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January 8th, 2013
WOONSOCKET â Woonsocket has hopped on the bandwagon of a new and little known state law that has already enabled East Providence to collect millions in previously delinquent property taxes by intercepting state income tax refunds.
Itâs called the Tax Refund Offset Program, and it works like this: If youâre running a sizeable enough delinquency with the city on real estate, motor vehicle or business equipment taxes, the state Department of Revenue will capture funds from your Rhode Island income tax return this year so they can be applied to the city debt.
WOONSOCKET â A city man is facing felony charges after spitting a mix of blood and saliva at medical and security personnel who were attempting to restrain him at Landmark Medical Centerâs emergency room Saturday.
Andre Dion McDaniel, 32, is charged with assaulting health care workers and other emergency personnel during an obscenity-laced temper tantrum shortly before 3 a.m. He also faces two counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
LINCOLN â The Closers canât always make things right in the world, but when they start rehearsing for a gig, you can be sure the healing has begun.
Whether itâs breast cancer research or solving the puzzle of arthritis, the band inspired by charitable causes has a new reason to polish its repertoire â the tragedy at Sandy Hook.
WOONSOCKET â The deep of winter has arrived and along with it the Museum of Work & Culture's popular Ranger Day lecture series on both local and national topics of interest.
The annual lecture series sponsored by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Rhode Island Historical Society is a great way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon, according to Raymond H. Bacon, museum co-manager.
CUMBERLAND â Kids and young adults love to see snow falling during the winter because it can result in lots of fun on local sledding runs.
But as the sledding tragedy in Providence showed all too clearly last Wednesday, sledding in the wrong spot or in icy conditions can be very dangerous and even result in fatal injury.
The sledding accident at Neutaconkanut Hill Park in Providence that claimed the life of Alexandria Alvarez, 17, sparked safety reviews of many popular sledding spots around the state and the closing of the Neutaconkanut Hill at least until surface conditions improve.
WOONSOCKET â Buy low, sell high.
The old adage is usually invoked as the secret of success on Wall Street, but it worked just fine on Robinson Street when the ladies of the Pothier Elementary School PTO wanted to raise funds to support teachers this Christmas.
Their winning investment? If youâre thinking Apple or Exxon Mobil or another one of those flashy NYSE brands, youâd be wrong.
LINCOLN â A local registered sex offender is in custody at the ACI following a police investigation of an alleged new offense involving an out-of-state femaLINCOLN â A local registered sex offender is in custody at the ACI following a police investigation of an alleged new offense involving an out-of-state female.
Police Chief Brian Sullivan said Friday that department investigators charged Joseph F. Seale, 25, of Manville Avenue, with third-degree sexual assault in connection with his alleged involvement with a 15-year-old girl from New York.
PROVIDENCE â Freshman Sen. Ryan Pearson, a Cumberland-Lincoln Democrat, described a series of visits he made to businesses and agencies last week as part of a campaign promise he made to focus on economic development and improving the stateâs business climate.
He took tours of the Blackstone Valley Community Health Center (BVCHC), Twin River, the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) and the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
LINCOLN â Structural concerns over the Manville Hill Road Bridge have blocked off a major travel route between Lincoln and Cumberland â but hopefully not for long.
Bryan Lucier, a spokesman for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, said Thursday that plans are in the works to open the bridge as soon as next month, even if that is only a temporary solution to the bridge concerns.
âWhat we are doing is putting out an emergency contract to make repairs to the bridge,â Lucier said.
WOONSOCKET â A Providence County grand jury has determined that city police officers broke no law last spring when they engaged in a high-speed motor vehicle chase in pursuit of Anthony Lescarbeau, who died in an ensuing crash.
The grand jury completed its investigation into the circumstances surrounding Lescarbeauâs death Thursday, concluding that âthe actions of the officers were legally justified,â Attorney General Peter Kilmartinâs office said in a statement.