Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
LINCOLN â€“ A fast moving six-alarm fire destroyed a significant portion of the historic Lonsdale Bleachery Mill complex Thursday night as scores of firefighters from Lincoln and surrounding northern Rhode Island communities did their best to contain it.
The fire came in as a box alarm from the mill complex at 5:12 p.m., according to Police Capt. Phillip Gould, and could be seen erupting from windows of a largely vacant mill building along the Blackstone River as fire companies arrived on scene.
LINCOLN - Firefighters from Woonsocket, Cumberland, Central Falls, Pawtucket and other communities assisted Lincoln Fire Department in battling a fast moving blaze at the vacant Lonsdale Bleachery that broke out about 5 p.m. on Halloween night. Fire crews doused the flames for several hours. The building partially collapsed. There was no word Thursday night on a cause. Read the full story, view additional photos in Friday's Call.
LINCOLN - A five-alarm fire ripped through the Lonsdale Mills early this evening.
Mutual aid was called from surrounding communities as flames were visible from well beyond the vacant mill, which early reports say has caused a partial collapse of the structure.
A reporter and photographer are at the scene, with more details coming as they are available.
BOSTON â€“ A year ago, they were dead last. Before the season, not many people around baseball believed they had enough talent to escape the American League East basement.
The 2013 Boston Red Sox made the free world stand up and take notice Wednesday night, capping off an incredible worst-to-first turnaround with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series. The championship is the eighth in Boston franchise history and the third since 2004.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ After a visit from state fire marshals yesterday, Dave Densmore did something he had vowed not to, despite an order from city inspectors: tear down the haunted Halloween maze he built on his property.
He wasnâ€™t happy about it.
â€śThey shut me down,â€ť snapped Densmore, standing on a ladder as he ripped off pieces of the roof, made from a black plastic tarp. â€śThe city couldnâ€™t do it. The state fire marshal ordered us to do it.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ A coalition of non-profits and private companies has made the city ground zero for an experiment in consumer lending they hope will persuade state lawmakers to ban â€śpaydayâ€ť loans.
A joint venture of the United Way and the Capital Good Fund, the Woonsocket Payday Loan Alternative Program is slated to open its doors at 719 Front St. on Nov. 4.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Thereâ€™s a lingering question on the mind of award-winning filmmaker and city native Derek Dubois.
Does anybody outside this struggling ex-mill town care about its plight and how the people who live here cope?
The adjunct film professor at Rhode Island College and the director of seven film shorts is well on his way to finding out. He just finished the trailer for his first feature-length film, a documentary that will explore the tough times through the lens of the cityâ€™s annual Autumnfest celebration.
WOONSOCKET â€” It came at the end of the day, but for Landmark Medical Center a decision by R.I. Department of Health Director Michael Fine supporting its acquisition by Prime Healthcare appears to be a major step forward toward a new beginning for the local 214-bed acute care hospital.
Fine issued decisions of approval on both change of effective control applications by Landmark and Prime late Friday, and also ruled favorably on their application for an acquisition under the stateâ€™s Hospital Conversion Act.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mayor Leo Fontaine has amended a campaign finance report submitted to the state Board of Elections this week after the original erroneously indicated he neither spent nor took in any money since the beginning of the month.
Richard Thornton, director of campaign finance for the state Board of Elections, said the corrected report was filed on Wednesday, a day after the deadline, and since it contains significantly new information from the original, Fontaine will be charged a $25 late fee.