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March 8th, 2015

No quibble about help with kibble

March 8, 2015

An unfavorable economic environment not only reduces adoptions of homeless animals, it can force people to surrender pets they already have to a shelter or rescue organization because they can no longer afford pet food or veterinarian bills, especially for senior dogs and cats.

March 7th

City's iconic clocks need hands-on maintenance to keep ticking

March 7, 2015

They say time is money.

Which helps explain why so many of Woonsocket’s noteworthy clocks are broken.

The hands on the McCarthy’s clock next to City Hall – arguably the city’s most iconic timepiece – are out of sync with the actual time, though the gap might tighten a bit as Daylight Savings Time takes hold, starting today. Across, the street, the clock on the face of the historic P&W train station has decorative appeal, but it doesn’t function as a time-teller, either.

March 6th

Uxbridge theft suspects caught

March 6, 2015

UXBRIDGE – A couple who were on the run for allegedly breaking into an Uxbridge home and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and coin collections were captured this week, police said.

Police last week issued arrest warrants for Peter Deleo, 34, and Ashley White, 27, who allegedly broke into a home on Hazel Street and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, coin collections, silver noted dollar bills and a large assortment of tools and family heirlooms.

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March 6, 2015

March 5th

Bungee company makes jump to Woonsocket

March 5, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Amid the clattering drone of loom-like machines that braid thread into bungee cords, shoe laces and key hoops, the mill floor at 20 Privilege St. is like a time warp from a bygone era of manufacturing.
It may be noisy, but it’s music to the ears of David Angelo, CEO of Ross Matthews Products, which moved here from Fall River a few weeks ago.
But those venerable machines would have fallen dead silent were it not for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Angelo says.
“We’re very grateful to the mayor,” Angelo said. “She saved our business.”

March 4th

Woonsocket gets new housing director

March 4, 2015

WOONSOCKET – After a national search, the Woonsocket Housing Authority has filled the long-vacant position of executive director.
Patrick Morganelli currently oversees 270 assisted living facilities in Massachusetts as project manager for the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs. He previously served as executive director of the Bellingham Housing Authority from 2008-2009, and the Pawtucket Housing Authority, 2005-2008.
He starts his new job on Monday.

March 2nd

Bryant opens physician assistant facility

March 2, 2015

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University unveiled its new Physician Assistant Learning Center at the Route 7 campus on Monday, and what a new facility it is.

Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley said the approximate $7 million addition to the school’s domed Unistructure at the heart of the campus is part of the university’s expanding focus into healthcare careers.

“It is just part of what you will see as we begin to roll out our School of Health Sciences programs,” Machtley said before a ribbon was cut as part of a tour of the new wing.

March 1st

Former Woonsocket chief saluted as ‘a cop’s cop’

March 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department will say a fond goodbye to one of its own today during funeral services for former Police Chief Herve B. Landreville.

Landreville, a “cop’s cop,” as he was described by those who knew him on Sunday, died at the age of 62, Feb. 24, following an illness. He was the husband of Mary (Collins) Landreville, whom he had married on Feb. 15, 1997, and spent his post-police career time with enjoying boating on Narragansett Bay and running his local small businesses.

February 28th

Gunfire simulation gives Burrillville police valuable tactical test

February 28, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – The troubled woman behind the convenience store is all by herself, but from her behavior it seems as if she’s involved in a heated dispute with someone only she can see. She’s gesticulating wildly, arguing a blue streak with her invisible nemesis.

“Ma’am! What’s going on today?” Detective Ryan Hughes yells in a loud, affirmative tone. “You hearing voices?

“Shut up!” the troubled woman screams back. “Stay away from me!”

February 27th

Police say couple linked to robbery on the run

February 27, 2015

UXBRIDGE – Police have issued arrest warrants for a couple who allegedly broke into a home on Hazel Street and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, coin collections, silver noted dollar bills and a large assortment of tools and family heirlooms.

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