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November 16th

A hydroponics shop for all your medical marijuana needs

November 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET — When his friend first proposed they go into business together providing gardening supplies for medical marijuana growers, Jeff Paige had cold feet.
The 51-year-old refugee from the telecommunications industry wasn’t against legal pot, medical or otherwise. But he’s no crusader, either, and he’s pretty careful about how he invests his money.
He took a hard and long look at whether the idea made business sense.
“I think what I was really doing was looking for a reason not to do it,” says Paige. “Now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t do this two years ago.”

Arrests made in rash of car breaks

November 16, 2012

GLOCESTER — Three Cranston teens were charged in a rash of vehicle breaks in two towns after police were summoned to a report of a house break in progress early Wednesday.
James Clark, 18, and two 17-year-old boys, were tied to a string of more than 20 motor vehicle breaks that occurred during a 24-hour period here and in neighboring Burrillville last week, said Capt. Joseph V. Mattera.

November 14th

Police reinstate annual awards

November 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET — You know the old bromide about no good deed going unpunished?
Well, it’s hardly like that for the men and women in blue of the Woonsocket Police Department, but Chief Thomas Carey says police officers don’t always get the recognition they deserve for good conduct, extra effort, or honing a special talent.
That’s about to change.

Couple starts warming up; gas turned back on

November 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Two former city residents took steps Tuesday to get the heat back on at Kevin and Jayne Donnell’s Social Street apartment.
After reading about the couple’s difficulties in working out a longstanding NationalGrid bill for natural gas service, a former city resident now living in Columbus, Ohio, and another former resident living in Bellingham contacted The Call to see what they could do to get the couple’s apartment heated.
Both men said they wished to help the couple anonymously in the spirit of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday.

November 13th

FIELD GENERALS

November 13, 2012

In recognition of Veterans Day, CVS Caremark paid homage to nearly 50 disabled veterans from across New England, treating them to a football skills camp Saturday at Gillette Stadium in partnership with the New England Patriots. The skills camp paired former Patriot players with veterans from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Pictured above, in the middle of a huddle led by former Patriot player Patrick Pass, is Navy veteran and Manville resident Roland Filion (red jacket). Filion is joined by fellow veterans from across New England.

Bellingham begins flushing program

November 13, 2012

BELLINGHAM — The public works department has begun flushing water mains and testing hydrant flow at various locations throughout town to determine the water system's ability to provide water for firefighting as well as to prioritize water pipe system upgrades that will be part of a $15.4 million project approved by voters last month.

Aldi to open in Dowling Village

November 13, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Aldi discount supermarket chain will open its fifth Rhode Island store in Dowling Village, town officials say.
Although Walmart negotiated lease covenants with the developer of Dowling Village designed to reduce the likelihood of competition for discount food, the new Aldi will be located next door to Walmart and apparently go toe-to-toe with the retail giant on groceries, said Town Planner Robert Ericson.

November 12th

A celebration 200 years in the making

November 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The Americans couldn’t make up their minds about fighting the British. And some on the British side thought they were done fighting Americans during the revolution.
But by the time it was over, the War of 1812 ended up cementing America’s place in the pantheon of world powers, opening a gateway to an era of epic economic expansion for the young nation.
And, as a little side benefit, it gave us the national anthem.

November 11th

City couple tries to get gas turned back on

November 11, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Kevin and Jayne Donnell won’t dispute they have had trouble paying their utility bills or that their outstanding balances with NationalGrid are significant.
But the city couple also doesn’t believe they should be without heat now that the cold weather has arrived.
Kevin Donnell is unemployed and looking for work as a van driver and his wife has health issues that have left her disabled and on Social Security.

STM to consider funding requests

November 11, 2012

BLACKSTONE — Voters at Wednesday’s Special Town Meeting will consider an 11-article warrant that includes proposals to fund a solar photovoltaic energy-generating facility at the Blackstone Landfill; an elevator at the Municipal Office Building; and a feasibility/preliminary architectural study for a new senior center and recreational facility.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Blackstone-Millville Regional Molony-Sullivan School auditorium, 175 Lincoln St.

CUMBERLAND – With bullish senior running back Mike Stock at the helm, Cumberland High...
CENTRAL FALLS – North Smithfield withstood a stiff challenge from Central Falls on Friday...
WOONSOCKET – The Villa Novans stand one win away from clinching the school’s first-...
BLACKSTONE – Town officials from Blackstone where a squalid house containing the skeletal remains of three dead infants...
WOONSOCKET – Another member of the City Council has been named in a complaint sent to the Rhode Island Ethics...
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue investigations of complaints...

 

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