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December 31st

It’s official: Landmark’s merger with Prime is complete

December 31, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it has completed the Rhode Island acquisitions of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island.

Through their subsidiaries, Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services and the nonprofit Prime Healthcare Foundation now have more than 30,000 employees and own and operate 25 hospitals.

December 30th

Salvi fighting for life after assault

December 30, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Family members of domestic violence victim Catherine Salvi say her condition has taken a dramatic turn for the worse at Rhode Island Hospital.

Mary Salvi said her doctors have informed the family that her daughter would stop breathing if she were taken off a respirator.

“They’re going to do one more test,” said a subdued Salvi, her voice trailing off. “We’ve never had to do something like this before.”

December 29th

City announces rubbish and recycling holiday pickup schedule

December 29, 2013

WOONSOCKET – On Wednesday January 1, in the observance of New Years Day the Woonsocket Material Recycle Facility will be closed. A complete listing of accepted items for free can be found on the City of Woonsocket’s Web site under Solid Waste.

Curbside pick-up for trash and recycling for January 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be delayed by one day.

December 28th

State fire marshal’s office investigating blaze

December 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET — A long-unused building at 754 Front St. was heavily damaged by fire Friday evening.

The fire was called in at about 9 p.m. Friday and took about 20 minutes for local firefighting personnel to contain, city Deputy Fire Chief Paul Russell said Saturday.

No injuries were reported.

The fire caused moderate to severe damage to the exterior of the building, and moderate damage to the interior, Russell said, adding that its cause is under investigation by the R.I. Fire Marshal’s Office.

December 27th

Party host charged with neglect

December 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The police have filed a new charge of child neglect against a woman who hosted a party at her apartment that turned violent Sunday, they said.

Detective Jamie Paone said the charges against Pamela Perez are justified because her two minor daughters were left in a potentially dangerous situation by their mother, who was stabbed during the party.

December 26th

Lincoln officer’s conversational skills help nab hit-and-run suspect

December 26, 2013

LINCOLN – A keen-eyed member of the Police Department is getting kudos for zeroing in on the alleged hit-and-run motorist who ran down a 23-year-old woman on Front Street last week.

After issuing a public plea for help in the case, Officer Kyle Wingate is credited with singlehandedly nabbing David Vierra of North Providence for the crime on Christmas Day.

Vierra, 50, of North Providence, is now facing one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury. Capt. Philip Gould said the victim, Melissa Richmond, is still in the hospital recovering from broken bones.

December 25th

Walnut Hill Plaza heads to the auction block

December 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Acadia Realty Trust, the owners of Walnut Hill Plaza, have been pushed into foreclosure by the group of investors that holds the mortgage on the sprawling East Woonsocket strip mall.

The home of Sears, Savers, Ocean State Job Lot and at least 12 other businesses will be sold at a foreclosure auction at 10 a.m. on Jan. 14.

December 24th

Three qualify for ballot to contest Dist. 49 seat

December 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Three of the four candidates who filed papers to run for the vacant House District 49 seat secured a spot on the ballot Tuesday.
Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers, said Michael A. Morin, Mark L. Chenot and Douglas T. Brown had filed the requisite number of valid voter signatures to run in the Democratic primary, Jan. 21.

Dr. Stuart Gitlow, a former two-time contender for the House District 49 seat, apparently fell one signature short of the 50 required.

December 23rd

Trio arrested after party goes bad

December 23, 2013

WOONSOCKET — A 36-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg after a party at her apartment somehow erupted into a chaotic, violent melee early Sunday, police said.

Pamela Perez is also one of three people facing charges after the incident, though no one has yet been arrested in connection with stabbing her, said Detective Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr.

“That’s still under investigation,” said Lee. “She gave us conflicting information about who might have done this to her.”

December 22nd

Friends offer support to victim of alleged assault

December 22, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A 21-year-old city man faces felony domestic assault charges in an attack that left his 24-year girlfriend in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital and shattered the holiday season for her family and friends.

Emmanuel Algaria of 316 Manville Road, was sent to the ACI in lieu of $10,000 surety bail following the alleged Dec. 13 assault, according to police.

Police have declined comment on the specifics of the case while the victim has remained at Rhode Island Hospital undergoing treatment for reported head injuries.

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