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August 8th

2 more medals for decorated vet

August 8, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Decorated veteran Maurice “Moe” Trottier has received two more service medals to add to his collection, thanks to a little help from Congressman David Cicilline.
On Tuesday, Cicilline presented the longtime Pawtucket resident with a Naval Reserve Medal and National Defense Service Medal during a short ceremony in his Main Street office. Trottier, who holds the rank of Private First Class, had earned the medals but never received them until now, 21 years after his retirement.

August 7th

Teen accused of burning young relative with lighter

August 7, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A 13-year-old boy is accused of burning a two-year-old relative with a cigarette lighter while he and an adult couple were babysitting the little boy in a house on Bloomfield Street, Pawtucket Police said.
According to Major Arthur Martins, the victim had burn marks all over his neck, arm, back and groin. The boy's mother and the state Department of Children, Youth and Families reported the injuries to Pawtucket Police on July 30.

Metal plaque stolen from Leroy Theater monument

August 7, 2012

PAWTUCKET — In an unfortunate sign of the times and the thieving of anything that can be sold for scrap, a metal plaque commemorating the history and site of the former Leroy Theater has been stolen off of a stone monument at the corner of Exchange Street and Broad Street.

August 6th

Schools must take deficit responsibility, says Grebien

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET — While saying that he intends to be open minded about hearing options at an upcoming meeting, Mayor Donald Grebien has made it clear that he thinks the School Department must take responsibility in addressing an unexpected deficit of $1.5 or more that has arisen as the 2012 school budget is being closed out.

Man arrested for violating new body armor law

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A Pawtucket man with convictions for attempted murder and narcotics charges in Puerto Rico was arrested by State Police Monday under a new law that makes it a crime to possess body armor after a crime of violence.
Antonio E. Limardo, 34, of 42 Webster St., was also in possession of a 9mm handgun, a knife and pepper spray, state police said.

Read more in our print edition.

August 5th

Hasbro initiatives help fund three local programs

August 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — While children look forward to the time off from school, research reportedly shows that the lazy, hazy days of summer can cause a loss of learning. To help stem this, Hasbro, Inc. and the United Way of Rhode Island have teamed up to establish the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative for children across Rhode Island.

August 4th

RI DOT Pawtucket River Bridge update

August 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — From Aug. 5 to 11, the following operations will be in effect:
Anticipated Traffic Impacts / Road Work:
• Temporary highway closures of I-95 NB will continue during the early morning hours on Monday and Tuesday. These closures are necessary for the completion of the concrete deck panel erection for the new Bridge 550 NB structure.

Police charge city man with child abuse

August 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Following an investigation of an incident on Anthony Avenue, a 28-year-old city man was arrested Thursday on charges of child abuse.
Dennis R. Hoffman, of Seneca Avenue, was arraigned on one count of child abuse—first degree on Friday morning in District Court in Providence.

City awards contract for Corridor development

August 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — With a new gateway bridge well under construction, a regional bicycle path in design and the consideration of a new national park before Congress, the Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls have now partnered with The Pawtucket Foundation to unlock the development potential of the two communities’ historic riverfront corridor.

August 3rd

Police: Man trying to lure girls into his car

August 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET(AP) — Pawtucket police say they looking for a man who's been trying to lure teenage girls into his car for the past week.
Police tell WLNE-TV that at least five girls between the ages of 15 and 17 have come forward, saying the man approached them near the CVS store on East Avenue. None of the girls was harmed. One girl got into the man's car but managed to get away after refusing to give him her address and phone number.
All the girls told police similar stories about how the man called them beautiful and asked them if they needed a ride.

August 2nd

Model of USS Wasp on display at Slater Park

August 2, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Both young and old visitors to the Looff Carousel in Slater Park will no doubt enjoy seeing the big model of a U.S. Navy ship that is currently on display. What many don't realize is the important part that this boat played in U.S. history as well as the way it helped lift a Pawtucket resident out of his post-retirement doldrums.

Crowley: Officials make it difficult for elderly to vote

August 2, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — Calling it a “very sad situation,” state Sen. Elizabeth Crowley said Wednesday that election officials are making it more difficult for residents of Forand and Wilfrid manors — the city’s two largest elderly high rises — to vote.
While even Crowley acknowledges that the polling places are being moved only a short distance away from those spots, the senator nonetheless likens the action to “disenfranchising” the elderly residents who live in those two buildings.

Read more in our print edition.

Celebrating 80 years of the Stanleyburger

August 2, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — While much may have changed about Central Falls in the past 80 years, a Dexter Street restaurant and its most famous menu item remain, blessedly, as fixtures in the bustling city. The “Stanleyburger,” a classic hamburger with trademark grilled onions and pickles on a soft bun, is still satisfying longtime fans and winning over new ones in the small eatery by the same name.

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