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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Power outage strikes Woonsocket

August 3, 2015

WOONSOCKET — A squirrel is being fingered as the culprit for a power outage that struck parts of Woonsocket early Wednesday evening.

The outage took place at approximately 7:45 p.m., putting a total of 6,500 customers in the dark, according to televised and published reports.

Power had been completely restored in the city by 11 p.m., according to the website of National Grid, the area's electricity supplier. The utility firm assigned extra crews to the area following reports of outages.

Proposed Burrillville power plant meets pushback

August 3, 2015

BURRILLVILLE — A group of town residents today picketed at the entrance of Spectra's fracked gas compressor station in Burrillville to protest construction of a proposed natural gas-fueled power generation facility in town — a prelude to what organizers say will be an even bigger demonstration at the Statehouse today, when Gov. Raimondo addresses the project.

An accordion jam in Foster

August 2, 2015

FOSTER — 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 America’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.

Memory violated by vandalism

July 31, 2015

WOONSOCKET — 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.

She didn’t.

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.

VIDEO: Should college football playoffs include 64 teams?

July 31, 2015

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WOONSOCKET — A squirrel is being fingered as the culprit for a power outage that struck parts of Woonsocket early...
BURRILLVILLE — A group of town residents today picketed at the entrance of Spectra's fracked gas compressor station in...
FOSTER — The state's biggest accordion festival is also its most intimate and charming. Hosted every August for the...

 

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