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  1. Gubernatorial candidates lay out vision for Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | Washington Times

    Rhode Island's major gubernatorial candidates have different plans for how to improve the state's economy, combat opioid addiction and keep school children safe. Raimondo says she's running to cement the state's economic momentum and she'd expand job training programs.


  2. 2 charged in shooting of Boston officer face arraignmentRead the original story

    Monday Sep 24 | Washington Times

    The Suffolk district attorney says 21-year-old Requon Martin, of Boston, and 35-year-old Antoine Mack, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, are scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges including armed assault with attempt to murder. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross says the injured officer was part of a team on a regular patrol when he was shot in the calf Sunday afternoon in the city's South End.


  3. Guard sentenced in scheme to smuggle drugs into prisonRead the original story

    Monday Sep 17 | Washington Times

    A former Massachusetts prison guard has been sentenced after pleading guilty in a scheme to smuggle drugs into the facility for an inmate. A federal judge on Monday sentenced 51-year-old William Holts , of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to time already served and two years of supervised release, with the first three months spent in home confinement.


  4. Police ID officers involed shooting of 28-year-old manRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2018 | Washington Times

    Pawtucket Police said Monday that Officer Ana Vertentes tried to make contact with DeShawn Cole on Friday after police received a call about a man with a gun. Police say Cole, who was armed, then attacked Vertentes , a violent struggle ensued and the officer fired her gun.


  5. Police: Man fatally shot after assaulting officers with gunRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2018 | Washington Times

    Police in Rhode Island say officers fatally shot a 28-year-old man after he assaulted the officers with a gun. The incident occurred Friday morning in Pawtucket.


  6. Rhode Island wouldn't have matched Worcester's PawSox dealRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2018 | Washington Times

    Rhode Island's governor and Pawtucket 's mayor said Wednesday that it would've been irresponsible to offer the Pawtucket Red Sox a deal similar to the one Worcester made. Team officials signed a deal Friday that aims to move the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox to Massachusetts.


  7. After wooing the PawSox, Worcester plans major announcementRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2018 | Washington Times

    Worcester officials, who've spent more than a year trying to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to their city, said they were planning a "major announcement" on Friday. The city didn't mention the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate in its statement about the announcement, but the PawSox emailed the statement to reporters.


  8. Ex-state senator to plead guilty to check fraud schemeRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2018 | Washington Times

    A former Rhode Island state senator who cited his struggled with alcohol when he stepped down in January has agreed to plead guilty to bank fraud and tax charges. Court documents made public Thursday show James E. Doyle II of Pawtucket has been charged with bank fraud, filing a false tax return and failing to file a tax return.


  9. West Nile found in mosquito samples in Rhode IslandRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2018 | Washington Times

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said Friday they are the first findings of the West Nile Virus in Rhode Island this year. The mosquito samples were from traps set in Tiverton and Pawtucket on July 30. Connecticut and Massachusetts have already reported findings of West Nile Virus this year.


  10. 2 Nigerians sentenced to prison for defrauding banksRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2018 | Washington Times

    Two Nigerian nationals who attempted to defraud banks in Rhode Island and Massachusetts of more than $1 million have been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison. U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island Stephen Dambruch says Olugboyega Akinloye Fasanya, of Woonsocket, and Anthony Chidozie Ezike, of Pawtucket, have admitted they altered checks and deposited them into the banks using counterfeit passports from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa as identification.


  11. Mosquitoes found with Eastern equine encephalitis virusRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2018 | Washington Times

    The remaining 167 mosquito samples from 38 traps set statewide July 9 tested negative for eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus. Samples from July 2 also tested negative for both viruses.


  12. Mosquitoes found with Eastern equine encephalitis virusRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2018 | Washington Times

    Rhode Island officials say for the first time this season, mosquitoes have tested positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus. The state environmental management department says the virus was found in samples collected in Pawtucket, Warren and East Providence on June 11. Alan Gettman, the state's mosquito abatement coordinator, says it's unusual to find the virus this early.


  13. Treasurer outlines tax revenue needed for PawSox stadiumRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2018 | Washington Times

    Rhode Island officials say the Pawtucket Red Sox stadium and its surrounding area will need to bring in about $5 million annually in state and city tax revenues to cover debt from a proposed stadium. WPRI-TV reports General Treasurer Seth Magaziner said in a memo released Monday bondholders would like to see about $5.2 million in revenue each year to ensure a cushion.


  14. Rhode Island passes bill to help keep PawSox in stateRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2018 | Washington Times

    Rhode Island lawmakers moved Friday to help secure the Pawtucket Red Sox ' future in the state, offering to forfeit up to $38 million in city and state taxes on a new stadium and its surrounding area. The General Assembly passed legislation to enable the team, state and city to begin shopping for bonds to finance a new stadium at Slater Mill in Pawtucket .


  15. Man dies from electrocution injuriesRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2018 | Washington Times

    TV reports the 64-year-old Pawtucket man was electrocuted after 1 p.m. Friday while working on a Woonsocket home. He died Saturday afternoon at Rhode Island Hospital.


  16. Speaker says new PawSox stadium pitch has no taxpayer moneyRead the original story

    May 29, 2018 | Washington Times

    House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said he has a framework for a new Pawtucket PawSox stadium that will not risk any taxpayer money, instead devoting tax revenue the park directly generates back into the deal. Mattiello said Tuesday after a caucus with his Democratic colleagues that Rhode Island taxpayers would not be responsible for any debt associated with the project.


  17. Feds: Increase medication-based treatment for opioidsRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2018 | Washington Times

    Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It's a rare instance in which Trump isn't trying roll back Obama administration policies, and where fractious Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together. 4 comments

  18. Leaders across Rhode Island raise concerns about 2020 censusRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2018 | Washington Times

    Mayors from Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and groups such as Common Cause said Monday they're concerned about how a test of the census is being conducted in Providence County. They're also raising the alarm about last week's announcement that a question about citizenship would be added to the 2020 census.


  19. Pawtucket makes plans for area near proposed ballparkRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2018 | Washington Times

    A proposed new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox does not yet have the full approval of the Rhode Island legislature, but that's not stopping the city from moving forward with plans to develop the area. WPRI-TV reports that the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency has issued a request for proposals to develop the waterfront area surrounding the site of the proposed park.


  20. Prosecutors: Zoo director fraudulently obtained animal drugsRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2018 | Washington Times

    The director of a Massachusetts zoo has been charged with fraudulently obtaining animal medications by using the zoo veterinarian's Drug Enforcement Agency number without authorization. The Sun Chronicle reports that Jean Benchimol , director of the Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including obtaining drugs by fraud and theft of a controlled substance.


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