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December 8th

Nonprofit given $1M in historic tax credits to redevelop Island Machine mill

December 8, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The state Division of Taxation has awarded a nonprofit development agency more than $1 million worth of historic tax credits as part of a proposed $6.2 million makeover of the onetime Island Machine Company at 15 Island Place.

Joseph Garlick, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, says the 50,000-square-foot, three-story rubblestone mill will be converted into a half-dozen “live-work spaces” for artists on the upper stories, with office space on the ground floor.

December 7th

Milk Fund chairman keeps donations flowing

December 7, 2014

WOONSOCKET – As he made his rounds collecting checks for this year’s 82nd annual Milk Fund Drive last week, Milk Fund Chairman Barry Mechanic pointed to a simple formula for the fund’s success in an ever more competitive holiday charity era.
As a group of Masons gathered at Morning Star Lodge No. 13 on Clinton Street learned, Mechanic’s formula is to run the drive without setting an unattainable or weighty goal.

December 6th

Landmark patient tests negative for Ebola

December 6, 2014

WOONSOCKET — A Rhode Islander returning from West Africa who was evaluated at Landmark Medical Center Friday night did not have Ebola, according to a R.I. Department of Health spokesperson.

The patient, who is part of the routine monitoring program established by the Centers for Disease Control and administered by the health
department, had returned from West Africa about two weeks ago. The
patient had a “very mild increase in temperature” and out of “an
abundance of caution,” he traveled to Landmark Medical Center to be

December 5th

BREAKING: Landmark ER shut down for investigation of possible Ebola

December 5, 2014

WOONSOCKET — Landmark Medical Center’s emergency room was locked down late Friday evening, with hospital officials and R.I. Department of Health personnel investigating a possible Ebola case, multiple sources at the scene told The Call.
Neither medical nor public safety officials would comment on the situation as of early this morning. Hospital officials indicated there would be information released sometime today.

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December 5, 2014

December 4th

Couple out in the cold after blaze in Bellingham

December 4, 2014

BELLINGHAM – A fire breaking out in a 730 Pulaski Blvd. home Tuesday evening was expected to leave a couple homeless until repairs can be made to the damaged dwelling.
An unidentified man and woman were reported to have escaped their home safely as the fire spread from the chimney area at about 6:10 p.m., according to police.
Police Sgt. Lee Rolls said Patrolman Brian Kutner was the first emergency responder to the call and assisted the residents at the scene. No injuries were reported at the fire Tuesday night.

Couple out in the cold after blaze in Bellingham

December 4, 2014

BELLINGHAM – A fire breaking out in a 730 Pulaski Blvd. home Tuesday evening was expected to leave a couple homeless until repairs can be made to the damaged dwelling.
An unidentified man and woman were reported to have escaped their home safely as the fire spread from the chimney area at about 6:10 p.m., according to police.
Police Sgt. Lee Rolls said Patrolman Brian Kutner was the first emergency responder to the call and assisted the residents at the scene. No injuries were reported at the fire Tuesday night.

DUI triple-threat offender gets prison time

December 4, 2014

LINCOLN – A three-time drunk driver apprehended by Woonsocket and local police earlier this year was sentenced Monday to three years.
Louis Caruolo, 41, of West Warwick, must serve 18 months of the sentence at the Adult Correctional Institutions, and the balance on probation, according to Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. Judge William Carnes also stripped Caruolo of driving privileges for two years upon his release from the ACI, fined him $1,000 fine and ordered him to undergo substance abuse counseling.

December 3rd

7 face charges in drag racing death

December 3, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The state police have arrested seven individuals on motor vehicle charges that grew out of the street-racing fatality in Lincoln this summer that claimed the life of 22-year-old Simon Ratsamy of Park Avenue.

December 1st

City puts outdoor rink on ice; won't open this winter

December 1, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Citing safety issues, city Director of Public Works Steve D’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 hasn’t opened since it was built in 1999 if D’Agostino’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.

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