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September 3rd, 2015

Patriots fans exult over lifting of Brady suspension

September 3, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Patriots fans around the Blackstone Valley were celebrating on Thursday after Tom Brady’s latest victory: the overturning in federal court of his four-game suspension from the NFL for his alleged awareness of the ‘Deflategate’ controversy.

News of the decision spread quickly around lunchtime and was the hot topic of conversation around Buffalo Wild Wings and Texas Roadhouse on Eddie Dowling Highway.

Bellingham Police headquarters is complete, ready for grand opening

September 3, 2015

BELLINGHAM – After more than a year of construction, the new $6.5 million Bellingham Police Station will be unveiled at a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday, Sept. 13.

The open house and tours of the new facility will be offered immediately following the ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

September 2nd

Troubled summer gives way to smiles at RISE opening

September 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Fifty kindergarteners shared high-fives with political advocates for school choice as the Blackstone Valley’s only new charter school of 2015 opened its doors for the first time Wednesday at One Social Street.

As the newcomers from the city, North Smithfield and Burrillville took their first tenuous steps through the entryway of RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, they were oblivious to the deep political divisions surrounding charter schools, but the debate wasn’t very far away.

August 31st

Clock ticks on RISE’s opening day

August 31, 2015

WOONSOCKET — With construction crews and school officials scrambling to make last-minute preparations for the first day of school Wednesday, RISE Prep Mayoral Academy is still waiting for a temporary occupancy permit from the city.

City Solicitor Michael Marcello said an inspection of the school’s recently renovated facilities at One Social Street was completed by the building official Monday, but there are still some issues that need to be satisfied before the permit is issued.

Game ON for Novans: 1240 WOON releases 10-game broadcast schedule for Woonsocket football

August 31, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Once again, WOON (1240 AM) is staking a claim to become the premier on-air destination for Rhode Island high school football.

The 10-game broadcast slate begins next Friday night with the 7 o’clock airing of the non-league game featuring Woonsocket at Johnston.

All games will air live on multiple platforms – those who live outside of the radio signal can follow along at 

August 30th

Historic pillowcase returns home

August 30, 2015

MILLVILLE — A loving tribute from a soldier preparing for war to his mother on the other side of the continent has come home after 73 years, and is now on permanent display at the Millville Senior Center.

August 29th

Mayor: Autumnfest parts will all fit in redesigned park

August 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET — The final details still need to be worked out, but it appears the 2015 edition of the city's annual Autumnfest celebration will have all the room it needs at a redesigned World War II Veterans Memorial State Park on Columbus Day weekend.

Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt took a tour of the ongoing improvement work at World War II Park between Social and East School streets on Thursday, and said the rehabilitated park areas will be able to host Autumnfest’s layout with a few changes.

Cross Country | Mounties, Clippers looking strong as Blackstone Valley harriers return to action

August 29, 2015

The first cross-country meet of the high school season takes place on Saturday, Sept. 5 when teams throughout the state head up to Burrillville Middle School for the annual Injury Fund Carnival – a meet that provides a glimpse of who will be among the stronger squads this fall.

August 28th

Lincoln schools face teacher shortage thanks to enrollment bump

August 28, 2015

LINCOLN — Due to an unexpected increase in student enrollment, two elementary schools are adding classrooms merely a week before the school year is set to begin.

RIPTA Woonsocket terminus departs Depot Square

August 28, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The city and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority have reached an agreement to relocate the Depot Square bus stop, a controversial fixture of the downtown scene that is to be retired.

The Depot Square stop, located at the junction of Main and High streets, was moved to the north side of Cummings Way, effective Friday morning, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and RIPTA announced in a joint statement.

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