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Local cops walk a beat for their fallen brothers

April 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Despite an early fundraising setback, COPS Walk is forging ahead this spring and hopes to outstrip last year’s totals, said Lt. Edward Cunanan.

“We’ve been lucky,” he says. “For each of the last several years, we’ve raised more money than the year before.”

It will be harder than ever to maintain the streak, says Cunanan, but participants are still going to try. Organizers have two events scheduled in the days ahead, including a “Spring Fling” at Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry on April 26 and a comedy dinner at the Father Marot CYO Center on May 3.

Unfinished business in Boston

April 19, 2014

MILLVILLE – For Justin O’Connell, 2013 was supposed to be The Year.
After years of training, after the struggle just to learn how to walk again, that was the year he was supposed to complete his first marathon – the Boston Marathon.

As he reached Mile 24, just a couple short of the finish line, O’Connell saw the cell phones come out and people talking in excited, panicky tones. Soon word had spread among the marathoners: Some kind of bombs had exploded near the finish line. Then the fences went up, the race halted.

Judge reduces bail for child molester

April 17, 2014

UXBRIDGE – A Worcester Superior Court judge Tuesday reduced bail for a 62-year-old registered sex offender and Uxbridge resident who won $10 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery five years ago and was arrested again recently in town.
At a bail hearing Tuesday, Judge James Lemire reduced bail for Daniel T. Snay from $5 million to $50,000. He will also be placed on GPS monitoring and was ordered to stay away from all children under 16.
Snay, 62, of 558 Elmwood Avenue, was arraigned last month on new charges that he sexually assaulted a boy over a four-year period, police said.

Will Landmark Medical Center get a tax bill?

April 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – State and local officials of the cash-strapped city took action on two fronts this week to bolster its authority to pry from Landmark Medical Center some sorely needed tax revenue for the first time.

All-day K gets another look

April 15, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The latest plan to resurrect full-day kindergarten is more taxpayer-friendly than ever and no longer envisions the use of any classroom space at the Woonsocket Middle School complex, officials say.
Joseph Spagna, business manager for the Woonsocket Education Department, said initial forecasts that full-day kindergarten would result in a one-time increase of $688,000 in state aid next fiscal year were far too conservative and based on an inaccurate reading of education reimbursement schedules provided to the city by the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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WOONSOCKET – Despite an early fundraising setback, COPS Walk is forging ahead this spring and hopes to outstrip last...
MILLVILLE – For Justin O’Connell, 2013 was supposed to be The Year. After years of training, after the struggle just to...
UXBRIDGE – A Worcester Superior Court judge Tuesday reduced bail for a 62-year-old registered sex offender and Uxbridge...

 

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