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August 4th, 2014

City worker suspended following indictment

August 4, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Longtime city parks and recreation worker David P. Ayotte has been suspended without pay following his indictment on felony gambling charges last Friday, officials said.
City Solicitor Michael Marcello said Ayotte would be fired if he is convicted of a felony.

August 3rd

Reed takes in flavor of Burrillville plant's success

August 3, 2014

BURRILLVILLE — U.S. Senator Jack Reed Friday joined the Daniele Inc. owners - brothers Davide and Stefano Dukcevich - for a discussion on growing Rhode Island’s food economy and a “hard hat” tour of Daniele’s new $60 million state-of-the-art charcuterie factory.

The facility, which is nearing completion, will be the largest and most modern plant of its kind in the world.

Woonsocket girl aiming at Miss RI Teen USA crown

August 3, 2014

WOONSOCKET — Tatyana Sepulveda, a sophomore at Woonsocket High School, has decided to add another extracurricular activity to her workload this year: the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA pageant.

Sepulveda, 15, was encouraged to compete in the pageant by her mother, who gathered information about the competition online. She consequently applied as a contestant two weeks ago, and was chosen to participate in the statewide event after undergoing the selection process.

August 1st

UPDATE: Health officials say concessions pass latest inspection

August 1, 2014

The state beach concession stands cited for more than 70 food code violations last month were re-inspected Friday morning and found to be in compliance, the Department of Health said Friday.
“Misquamicut, Scarborough, and Roger Wheeler were inspected this (Friday) morning. They no longer have any critical violations, which means public health is not at-risk to patronize these sites,” said Christina Batastini, the Rhode Island Department of Health’s chief officer of health promotion.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Palumbo would have run afoul of Ethics Commission

August 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Even if he had not withdrawn his high bid, Cranston state Rep. Peter Palumbo would not have been able to be awarded the contract to run concession stands at state beaches.
A RI Ethics Commission regulation prohibits General Assembly members from taking any other employment with the state – explicitly including being an independent contractor – until one year after he or she leaves the legislature.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Health Dept. cites beach concessions

August 1, 2014

Fly strips hanging over food preparation areas; cans of clam chowder stored in restrooms; mold in ice machines; fish fillets thawing on the counter in stagnant water; and foul, noxious odors coming from grease traps are just some of the more than 70 health and food code violations the state Department of Health recently found at concession stands at Rhode Island’s three state beaches - Misquamicut, Scarborough and Roger Wheeler, The Call and The Times has learned.

July 31st

DaCosta opposes monastery plan

July 31, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Town Councilman Manuel N. DaCosta left no doubt Thursday morning that town plans to place a new public safety complex on land at the town-owned monastery property off Diamond Hill Road is a highlight issue of the campaign for mayor.

July 29th

Police: Man attacked officer

July 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET – An 18-year-old city man faces a felony assault charge after he allegedly attacked a local police officer who was responding to a domestic incident at his home early Saturday.
Patrolman Mathew Bourgoin reported he and Patrolman Michael Martinsen responded to the disturbance at 75 West Park Place at 4:39 a.m. and found Devon McKenna in an apparent intoxicated state while yelling at family members inside their third floor apartment.

July 28th

Firefighters OK contract

July 28, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 732 voted Friday to ratify a collective bargaining agreement with the city.
After multiple rounds of negotiations with the IAFF that date back to the winter, members of the Budget Commission voted 4-1 last Wednesday in favor of the latest version of a proposed five-year deal on wages and benefits with the union.

July 27th

Combat veterans ride to raise money, awareness for their peers

July 27, 2014

WOONSOCKET – With a good turnout of about 80 motorcyclists helping out, all Cercle Laurier President Roland Cagnon needed make Sunday’s Wounded Warrior benefit bike run perfect was a bit of cooperation from the weather.

And the riders were able to get ready for the run with the roads still dry and the bad weather holding off right up until they rolled out onto East School Street at 11 a.m.

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