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February 2nd, 2015

Murderer to get new trial

February 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET - The state’s highest court has ordered a new trial for Victor Arciliares who was found guilty of first degree murder in the Pawtucket drive-by shooting death of Alfredo Barros in 2010.
In a decision issued last week, the Rhode Island Supreme Court threw out Arciliares’ 2013 murder conviction, finding Superior Court Judge Robert D. Krause erred when he curtailed the extent to which Arciliares’ attorney, Lara E. Montecalvo, was allowed to cross-examine a key police witness in the trial.

January 30th

Teen found guilty of murder

January 30, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A Providence teen was found guilty in Providence Superior Court for the 2013 Christmas Eve murder of a 21-year-old man at the Galego Court housing complex, according to the Attorney General’s Office confirmed on Friday.
The jury convicted Jose “Gio” Lopez, 18, with a last known address on Joslin Street in Providence, of the Dec. 24, 2013 murder of Ryan Almeida.
The jury found Lopez guilty of murder, discharging a firearm while in the commission of a crime of violence, and conspiracy. Lopez was found not guilty of carrying a firearm without a license.

January 29th

Firefighters have busy night

January 29, 2015

PAWTUCKET – City firefighters responded to back-to-back incidents Wednesday night, including a grease fire that erupted in the kitchen of a group home on Manchester Street for persons recovering from substance abuse disorders, and a furnace explosion an hour later at an assisted living facility on Central Avenue.
Fire Chief William Sisson said a resident at the Sanctuary Recovery Residence, 12 Manchester St., was cooking when a grease fire flared-up on the kitchen stove. The fire was contained to the kitchen and did not affect the rest of the dwelling, he said.

January 28th

Storm cleanup continues

January 28, 2015

With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a welcome respite for residents slowly digging out from a powerful storm that dumped upwards of three feet of snow in Southern New England.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island lifted statewide driving bans at midnight on Tuesday, and trains, buses and subways were back to normal service Wednesday, although there were plenty of delays for the morning commute.

January 26th

Region braces for blizzard

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday declared a state of emergency until further notice, banishing vehicular travel as of midnight as crews prepared for a multi-day chore of restoring power and clearing roads.
Raimondo struck a tone of dire urgency during a briefing at the Statehouse, strongly advising storm preppers to get their business finished and get off the roads voluntarily by 8 last night, but she said that by midnight a travel ban would be strictly enforced by the state police.

Bigger than the Blizzard of ‘78?

January 26, 2015

Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and state officials preparing for the worst on Sunday.

on Sunday in a statement in which she advised the state’s residents to prepare for severe winter weather.

January 23rd

A new life for an old diner?

January 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The long, dark journey of the legendary Silver Top Diner appears to be coming to an end, and maybe – just maybe – there may be some light at the far side of the tunnel.

Recently freed from a legal limbo in which it had been mired nearly seven years, the 1930s dining car is heading for the auction block. Though it’s in poor condition, despite efforts to protect it from the elements, City Planner Barney S. Heath is optimistic that some nostalgic, diner-loving savior might be interested in reviving the landmark as a going business.

January 23rd

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

Pawtucket, CF get first glimpse of planned commuter rail station

January 23, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Paul and Susan Graseck of Pawtucket got a first look at the proposed plans for a commuter rail station in the city between Goff Avenue and Barton Street Thursday night at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main St., and liked what they saw.

“We would very much like a commuter rail station to be approved for Pawtucket,” Paul Graseck said while explaining the new transportation opportunity would be accessible from their home.

“It would really make a difference for Pawtucket and Central Falls and help revitalize the area,” Susan Graseck added.

January 21st

The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 21, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year
The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

January 19th

Pawtucket fights to keep PawSox

January 20, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Red Sox have been an institution at the venerable McCoy Stadium for more than 40 years, playing host to countless future All-Stars, walk-off home runs, no-hitters, perfect games, championships, and the longest game in professional baseball history.

However, with recent reports of the team’s potential sale to the Boston Red Sox ownership group, rumors are beginning to swirl that have people questioning the team’s future in the city.

January 19th

C.F. mayor asks for campaign funds

January 19, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS —Mayor James A. Diossa has put his campaign hat back on and is looking to raise money on behalf of the two City Council candidates he is expected to officially endorse this week.
Diossa sent out an email Thursday to supporters, local businesses and organizations on a campaign email list looking for financial assistance to promulgate the non-partisan primary to be held on Feb. 5, which will be followed by a special election featuring the top two vote-getters on Feb. 19.

Meet your state senators

January 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE – As the new General Assembly session got under way recently with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Jan. 7, several new legislators joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.

The following is a listing of area state senators and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.

January 18th

McGair named 2014 R.I. Sportswriter of the Year

January 18, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.

January 16th

Patriots pride you can feel...and taste

January 17, 2015

Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.

Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sunday’s AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says he’s getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.

“It’s my team and I have to support my time,” says the lifelong Pats fan.

January 16th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

January 15th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

January 14th

Police make arrest in hatchet attack

January 14, 2015

PAWTUCKET – One of the suspects in last Friday's alleged home invasion and subsequent hatchet attack on Cole Street has been charged, police said.
Jordan L. Wilcox, 18, of 46 John St., was arrested on a warrant Tuesday night, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Wilcox was arrested without incident at his John Street apartment, then transported to the Police
Department, where he was held overnight. Wilcox was charged with first-degree robbery, felony assault by use of devices similar in appearance to a firearm, felony assault, and conspiracy, according to police records.

January 13th

Pup rescued from frozen E.P. cove

January 13, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Last year it was a deer. This year it was a young female Lab mix named Gizmo who found herself in an icy situation at Bullocks Cove on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters rescued Gizmo from the frigid waters off Beach Point Road after she escaped from her home and ventured out too far onto ice, falling through about 60 yards from shore.

Manufacturer picks EP over Woonsocket to set up shop

January 13, 2015

WOONSOCKET – This city’s loss is apparently East Providence’s gain, as a Connecticut-based manufacturing company backed out of its plan to take over the vacant Walmart on Diamond Hill Road.

Ardent Retail Displays & Packaging is now under contract to purchase a building located at 275 Ferris Ave. in East Providence, according to Michael Giutarri, a partner in the MG Commercial brokerage company. There is a closing date on the sale, and Ardent has a significant deposit tied up in the deal.

 

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