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October 12th, 2011

Middle schools win award for environmental reclamation

October 12, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Built on what was once a polluted, burned-out mill site overlooking the Blackstone River, the $80 million middle school campus has been named the winner of a prestigious national award recognizing the best environmental reclamation projects in the country.
The redevelopment trade publication Brownfield Journal chose the Hamlet Avenue campus as the 2011 winner of its “gold standard” award in the social impact category.

October 9th

Attention thief: MS sufferer wants her van back

October 9, 2011

LINCOLN — Almost a month to the day after the van of her dreams had been stolen from her family home's driveway, Joan Malark hopes and prays that either Lincoln police officers find the vehicle, or the thieves return it.
Life hasn't been the same without it, stated Malark, a 61-year-old Saylesville resident who suffers a great deal of lower leg pain from her bout with multiple sclerosis.

October 8th

Area veterans invited to photo session on Nov. 4

October 8, 2011

The CALL is planning a special salute to area veterans next month in the leadup to Veterans Day.
In order to obtain photos of area veterans, The CALL will be holding a special photo session on noon on Friday, Nov. 4. The tentative location is the Cumberland Monastery facility on Route 114.
We will be taking group photos of veterans from the eras of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. You do not have to be a combat veteran to participate.
If you plan to attend, send us an email at: veterans@woonsocketcall.com

Gerald Chevalier ends long military career

October 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET -- Master Sergeant Gerald B. Chevalier recently completed a career of over 40 years of military service to his country in the United States Air Force and the R.I. Air National Guard with the 143rd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Quonset Air National Guard Base.
Chevalier served on numerous deployments, including: Coronet Oak, Provide Comfort, Northern and Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Joint Forge Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom.

Woman charged with using another’s identity to get cable TV service

October 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET – A city woman’s alleged use of an elderly New Jersey woman’s identity to obtain cable television services resulted in her arrest at the Hanora Lippitt elderly housing complex at 1 Main St. Thursday.
Det. Sgt. William J. Coupe Jr. joined Cox Cable investigator Jack Leyden in a visit to Apartment 318 at the complex Thursday afternoon to investigate allegations that a cable box was being used illegally at the residence.

Bridge to finally reopen in 2 weeks

October 8, 2011

GLOCESTER — Already two weeks behind schedule, the $1.2 million Chestnut Hill Road Bridge rehabilitation project is now slated to be completed by the middle of the month.
That's the latest estimation by the state Department of Transportation, which says the bridge should reopen to traffic within two weeks if the weather cooperates. The bulk of the work that remains includes paving the deck of the bridge, among other tasks.
The project was supposed to have reopened last Friday, but that deadline was not met.

Redistricting hearings to bypass Northern RI

October 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE – The 18-member commission charged with redrawing the lines for the 75 House districts, 38 Senate districts and two congressional districts is giving Northern Rhode Island the cold shoulder.
The committee this week scheduled six public hearings across the state throughout October seeking public comment from citizens about what the new districts – which are being changed to reflect new population figures from the 2010 census – but none of those sessions will be held farther north than the Statehouse.

UPDATE: 43-year-old woman fatally struck

October 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A 43-year-old city woman suffered fatal injuries when she was struck by a car while walking on Cass Avenue at about 11:15 Friday night.
Police Lt. John Picard said the victim — Donna Kwandranc, of Fourth Avenue — was hit by a 2001 Toyota Avalon as she walked in the roadway near the intersection of Cass and Dulude Avenue. The impact damaged the windshield and hood of the car and threw the victim down the road a number of yards in the direction of Mailloux Street.
Kwandranc was found near the center line of the pavement, unconscious and critically injured, according to Picard.

October 6th

Autumnfest Opens

October 6, 2011

Luis Vargas, 10, of Woonsocket, has fun on the bumper cars Thursday night during the opening of Autumnfest at WW II Veterans Memorial Park. Autumnfest continues through Monday.

No need to fear tinted water

October 6, 2011

WOONSOCKET – After a 10-year lapse, a citywide flushing of the water distribution system is under way.
According to Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran and water district transmission supervisor Michael Asselin, the project began recently in the Manville Road area, near the water treatment plant, and will spread through other parts of city in the weeks ahead.
Residents might see some brief discoloration in their tap water in areas where mains have been flushed, but it’s nothing to worry about, officials say.

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