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Car snaps utility pole, fire hydrant

August 9, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Taking her eyes off the road for a minute proved costly to a city woman whose 2011 Suzuki struck a utility pole and a fire hydrant near 8 Randall Street on Monday just after 4 p.m., police said.
Pawtucket Police Sgt. Roy Clary said that when police arrived, they found the Suzuki resting on the sidewalk and a fire hydrant that had snapped from its base underneath the vehicle. A severely damaged utility pole lay about 20 feet behind the car.

Girl's letter to mayor gets prompt action

August 9, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Sometimes it pays to take a complaint to the top. Twelve-year-old Sara Arno was becoming dismayed by what she was finding at the Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School playground when she would bring her younger brother and sister. Litter, broken glass, and beer bottles were bad enough, but there were also kids her own age and older teenagers who were hanging around, smoking, drinking and sometimes harassing the younger children.

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