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Woonsocket's RISE Prep mayoral academy opens

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The first class has started their education at Woonsocket’s new RISE Prep Mayoral Academy.

The academy on Social Street opened Wednesday. It’s public, tuition-free and intends to provide a college preparatory curriculum with character education and community engagement, and though students must apply, it’s open to residents of Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville. 208 more words

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Woon. street finally being resurfaced - after 88 years

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket road surface is positively antique. It was originally laid down in June 1927, and a skim over-coating in the 1970s had limited success. 169 more words

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Firefighters injured in Woonsocket blaze

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Two firefighters suffered minor injuries after a house fire broke out in Woonsocket.

According to fire officials, the flames started at 74 Vine Street around 7:30 p.m. 135 more words

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Woonsocket cops use dancing to connect with community

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A pair of Woonsocket police officers are getting a lot of attention after a video of them busting a move went viral online. 174 more words

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CVS Health to pay government $450,000 to settle dispute

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health has agreed to pay $450,000 to the federal government to settle allegations that several of its Rhode Island retail pharmacies filled forged and invalid painkiller prescriptions. 341 more words

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National Grid looking into cause of Woonsocket outage

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — National Grid said it is investigating the cause of a power outage in Woonsocket.

According to National Grid, about 6,500 customers lost power around 7:43 p.m. 58 more words

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