Archive - Mar 2014 - News Article
The cheapest lunch in town is going bistro.
Actually, it‚Äôs been going that way for a while, says Larry Grimaldi of the R.I. Department of Elderly Affairs.
The biggest kitchens of the state‚Äôs Senior Nutrition Program have slowly been tweaking their menus to cater to the more sophisticated, health-conscious tastes of baby boomers, the fastest-aging segment of the population.
‚ÄúThe senior center isn‚Äôt just a place you go to have lunch and play bingo,‚ÄĚ says Grimaldi. ‚ÄúThat concept is long gone.‚ÄĚ
BURRILLVILLE -- Bad guys and evildoers beware: There‚Äôs a new lawman in town and his name is Tyler Seddon.
Sharply dressed in a crisp blue police uniform with a shiny new badge and cap, Tyler, a Pascoag boy battling leukemia, fulfilled his birthday wish Thursday when more than a thousand of his heroes ‚Äď policemen, firemen, ambulance technicians and soldiers ‚Äď turned out for a birthday celebration Tyler and his family won‚Äôt soon forget.
And what a celebration it was.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď A local man has been arrested on federal charges of distributing fentanyl and street heroin laced with the synthetic painkiller, which has been linked to a dramatic spike in fatal overdoses.
BURRILLVILLE -- A massive surprise birthday party for Tyler Seddon of Pascoag is set for Thursday and The Call will be there to cover the celebration. Follow The Call on Twitter(@WoonsocketCall) for continuous updates throughout the day as hundreds of police, firefighters and first responders pay tribute to the birthday boy, who is fighting cancer. See our complete coverage of the festivities in Friday‚Äôs editions of The Call and The Times.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced Tuesday she will share her ‚Äúfindings and thoughts‚ÄĚ about the fiscal challenges facing the city next week in her first public address to constituents since taking office.
The speech is scheduled to take place in Harris Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in keeping with an inauguration-night promise to report back to voters after studying the city‚Äôs problems for a hundred days. The mayor was sworn in Dec. 3.
BURRILLVILLE ‚Äď The Town Council has approved a 10-year tax stabilization agreement for a cashmere fiber products company that is planning to purchase a soon-to-be-built 13,000-square-foot building on Route 102 as its new corporate headquarters and warehouse.
Alashan Cashmere Company President Donald Fox and the Burrillville Industrial Foundation wanted the stabilization agreement for the new facility, which the Burrillville Industrial Foundation will build adjacent to the Kubota tractor dealership building at 846 Broncos Highway.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ If walls could talk, the lobby of the police station would say they‚Äôre part of a cold, institutional space without a lick of distinction from a million other government buildings.
Or at least they used to.
BELLINGHAM -- Brian Bender, the owner of Denny‚Äôs Liquors, hasn‚Äôt been so excited since Coors crossed the Mississippi.
After an absence of more than 20 years, Yuengling beer returns to package stores in the Bay State today, offering Rhode Island beer lovers yet another reason to spend their money on the other side of the state line.
‚ÄúThis is big,‚ÄĚ says Bender, whose store is a few hundred yards over the Woonsocket line. ‚ÄúI haven‚Äôt seen demand like this since Coors came East.‚ÄĚ
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď It was fitting that Carol Nasuti was the final speaker on an afternoon that saw many people flock to the high school‚Äôs Saravia Gymnasium to remember the life of her late husband, George T. Nasuti.
With her oldest son Chris standing by her side on a maroon-colored podium that was decorated with maroon and white balloons ‚Äď on top of this neat arrangement were two balloons with the same quote on each: ‚ÄúForever in our hearts‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Carol showed the audience the pages of notes she was prepared to read from. She then pointed out that there was a problem.