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September 17th

Dubois adds drama to Woonsocket candidate filing deadline

September 17, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Four candidates for mayor will face off in a primary on Oct. 8, but whether a runoff will be needed for City Council races is still unclear this morning.

Fourteen candidates for City Council returned nomination papers with the required number of signatures to become electoral candidates as the deadline to do so passed yesterday at 4 p.m. However, a 15th candidate – incumbent Councilman Marc Dubois – delivered nomination papers so close to the deadline that the Board of Canvassers was unable to count and validate the signatures on them.

Landmark merger clears big hurdle

September 17, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The effort to save Landmark Medical Center gained a significant boost Tuesday as the state Department of Health’s Project Review Committee voted to recommend that acquisition of the Woonsocket-based, 214-bed hospital by Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., of California be approved by the department’s full Health Service Council next week.

September 16th

Mauled by loose dog, greyhound fights for life

September 16, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The future is still uncertain for a rescue greyhound named Lady who underwent a third round of surgery Monday after she – and the 82-year-old woman who owns her – were both attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull mix.

Wanda Misiaszek, of 175 St. Paul St., fell to the ground, striking her head, and she was bitten on the arm and fingers as she tried to protect Lady. The dog, meanwhile, suffered multiple deep puncture wounds, according to her nephew, Michael Calo.

Toddler survives second-story fall uninjured

September 16, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Somehow, a toddler managed to fall out of a second-story window Saturday without getting hurt, police say.

The 2-year-old boy and his father, Isaiah Ethier, 27, were visiting friends at 291 Bernon St. when the accident happened at about 11 a.m., according to Detective Jamie Paone.

The child got close to the window by climbing onto a nearby countertop and then pushed on the screen, said Paone. The screen was still in place when the police arrived, but there was a large tear in it, she said.

September 15th

Chevy’s Ice Cream is home, sweet home

September 15, 2013

BELLINGHAM – For more than 25 years, John Murray’s Pool Pro and Spa on Pulaski Boulevard has been the Blackstone Valley’s one stop for in ground and above ground pools.

Now, Murray, Bellingham’s King of Cool, has found a whole new way to keep people cool and comfy during the hot summer months – ice cream.

September 14th

Cider is a pressing business at Cumberland’s Phantom Farms

September 14, 2013

CUMBERLAND – Dressed in waterproof rain bibs, plastic gloves and rubber boots, Kerri A. Stenovitch looks more like a commercial fisherman than a fruit farmer.

Indeed, Stenovitch’s three-member apple pressing team at Cumberland’s Phantom Farms, including Chris Combs, Chameal Rogers and Stenovich’s husband, David Joseph, all look like they just walked off a fishing boat at the docks in Galilee.

September 13th

Landmark emergency room disrupted by pepper spray

September 13, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The emergency room at Landmark Medical Center was closed Friday afternoon after pepper spray used by police during an incident in the hospital entered the building’s ventilation system.
“This afternoon, an incident occurred in our emergency room that required the response of the Woonsocket Police Department,” hospital officials said in a statement issued early Friday evening. “During their response, pepper spray was utilized in our emergency room area to subdue an individual. Unfortunately, the pepper spray was pulled into the emergency room’s ventilation system.”

Autumnfest fills out entertainment card

September 13, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Autumnfest Steering Committee Chairman Tim Paul is back in his pre-Autumnfest zone and feeling it.

The 35th edition of the city’s annual festival is coming up fast on Columbus Day weekend, and Paul said Friday that usually means he has started feeling the pressure of getting all the arrangements completed for yet another great Autumnfest.

“Every August you feel the stress, then in September it is the worries,” Paul said.

MacBeth demands Studio 38 subpoena

September 13, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Cumberland Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland), a member of the House Government Oversight Committee that is currently investigating the 38 Studios debacle, says she wants the panel to issue subpoenas to learn how the Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) loan guarantee program went so wrong.

“We can follow the money a lot more closely than we are able to with the documents we have,” MacBeth told The Times Friday. “Who was on the payroll? People made lots of money on this business, I believe, fully knowing that it wasn’t going to make it.

September 12th

Final Farewell to the Arch of Triumph

September 12, 2013

Fireworks illuminate Woonsocket's 125th anniversary Arch of Triumph as the waterfall pours down for one final time after a celebratory cookout for volunteers and supporters in Monument Square Thursday night. After thanking volunteers Al Beauparlant, Linda Plays, Mike Dubois, Steve Casey, Mary Lynn Bosiak, Matt Moylan and many others, Mayor Leo Fontaine said of the Main Street Block Party, 'Everything fell into place and this showed what our city is all about.' He was then outfitted with a safety harness and along with State Rep.

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