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Company that caused sewage spill in violation

August 3, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The demolition company whose work at an old mill site was blamed for causing a major sewage spill into the Blackstone River last week did not have an active “Dig Safe” clearance for the job, as required by state law, city officials say.
A notice alleging a violation by Coventry Building & Wrecking was sent to the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers Tuesday, said Michael Debroisse, the city's solid waste superintendent.

Rehab work at WWII Veterans Park slower than expected

August 3, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Despite the expectations of some local lawmakers, the General Assembly set aside barely enough money in the state budget to make a dent in an ambitious rehabilitation plan that's been mapped out for ailing World War II Veterans Memorial State Park.
Among other things, that means inner-city kids who had been expecting a “splash park” to replace now-drained Social Ocean as early as this season probably won't see one next summer, either, says Robert Paquette, chief of recreation for the state Department of Environmental Management.

LINCOLN  –  Just a month ago, North Smithfield High collected the R.I. Division...
PAWTUCKET – The PawSox could welcome outfielder Rusney Castillo back to the lineup as...
PROVIDENCE – A mini-celebration erupted at the intersection of Eaton St. and River Ave. the...
WOONSOCKET – A man arrested for raping a 10-year-old girl admitted having sexual contact with the victim – to teach her...
WOONSOCKET – St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church took another step forward in its recovery from a 2012 fire this...
PROVIDENCE — The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, which supervises the development of land cleared by the...

 

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