a River Street bar early Friday morning turned himself into police late yesterday afternoon and now faces several charges, including four counts of felony assault with a dangerous weapon, police said.

Zackary Alvarado turned himself in at the Woonsocket police station around 4 p.m. and was charged with four counts of felony assault with a dangerous weapon, firing in a compact area, disorderly conduct, and license or permit required for carrying pistol.

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June 19, 2015

Arrest warrant issued for alleged shooter who injured four in Market Square

June 19, 2015

WOONSOCKET - Police issued a warrant for the arrest of a 19-year-old city man who allegedly wounded four people in a fusillade of gunfire outside a River Street bar early Friday.

The victims were not identified, but Detective Jamie Chamberland said they were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Zackary Alvarado fired at least nine rounds in the parking lot across the street from Aly's Bar, 80 River St., shortly before 1:16 a.m., Chamberland said.

June 18th

Free ride from RIPTA now requires some work

June 18, 2015

In recent years, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority offered free bus service on Air Quality Alert days, giving riders the opportunity to take the bus at no cost on days when extra-high concentrations of ground-level ozone were predicted.

While that program has been discontinued this year, RIPTA will soon offer an alternative for riders – a new program that is designed to encourage Rhode Islanders to improve air quality by leaving their cars at home and opt instead for public transportation.

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