Archive - 2011 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â€“ From wrecked rims to bodily injury, the claims for damages have come pouring into City Hall after a ruinous spate of winter weather that turned streets into pothole-ridden obstacle courses and sidewalks to skating rinks.
The City Council will consider at least 11 of them when the panel meets Monday, an unhappy collection of weather-related insults to walls, fences, motor vehicles and, in at least one case, a human being.
WOONSOCKET â€” Seven weeks before the court-imposed deadline for choosing a buyer, Landmark Medical Center has signed a non-binding letter of intent calling for a Tennessee-based hospital chain to buy the Cass Avenue hospital and the affiliated Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield.
GLOCESTER â€” When Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell spent an afternoon with retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day Oâ€™Connor during a judges conference in Colorado last year, he was immediately impressed with O'Connor's iCivics, a Web-based education project O'Connor founded to reinvigorate civic teaching and learning in schools.
It didn't take long for Justice Suttell to get on board to promote iCivics in Rhode Island.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Edouard Cournoyer is 95 years old now, living in the home of his son George Fontaine Jr., after spending a long career with the U.S. Army that began in 1933 and ended after nearly 35 years of service to his country.
The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: email@example.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.
Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ Time's running out for tenants who've been living rent-free in one of Main Street's largest mixed-use buildings since the property lapsed into foreclosure last year.
Westcott Properties, which manages the Commercial Block, has informed a dozen tenants who live upstairs that they have until May 1 to move out or they'll be evicted, says Murray Gereboff, the company's lawyer.
BURRILLVILLE - He may be the most famous Rhode Island cartoonist and illustrator you've never heard of.
His popular cartoon characters, especially his beloved Itty Bitty Super Dupers, which appear in newspapers, on radio and television web sites, coloring books, calendars, public safety promotional literature, restaurant menus and place mats, and dozens of other outlets over the last 10 years, have entertained thousands of children.
CUMBERLAND - Four months after Cumberland School Supt. Donna A. Morelle announced she would not seek renewal of her contract when it expires on June 30, the School Committee is in the early stages of finding her replacement.
The committee has voted to draft a request for proposals (RFP) to hire a consulting firm to help the district in its search for a new school chief. At its meeting Thursday night, the committee approved a draft copy of the RFP, which means the district will advertise the bids next week.
A deadline for bids has been set for the first week of March.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Three Woonsocket men were sentenced in federal court yesterday in connection with an armed home invasion and drug rip-off that occurred here two years ago.
Julio Candelario, 30, and Robert Beauparlant Jr., 27, were both ordered to serve 15 years, while Pedro Cuadrado, 22, was sentenced to nine years and three months. U.S. District Judge William E. Smith also ordered all three men to remain on supervised release for five years after they complete their prison sentences.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Although it left unchanged the city's BBB- bond rating, Fitch Ratings yesterday upgraded the city's long-term fiscal outlook from negative to stable, a move officials hailed as another sign that the city's financial health is slowly but steadily improving.