Sheila Loureiro, whose mother, Jeanette Barry, 91, died in a fire here on January 22, 2013, looks through a photo album she salvaged from the debris as her childhood home is demolished on 107 Boulevard Ave. in Lincoln Thursday.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â A consulting team assembled by the Providence law firm of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West has been hired to evaluate the cityâs plans for replacing the antiquated Charles Hamman Water Treatment Plant on Manville Road.
The Budget Commission accepted the firmâs $23,500 offer to review the plans on a unanimous vote earlier this week. Lawyer Teno West, the team leader, told members in a letter the job would be done no later than April 30.
WOONSOCKET â On a split vote, the Budget Commission has approved new contracts with Bellingham, Blackstone and North Smithfield that compel those communities to pay the city millions in âhost feesâ for using the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The fees, which amount to more than $6.2 million over 20 years, mark the first time the city has taken money from outside ratepayers that will be deposited into the cityâs general fund instead of a
self-sustaining, ratepayer-generated fund that supports all other wastewater operations.