Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
BLACKSTONE â Icy conditions Friday afternoon sent a truck making a delivery to Thriftyâs Discount Liquors, at 97 Main St., sliding out of the storeâs 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.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Itâs probably time to call this a trend.
The producers of the slasher flick âCondo Hellâ 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.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â The days of heavy truck traffic in the heart of historic Slatersville Village could be coming to an end.
WOONSOCKET â 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 cityâs 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 departmentâs attempts to flush the two school buildingâs water lines.
See full story in Thursday's print edition.
WOONSOCKET -- Call them the âDirty Thirty.â
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 theyâve soared to the top of the list of residential eyesores in need of most urgent attention. Now theyâre about to get some from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt.
For full story, see Thursday's print edition.
PROVIDENCE â Acknowledging that last yearâs House session âdid not end nice,â with members taking personal shots at one another over various issues, House Speaker Gordon Fox gaveled the 2014 session open with a call to âmake this about the people.â
âThings can not be worked out in this chamber if it gets personal,â Fox said. âIf 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.
WOONSOCKET â 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.
âI couldnât believe what I was looking at,â said City Council President Albert G. Brien. âIt was a total surprise.â
Full story appears on page 1 of Wednesday's Call.
CUMBERLAND â 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.
WOONSOCKET â Catherine Salviâs 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 âMannyâ Algaria, 21, is charged with felony domestic assault after he allegedly attacked Salvi more than three weeks ago. Heâs due back in court on Friday for a previously scheduled hearing.
Full story on Page 1 of Tuesday's Call.
WOONSOCKET â 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.