Archive - 2013 - News Article
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Alert to bad guys: K9 cop Joery is on patrol, and when he takes a bite out of crime, he really does use his teeth.
And judging by the brisk wag of his tail and what appeared distinctly like the wrinkle of a smile along his canine jawline, the four-year-old Belgian Malinois seems to enjoy his work.
CUMBERLAND â A Diamond Hill Road couple just barely escaped a fast-moving fire in their home Monday night that sadly claimed the lives of their two dogs and a cat, according to firefighters.
David and Marianne Alger had been asleep in the upper level of their two-story home just before 11:15 p.m. when they woke to find the attached downstairs family room on fire, North Cumberland Fire Chief Brian Jackvony said Tuesday.
WOONSOCKET â The Woonsocket Education Department just got another allotment of state money to bring back a full-day kindergarten program in September 2014.
The R.I. Department of Education announced Monday it had released $72,928 to the WED under the Full-Day Kindergarten Accessibility Act, passed by the General Assembly in 2012.
âWeâre really thrilled RIDE has faith enough that Woonsocketâs leaders will do right by the children of the city,â said Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan.
WOONSOCKET â John R. Dionne of Woonsocket has been selected to be inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, RIHHF President Dr. Patrick T. Conley and RIHHF board member Albert R. Beauparlant have announced.
Dionne will join several other inductees at its annual ceremony in April.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â When Suze Kirwanâs family hit a rough patch a few years ago, her boys found a smooth way out on skateboards and trick-bikes.
Theyâre 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.
âWhen I realized how important each sport was to my boys, thatâs how it happened,â says Kirwan. âBeing able to get on a skateboard or a BMX bicycle and just go, it really helped them.â
WOONSOCKET â Embattled Zoning Board member Allen Rivers wants a Superior Court judge to vacate a recent ruling in which he was branded âarrogant and offensive,â 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 stateâs only municipal bankruptcy.
WOONSOCKET â When you are facing lifeâs 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 âflash mobâ 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 âWe love you Tammy,â and âWe believe in You.â
WOONSOCKET â The time to act is now if youâre considering running for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâs 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.
WOONSOCKET â The executive director of the Woonsocket Housing Authority has been placed on unpaid leave amid allegations of âbullyingâ 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 heâs allowed to return to work, on probation, Jan. 2, sources close to the commission told The Call.
While Tuesdayâs 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 â inland areas over southern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts were expected to see snow totals in the 1-to-3 inch range â folks suddenly found themselves in winter weather mode yesterday dealing with just enough snow to make driveways slippery.