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In Woonsocket, chickens still run 'a-fowl' of the law

July 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET – In a city where the median household income lags far behind the rest of the state, Armand Tetreault thought his family had discovered a tasty, healthy way to ease the squeeze on its food budget when his son began raising chickens.

Route 146A to get major overhaul

July 31, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — A mile-long stretch of Route 146A in North Smithfield known as Eddie Dowling Highway will get some major and much-needed repairs before the end of the year, Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton said this week.

Missing Burrillville woman has been found

July 31, 2012

The Mapleville woman for whom we launched a silver alert has been found in the woods behind her house. RI State Police K9’s assisted the Burrillville Police and local fire departments in the search.

July 30th

City to sell off recycling bins

July 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Nobody would ever think about splitting up Peter, Paul and Mary or firing one of the Three Stooges.
But it looks like the end of an era for one of the most famous trios in the city and — you guessed it — money is what’s pulling them apart.
We’re talking sidewalk performers here — those blue, green and burgundy garbage carts homeowners have been dutifully putting out for Waste Management’s trucks every week for some five years now.

Steward gets Landmark closing extension

July 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Boston-based Steward Health Care System now has until Aug. 31 to close on the sale of financially-troubled Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island.
In a statement released late Monday, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for State Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, said Steward Health Care's request to waive Kilmartin's condition that the closing on the sale take place 60 days from the date of his May 25 decision to approve the sale was “denied.”

Read more in our print edition.

July 29th

Closing of Fith Avenue School possible again

July 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The possible closing of Fifth Avenue Elementary School presented by School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan drew loud objections from city parents, teachers, and support staff back in April. It was put off at that time due to overwhelming opposition.
But the small elementary school in Fairmount could be closed nonetheless when the state Budget Commission running city affairs considers a final 2012-13 budget at either its Monday or Thursday session.

Read more in our print edition.

Police nab 2 on drug distribution charges

July 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Police took a bite out of illegal drug sales this past week, executing search warrants that resulted in the arrests of two city men on drug distribution charges.
Police seized two bags of marijuana, a quantity of Hashish, and 20 pills of oxycodone during the Special Response Team raid at 25 and 27 Founders St. early Thursday morning, according to Det. Thomas Beargeon.
The SRT team made an entry at the apartment at 7:10 a.m. and found several adults and three children inside.

City taking part in National Night Out

July 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET – National Night Out will take place at River Island Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The event, which takes place in cities and towns all over the country, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). It is co-sponsored by the Woonsocket Police Department and Woonsocket Safe Communities.
National Night Out was conceived as vehicle for law-abiding citizens to tell criminals to get out of town.

Residents can use new bins right away

July 29, 2012

BURRILLVILLE — A delivery truck began dropping off new trash and recycling carts to residents last week for the new automated cart based, curbside residential trash and recycling program, which starts Monday, Aug. 6.
Residents can start using the new bins right away. Trash should be secured in plastic bags (not loose) and completely in the bin so the lid closes securely. Recycling can be mixed in the one bin, again completely in the bins so the lid closes.
There will be information on the new program tied to the cart handle. A guide was also mailed out to homeowners earlier in the month.

July 28th

Steward asks for extension of deadline to close on sale

July 28, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Steward Health Care has asked Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to extend yesterday’s deadline for the for-profit hospital chain to close on the sale of Landmark Medical Center.
Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Kilmartin, said the office will make a decision on Monday after reviewing the request. The attorney general had given Steward 60 days to close on the sale as a condition of approval under the Hospital Conversions Act.

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