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December 5th

Putting smiles on kids' faces

December 5, 2012

Four-year-old Carolina Santos of Pawtucket chooses a My Little Pony toy during the annual toy distribution by volunteers from the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program in association with Hasbro Inc. at the Woodlawn Community Development Center on Wednesday. Mayor Donald Grebien donned a Santa hat and helped distribute the Hasbro-donated toys to needy children in the community. Distribution to children in the community from ages 1-12 will also take place today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Woodlawn Center.

Grisly crime scene in Pawtucket

December 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Police are investigating what has been described as a grisly scene involving two bodies found in an apartment at 125 Goff Ave. Wednesday.
According to police, officers responded to The Lofts 125 complex at around noon to investigate an incident that occurred inside one of the apartments. It has been confirmed that the dead bodies of two adults, one male and one female, were found inside one of the apartments.

Twin River exec faces child porn charge

December 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE (AP) — An executive at a Rhode Island slot parlor has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography after police say someone discovered the images on his work computer.
WPRI-TV reports that Twin River's vice president of finance, Suneet Talpade, was arrested Monday.
Lt. Brian Casilli tells the station the photos were discovered at the slot parlor in Lincoln.
The 51-year-old Talpade lives in Wallingford, Conn. A telephone message left by The Associated Press at a listing in his name was not immediately returned.

December 4th

Benefit Holiday Concert

December 4, 2012

The Wakefield Concert Band (a 75-piece orchestra) will be performing its Holiday Season Concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the sanctuary of the Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island, located at 333 Roosevelt Ave. in Pawtucket. This will be a benefit concert for the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls. Tickets at the door are $5 each. The Chinese Christian Church will match ticket sales and donate all proceeds to the library. Call 401-722-8877 or email Pastor Nelson at nelestrada@cccri.org for more information.

Whitehouse, Grebien add to Diossa endorsements

December 4, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS – City Councilman James Diossa keeps racking up big-name Democratic endorsement for his mayoral campaign.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien added their names to those supporting Diossa, who won 59 percent of the vote in a five-person primary on Nov. 6. He faces the second top vote-getter, former Police Chief Joseph Moran, who garnered 18 percent of the primary vote, in a run-off election next Tuesday.

City willing to listen to union on trash issue

December 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — It ain't over 'til it's over...yet the clock is ticking on the opportunity for municipal union workers to convince the city administration that they are can handle trash and recycling services better than a private vendor.

City department heads take on dual roles

December 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — It's a sign of the economic times: an employee being asked to do another job in addition to his own. At Pawtucket City Hall, three director-level workers are doing their own job plus that of another department head, and earning an extra $200 a week for their efforts.

Jingle Mingle helps out Times Merry Christmas Fund

December 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — All was merry and bright at the Grupo Amigos De Terceira on Saturday night as the community came together for The Times' “Jingle Mingle” dinner dance.
Decorated in its Christmas finery, the Community Center at 55 Memorial Dr. provided an elegantly festive backdrop for the Jingle Mingle, held to benefit The Times' “Merry Christmas Fund.” Grupo Amigos De Terceira, Inc. joined The Times in hosting the event, which raised $2,700 for the fund.

December 2nd

Cumberland Clippers Win Div. II Superbowl

December 2, 2012

Clippers head coach Chris Skurka gets a surprise ice bath by key players Tommy Lazarus (4) and game MVP Erik Travers, right, after defeating Woonsocket 49-0 for the Div. II Super Bowl crown at Carcieri Field Sunday.

December 1st

Foolproof Brewing Company officially opens

December 1, 2012

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien, right, and Foolproof Brewing Company owner and CEO Nick Garrison cut the ribbon during a grand opening celebration at the new brewery, located at 241 Grotto Avenue in Pawtucket, Saturday evening. Congressman David Cicilline also attended, presenting Garrison with a citation from the U.S. House of Representatives and offered his congratulations for a successful future in Pawtucket.

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