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Brien stays in council chair

July 21, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended yesterday, as abruptly as it began on Friday, after one of its supporters apparently had a change of heart.

Councilman Chris Beauchamp announced publicly Monday morning that he would seek to table the matter at a special reorganizational meeting that was supposed to take place last night, prior to the council’s regular meeting in Harris Hall. After hearing of Beauchamp’s decision, fellow Councilman Garrett Mancieri said, he formally asked the city clerk to cancel the meeting.

Camp helps families of fallen Special Forces understand the duties of their loved ones

July 20, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — When the military funeral is over, families of soldiers killed in the service of their country can sometimes be left on their own to find a way to cope with that loss.

There are organizations that try to help, and Ret. Brig. Gen. Richard F. Keene, a longtime member of the R.I. National Guard, and former Blackstone and North Smithfield Town Administrator Kenneth M. Bianchi have found one they hope will make Rhode Island a great summer destination for teenagers facing such an adjustment.

Globe-trotting Burrillville native wins Emmy

July 19, 2014


BURRILLVILLE – Pam Glennon probably won’t be eating beans and rice for a while.
 
After winning an Emmy for her work as a freelance television producer, Glennon expects to be busier than ever.
 

Former court clerk to take plea bargain

July 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A former municipal court clerk under indictment for more than two years on charges of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the city has reached a plea agreement with state prosecutors, according to her defense lawyer.

Rachel Arruda, 65, is expected to withdraw her longstanding plea of not guilty during a hearing in Superior Court on Aug. 13, North Smithfield lawyer Mark Smith said.

“In all likelihood, she’s going to enter a plea at that time,” he said.

Street athletes' dream comes together brick by brick

July 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It’s an odorless, ice-blue bar imprinted with the phrase, “Frosty Builds Skateparks.”

It looks like soap, but you’d be wrong if that were your guess.
It’s the stuff of dreams.

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  BRISTOL  –  Sean Meers clubbed two homers, drove in five runs and scored...
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WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended...
NORTH SMITHFIELD — When the military funeral is over, families of soldiers killed in the service of their country can...
BURRILLVILLE – Pam Glennon probably won’t be eating beans and rice for a while.   After winning...