WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt struck a tone of cautious optimism as she recapped her administrationâ€™s accomplishments last night in a speech marking her first 100 days in office.
With the aid of Power Point visuals, Baldelli-Hunt embarked on a detailed, hour-long synopsis that covered a bit of old ground, but also contained a few surprises. Most controversially, perhaps, the mayor reaffirmed her commitment to all-day kindergarten and announced that she is ready to begin consolidating police and fire dispatching services in a move expected to save the city $630,000 a year.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 27-year-old city man is facing charges of child neglect after two small children were discovered wandering around Monument Square Tuesday morning without any adult supervision.
Justin R. Pomerleau of 28 Church St. was supposed to be watching them, but he didnâ€™t even realize the children were missing from his apartment until police showed up at the door with their photographs about 2 p.m.
That was almost seven hours after they were scooped up by a local shopkeeper who called the police.