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October 12th

Monument rededicated

October 12, 2011

WOONSOCKET — William Glatki is 91 now and enjoying his retirement years in Forestdale. But Glatki took the time on Monday to travel over to Oak Hill Cemetery on Rathbun Street with a few friends to help rededicate a special local monument that bears his father's name.
Stephen Glatki is listed at the top of one of the columns of 90 names affixed to a large boulder that once stood at the former U.S. Rubber Company's Alice Mill plant off Fairmount Street honoring plant employees who went off to fight in World War I.

Primary may be election forecast

October 12, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Local voters did their job during Tuesday’s non-partisan primary for City Council, pruning the field of 15 candidates by one, and may also have provided an informal forecast for the November 8th election.
The small turnout of 2001 voters decided to drop perennial election candidate Michael E. Moniz from the list of contenders and also named City Council President John F. Ward the top vote getter despite his placement of last on the ballot list.

Middle schools win award for environmental reclamation

October 12, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Built on what was once a polluted, burned-out mill site overlooking the Blackstone River, the $80 million middle school campus has been named the winner of a prestigious national award recognizing the best environmental reclamation projects in the country.
The redevelopment trade publication Brownfield Journal chose the Hamlet Avenue campus as the 2011 winner of its “gold standard” award in the social impact category.

October 9th

Attention thief: MS sufferer wants her van back

October 9, 2011

LINCOLN — Almost a month to the day after the van of her dreams had been stolen from her family home's driveway, Joan Malark hopes and prays that either Lincoln police officers find the vehicle, or the thieves return it.
Life hasn't been the same without it, stated Malark, a 61-year-old Saylesville resident who suffers a great deal of lower leg pain from her bout with multiple sclerosis.

October 8th

Area veterans invited to photo session on Nov. 4

October 8, 2011

The CALL is planning a special salute to area veterans next month in the leadup to Veterans Day.
In order to obtain photos of area veterans, The CALL will be holding a special photo session on noon on Friday, Nov. 4. The tentative location is the Cumberland Monastery facility on Route 114.
We will be taking group photos of veterans from the eras of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. You do not have to be a combat veteran to participate.
If you plan to attend, send us an email at: veterans@woonsocketcall.com

Gerald Chevalier ends long military career

October 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET -- Master Sergeant Gerald B. Chevalier recently completed a career of over 40 years of military service to his country in the United States Air Force and the R.I. Air National Guard with the 143rd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Quonset Air National Guard Base.
Chevalier served on numerous deployments, including: Coronet Oak, Provide Comfort, Northern and Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Joint Forge Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom.

Woman charged with using another’s identity to get cable TV service

October 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET – A city woman’s alleged use of an elderly New Jersey woman’s identity to obtain cable television services resulted in her arrest at the Hanora Lippitt elderly housing complex at 1 Main St. Thursday.
Det. Sgt. William J. Coupe Jr. joined Cox Cable investigator Jack Leyden in a visit to Apartment 318 at the complex Thursday afternoon to investigate allegations that a cable box was being used illegally at the residence.

Bridge to finally reopen in 2 weeks

October 8, 2011

GLOCESTER — Already two weeks behind schedule, the $1.2 million Chestnut Hill Road Bridge rehabilitation project is now slated to be completed by the middle of the month.
That's the latest estimation by the state Department of Transportation, which says the bridge should reopen to traffic within two weeks if the weather cooperates. The bulk of the work that remains includes paving the deck of the bridge, among other tasks.
The project was supposed to have reopened last Friday, but that deadline was not met.

Redistricting hearings to bypass Northern RI

October 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE – The 18-member commission charged with redrawing the lines for the 75 House districts, 38 Senate districts and two congressional districts is giving Northern Rhode Island the cold shoulder.
The committee this week scheduled six public hearings across the state throughout October seeking public comment from citizens about what the new districts – which are being changed to reflect new population figures from the 2010 census – but none of those sessions will be held farther north than the Statehouse.

UPDATE: 43-year-old woman fatally struck

October 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A 43-year-old city woman suffered fatal injuries when she was struck by a car while walking on Cass Avenue at about 11:15 Friday night.
Police Lt. John Picard said the victim — Donna Kwandranc, of Fourth Avenue — was hit by a 2001 Toyota Avalon as she walked in the roadway near the intersection of Cass and Dulude Avenue. The impact damaged the windshield and hood of the car and threw the victim down the road a number of yards in the direction of Mailloux Street.
Kwandranc was found near the center line of the pavement, unconscious and critically injured, according to Picard.

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