August 2nd, 2015
FOSTER â€” The state's biggest accordion festival is also its most intimate and charming.
Hosted every August for the past 19 years by the Vasa Order of Americaâ€™s Rhode Island District 3 at Little Rhody Vasa Park in Foster, the one-of-a-kind festival draws upwards of 100 fans of traditional Swedish music who come each year to enjoy an afternoon of sing-along, dancing, homemade baked goods and camaraderie.
PAWTUCKET – The weekend news of Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox by year’s end won’t change his role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
“Nothing changes with respect to the PawSox, which is good news for all of us. He’s still actively in the midst of pursuing a renegotiated agreement with the state,” said Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for the ownership group representing the Triple-A franchise.
WOONSOCKET â€” In early February 2003, Audrey Harris called her mother on the telephone to tell her she would be stopping by to visit later that morning.
Claudette Harris never saw or heard from the 33-year-old mother of three again. Sixteen months later, the police told her Audrey was one of three women who were strangled to death and dismembered in a house on Cato Street by serial killer Jeffrey Mailhot.
Also gone were Christine Dumont and Stacie K. Goulet.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Providence County grand jury indicted a local man Thursday on charges stemming from the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant worker as he was delivering a food order earlier his year.
Thomas Martin, 23, of 484 Prospect St., is charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, said in a statement.
Martin is to be arraigned in Superior Court on Aug. 19.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A truck driver, reported to have attempted to make it through train crossing barriers on River Street, was injured Wednesday as an oncoming Providence & Worcester Railroad train struck his 18-wheeler and knocked it onto its side.
The unidentified driver was removed from the overturned vehicleâ€™s cab by city rescue personnel and transported to Rhode Island Hospital, but was reported by Fire Chief Paul Shatraw to have sustained only minor injuries in the 9:45 p.m. incident.
WOONSOCKET - A train and a tractor-trailer collided at a railroad crossing at the corner of River and Fairmount streets at approximately 9:50 Wednesday evening. The driver of the truck was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
More details as they become available.
Itâ€™s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is all about â€śprotecting the shield.â€ť
With that in mind, no one should be surprised that Tom Bradyâ€™s Deflategate suspension did not budge from four games on Tuesday.
WOONSOCKET – Vanmala Phongsavan was born and raised in Laos, and he might still be there if not for one thing: the rise of communism.
In mid-1975, on the eve of the Southeast Asian nation’s fall to Marxist rule, Phongsavan knew he had to run.