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Brissette parole bill passes state Senate

March 14, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A sentencing reform bill sponsored by the controversial parole of convicted thrill-killer Alfred Brissette Jr. has been passed by the state Senate.
The measure would require individuals convicted of first- or second-degree murder to serve at least half their sentence prior to becoming eligible for parole, provided they haven’t been sentenced to life, which normally requires a minimum of 15 years behind bars.

Prime tenders amended application for Landmark

March 14, 2013

WOONSOCKET – California-based Prime Healthcare Services submitted its amended application to buy Landmark Medical Center to state regulators Thursday – a day after the hospital employees union ratified a contract with a rival company that complained it has been unfairly shut out of the bidding.
The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5067 unanimously approved a five-year collective bargaining agreement with Landmark Hospital Holdco LLC of New Jersey on Wednesday.

Good Samaritan recognized

March 14, 2013

State Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket) presented Woonsocket High School senior Kyle Mulvey with a citation for rescuing a woman who accidentally drove her car onto the ice on Cass Pond in Woonsocket in January. Baldelli Hunt invited Kyle and his family to the Statehouse to be honored by the House of Representatives recently.

Survey: Valley’s urban core highest in RI foreclosures

March 14, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Residential foreclosure deeds dropped 11.4 percent statewide in 2012, but Woonsocket, Central Falls and Pawtucket still have some of the highest foreclosure rates in the state, a new survey says.
The HousingWorks RI survey says 86 foreclosure deeds were filed in Woonsocket in 2012, nearly 20 percent fewer than 2011. But the rate of foreclosures represented 1.7 percent of the city’s overall housing stock, the third highest in the state and nearly double the statewide average.

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