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April 27th

Student helps ease search for online (adoptable) love

April 27, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Volunteers from Friends of North Smithfield Animal Shelter do lots of things for stray pets at the town’s Animal Control Center at 281 Quaker Highway, but sometimes have trouble getting word out about their work.

That lack of outreach became enough of a concern for the volunteers that some began to talk about ways to put up a website for the organization.

April 26th

RiverzEdge finds a temporary home

April 26, 2014

WOONSOCKET — RiverzEdge Arts Project has launched an “emergency moving fund” to offset the cost of relocation and losses due to the disruption of operations after being forced out of Le Moulin complex in Market Square earlier this month.

Program Manager Brad Fesmire says RiverzEdge is facing $65,000 in unexpected expenses, including lost business, grant suspensions, and cost of refurbishing temporary quarters at Second Avenue School.

April 25th

City targets vacant space

April 25, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Reducing the high rate of residential and commercial vacancies in the city is the aim of a new subcommittee of the City Council that will hold its first meeting on Monday.

The formation of the subcommittee was spearheaded by freshman Councilman Garrett Mancieri and was approved by the council recently. Mancieri is now the chairman and other appointees include David Soucy, president of Soucy Insurance Agency; Denise Sierra, president of the Burrito Co. restaurant; Sandra Saillant of Shear Odyssey Hair Salon; and Thomas Wrona, a former teacher.

April 24th

Charter school proposed

April 24, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A former Revere, Mass., educator has filed an application with the Rhode Island Department of Education to establish a regional mayoral academy that would serve students from Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville.
Rosalind Murphy filed the application for the school in partnership with Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, an organization co-founded by Michael Magee, the current CEO, and Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee in 2008 to provide technical support and other assistance to mayoral academies.

WPD's Sgt. Kamer running strong in national magazine's "Ultimate Guy" sweepstakes

April 24, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Quick, what do Superman, President Barack Obama and screen actor Jason Statham all have in common?
Yeah, they’re all men with an uber-high public profile. Celebrities, you might say.
Then there’s Detective Sgt. Phil Kamer, a 16-year veteran of the Woonsocket Police Department: He’s no celebrity, but with a little luck he could end up in the same place as the Man of Steel, Obama and the tough-guy actor – on the cover of the largest men’s fitness magazine in the country.

April 23rd

UnitedHealth looks to cut Landmark from network

April 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET – UnitedHealthcare of New England is seeking the Department of Health’s approval to cut Landmark Medical Center and 52 of its physicians from the medical insurer’s coverage network, a move that would affect thousands of northern Rhode Islanders who regularly use Landmark.
The request comes after United and Landmark, newly acquired by the California-based for-profit hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services, were unable to iron out a new contract when the hospital emerged from receivership last year.

April 22nd

BREAKING NEWS: Fire damages garage in Lincoln

April 22, 2014

LINCOLN -- Firefighters doused a blaze at 6 Winterberry Court Tuesday night after a freezer in the garage at the home started to smoke and then caught fire sending flames shooting through the roof of the structure. The fire started at about 7:30 p.m. No one was injured. For details and photos pick up Wednesday’s newspaper.

Assault victim dies

April 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A man who was hospitalized after fighting with his roommate outside a Fairmount bar on Friday died at Rhode Island Hospital two days later, the police disclosed Tuesday.
Police spokeswoman Detective Jamie Paone declined to identify the victim, saying the investigation is continuing. But she said the roommate, Alan Klemanchuck, 58, of Woonsocket, presently faces charges of domestic felony assault.

April 21st

Contract OK'd by Budget Commission

April 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE – On a fittingly balmy spring Monday, there were signs of a thaw in Woonsocket’s relationship with its police union as the state-appointed Budget Commission retroactively approved a contract for fiscal 2013 with the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.

April 19th

Local cops walk a beat for their fallen brothers

April 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Despite an early fundraising setback, COPS Walk is forging ahead this spring and hopes to outstrip last year’s totals, said Lt. Edward Cunanan.

“We’ve been lucky,” he says. “For each of the last several years, we’ve raised more money than the year before.”

It will be harder than ever to maintain the streak, says Cunanan, but participants are still going to try. Organizers have two events scheduled in the days ahead, including a “Spring Fling” at Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry on April 26 and a comedy dinner at the Father Marot CYO Center on May 3.

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BLACKSTONE – The town has served the owner of 23 St. Paul St. with a statement of claim for $46,457, the total and...

 

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