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CENTRAL FALLS — What started out as an evening for people to voice their concern for the treatment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility became a dangerous confrontation Wednesday when a guard attempted to drive through demonstr…

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CENTRAL FALLS — The Attorney General’s Office, Rhode Island State Police and Central Falls Police Department are investigating an incident outside of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility on Wednesday night in which protesters were struck by a pickup truck allegedly driven by a prison captain.

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CUMBERLAND - Steven Brown firmly believes that without the wartime efforts of Woonsocket and the Blackstone Valley, D-Day never would have happened. But thanks to those working tirelessly in the mill communities that stretched from Providence to Worcester, the Allied Forces were able to gain…

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CENTRAL FALLS - Deloris Grant described a recent performance of “Hamilton” at the Providence Performing Arts Center as “probably the best play I’ve ever seen.” Granted, she said, she has to be careful saying that in front of her sister.

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Four local men – one from Woonsocket, another from Pawtucket and two from East Providence – were indicted by the Providence County Grand Jury Wednesday on separate charges ranging from child molestation to first-degree robbery.

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CUMBERLAND — It had been 20 years since Kerri Webb had attended CumberlandFest. A local resident who grew up in town and spent her formative years at the annual summertime celebration, Webb noted that she was in high school when she last toured the entertainment spectacle at Diamond Hill Park.

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PAWTUCKET — Thirty-one years later, it’s still a memory that haunts Monica Benoit. She calls it the “worst nightmare I’ve ever had in my life.”

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PROVIDENCE — Legislation that extends the state’s statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse victims, which passed through the House and Senate by a combined 107-1 vote earlier this summer, was ceremonially signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Monday.

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CUMBERLAND — The 28th annual CumberlandFest kicks off on Friday and organizers are promising this year’s three-day family festival will have lots of old favorites as well as some new surprises.

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PAWTUCKET — Three firefighters – two from the Central Falls Fire Department and one from the Pawtucket Fire Department – were treated for heat exhaustion as upwards of 50 firefighters battled a blaze in addition to stifling heat and humidity on Tuesday afternoon, as a combination beauty salo…

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PAWTUCKET – It's become an annual summertime tradition at McCoy Stadium. Crowds of roaring fans fill the seats that wrap the field, as the athletes on the diamond put on a memorable performance, displaying herculean feats of strength and jaw-dropping, world-class athleticism.

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PAWTUCKET — The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island Monday said it is launching a “two-pronged attack” to make records of Pawtucket and Woonsocket police misconduct public.

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WOONSOCKET — A year after the destructive beetle was discovered in Rhode Island for the first time, the Emerald Ash Borer appears to be gaining a foothold in the Blackstone Valley – a grim prognosis for the region’s ash trees.

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PAWTUCKET — The City Council President and Council President Pro Tempore both agreed on Wednesday that they would be willing to listen if the Pawtucket Red Sox request an extension of the club’s lease at McCoy Stadium, which expires in 2021, if the ballpark in Worcester is not quite ready fo…

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PAWTUCKET — The body of a 39-year-old man who was found submerged in the Blackstone River on Sunday afternoon has been identified, but Pawtucket Police on Tuesday afternoon said they would not yet be publicly releasing his name as they had not yet notified next of kin.

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PAWTUCKET — For Bob Billington, the president of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, a recent, week-long venture across the pond to Belper, England – the sister city of Pawtucket – was about more than just continuing the sister city pact, or “twinning,” between the two communities connect…

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CUMBERLAND — The School Committee has begun to implement school field trip changes prompted by former Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner’s advisory to that effect, but is hoping that local General Assembly members can win a change mitigating their impact.

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PAWTUCKET – Those who have been patiently waiting for the revitalization of downtown Pawtucket, for storefronts that are filled with a diverse, vibrant array of selections, may not need to wait any longer with the opening of Still on Main, a unique shopping experience situated inside The Gra…

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PAWTUCKET – Cortney Nicolato was a regular at the Pawtucket Family YMCA when she was growing up in the city. But in the years that have passed, she’s discovered ever more the importance that the branch of the YMCA offers to city residents.

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The age-old axiom is that if you can’t stand the heat, then you should stay out of the kitchen. However, while that phrase is not to be taken literally, there may be few ways to actually escape the blast of intense summertime warmth that will overtake the Blackstone Valley this weekend.

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EAST PROVIDENCE – Longtime East Providence Senior Center Director Robert “Bob” Rock has announced that he is retiring after more than 20 years.

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WOONSOCKET — Young people interested in a future career related to aviation or aerospace skills should show up at the Girls and Boys Club of Woonsocket on Kendrick Avenue the evening of July18 to learn more about a new Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Squadron forming there.

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WORCESTER — Wearing a dark blue Polar Park hat that Larry Lucchino said “metaphysically and metaphorically” felt good to put on, while still attempting to catch his breath after several rounds of ceremonial shovel scoops and tosses, the PawSox principal owner/chairman was asked to look back …

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CENTRAL FALLS — A city man was sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to four counts of first-degree child molestation, the Attorney General’s Office announced.

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PAWTUCKET — During an emotional farewell to retired School Superintendent Patricia DiCenso on Wednesday evening, City Council members lauded DiCenso for ushering in a new era of cooperation and collaboration between the council and School Department and for leaving education in Pawtucket in …

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CENTRAL FALLS — Two longtime leaders in Central Falls’ schools, with a combined 18 years of experience, both stepped down from their posts last week, as School Superintendent Victor Capellan and Central Falls Board of Trustees Chairwoman Anna Cano Morales both announced they were leaving the…

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PAWTUCKET — As the discussion over the future of the Grotto Avenue transfer station continues, city officials outlined possible improvements to the facility, including the potential construction of a new 125-foot-by-100-foot building.

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PAWTUCKET — More green space will be coming to the city later this year, as a piece of land on Division Street adjacent to the Mayor James E. Doyle Pawtucket River Bridge will soon be converted into a handicap-accessible municipal park.

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CUMBERLAND — Residents living in the area of Diamond Hill Road from Broadview Avenue, near Route 295, to Nate Whipple Highway have been experiencing some nighttime noise and commotion not related to Fourth of July celebrations.

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PAWTUCKET — The City of Pawtucket and the Parks and Recreation Division have announced that the City of Pawtucket will be opening the Fairlawn Veterans Memorial Park Pool this Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m. after the hiring of two certified lifeguards.

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There will be plenty of parades, concerts and fireworks in the Blackstone Valley in honor of Independence Day, and it all begins today with Woonsocket’s annual 4th of July celebration at Barry Field.

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PROVIDENCE — A bill that would extend the state’s statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse victims, which legislators say marries the best parts of both House and Senate versions of the bill, was overwhelmingly voted through the state Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday…

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PAWTUCKET — It was out of the frying pan and into police custody for a city man who allegedly broke his roommate’s nose after striking him in the face with a frying pan following an argument over rent money, Pawtucket Police said.

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PAWTUCKET – A fundraiser for Mayor Donald R. Grebien that was scheduled for Monday evening at the Pawtucket Country Club was postponed after Pawtucket Firefighters Local 1261 planned to picket the event, leading the mayor's campaign to say that the postponement was due to the union's “bully …

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CUMBERLAND — On the day he celebrated his 104th birthday, Louis Collamati sat in a reclining chair in his room at the Chapel Hill Senior Living complex and recalled just how much of an impact time can truly have.

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CENTRAL FALLS — It’s been an eventful few weeks for Central Falls Police Maj. Craig P. Horton, as he’s received a series of recent accolades, culminating in his graduation from the FBI National Academy and his promotion from captain to major within the Central Falls Police Department on Tues…