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October 6th, 2015

Movie crew’s final order of business on Main Street — putting things back in order

October 6, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The Kwik-Mart convenience store at 118 Main Street is scheduled to be back in operation on Friday after a movie company crew worked to restored it from use in filming of scenes for The Purge 3.

Nathan Kirk of Cranston, a member of Local 481 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said he and his fellow crew members of the New England Studio Mechanics unit were expecting to have everything completed for the store’s opening as they finished up remaining projects on Monday.

Council approves $5M for new water treatment plant

October 6, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The city stepped $5 million closer to building a new water treatment plant Monday as the City Council gave Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt the authority to borrow the first phase of funds needed to launch construction of the project, which could cost up to $48 million to complete.

Administrative Aide Michael Annarummo, who is handling the project, said construction is not expected to begin in earnest until next summer, however.

October 5th

Bonas resigns from North Smithfield School Committee

October 5, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Citing “some shady behind the scenes stuff” involving members of the School Committee and Town Council, longtime School Committeewoman Christine A. Bonas has resigned from her position.

“I believe there is some very unethical behavior going on bordering on violations of the (Open Meetings Act),” Bonas wrote in a letter of resignation to Town Clerk Debra A. Todd. “I will not be associated with that.”

Bear makes house call in Burrillville

October 5, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Christine Bonoyer isn’t surprised by anything that walks out of the woods – not after living in the northern reaches of Maine for many years.

But when a black bear shoved its snout against the sliding glass door of her back deck Sunday night, even she wasn’t expecting such familiar behavior.

“He came running up the stairs like he’d done it before,” said Bonoyer. “His nose was almost touching the sliding glass door.”

October 4th

You've seen his work; now you'll know his name

October 4, 2015

BURRILLVILLE — He may be the most famous Rhode Island cartoonist and illustrator you've never heard of.
His popular cartoon characters, especially his beloved Itty Bitty Super Dupers, which appear in newspapers, on radio and television web sites, coloring books, calendars, public safety promotional literature, restaurant menus and place mats, and dozens of other outlets over the last 14 years, have entertained thousands of children.

October 2nd

Feds mum on raid of Front Street mystery building

October 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET – There was still no word from authorities Friday on why FBI agents were carting boxes of presumed evidence from a brick warehouse located at 512 Front St. the day before.

Jim Martin, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Providence, said the FBI operation was related to an ongoing federal investigation. He said there would be no additional comment until, and unless, a prosecutable case develops from the probe.

Parents, officials trying to clear the air on lice

October 2, 2015

It’s peak season for head lice — the bug that keeps on giving — and while no severe outbreaks have been reported in Northern Rhode Island or neighboring Massachusetts, a handful of districts are reporting isolated cases, including Lincoln where one case was confirmed last week and Seekonk where two students were treated for the blood-sucking parasites.

Local man pleads guilty after being found with drug lab in trunk of car

October 2, 2015

GLOCESTER — A local man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine from a mobile factory located in the trunk of his car, federal prosecutors said.

Kevin Lewis, 40, of 18 Spruce Ridge Road, Chepachet, has been detained in federal custody since he was arrested by members of the Glocester Police Department about two months ago, according to Jim Martin, spokesman for the Office of U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha.

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October 2, 2015

Department to investigate photo appearing to show officer asleep at the wheel

October 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Police Chief Thomas Carey says an internal investigation is under way after someone posted a photo on social media that appears to show a city policeman sitting behind the wheel of a parked cruiser, asleep. “We’ll take whatever action is appropriate,” said the chief.

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