Lack of plows leads to delays, higher costs

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CUMBERLAND – The increasing price tag of being a plow driver is hurting local communities in the form of higher costs and slower responses to storms, say area officials, who are looking for new and creative ways to address the situation. Cumberland Highway Supt. Frank Stowik told The Breeze that... more

For one couple, a stranger’s kindness in hospital made the difference

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WOONSOCKET – For Dolores Daly of Wood Avenue, Oct. 24 was a long day. The previous morning, her husband, Joseph, had been admitted to Landmark Medical Center with dangerously low blood sugar. As the day progressed and hospital staff took more blood samples from Joe’s arm, it became clear the... more

Community outraged as convicted child rapist moves to Lincoln

Community outraged as convicted child rapist moves to Lincoln
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LINCOLN – Town residents were rattled by last week’s news that a convicted sex offender had settled down in town. After police... more

Historic signs, bus structures coming to Esmond and Georgiaville

SMITHFIELD – Gilded green signs signifying the historic villages of Esmond and Georgiaville were completed last week thanks to a... more

Kendall Dean project nears completion, but questions abound

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – It’s been five years since voters approved a $5.2 million bond to renovate the former Kendall Dean School... more