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January 14th

Plaza foreclosure on hold

January 14, 2014

WOONSOCKET – 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 aren’t necessarily opposed to relinquishing the title to the lenders, but they’d prefer a “like kind” transfer that would shield them from certain tax liabilities.

For full story, see page 1 of Wednesday's Call.

BREAKING NEWS: Woonsocket police seek help in search for missing child

January 14, 2014

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.

Identities of children found in hope chest released

January 14, 2014

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.

January 13th

Raimondo kicks off gov bid

January 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET – General Treasurer Gina Raimondo kicked off her bid for governor Monday with a tub-thumping event that directly confronted some of her campaign’s perceived weaknesses: Latinos, organized labor, her connections to Wall Street and her bona fides as a Democrat, and a progressive one at that.

Five arrested as city officers scuffle with late-night revelers

January 13, 2014

WOONSOCKET – 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.

January 12th

Wright's Dairy Farm celebrates 100 years in North Smithfield

January 12, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Drive up Woonsocket Hill Road and you will quickly come across Wright’s 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 Wright’s Dairy and its popular bakery store, it’s never a surprise to see the cars filling the store’s parking lot while people stop in for gallons of fresh farm milk or a dessert item made with Wright’s real whipped cream.

For full story, see Page 1 of Monday's Call.

January 11th

The man behind the curtain

January 11, 2014

BURRILLVILLE -- The Assembly Theater’s 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 theater’s projection booth in the 1940s to handling stage productions to cleaning and maintenance.

He even played a small part in the Village Players’ production of “Harvey,” 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.

January 10th

Icy parking lot leaves liquor truck on the rocks

January 10, 2014

BLACKSTONE — Icy conditions Friday afternoon sent a truck making a delivery to Thrifty’s Discount Liquors, at 97 Main St., sliding out of the store’s 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.

January 9th

‘Condo Hell’ creator goes crowdsourcing

January 9, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — It’s probably time to call this a trend.

The producers of the slasher flick “Condo Hell” 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.

Slatersville Village, big rigs don’t mix, claims Newberry

January 9, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — The days of heavy truck traffic in the heart of historic Slatersville Village could be coming to an end.

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