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July 19th, 2012

Former dispatcher charged with child enticement

July 19, 2012

BURRILLVILLE — A 51-year-old Burrillville man, a former Woonsocket Police Department dispatcher, was arrested Tuesday on charges stemming from an incident in which he sent lewd text messages to a youth, police said.
Burrillville Police Major Lareto P. Guglietta said a report was filed Monday with the Burrillville police by a concerned mother who said her son was receiving lewd text messages from an adult male.

Whitehouse accused of being distracted

July 19, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Accusing his opponent of “serial hypocrisy,” Republican U.S. Senate candidate Barry Hinckley blasted Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse for leaving the Senate floor after promising to debate his DISCLOSE Act “long into the night,” to attend a fundraiser held by a group Hinckley claims would be exempt from that proposed law.

Landmark falls back to litigation on rates

July 19, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Landmark Medical Center is asking a Superior Court judge for permission to move forward with a lawsuit accusing Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island of starving the hospital into insolvency with unfairly low reimbursements.
It’s the latest salvo in an increasingly acrimonious relationship between Landmark and BCBSRI that Landmark President Richard Charest says now jeopardizes the sale – and survival – of the hospital.

July 17th

Chafee praised for hiring women

July 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE — It’s not every day that a politician keeps a campaign promise, so RI GAP (Government Appointments Project) held a Statehouse event Tuesday to thank Gov. Lincoln Chafee for doubling the number of female appointees, not just to boards and commissions, but to top positions in his administration.

Roof collapses on old Woonsocket mill building

July 17, 2012

WOONSOCKET — One of the oldest surviving examples of a fieldstone mill in the city will be at least partially torn down after an apparent roof collapse at the 781 Social St. structure Monday night, officials say.
The roof line of the four-story circa-1828 mill was reported to have collapsed downward into the building and created a risk of further collapse of the supporting walls of its east side along the Peters River.

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Panel to meet with labor leaders today

July 17, 2012

WOONSOCKET — In what’s being billed as an informational session, the Budget Commission will meet privately with leaders of city labor unions this afternoon to discuss shifting the workforce onto a single health plan.
Dave Eaton, fiscal advisor to the budget commission, said no specific proposals will be made, but a sales representative of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island will be on hand to answer questions.

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Cooling centers open today and tomorrow

July 17, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Fire Chief Gary Lataille announced that Woonsocket Emergency Management has opened cooling centers at Woonsocket Harris Library, 303 Clinton Street, and the Woonsocket Senior Center, 84 Social St. The library will be open today and tomorrow, Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the senior center, 1-5 p.m., same days.
These facilities only offer shelter from the heat and humidity; they do not offer any other amenities such as food or entertainment.

TV show to delve into double murder

July 17, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A 1991 city double murder will be recalled in an upcoming Discovery Channel networks crime program after a production crew wrapped up work on the project at The Call on Monday.
Call reporter Russ Olivo was interviewed by the Sirens Media crew for an upcoming segment of “Nightmare Next Door,” an investigative true crime documentary program on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

July 16th

Schools revise system of accountability

July 16, 2012

Rhode Island public schools have begun to work with a revised system of school accountability and intervention after the release of the state Department of Education's 2012 School Classifications on Friday.
The revised accountability system is based on the federally-approved waiver the state won in May for the federal No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) standardized approach to accountability and intervention requirements.

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July 15th

Ballot set for Sept. 11 primary

July 15, 2012

WOONSOCKET – State Sen. Roger A. Picard, of 764 Mendon Road, will run for re-election without an opponent and state representatives Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Jon D. Brien both face primary elections for their seats as a result of the close of the General Assembly candidate nomination process on Friday.

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WOONSOCKET — Two brothers are facing multiple drug-trafficking and related charges as police seized 77 grams of heroin...

 

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