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October 3rd, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€” The Callâ€™s mayoral debate will take place tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor Leo Fontaine, candidate Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Dave Fisher will take questions from a panel of reporters and broadcasters. A Mount St. Charles Academy senior will also join the panel with questions for the candidates.
BURRILLVILLE â€” In an ongoing effort to catch and prosecute dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle riders who disregard traffic laws and ride on posted property, the Burrillville Police Department has been given the green light to purchase two 4-wheel drive ATVs instead of the two dual sport motorcycles originally approved by the council last year.
CUMBERLAND â€“ An elderly woman was killed Thursday morning after she was struck by a dairy truck while crossing Dexter Street at the intersection of Dexter and High Street, police said.
According to police, the woman, whoâ€™s name and age were not being released pending notification of next of kin, was struck around 6 a.m. while she was attempting to cross Dexter Street and was struck by the truck, which
was traveling west on High Street, according to police.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After facing criticism from political opponents for his record on economic development, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine outlined a broad, detailed plan for rejuvenating the cityâ€™s economy and eliminating blight yesterday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Weighing well over 250 pounds, Ella came to the Woonsocket Senior Center to attend a Senior Services Inc. weight loss class in hopes of shedding a few pounds before surgery to repair her knees.
She enrolled in a chair exercise class offered as part of the Senior Wellness program at the center, and within a few short weeks lost more than 50 pounds and enough weight to go ahead with her surgery.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The cityâ€™s Oct. 8 primary is no longer a factor in the City Council race after one of the 15 candidates vying for election to the seven-member panel, Jeffrey P. Belknap, filed a letter with the Board of Canvassers announcing his withdrawal.
Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers, said the decision by Belknap will not remove his name from the list of 15 candidates for City Council on the Oct. 8 ballot, but it does eliminate him from moving forward to the Nov. 5 city election ballot.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City voters will use 11 polling locations when voting in Tuesdayâ€™s nonpartisan primary for local elected office, according to Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers.
The ballot for the primary is highlighted by a four-candidate contest for mayor and will also include a listing of 15 candidates for City Council. The withdrawal of council candidate Jeffrey P. Belknap this week will send all 14 remaining council candidates onto the ballot for the Nov. 5 city election, she said.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After facing criticism from political opponents for his record on economic development, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine outlined a broad, detailed plan for rejuvenating the cityâ€™s economy and eliminating blight Wednesday.
LINCOLN â€“ A Twin River table game player was issued a permanent ejection for allegedly counting cards in violation of state table gaming rules following an incident at the casino early Saturday morning.
Lt. Wayne Bouthillette reported John A. Lemieux, 49, of Brockton, Mass., was issued the ejection after Twin River Security Capt. William Shepherd investigated the reported incident of card counting at 3:18 a.m. Saturday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ They lauded Dave Richards for his years of service to the cityâ€™s annual Autunmfest Columbus Day weekend festival Tuesday evening at the annual Autumnfest Grand Marshal reception, but it was his initial surprise behind being named for the tribute that still had him smiling.
Richards, the owner of WOON Radio and who has been involved in Autumnfest since the very first event at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park 35 years ago this year, helped with the selection of many other grand marshals over the years.