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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.

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.

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.

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.

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NORTH SMITHFIELD — Patriots fans around the Blackstone Valley were celebrating on Thursday after Tom Brady...
BELLINGHAM – After more than a year of construction, the new $6.5 million Bellingham Police Station will be...
WOONSOCKET — Fifty kindergarteners shared high-fives with political advocates for school choice as the Blackstone...

 

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