Volunteer: 'Redonating' was normal process at neglected animal shelter

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WOONSOCKET - The investigation of employees accused of taking food from the Woonsocket Animal Shelter continued this week, while one volunteer came forward in the staff's defense, saying that an... more

Court rules Tempest can continue appeal from 1992 Woonsocket murder conviction

WOONSOCKET – Raymond "Beaver" Tempest will be allowed to continue his appeal for a new trial of 33-year-old murder charges thanks to a ruling this week in Superior Court. Judge Daniel A. Procaccini... more

Studio helps victims of Woonsocket fire

WOONSOCKET – A fire that was believed to have started in the attic of a three-story building at 685 Wood Ave. forced several families out of their homes on Monday, Jan. 19, and the owner of a local... more

Forecaster Arthur Cadoret dies

CUMBERLAND – Arthur Cadoret Jr., of Cumberland, a longtime radio weather forecaster known to generations of Woonsocket area residents, has died. Cadoret was born Nov. 9, 1933 and is the husband of... more

Woonsocket man arrested for intent to sell heroin, cocaine

WOONSOCKET – A Woonsocket man was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 21 after state police reportedly found him in possession of 1,980 grams of cocaine and 556 grams of heroin. Francy Pimentel, 28, of 240... more

Fire on Wood Avenue in Woonsocket declared arson

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WOONSOCKET – A fire that completely destroyed a three-story building on Wood Avenue on Monday, Jan. 19 is believed to have been set, and the state fire marshal's office is offering a reward of up to... more

At roundtable in memory of Martin Luther King, city looks at minority involvement

WOONSOCKET - A study in December by the Delaware-based financial publication 24/7 Wall St. found that Rhode Island is the third worst state in the country for black Americans in terms of racial... more

Journalists, politicians salute Baron's 'on target' writing

LINCOLN - More than 200 people, many of them colleagues in the cross-over media and political worlds of Jim Baron, gathered last Saturday, Jan. 17 to celebrate the life of this esteemed Rhode Island... more

The week that was

North Smithfield man sentenced for child pornography Derek D. Felicio, 42, of North Smithfield, has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for possessing more than 90,000 images and 555 videos... more

Stadium, Riverzedge among CVS Classic recipients

WOONSOCKET - Nearly 80 area nonprofits were awarded funds from this year's CVS Charity Classic, the largest charitable sporting event in Rhode Island. The tournament, which each year attracts world-... more

Meat raffle at Our Savior Church Friday

WOONSOCKET - Our Saviour Church, 500 Smithfield Road, will hold a meat raffle on Friday, Jan. 30, in the church hall. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and a free light supper including beverages and... more

St. Joseph Seniors meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Senior Citizens Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m., at the Good Shepherd school auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. New officers were sworn in at the Jan. 13 meeting. They... more

Battle of the Classes will benefit Hearts with Hope

WOONSOCKET - The 3rd annual Hearts with Hope Battle of the Classes will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Woonsocket High School gym, 777 Cass Ave. WHS alumni will participate... more

Craft beer tasting this Saturday at the Elks Lodge

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Lodge of Elks will host a craft beer tasting on Saturday, Jan. 24, in the lodge hall, 380 Social St., from 1 to 5 p.m. Event co-chairmen Gary Lanctot and Ron Vilandre are... more

Community Care Alliance offers free tax preparation

WOONSOCKET - Community Care Alliance is offering free income tax preparation for families with incomes less than $53,000 through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. All the tax preparers are... more

Valentine dinner-dance at Elks hall

WOONSOCKET - A Valentine dinner and dance will be held at the Elks Lodge, 380 Social St., on Saturday, Feb. 14. A cash bar will be open at 6 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The event will... more

RiverzEdge wins Environment Council of Rhode Island award

WOONSOCKET - The Environment Council of Rhode Island Education Fund has announced that RiverzEdge Arts Project is one of the winners of the 2015 Loraine Tisdale Environmental Education Awards.... more

YWCA hosts Funda Fest 17 tonight

WOONSOCKET - YWCA Rhode Island is partnering with Rhode Island Black Storytellers to host a family storytelling concert as a part of Funda Fest 17. The event will take place today, Thursday, Jan. 22... more

Golden Hearts Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET - The Golden Hearts Senior Club met on Jan. 7. Celebrating January birthdays at the meeting were Rita Boisvert, Joe Pincince, Peggy Dextraie, Keven Shaw and Rita Rousseau. The door prize... more

J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club lists officers

WOONSOCKET - J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club installed its officers for 2015 at its Jan. 5 meeting. Returning to serve this year are Denise Leveillee, president; Rita Brunelle, vice president; Maurice... more