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December 1st

Skateboard ride ends in hospital after collision with car

December 2, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – A local juvenile was injured when he reportedly skateboarded into the path of a car operating near the Bliss and Faith streets intersection Monday afternoon and landed on the windshield of the vehicle, according to police.

Police Lt. Armen Garo said the youth was transported by East Providence Rescue to be treated at Hasbro Children’s Hospital following the 4:15 p.m. accident. His condition was unknown Monday night, but police reported he stated he did not recall being struck by the vehicle while being assisted at the scene.

November 30th

Small businesses enjoy their day in spotlight

November 30, 2014

CUMBERLAND – While many on Friday opted to spend their day shopping online or at nationwide chains, shoppers on Saturday were encouraged to support and patronize local businesses as part of the national Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday was launched in November 2010 by American Express as a way to encourage people across the country to support small local businesses. Over the years, what began as a day eventually grew into a nationwide movement. According to American Express, an estimated $5.5 billion has been spent at small independent businesses on the day.

November 28th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

November 28, 2014

November 25th

Young cancer patient gets a boost from some caring cops

November 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local family was given a lift emotionally and financially Tuesday when they were presented with a $5,000 donation from a Massachusetts-based organization that provides funds to families involved in the care of children with cancer.
Four-year-old Sebastian Calado in July was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. On Tuesday, Sebastian was joined by his mother and two brothers as the family received a $5,000 gift from Cops for Kids with Cancer.

November 24th

Merchants rally ‘Buy Local’ support

November 25, 2014

CUMBERLAND – There is a change coming in the office of Lieutenant Governor, but that change won’t mean any waiver of support for small businesses in the state.

Outgoing Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts and her soon-to-be successor, Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. McKee, on Monday joined statewide efforts to encourage Rhode Islanders to “Buy Local R.I.” this holiday season.

November 22nd

A bad dog, a fire and a drug bust

November 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – When is a faithful canine companion not a man or woman’s best friend? When it sparks a blaze that ends in a court date for the pet owner.
According to police, a city woman was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after authorities discovered 1.6 pounds of pot in her basement following a fire at her home that may have been started as a result of a pet dog inadvertently turning on a stove while attempting to access food, police said.

November 20th

High-speed crash sends three to hospital

November 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A Providence man was charged with reckless driving and driving to endanger after an accident on East Avenue early Wednesday morning that sent him and his two passengers to the hospital, authorities said.
Lavander G. Sanders, 26, was observed driving his Toyota Camry at a “very high rate of speed” around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The officer estimated that the vehicle was traveling well in excess of 70 mph which is significantly higher than the posted speed limit of 25.

Pit bull owners will march on Sunday

November 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A nonprofit group plans to hold a parade in the city Sunday morning to celebrate a judge's ruling earlier this week that struck down a city ordinance which had banned pit bulls.
Pit Bulls for PTSD will host the parade Sunday at 10 a.m. and is asking fellow revelers to meet at Slater Memorial Park for a walk up Newport Avenue and back.
Pit Bulls for PTSD is a nonprofit organization that trains pit bulls to become service dogs for people with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the group's Facebook page.

November 18th

Judge rules against Pawtucket pit bull ban

November 18, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of an animal advocacy group and a local pit bull owner in his lawsuit against the city's ban of pit bulls.
Superior Court Judge Brian Van Couyghen ruled in favor of Defenders of Animals and Pawtucket resident Al Alix. Attorney Mark B. Morse represented both Defenders of Animals and Alix in the case.

Dead body found in CF

November 18, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – A deceased man was found behind a Dumpster at the CVS Pharmacy on Broad Street Tuesday morning, police said.
The man, whose name and age was not released, was found behind the Dumpster at the pharmacy around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
Police Chief Col. James J. Mendonca on Tuesday said that the cause of death was suspected to be from an overdose, but he said he was awaiting
the results of the report from the Office of the State Medical Examiners. As for whether or not the death is suspicious, Mendonca said police would

November 17th

The Times Merry Christmas Fund needs a boost

November 17, 2014

PAWTUCKET — For more than 40 years, The Times Merry Christmas Fund has been collecting donations to help families in the community with everything from food to clothing to holiday gifts. All the money raised through the fund goes directly to Pawtucket’s Salvation Army for distribution to needy families. This year’s campaign is no exception.
The Times has set the goal for this year’s fund at $10,000, but so far, donations have been slow to come in.

November 16th

Dog days never end for pets, their fans

November 17, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Dozens of dogs, from the smallest shih tzu to the most massive mastiff, came together at the Rhode Island Convention Center Saturday and Sunday for the 21st annual Rhode Island Pet Show.

Among the myriad options for animal lovers during the weekend-long festivities included obedience and distraction training demonstrations, agility demonstrations, live judging and competition by breed, the Pet Dog Parade of Breeds Dog Show, and more.

November 14th

Traffic stop ends in drug bust

November 14, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Two Central Falls men were charged with possession of cocaine – among other charges – after police found more than 158 grams of the drug in a safe in their car Thursday, authorities said.
Around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, two officers were on patrol in the city when they observed a vehicle travel through a stop sign at the intersection of Lonsdale Avenue and Hayward Street, police said.

November 13th

City resident charged with beating teen

November 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local man is facing a felony charge of second-degree child abuse after he struck a 15-year-old female relative with a belt several times, police said.
Joaquim L. Fontes, 47, was arrested Wednesday around 11:30 a.m., police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Fontes was having a discipline issue with a 15-year-old female relative at his Darrow Street residence, and he ended up striking her several times with a leather belt, which caused bruising, red marks, and scratches to her arms and back, Martins said.
Martins did not specify the relationship between the girl and Fontes.

Man robbed at gunpoint

November 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Armistice Boulevard Monday night.
A 22-year-old man was walking on Armistice Boulevard near Littlefield Street around 8:20 p.m. Monday when he was approached by four men, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The victim said three of the males were dark-skinned and one was light-skinned. One of the dark-skinned men had a handgun and pointed it at the victim, demanding he turn over his property, Martins said.

November 10th

Cumberland council sworn in; Dwyer selected as president

November 11, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Town Council veteran E. Craig Dwyer was named president of the panel following a reorganization meeting in Town Hall that saw all of the panel’s leadership roles filled under the same 4-3 vote.

The council action came after U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse swore in the panel and congratulated the membership on stepping forward to take a role in public service.

VIDEO: Ben Volin's midseason Patriots report

November 10, 2014

VIDEO: Ben Volin's midseason Patriots report
Ben Volin looks back at the first half of the Patriots season and looks ahead at the remainder of the regular season.

November 9th

CF to rededicate Cavanaugh memorial

November 9, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – City officials and local veterans organizations Tuesday will gather at Dexter and Cross Streets to honor the memory and ultimate sacrifice of Army Specialist William Thomas Cavanaugh, a Central Falls native and the first Rhode Islander to be killed in action in Vietnam 50 years ago this past April.

November 6th

Santa coming to town on Saturday

November 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Like Christmas, pictures with Santa to the Stars comes to Apex but once a year.
Santa to the Stars, also known as Brady White, is one of the country's most sought-after Santas.
He travels the world portraying Santa Claus in film, television, commercials, print advertisements, and live appearances.
Children of all ages are invited to take photos with Santa, which will be available Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Apex, 100 Main St., for $5 per photo. All proceeds will benefit The Times' Merry Christmas Fund.

November 5th

Murray announces transition team

November 6, 2014

CUMBERLAND – With Tuesday’s election behind him, Mayor-Elect William S. Murray yesterday announced the formation of a six-member transition team to begin taking the reins of town government from Mayor and R.I. Lt. Gov.-Elect Daniel J. McKee.

Leading the team as chair is former Town Councilwoman Bonnie A. Large, Murray’s campaign manager and a local real estate appraiser.

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