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November 25th, 2010
WOONSOCKET â€“ Area EMTs have a new set of tools to assist them in responding to medical emergencies, following a round of training sessions on the latest protocols and standards issued recently by the Department of Health.
The new state guidelines that went into effect Nov. 1 allow trained and certified EMS Cardiac responders to apply higher level life support techniques when assisting patients with difficulty breathing, heart attack and other life-threatening medical conditions, according to Woonsocket Fire Department EMS Coordinator Steven Encarnation.
Brittany Paulhus of Blackstone stocks fresh turkeys on jam-packed shelves yesterday at the Park 'n Shop Supermarket in Blackstone. "It tops last year," she said. "It's been busy in here all morning."
WOONSOCKET â€“ They say money talks, and with any luck, it will settle the controversy over the worth of the abandoned contents of Woonsocket Middle School in 10 days.
That's when a Boston company will auction off the massive collection of property left behind by the Woonsocket Education Department when the building was turned over to the city.
Personnel from Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers is already in the Park Place building sorting the varied inventory in preparation for the auction, said company president Marianne Sullivan.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Attorney General-elect Peter Kilmartin announced the creation of his transition committee, which will help maintain and recruit the top legal talent at the Office of Attorney General while providing policy recommendations.
LINCOLN â€” With the first public unveiling of the edifice to be called only â€śThe Center,â€ť Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond and State Rep. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith called Saturday morning a glorious moment for Lincoln.
It was easy to tell by the glow in the eyes of 89-year-old Gladys McKee that she heartily agreed.
McKee, a former Cumberland resident who now calls Lincoln home, relaxed in the main lobby of the state-of-the-art, 11,000 square-foot facility â€” following a ceremony attracting perhaps 200 â€“ and reveled in its beauty.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Pat Dempster is busy getting ready for next weekâ€™s holiday dinner at the Because He Lives Soup Kitchen on Blackstone Street but sheâ€™s not too pressed to say thank you to the kitchenâ€™s long-time benefactors.
The benefactors were out in force at Terryâ€™s Tire and Auto at Monument Square recently and once again generated a significant boost of support for the kitchenâ€™s annual operating costs.
WOONSOCKET â€” The federal government lodged new charges yesterday against two men accused in the Sept. 20 shooting death and robbery of gas station manager David Main.
Jason Pleau and Jose Santiago, both 33, were charged in a U.S. District Court complaint with one count each of Hobbs Act robbery, conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, death resulting, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha announced.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Careless smoking in bed is being blamed for an early-morning fire that injured two residents and two firefighters Wednesday.
The fire broke out around 4:15 a.m. in the right side apartment of a two-family duplex at 118 Grove St. in the Pascoag section of town.
The apartment was occupied by a 60-year-old woman and a 57-year-old-man who is handicapped and wheelchair bound.
Pascoaaqg Fire Chief John DeFusco said the woman told EMT's that she was was hooked up to an oxygen tank and had been smoking in bed when she fell asleep.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Two police officers were injured during a ferocious encounter with a man who was apparently trying to protect a veritable pharmacopoeia of illegal drugs that included everything from marijuana to morphine.
On display at police headquarters Tuesday, the booty included a half pound of cocaine, five pounds of marijuana, hundreds of doses of Ecstasy, morphine, steroids and still other pharmaceuticals the police have yet to identify.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mayor Leo T. Fontaine has won his bid for a court order directing the school department to balance its budget, at least for now.
Judge Bennett R. Gallo issued the â€śwrit of mandamusâ€ť on Friday and specified in the ruling that school officials must â€śadopt and adhere to a balanced school budget for fiscal 2011.â€ť
The order also directs the school department to prepare a corrective action plan â€śthat limits spending to the amount actually appropriated for fiscal year 2011 and otherwise complies with all statutory requirements.â€ť