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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.

PAWTUCKET – The weekend news of Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the...
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FOSTER — The state's biggest accordion festival is also its most intimate and charming. Hosted every August for the...
WOONSOCKET — In early February 2003, Audrey Harris called her mother on the telephone to tell her she would be stopping...

 

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