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May 11th, 2014

Business booms, but Hope Global ponders a move

May 11, 2014

CUMBERLAND – With the mighty Blackstone River flowing south along Hope Global’s entrance drive off Martin Street, it is easy to see what problems the company has had with sudden flooding in the past.

But now, Hope Global CEO Cheryl Merchant says the worldwide textile manufacturer may not be able to wait until a solution for those flooding risks is found with the help of federal and state disaster management agencies.

Hope Global may have to take its operations to another community or even out of state to meet its growing operational needs, Merchant said Friday.

Church chef credits listening as the secret to her ‘loaves of love’

May 11, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Listening to bread dough might seem a little odd at first, but to hear longtime Woonsocket baker Emily Lisker describe the art of making bread, it starts to make sense when you consider yeast is a living organism.

“You have to listen to the dough and make sure it wakes up before using it,” says Lisker, who is standing over four trays of sourdough in the basement kitchen of All Saints Parish on Rathbun Street.

May 9th

Kiln helps fire up creativity

May 9, 2014

BELLINGHAM – It’s located in a retail plaza in the center of town, but you might say Once Upon a Kiln operates at the crossroads of imagination and functionality.

Here, you can create a dinner plate that looks like it came from the home furnishings department at Macy’s. You can eat off of it, throw it in the dishwasher, and treat it just like you would the Macy’s plate, too.

May 8th

Pell: 'Discrimination is real in RI'

May 8, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Declaring that “discrimination is real in Rhode Island today,” Democratic candidate for governor Clay Pell laid out what he called an “Opportunity for All” policy that would benefit women, minorities, gays and even illegal immigrants.
“I believe we need to make this a place where all people can succeed,” Pell told reporters at a press conference at the Museum of Work and Culture Thursday. “I believe we have to include people regardless of their immigration status in our economy. We have to make sure that

City gets new DPW director

May 8, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt on Thursday announced the appointment of Steven D’Agostino of North Smithfield as the city’s new public works director.
“Mr. D’Agostino brings a wealth of public works experience in construction, heavy equipment operation, road improvement and repair and snow removal, accumulated over forty years in the private sector, to the position,” the mayor said.
Read the complete story in Friday's newspaper.

May 7th

Alleged attacker in police custody

May 7, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A man police have been looking for since New Year’s Day in connection with a brutal robbery and assault was captured on Monday.
Police say Michael Smith, 22, is one of two men who pistol-whipped the victim and bashed him over the head with a champagne bottle on North Main Street.
The victim, a 24-year-old man, told police he was a complete stranger to the men who attacked him.
Read the full story in Thursday's newspaper.

May 6th

Trash fee could get dumped

May 6, 2014

WOONSOCKET – If Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has her way, the much-bemoaned “trash tax” could be headed for the ash heap of history next fiscal year.
The mayor has called a work session with the City Council on May 16 to discuss rolling the $96 a year per household fee into the tax rate, the way most communities bankroll the cost of picking up curbside refuse.

May 5th

Good deed nearly ends in tragedy

May 5, 2014

WOONSOCKET – What started out as a trip to help a friend with a graduation essay turned into a nightmarish ordeal for 20-year-old Nakya Gray Sunday night.
Moments after she turned the corner onto Prospect Street, Gray could see the limb of a massive tree toppling across the power lines off to her right, heading directly into the path of the Nissan Maxima she was driving.

May 4th

Storm topples tree from mayor's yard into car; driver escapes serious injury

May 4, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Strong winds Sunday evening caused a freak accident that injured a woman when a tree trunk broke from a large maple tree and fell on her car as she drove up Prospect Street in front of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt’s home.
The unidentified woman, although trapped in the vehicle by the fallen limb, appears to have escaped serious injury, police said late Sunday night, and was expected to be released by Rhode Island Hospital.
At the scene, the woman was calmed by neighborhood residents running to help, including the mayor’s husband, Ed Hunt.

May 3rd

WHS students receive a glimpse at life behind bars from the men whose mistakes landed them there

May 3, 2014

CRANSTON – The walls of the visitor’s room at the J. Moran Medium Security facility are covered with colorful murals of Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Spiderman, all painstakingly hand-painted to make the room a little less dreary for the children and families who come to visit the prison’s 1,100 inmates.

But the artist who painted these walls wasn’t commissioned by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

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