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May 16th

Bullseye owner: still no answers

May 16, 2013

WOONSOCKET – More than a month after his accounts were terminated, firearms dealer Paul Connolly says Sovereign Bank denied its actions were related to his line of work, but the bank has still not given him a reason for cutting him off.
The proprietor of Bullseye Shooting Supplies said he spoke on the telephone this week with Steve Almagno, Sovereign Bank’s retail district executive for Rhode Island.

Jeremy Jones -- From hard times to the hardwood

May 16, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Jeremy Jones is a lot older and his knees are not as strong as they used to be, but his tall, lanky frame gives the impression that at 36 he’s still a formidable force on the basketball court.
Twelve years ago, Jones, a rising basketball star with an impressive scholastic hoops career at Woonsocket High School and Community College of Rhode Island, was recruited to play at Salem State University where he led the school to its first and only Final Four appearance in 2000.

May 15th

Pit bulls bitten by bare-bones budget

May 15, 2013

WOONSOCKET – In a city flirting with bankruptcy, even stray dogs and cats are feeling the squeeze.

Animal Control Officer Doris Kay says her supply budget of $6,000 wasn’t enough to feed sheltered pets this year, but she’s facing a cut of some 16 percent in the weeks ahead.

While private donors are expected to help fill the food gap, there’s no relief in sight for another precious commodity at the animal control facility off Cumberland Street: space.

May 14th

Ancients and Horribles Parade will go on after all

May 14, 2013

GLOCESTER – There will be an 87th July 4th Ancients and Horribles Parade in Glocester this year thanks to Michael L. DeGrange and dozens of other residents who have answered the town’s call for help.
DeGrange, who has a long history of community service and volunteerism, has agreed to chair the Ancients and Horribles Parade Committee, which just a couple of weeks ago nearly disbanded because there were not enough members to hold a legal meeting.

Zoners nix Stadium condo plan

May 14, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Despite a request from the applicants to table the proposal for fine-tuning, the Zoning Board has unanimously rejected developer Leszek Przybylko’s plan to convert the Stadium Building into 21 owner-occupied condos.
The proposal represented a $1.3 million investment in a deteriorating landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but the operators of the adjoining Stadium Theatre were hotly against it, arguing that low-cost housing would drag down theatre business.
The zoners apparently agreed, killing the plan on a 5-0 vote.

May 13th

Statehouse pols tight-lipped on tax plan

May 13, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Though the Budget Commission has informed state lawmakers that they must have a bill authorizing the city to levy $2.5 million in supplemental taxes passed and signed by the governor no later than tomorrow, the fate of the measure is looking more uncertain than ever.

May 12th

State Rep. targets bank over gun control issue

May 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A North Kingstown lawmaker is threatening to rally a boycott of Sovereign Bank if she finds out the bank closed its accounts with a local firearms dealer for political reasons.
“If I find out this is true I’m going to close my account with Sovereign Bank and recommend all the Second Amendment people in Rhode Island do the same,” State Rep. Doreen Costa (R-Dist. 31) told The Call. “Banks shouldn’t be choosing their customers because they’re in a certain kind of business. That’s just stupid.”

Lincoln votes on budget tonight

May 12, 2013

LINCOLN – Local voters will get the chance to offer their say on a proposed $76,138,712 town budget for 2013-14 when the Financial Town Meeting gets under way in Lincoln High School tonight beginning at 7 o’clock.

Mother’s Day is busy time for local restaurants

May 12, 2013

Michelle Decelles always knew Mother’s Day to be a big day at the Coachmen’s Lodge Restaurant she and her husband, Norman, run at 273 Wrentham Road in Bellingham.
It was a big day for the restaurant but Decelles never fully understood why people wanted to take their Mom’s out on that day until she became a Mom six years ago.
“I don’t think I realized what motherhood really was until I became a mother myself,” she said while working at the restaurant this week.

Block calls for more citizen involvement

May 12, 2013

WARWICK – The most important thing citizens can do to help Rhode Island’s economy and business climate is to get involved with what the government is doing, RI Taxpayer’s President Ken Block told the group’s annual meeting Saturday.
Because of the state’s small size and population, Block said, “We pay a terrific and horrific price when we are not efficient, when bad things happen economically, when bad decisions are made like 38 Studios, or when graft and corruption rear their ugly heads.

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