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February 3rd

Cumberland council to weigh pacts for police, rescue chiefs

February 3, 2014

CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Wednesday will consider resolutions authorizing Mayor Daniel J. McKee to enter into new three-year employment contracts for Police Chief John R. Desmarais, Director of Rescue Services Sean Thompson and Water Superintendent J. Christopher Champi.

The council's finance subcommittee voted to endorse the three contract agreements, which total $232,900, and forward them to the council as resolutions.

The council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 45 Broad St.

Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Times and Tuesday's Call.

RI Brew Fest leaving a sweet aftertaste for local beermakers

February 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — For the craft beer lover, nothing brews interest like a gathering of some 40 local vendors, all under one roof. According to event organizer Matt Gray, over 600 people attended the Rhode Island Brew Fest winter event at the Pawtucket Armory on Saturday, which was a record crowd for its second year.

February 2nd

Pawtucket native staging art show in California

February 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Pawtucket native Joseph McGowan has been on a long artistic journey since he began making decorative mirrors as a teenager back in the 1970s. That journey took him to the West Coast, where he is proud to be participating in a three-month art exhibit called “Through the Looking Glass” at the Art Works Gallery in his hometown of Riverside, Calif.

McGowan will be one of three featured artists, along with Laura Ryan and Tracy Cantwell, who are taking part in the exhibit. The opening night is Thursday, Feb. 6, and McGowan will be reading some of his poetry during the evening.

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