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Candidates to face off at C.F. forum

August 30, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — Incumbent state Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Cumberland) and her two challengers for the Dist. 16 Senate seat — Joseph P. Moran III and Nicholas S. Gelfuso — will debate the issues at a Meet the Candidates forum to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Sponsored by Leadership Rhode Island, Common Cause and Progreso Latino, the forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Central Falls High School auditorium, 24 Summer St. WPRI reporter Ted Nesi will be the moderator.

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Secretary of Labor visits Valley

August 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Just days before Labor Day, U.S. Secretary of Labor visited the Blackstone Valley to meet students looking to enter the workforce in Pawtucket, tour a Central Falls manufacturing plan and help hand out about $1.4 million in new federal money for the state.

O'Neill/Mercer race heating up

August 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The blizzard of O'Neill and Mercer campaign signs covering District 3 says it all. What was a contentious race two years ago promises to be so again as incumbent City Councilor Christopher O'Neill fights off a challenge from opponent Terrence “Terry” Mercer.
With both O'Neill and Mercer running as Democrats, the District 3 contest is one of two City Council races that will be all but decided by the Sept. 11 Democratic primary. The primary will also be key in the District 1 race between Democratic incumbent David Moran and his challenger, fellow Democrat Michael Cassidy.

Fox Grocery to close Friday

August 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Ever since he was a young boy, Edward Kozatek has been sweet on Fox Grocery. “I used to steal my mother's soda bottles and cash them in for penny candy,” he said, chuckling. Kozatek, who owns J.T. Leddy Auto Top, is one of many city residents who are mourning the closing of the neighborhood convenience store that has been a fixture at 209 Benefit Street for decades.

 

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