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October 19th, 2010

Garden of Life brings farming to Pawtucket

October 19, 2010

PAWTUCKET — As he held 10-month-old son Leland in his arms, Ken Hoffa explained why he volunteered to help the New Urban Farmers organization — not to mention members of KeepSpace, the Pawtucket Foundation and the city's Housing Authority — construct and care for the “Garden of Life” at Galego Court on Monday afternoon.

Kazarian, Harley win awards in humanities

October 19, 2010

PAWTUCKET — One of Pawtucket’s native sons and an “adopted” one from across the state line were honored Monday night by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
In a ceremony at the Hope Artiste Village, city resident Richard Kazarian, a noted historian, antiques dealer and civic leader, was the recipient of the 2010 Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities. In addition, nationally recognized, award-winning singer, songwriter and storyteller Bill Harley, of Seekonk, Mass., was given the 2010 Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities.

October 18th

Masked bandit robs Seekonk bank

October 18, 2010

SEEKONK — A man wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and light-colored bandana over his face robbed an undisclosed amount of money from a Bank of America in the south section of town at approximately 12:30 p.m., Monday, Seekonk Police Capt. Craig Mace stated.
Witnesses told officers the man demanded money from a female teller. She immediately gave the suspect cash before he left the bank, located at 1021 Fall River Ave., and entered a green minivan, which had been parked near a planter abutting a nearby McDonald's restaurant.

Providence Yarn Relocates

October 18, 2010

PAWTUCKET — Weaving together past and present uses for yarns and other fibers, Providence Yarn Company, an 80- year-old family business, is soon relocating to new headquarters on Division Street.
The company has recently purchased a 24,000-square foot building to house its retail and wholesale operations at 50 Division St., relocating from its former leased space at 225 Conant St. in Pawtucket. Providence Yarn is expected to occupy and operate out of its new location in early November, and will also be holding a grand opening of its retail store, The Yarn Outlet (date to be announced).

Debates starting to breed contemp

October 18, 2010

PROVIDENCE – After fielding the same questions they’ve by now heard at nearly 30 debates and forums, the four major candidates for governor have their answers polished to a point where a political consultant could see his/her face reflected in them.
Those answers were trotted out once again Thursday at Brown University in response to questions posed by political science Professor Marion Orr before a mostly student audience that filled one of the school’s lecture halls.

October 16th

Hot spots at Union Wadding Mill keeping firefighters busy

October 16, 2010

PAWTUCKET — Like “trick” birthday candles, hot spots continued to
flare up in the rubble of the Union Wadding Mill complex as late as
Friday afternoon, keeping city firefighters busy. According to Robert
Howe, the city's Emergency Management Director, two engine
companies and a ladder truck remained on the scene, trying to douse
smoldering areas of the sprawling, circa 1847 brick building.


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