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August 8th, 2015

Lincoln police looking for some good candidates from diverse backgrounds

August 8, 2015

LINCOLN – When a police officer arrives on the scene of a crime or at a routine traffic pullover, it’s his or her job to make sure everyone on scene is safe, including the officer. It’s also part of the job to ensure that everyone is comfortable, for the benefit of the situation.

But sometimes, no matter how good of a person that reporting officer is, it can be tough. If that driver doesn’t speak English well, it might be difficult for him to communicate with the officer. Sometimes, an officer can unintentionally come off as intimidating.

Horror film franchise eyeballs city

August 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Hollywood is back in the Ocean State, this time to film another installment of “The Purge” series of thrillers, and one downtown businessman says the filmmakers are taking a hard look at his convenience store as a location set.

Richard Rogers, the owner of Kwik Mart, located at 118 Main St., says representatives of the picture have visited the store twice and told him it could become “a big part” of “The Purge 3.”

American Legion Baseball | Upper Deck Post 86/14 punches ticket to Championship Sunday at Northeast Regionals

August 8, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is playing on Championship Sunday.

The Rhode Island champions bounced back from their blowout loss to Connecticut champ RCP-Cromwell Friday night with a taut, 3-1 win over Rochester, N.H. in the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament saturday at Muzzy Field.

"We have a veteran group," said coach Steve Reynolds Jr. "The kids are gamers and they didn't come out flat. I'm proud of the way they showed up ready to play. This was a very nice team victory."

August 7th

Loss sets up must-win game for Upper Deck Post 86/14 at Northeast Regionals

August 7, 2015


Dating world’s travails deliver comic payoff

August 7, 2015

NORTHBRIDGE — Graphic artist Nathan J. DiPerri met the love of his life at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in 2011. Three years later, he and LaSalle Academy English teacher Julianne Frega were married.

Sadly, things will never turn out so well for Romeo and Buddy, the characters they created for their old-fashioned newspaper comic strip, “Mates and Dates.”

“Things will always turn out terrible for them,” says DiPerri.

DiPerri says he and his wife will make sure of it. “Mates and Dates’ wouldn’t be funny if they weren’t pathetic — permanently.

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox still have plenty to play for despite losing record

August 7, 2015

PAWTUCKET – After celebrating two phenomenal International League Governors' Cup championships over the previous three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox won't come close this summer. They bid adieu to a possible playoff berth several weeks ago.

In fact, after manager Kevin Boles' crew dropped a 4-0 decision to Syracuse on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket had not only suffered four straight defeats, but 15 of its last 19 overall and 20 of its previous 24 road tilts.

Upper Deck Post 86/14 notches second straight win at Northeast Regionals

August 7, 2015

BRISTOL, CT -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is on a roll.

VIDEO: Trump Jolts First GOP Debate

August 7, 2015

August 6th

RISE faces new lawsuit

August 6, 2015

WOONSOCKET – As promised, the City Council has filed a second lawsuit in Superior Court aimed at preventing RISE Prep Mayoral Academy from opening at One Social Street – also known as Innovation Plaza – on Aug. 31.

Papers filed in Superior Court Wednesday argue that the zoning ordinance prohibits schools from operating in an urban commercial district, or C-1 zone, the land-use classification in which Innovation Plaza is located.

August 5th

Burrillville council gives mixed reviews to Clear River

August 5, 2015

BURRILLVILLE — In its first public comments since a Chicago-based company announced plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Pascoag, the Burrillville Town Council issued a formal statement Tuesday saying that while the board has little legal control over the location, land use and zoning issues associated with the project, it will “work diligently” to minimize potential negative aspects of the project.

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