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March 29th

Friday Night Bingo returns to Pascoag K of C

March 30, 2013

BURRILLVILLE –– After a lapse of nearly two decades, Pascoag Council 383 Knights of Columbus proudly announces the return of its once-popular Friday Night Bingo, scheduled to resume April 5 at the Columbus Club function hall located at 98 Roosevelt Ave. Fully approved and licensed, the games will begin promptly at 6:20 p.m.; doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the kitchen at 5:00 p.m.
The bingo program will include a full complement of regular games and several higher-paying special games including a split-the-pot and weekly prize build-up game with a maximum of $1.000.

State suspends review of Prime Healthcare application

March 30, 2013

WOONSOCKET – State regulators on Friday unexpectedly suspended their review of Prime Healthcare Services application to purchase Landmark Medical Center, leaving the status of the sale in limbo.
The decision came after the 20-hospital, for-profit chain headquartered in Ontario, Calif., had submitted some 1,400 pages of additional information to the regulators after Prime’s first application was deemed incomplete.
Despite the voluminous amount of paperwork they received, the regulators said Prime’s response failed to clear up the omissions and in some cases raised even more questions.

March 29th

Victim of Social Ocean Diving Accident wins new trial

March 29, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge has granted a new trial to a city man who was paralyzed after diving into the now-defunct “Social Ocean” in 2008.

Associate Justice Susan McGuirl threw out a 2011 jury verdict absolving the state of liability in causing Brett Roy’s injuries, saying she could not agree with the decision.

Woonsocket, Burrillville police charge six in home invasions

March 29, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Five men and a juvenile male have been arrested in connection with two home invasions – one in Burrillville and one on Park Avenue – in which marijuana was stolen this month. An arrest warrant has also been obtained for a sixth man.
In custody are Kyeme Gallagher, 22, of 20 Bell St.; Charles Welch, 23, of 97 Roberts St.; Cyril Delgado, 19, of 97 Roberts St.; Andrew Perry, 21, of 90 Girard Ave., Newport; and Randy Santana, 21, of 482 Park Ave., and a 17-year-old male from the city.

March 28th

Mayors call on legislators to get payday loan interest rates capped

March 28, 2013

PROVIDENCE – You have probably received e-mails telling you that $1,000 or more is available to you today by making a phone call or clicking an Internet link. If you live in a low-income neighborhood, there may be a storefront nearby where similar “short-term” loans are offered.
So-called “payday lenders” offer you quick cash for emergencies or to help you make ends meet until your next paycheck. But that money comes at a high price.

Reed visits Family Resources to call attention to federal cuts

March 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET – U.S. Senator Jack Reed, D-RI, paid a visit to Family Resources Community Action’s 55 Main St. Employment Center Tuesday to call attention to its work and the potential impact of federal budget cuts locally.
Reed toured the Center’s youth and adult job training classrooms and spoke with Family Resources instructor Melissa Rouleau and Youth Services manager Stump Olsen about their work with area residents in the center.

March 27th

Councilman Moreau proposes resolution opposing cuts to CVS job creation tax credits

March 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Saying the city can’t afford to lose CVS Caremark, Councilman Robert Moreau has introduced a resolution calling on state lawmakers to quash the governor’s proposal to cut the pharmacy giant’s corporate income tax credits.
The City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on the resolution, which says the proposal exposes the city to too much economic risk.

WPD ready to lace up for annual Copswalk

March 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Here’s a sure sign of spring: Members of the Woonsocket Police Department are gearing up for another installment of the annual trek to Washington, D.C., known as Copswalk.
Since 2000, the fundraiser has generated over $90,000 for the Wisconsin-based Concerns of Police Survivors, a non-profit that provides counseling, scholarships, family retreats and other supports for relatives of police killed in the line of duty.

Kilmartin urges students to take safe driving seriously

March 27, 2013

CUMBERLAND – Students at the high school Tuesday were asked to put their lives first and not to even think about texting when they are driving.
The request came from R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, a former police officer, who is trying to warn students around the state about the sometimes fatal risks of texting when in a motor vehicle and getting them to pledge they will be safe.

March 26th

Mayor says city could terminate talks with unions by April 1

March 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Leo T. Fontaine says the Budget Commission may cut off collective bargaining with the city’s labor unions by April 1 if they do not signal a willingness to provide concessions as part of the five-year solvency plan.

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