Archive - 2014 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â A Superior Court judge postponed the foreclosure of Walnut Hill Plaza until Feb. 28 after the owners filed a lawsuit against the lenders who hold the mortgage on the shopping center.
Papers filed in the case indicate the owners of the strip mall arenât necessarily opposed to relinquishing the title to the lenders, but theyâd prefer a âlike kindâ transfer that would shield them from certain tax liabilities.
For full story, see page 1 of Wednesday's Call.
WOONSOCKET -- The Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a missing child. Daniel Britt, age 6, was last seen on Jan. 8
with his mother, Andria Britt. Andria may be en route to Washington state in violation of a Rhode Island Family Court Order. Police reported in a statement she is driving a red Ford sedan, Rhode Island registration 942-649.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Britt and/or Andria Britt is asked to call the Woonsocket Police Department at 401-766-1212.
FRANKLIN -- Authorities confirmed the identities of the children who died after being discovered trapped in a hope chest over the weekend. Lexi Munroe, 8, and her brother Sean Munroe, 7, perished while playing in the chest at their Chestnut Street home. The deaths remain under investigation.
PAWTUCKET â General Treasurer Gina Raimondo kicked off her bid for governor Monday with a tub-thumping event that directly confronted some of her campaignâs perceived weaknesses: Latinos, organized labor, her connections to Wall Street and her bona fides as a Democrat, and a progressive one at that.
WOONSOCKET â Police officers were kicked, punched in the head and shoved around as they broke up a wild, chaotic party on Rathbun Street Sunday morning.
Four officers were listed as victims of assaults that took place in the third-floor apartment at 79 Rathbun St. shortly after 2:30 a.m.
Full story on Page 1 of today's Call.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Drive up Woonsocket Hill Road and you will quickly come across Wrightâs Dairy Farm, a family business that has been supplying area residents with dairy productions for more than 100 years.
And for those who know about Wrightâs Dairy and its popular bakery store, itâs never a surprise to see the cars filling the storeâs parking lot while people stop in for gallons of fresh farm milk or a dessert item made with Wrightâs real whipped cream.
For full story, see Page 1 of Monday's Call.
BURRILLVILLE -- The Assembly Theaterâs still serving veteran administrator and chief technical advisor, 91-year-old George L. Surbuts has done it all over the past 65 years from working in the theaterâs projection booth in the 1940s to handling stage productions to cleaning and maintenance.
He even played a small part in the Village Playersâ production of âHarvey,â although he admits acting was never his forte and that he was always more comfortable working behind the stage than on it.
For full article, see Sunday's print edition of The Call.
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.