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December 14th

Eclectic bike and skateboard shop livens up Main Street

December 14, 2013

By RUSS OLIVO

rolivo@woonsocketcall.com

WOONSOCKET – When Suze Kirwan’s family hit a rough patch a few years ago, her boys found a smooth way out on skateboards and trick-bikes.

They’re still riding, with the hearty encouragement of their mother, who sees the small-wheel world of sports as a safe haven from the pitfalls of youth.

“When I realized how important each sport was to my boys, that’s how it happened,” says Kirwan. “Being able to get on a skateboard or a BMX bicycle and just go, it really helped them.”

December 13th

Embattled zoning board member asks judge to vacate scathing ruling

December 13, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Embattled Zoning Board member Allen Rivers wants a Superior Court judge to vacate a recent ruling in which he was branded “arrogant and offensive,” saying the jurist was improperly denied all the facts when he issued the decision.

Rivers has hired high-profile lawyer Robert G. Flanders to press the motion before Associate Superior Court Justice Daniel Procaccini. Flanders is a former associate justice of the state Supreme Court but is just as well known these days as the court-appointed receiver who led Central Falls through the state’s only municipal bankruptcy.

December 12th

‘Flash mob’ fills street to salute city teacher in fight with cancer

December 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET — When you are facing life’s greatest challenges, it helps to have people standing strongly behind you.

And that is what Tammy Lamberto Roy found she has Thursday evening when a “flash mob” of co-workers, friends, students and supporters showed up outside her home at 61 Mount St. Charles Ave. with all the love and warmth needed to push back the darkness of a freezing December night.

The crowd marching down the hill from the parking lots at Mount St. Charles Academy carried candles and signs stating boldly “We love you Tammy,” and “We believe in You.”

December 11th

District 49 aspirants have 2 days to declare

December 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The time to act is now if you’re considering running for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt’s former spot in the R.I. House of Representatives.

The two-day declaration period to get on the ballot began at 8:30 a.m. today at the Board of Canvassers in City Hall. The deadline is tomorrow afternoon at 4.

A special election for the District 49 House seat is scheduled for Feb. 25. If a primary is needed, it will be held on Jan. 21.

Public housing chief suspended amid allegations of harassment, bullying

December 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The executive director of the Woonsocket Housing Authority has been placed on unpaid leave amid allegations of “bullying” workers and making offensive remarks to female workers.
The Board of Housing Commissioners suspended Kulik for 30 days and ordered him to seek sensitivity training before he’s allowed to return to work, on probation, Jan. 2, sources close to the commission told The Call.

December 10th

First significant snowfall blankets region

December 10, 2013

While Tuesday’s snow was hardly the stuff of legend, it was a reminder winter is here and that bigger and more powerful storms may be just around just around the corner, including one that could hit the region as early as this weekend.

With the Greater Woonsocket area experiencing its first snowfall of the season — inland areas over southern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts were expected to see snow totals in the 1-to-3 inch range – folks suddenly found themselves in winter weather mode yesterday dealing with just enough snow to make driveways slippery.

December 9th

School panel to be seated Dec. 16

December 9, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The city’s first-ever appointed School Committee will be formally seated two days before its first scheduled meeting, according to members of the City Council.

Council President Albert G. Brien said he expects the council to take up a resolution confirming the five members at its next meeting, on Dec. 16. The school board meets Dec. 18.

“It’s safe to say the five nominees will be confirmed and ready to sit in time for their first meeting,” he said.

The new members are Soren Seale, Jose Rivera, Susan Pawlina, Daniel Chattman and George Lacouture.

December 8th

Event to honor veterans set for Dec. 14

December 8, 2013

LINCOLN — Eddie and Patty Fox had been familiar with Wreaths Across America's (WAA) work over the years to recognize the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans during the holidays, but it wasn't until about two years ago that the couple began to think about how their hometown of Lincoln could assist the WAA's mission.

The Fox's were the driving force behind the effort in 2011 to raise money for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in town, which was dedicated at the Lincoln Senior Center on May 21 of that year. "It was a huge ceremony and over 400 people attended," says Patty.

December 7th

City officials hoping to open ice rink Wednesday night

December 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – If it’s been a few years since you’ve laced up a pair of skates and they’re just sitting in the attic gathering dust, Woonsocket Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Kerrigan will be more than glad to take them off your hands.

In anticipation of re-opening the city’s municipal ice skating rink at River Island Park, the Parks and Recreation Department is accepting donations of new and used ice skates to provide families that do not have skates the ability to still use the rink, which is free and open to the public.

December 6th

Last Night celebration canceled

December 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Mary Lynn Bosiak, publisher of The Call, announced Friday that organizers of the planned Last Night celebration had reluctantly canceled the festivities.

She said regulatory conditions imposed on the organizers at the eleventh hour were the cause of the decision.

In the state title clash for the 9/10 division at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket on Thursday, Lincoln...
BRISTOL -- The Cumberland American All-Stars continue to play their best baseball with...
CUMBERLAND -- Although Frank Geiselman has officially retired from Cumberland High School...
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny...
BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to...
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...

 

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