Archive - May 25, 2013
BLACKSTONE â€“ At least two members of the Board of Selectmen say they are prepared to buck the Finance Committeeâ€™s recommendation and make a case on Town Meeting floor for why voters should approve $75,000 to fund a feasibility study for a new senior center.
Expressing the most discontent is Selectman Paul S. Haughey, who chastised the FinCom earlier this week, saying the boardâ€™s decision to not recommend passage of the senior center article is an injustice to the townâ€™s senior citizens.
The end of school is near, and thereâ€™s no time like the present for teenagers to try to find that summer job.
Lining up work with a private business is one way for teens to fill their free hours but that may not be an easy task given the areaâ€™s still-recovering economy.
There are also community-based jobs â€” funded through local governments, state agencies, or federal programs â€” that may still be available to interested job seekers.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Amid the smell of fresh rubber tires, sparks fly off the rusty interior of a chrome bicycle rim as Craig Brassard buffs off some metal burrs with a portable hand grinder that sounds like a kitchen blender.
â€śNo guarantees,â€ť he tells the owner of the vintage Schwinn 10-speed from which the rim came â€“ heâ€™d done the best he could to address the cause of his flat tire.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Four new recruits were sworn in as probationary patrol officers by the Woonsocket Police Department on Friday.
Officers Mark Castiglione, Taylor-Rae Monfils, Manuel Salema and Craig Thompson will immediately be assigned to the field training program, which lasts about 14 weeks, according to Police Chief Thomas Carey.
More than a dozen banks from Providence to Pawtucket have been robbed over the past five months, leaving some to wonder if bank robberies have reached epidemic proportions in the Blackstone Valley.
While it may seem like the valley is a hotspot for bank theft of late, Special Agent Greg Comcowich, a spokesman for the FBIâ€™s Boston division, says the recent spate of robberies, which include Mondayâ€™s heists in North Providence and Cranston, and Thursdayâ€™s robbery in Pawtucket, are not an indication of an overall rise in the number of bank robberies in the state.