WOONSOCKET â€” Members of the City Council had plenty to say about the potential loss of a $200,000 city loan owed by the 67-unit Glenark Landing housing complex Monday night, but also admitted that any fight regarding their concerns would be best taken to the General Assembly.
The discussion of the Glenarkâ€™s takeover by the Rhode Island Housing agency and potential foreclosure on Friday came during a council work session in the panelâ€™s second floor meeting room at City Hall and included a number of council jabs that the agency was again hitting city taxpayers in their pocketbooks.
WOONSOCKET â€” An ex-con on an armed robbery spree got caught after holding up McDonaldâ€™s in North Smithfield early Saturday morning.
Vernon Lamont Thomas, 37, of 372 Robinson St., committed three of the crimes in five days and the last two in less than seven hours, according to police.
Thomas was arrested at Grove and Logee streets about 5:26 a.m. Saturday, about a mile from McDonaldâ€™s, still carrying a heavy cash drawer witnesses had seen him lugging away from the Park Square restaurant about an hour earlier, according to reports.