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Tolman coach facing child porn charges fired

September 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A former Tolman High School wrestling coach is facing five
counts of possession of child pornography after police said they found
“several videos and images that featured what appeared to be males under the age of 18 performing sexual acts,” after receiving a search warrant for his phone.

David Veccharino, 32, was formerly the head wrestling coach and assistant football coach at Tolman High School prior to his firing earlier this week, School Superintendent Patricia DiCenso confirmed.

“The Pawtucket School Department learned this week of possible

Festival and fireworks set for Saturday in C.F.

September 18, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – The third annual Bright Future Festival will kick off Saturday afternoon, with a diverse celebration of the city's culture, including dance and musical performances, and concluding with a firework display.

The festival begins Saturday at noon at Jenks Park and is free and open to the public and celebrates Central Falls' diversity with cultural foods, dance performances, informational and educational booths, and interactive community art activities.

Historic panel asks City Council for Odd Fellows Hall repair money

September 15, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – The East Providence Historic District Commission is urging the City Council to make emergency repairs to the long-vacant shingle-style Odd Fellows Hall at 63-65 Warren Ave. to stop further deterioration while the city comes up with a long-term solution for the re-use of the historic building.

Vitali seeks council vote recount

September 14, 2014

PAWTUCKET – City Councilman Albert J. Vitali Jr. has filed for a recount of Tuesday’s at-large council primary after the most recent figures from the state Board of Elections have him trailing third-place finisher and fellow City Councilman Thomas E. Hodge by only 35 votes.

Vitali said he filed for the recount on Wednesday, the day after the primary, “because the percentage points were so narrow.”

Member of Northern Ireland’s parliament attends ceremony in Pawtucket

September 12, 2014

PAWTUCKET – With the cities' connection through James McNally Wilson, one of seven Irish rebels rescued from an Australian prison in the 1870s, Pawtucket officials on Friday announced the formation of a sister city relationship with Newry County Down in Northern Ireland.

 

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