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August 2nd, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” When students return to Woonsocket High School on Aug 29 they are going to find some areas of school to be brighter and newer looking thanks to the help of a local business.
Chet Chomka, the manager and owner of Vose True Value Hardware at 849 Cumberland Hill Road had made a point of letting local schools know about the True Value Foundation's â€śPainting a Bright Futureâ€ť grant program last fall. Chomka was thrilled to learn earlier this year that Woonsocket High School was among 100 schools selected nationwide to win the award of 40 gallons of paint under the program.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a city where the median household income lags far behind the rest of the state, Armand Tetreault thought his family had discovered a tasty, healthy way to ease the squeeze on its food budget when his son began raising chickens.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” A mile-long stretch of Route 146A in North Smithfield known as Eddie Dowling Highway will get some major and much-needed repairs before the end of the year, Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton said this week.
The Mapleville woman for whom we launched a silver alert has been found in the woods behind her house. RI State Police K9â€™s assisted the Burrillville Police and local fire departments in the search.
WOONSOCKET â€” Nobody would ever think about splitting up Peter, Paul and Mary or firing one of the Three Stooges.
But it looks like the end of an era for one of the most famous trios in the city and â€” you guessed it â€” money is whatâ€™s pulling them apart.
Weâ€™re talking sidewalk performers here â€” those blue, green and burgundy garbage carts homeowners have been dutifully putting out for Waste Managementâ€™s trucks every week for some five years now.
WOONSOCKET â€” Boston-based Steward Health Care System now has until Aug. 31 to close on the sale of financially-troubled Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island.
In a statement released late Monday, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for State Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, said Steward Health Care's request to waive Kilmartin's condition that the closing on the sale take place 60 days from the date of his May 25 decision to approve the sale was â€śdenied.â€ť
Read more in our print edition.
WOONSOCKET â€” The possible closing of Fifth Avenue Elementary School presented by School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan drew loud objections from city parents, teachers, and support staff back in April. It was put off at that time due to overwhelming opposition.
But the small elementary school in Fairmount could be closed nonetheless when the state Budget Commission running city affairs considers a final 2012-13 budget at either its Monday or Thursday session.
Read more in our print edition.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police took a bite out of illegal drug sales this past week, executing search warrants that resulted in the arrests of two city men on drug distribution charges.
Police seized two bags of marijuana, a quantity of Hashish, and 20 pills of oxycodone during the Special Response Team raid at 25 and 27 Founders St. early Thursday morning, according to Det. Thomas Beargeon.
The SRT team made an entry at the apartment at 7:10 a.m. and found several adults and three children inside.
WOONSOCKET â€“ National Night Out will take place at River Island Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The event, which takes place in cities and towns all over the country, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). It is co-sponsored by the Woonsocket Police Department and Woonsocket Safe Communities.
National Night Out was conceived as vehicle for law-abiding citizens to tell criminals to get out of town.
BURRILLVILLE â€” A delivery truck began dropping off new trash and recycling carts to residents last week for the new automated cart based, curbside residential trash and recycling program, which starts Monday, Aug. 6.
Residents can start using the new bins right away. Trash should be secured in plastic bags (not loose) and completely in the bin so the lid closes securely. Recycling can be mixed in the one bin, again completely in the bins so the lid closes.
There will be information on the new program tied to the cart handle. A guide was also mailed out to homeowners earlier in the month.