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January 10th

Icy parking lot leaves liquor truck on the rocks

January 10, 2014

BLACKSTONE — Icy conditions Friday afternoon sent a truck making a delivery to Thrifty’s Discount Liquors, at 97 Main St., sliding out of the store’s parking lot and down an embankment into the Blackstone River.

The truck had been parked and ready to unload at the time, and no one was injured in the incident.

Full story appears on Page 1 of Saturday's Call.

January 9th

‘Condo Hell’ creator goes crowdsourcing

January 9, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — It’s probably time to call this a trend.

The producers of the slasher flick “Condo Hell” are the latest independent filmmakers from the area to launch a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to complete the project.

For full story, see Page 1 of Friday's Call.

Slatersville Village, big rigs don’t mix, claims Newberry

January 9, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — The days of heavy truck traffic in the heart of historic Slatersville Village could be coming to an end.

January 8th

School board hears rusty water concerns

January 8, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The school department is still working to find answers to a rusty water problem at its middle school complex off Hamlet Avenue after parents took their concerns about the problem to the city’s appointed school board Wednesday night.

Alethea Forcier, a member of the middle school PTO, detailed concerns she raised with the City Council on Monday while offering that problem of iron in the water does not appear to have been resolved by the school department’s attempts to flush the two school building’s water lines.

See full story in Thursday's print edition.

Officials take steps to rid city of eyesore properties

January 8, 2014

WOONSOCKET -- Call them the ‘Dirty Thirty.’

Some have been damaged by fire, others just plain neglected. Still others are in the fuzzy limbo of foreclosure, neither borrower- nor lender-owned.

What this group of homes has in common is that they’ve soared to the top of the list of residential eyesores in need of most urgent attention. Now they’re about to get some from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt.

For full story, see Thursday's print edition.

January 7th

Keep it civil, Fox advises General Assembly on opening day

January 7, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Acknowledging that last year’s House session “did not end nice,” with members taking personal shots at one another over various issues, House Speaker Gordon Fox gaveled the 2014 session open with a call to “make this about the people.”

“Things can not be worked out in this chamber if it gets personal,” Fox said. “If you lash out today, maybe it feels good, but ultimately it does not solve problems.

Full story can be found on Page 1 of Wednesday's Call.

Brown water at schools as some seeing red

January 7, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Members of the City Council were stunned when a parent showed up in City Hall Monday with two plastic bottles of brown murky water she says she poured from the taps at the Woonsocket Middle School complex.

“I couldn’t believe what I was looking at,” said City Council President Albert G. Brien. “It was a total surprise.”

Full story appears on page 1 of Wednesday's Call.

January 6th

Cumberland High shuttered by burst pipe

January 6, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Classes were expected to resume today at Cumberland High School, which was closed Monday after a pipe that heats a section of the building froze and ruptured Saturday, flooding at least 12 classrooms on three floors with water, school officials said.

The mishap occurred around 12:30 p.m. and involved an isolated heating pump drive coupler, which causes water to flow through a pipe that heats a section of the school.

Full story on Page 1 of Tuesday's Call.

Assault charge may rise to murder with Salvi's death

January 6, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Catherine Salvi’s boyfriend could be charged with her murder before the end of the week, depending on the results of her autopsy, law enforcement sources say.

Emmanuel “Manny” Algaria, 21, is charged with felony domestic assault after he allegedly attacked Salvi more than three weeks ago. He’s due back in court on Friday for a previously scheduled hearing.

Full story on Page 1 of Tuesday's Call.

Catherine Salvi, 24, loses battle for life after brutal domestic assault

January 6, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Catherine Salvi, 24, has died after being brutally attacked by her boyfriend on Dec. 13.

Family members said Salvi had been declared brain dead by doctors at Rhode Island Hospital last week.

Woonsocket police are now expected to upgrade the charges against Emmanuel Algaria, 21, from felony domestic assault to homicide.

Algaria has been held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions since the attack.

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