Archive - 2014 - News Article
BURRILLVILLE â Given that they have little or no experience in carpentry or the construction trades, the members of six families from the Greater Woonsocket area are going to be spending a good part of the summer doing something very strange.
Theyâre going to help build each otherâs houses on a parcel of land not far from Pascoag Reservoir.
WOONSOCKET â Taking on a filmmaking project is one thing, and getting the project to completion in many ways something else altogether. There is the process of reviewing the footage shot, putting it into the context of the storyline, and then going through the final edit while keeping the film in line with the goal for its creation.
Local filmmaker Derek Dubois has been going through all of that as he finishes up work on his âCity on the Move,â a film about Woonsocketâs premiere annual fall celebration, Autumnfest, and its relationship to the cityâs ongoing economic and fiscal troubles.
BLACKSTONE â Religious programming will return to cable access television in Blackstone.
At its meeting Tuesday, the selectmen unanimously voted to overturn a previous board ruling and adopt a new policy that will allow religious oriented programming back on the air effective immediately.
WOONSOCKET â After spending half a day touring the city with Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and local legislators, new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello called Woonsocket âa community that needs our attention right now.â
Mattiello, who assumed the most powerful position in state government two weeks ago after a scandal felled his predecessor, Gordon Fox, told a Rotary Club luncheon that âI got a good view of Woonsocket today. Youâve got some great things going on, but there is also blight in certain areas.â
PROVIDENCE â Kids who chronically bunk school, missing more than 36 unexcused days a year, could jeopardize their familyâs welfare benefits under legislation sponsored by Woonsocket Sen. Roger Picard.
By THE TIMES STAFF
LINCOLNâThe State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a 21-year-old local man Wednesday on charges related to the alleged child molestation of an 11-year-old Coventry boy, according to Col. Steven G. OâDonnell, state police superintendent.
CUMBERLAND â Police say a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery not only of cocaine in the vehicle, but also that one of the two occupants, an employee of a parking valet service at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, had taken the vehicle from the airport lot without permission.
Police Chief John Desmarais said on Tuesday that the Patrolmen Josh Vaughan and Greg Pomfret had been patrolling Mendon Road on March 18, when they observed a vehicle on the Route 295 North exit ramp change lanes and turn suddenly.
WOONSOCKET â A 22-year-old city man was arrested Sunday on felony domestic assault and several related charges, including violating a no-contact order â for the seventh time in less than two years.
Marcus A. Charette was also charged with domestic disorderly conduct, larceny under $1,500 and breaking into a dwelling while the resident was home. Charette was arrested at Apt. 2285A in the Walnut Hill complex shortly after 9 a.m.
WOONSOCKET â The scorched shell of a triple-decker opposite Landmark Medical Center has a date with the wreckerâs ball today, the latest target of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâs campaign to rid the city of a group of residential eyesores branded the Dirty Thirty.
The demolition of 40 Dulude Ave. is the second house to be torn down since the effort was announced several weeks ago. A third on South Main Street, also damaged by fire, was partially razed; the owners intend to fix up the house after having removed the third story, according to Baldelli-Hunt.
The last time Patrick Nassaney visited the World Trade Center site in New York was the fall of 2002, the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. A year after two planes struck the twin towers, killing nearly 3,000 people, ground zero was still a disaster site and debris field when Nassaney and other 9/11 families gathered to pay tribute to the victims 12 years ago.
âWe havenât returned since for a lot of reasons,â says Nassaney, who lost his son, Shawn M. Nassaney, in the attacks. âWhen we were there it was a big crater. Now, itâs hallowed grounds.â