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WOONSOCKET â€“ Citing safety issues, city Director of Public Works Steve Dâ€™Agostino is recommending against opening the municipal skating rink in River Island Park this season.
The artificially-refrigerated rink has struggled with maintenance and repair issues for some time, but this would be the first season it hasnâ€™t opened since it was built in 1999 if Dâ€™Agostinoâ€™s advice stands.
He said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is asking him to explore options for rehabilitating the rink, but at this point there are no plans of opening it this season.
GLOCESTER â€“ West Glocester Fire Department members were being credited with saving a popular Putnam Pike business, Snowâ€™s Clam Box, after a fire broke out in the dining room early Sunday.
The fire at the 2461 Putnam Pike restaurant was reported at about 5 a.m. police said Sunday and drew a quick response from the nearby West Glocester companies.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Superior Court judge sentenced a local man to 20 years in prison Tuesday for a March 2013 shooting on the Fairmount Bridge in which another man was seriously injured.
Christian â€śChayâ€ť Rosado, 27, was convicted of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon after a weeklong jury trial in September.
During the course of the trial, the state proved that Rosado fired a semi-automatic weapon at Wilson and his girlfriend Jalisa Collins as they were walking along the bridge.
Wilson was struck in the leg and buttocks, but Collins was uninjured.
BLACKSTONE â€“ The town has served the owner of 23 St. Paul St. with a statement of claim for $46,457, the total and final cost the town has incurred to deal with the tragedy that took place there.
Kristin Rivera of Woonsocket was served the claim on Nov. 12, and has 30 days from that date to pay that sum or the town will proceed with putting a tax lien on the property. Town officials are gearing up for the latter, saying Rivera has ignored all previous orders served to her.
WOONSOCKET â€“ John Chan knows all too well now that when two of your friends are movie co-directors and writers, you just have to go along with what they ask of you.
Thatâ€™s why the name of Chanâ€™s restaurant, Chanâ€™s Fine Oriental Dining on Main Street, can be seen on the side of a RIPTA bus used in Bobby and Peter Farrellyâ€™s new film â€śDumb and Dumber To,â€ť as it cleans up in theaters nationwide.
The RIPTA bus has a role in the filmâ€™s slapstick action early on and the advertisement on its side states â€śJazz & Blues Live at Chanâ€™s Egg Rolls and Jazz, Woonsocket, R.I.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ A man formerly residing in Woonsocket was arrested for possession of child pornography, state police said.
On Thursday, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Timothy Kempf, 36, formerly of 15 Wood St. in Woonsocket, for possession of child pornography. Kempf was arraigned Thursday at Sixth Division District Court in Providence.
WOONSOCKET â€” No charges will be filed against an 11-year-old Globe Park Elementary school student who pointed a plastic pellet gun at another student at the school Tuesday, police said.
Police said the girl brought the toy gun to school and pointed it at another girl during an after-school Kids Club program.
Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan, officer-in-charge of the Woonsocket Police Departmentâ€™s juvenile division, said the plastic pellet gun shoots plastic pellets, but was empty at the time.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 70-year-old city man suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a car while crossing Cass Avenue near Landmark Medical Center Tuesday evening.
John Brann of Orchard Street was reported by police to have been taken to the Landmark ER for evaluation of a fall earlier Tuesday evening and had opted to leave on his own, police investigating the 6:41 p.m. accident told The Call.
Hospital personnel bringing his discharge papers to him in the ER found Brann had already left the hospital and a hospital staff person went outside and saw the accident scene, according to police.