Archive - 2014 - News Article
BELLINGHAM â€“ A fire breaking out in a 730 Pulaski Blvd. home Tuesday evening was expected to leave a couple homeless until repairs can be made to the damaged dwelling.
An unidentified man and woman were reported to have escaped their home safely as the fire spread from the chimney area at about 6:10 p.m., according to police.
Police Sgt. Lee Rolls said Patrolman Brian Kutner was the first emergency responder to the call and assisted the residents at the scene. No injuries were reported at the fire Tuesday night.
LINCOLN â€“ A three-time drunk driver apprehended by Woonsocket and local police earlier this year was sentenced Monday to three years.
Louis Caruolo, 41, of West Warwick, must serve 18 months of the sentence at the Adult Correctional Institutions, and the balance on probation, according to Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. Judge William Carnes also stripped Caruolo of driving privileges for two years upon his release from the ACI, fined him $1,000 fine and ordered him to undergo substance abuse counseling.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The state police have arrested seven individuals on motor vehicle charges that grew out of the street-racing fatality in Lincoln this summer that claimed the life of 22-year-old Simon Ratsamy of Park Avenue.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Citing safety issues, city Director of Public Works Steve Dâ€™Agostino is recommending against opening the municipal skating rink in River Island Park this season.
The artificially-refrigerated rink has struggled with maintenance and repair issues for some time, but this would be the first season it hasnâ€™t opened since it was built in 1999 if Dâ€™Agostinoâ€™s advice stands.
He said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is asking him to explore options for rehabilitating the rink, but at this point there are no plans of opening it this season.
GLOCESTER â€“ West Glocester Fire Department members were being credited with saving a popular Putnam Pike business, Snowâ€™s Clam Box, after a fire broke out in the dining room early Sunday.
The fire at the 2461 Putnam Pike restaurant was reported at about 5 a.m. police said Sunday and drew a quick response from the nearby West Glocester companies.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Superior Court judge sentenced a local man to 20 years in prison Tuesday for a March 2013 shooting on the Fairmount Bridge in which another man was seriously injured.
Christian â€śChayâ€ť Rosado, 27, was convicted of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon after a weeklong jury trial in September.
During the course of the trial, the state proved that Rosado fired a semi-automatic weapon at Wilson and his girlfriend Jalisa Collins as they were walking along the bridge.
Wilson was struck in the leg and buttocks, but Collins was uninjured.
BLACKSTONE â€“ The town has served the owner of 23 St. Paul St. with a statement of claim for $46,457, the total and final cost the town has incurred to deal with the tragedy that took place there.
Kristin Rivera of Woonsocket was served the claim on Nov. 12, and has 30 days from that date to pay that sum or the town will proceed with putting a tax lien on the property. Town officials are gearing up for the latter, saying Rivera has ignored all previous orders served to her.
WOONSOCKET â€“ John Chan knows all too well now that when two of your friends are movie co-directors and writers, you just have to go along with what they ask of you.
Thatâ€™s why the name of Chanâ€™s restaurant, Chanâ€™s Fine Oriental Dining on Main Street, can be seen on the side of a RIPTA bus used in Bobby and Peter Farrellyâ€™s new film â€śDumb and Dumber To,â€ť as it cleans up in theaters nationwide.
The RIPTA bus has a role in the filmâ€™s slapstick action early on and the advertisement on its side states â€śJazz & Blues Live at Chanâ€™s Egg Rolls and Jazz, Woonsocket, R.I.â€ť