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Resident planning benefit for 30 fallen servicemen

August 13, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The news last Saturday that 30 American servicemen had been killed when their helicopter was brought down by enemy fire in Afghanistan touched home with Louise Desrosiers.
She has a son, Luke, 23, deployed with the military overseas, a nephew in special operations, and her brother, Robert Marcotte, is a master chief petty officer in the Navy.

Snafu disrupts progress on Chestnut Hill Road Bridge; officials worried

August 13, 2011

GLOCESTER — Only a week ago, work on the $1.2 million Chestnut Hill Road Bridge rehabilitation project appeared to be progressing on schedule with a targeted completion date of September.
But a recent snafu involving the contractor for the project now has town and state officials, including Sen. Paul W. Fogarty, worried the bridge will not be completed on time.
Fogarty said Thursday that the low bidder on the project, Shire Corporation, was abruptly pulled from the project when their insurance company placed them in default. A new contractor must now be found for the project, he said.

Chief looks to create position to oversee accreditation effort

August 13, 2011

WOONSOCKET – It's taking longer than he hoped, but Police Chief Thomas Carey is still pushing the police department toward full accreditation by a national organization known as CALEA – the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The department has already devoted significant resources toward laying the groundwork for accreditation by overhauling its massive catalog of policies and procedures.
Now the department is ready to move on to the next phase by hiring a worker to manage the trek toward accreditation, says Carey.

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