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July 3rd, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€” It wasnâ€™t unusual to see the â€śclosedâ€ť sign in door of Paulâ€™s Family Restaurant every year during the week of the Fourth of July.
But this year, itâ€™s not just a summer break for the 867 Social St. landmark.
Unable to continue working due to a serious illness, restaurateur Carol Kane has been forced to close the quaint luncheonette, founded by her father, Jean Paul Lariviere, who worked there until a month before he died in December 2013 at the age of 87.
WOONSOCKET â€” Two brothers are facing multiple drug-trafficking and related charges as police seized 77 grams of heroin, 122 grams of cocaine, 19 grams of marijuana and nearly $12,000 in cash after an incident on Foundry Street Wednesday afternoon.
One of the brothers swallowed a bag of cocaine when police tried to arrest him and was still recovering at Rhode Island Hospital nearly 24 hours later, police said.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Despite emergency action by the City Council Wednesday, the city has entered its new budget year with what appear to be still-unanswered questions about what its residents will be paying in taxes.
The cloud over local finances is a result of an ongoing dispute between Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and the City Council over what the new tax rate should be set at when the new bills go out.
WOONSOCKET – Even though the City Council voted two times to cut the amount of new taxes she proposed for the 2016 budget year that starts today, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has ordered bills to be printed that reflect a levy increase very close to her original spending plan.
BURRILLVILLE – Three former Burrillville High School students returned to their alma mater Monday to tell their heartrending stories of addiction and their uplifting accounts of recovery during a roundtable discussion on the issues of addiction and overdose deaths.
The discussion in Burrillville High’s media center was hosted by the Pawtucket-based Anchor Recovery Community Center.
Burrillville has been hard-hit by drug-related deaths, with six residents dying of drug overdoses this year.
WOONSOCKET – As promised, the city and the Woonsocket Teachers Guild have filed suit in Superior Court to prevent RISE Mayoral Academy from opening in August, contending the charter school will drain resources from traditional public schools.
CUMBERLAND â€” Seven area youths on Saturday celebrated years of diligent, dedicated hard work, as they joined an elite class of young men by receiving the Eagle Badge, the highest achievement given by the Boy Scouts of America.
The young men received the honor during a ceremony attended by family, friends, and fellow scouts at St. John Vianney Parish on Diamond Hill Road.
WOONSOCKET – Friday’s Supreme Court ruling establishing a national right to same-sex marriage struck close to home to many in Rhode Island.
In a state that was the last in New England to legalize same-sex marriage, the decision was reason for celebration for gay marriage advocates such as Rhode Island Pride, which hosted a rally at the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence on Friday evening.
WOONSOCKET – The two Market Square mills that operated until last year as the Le Moulin arts village have been purchased by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley for $1 million.
NeighborWorks also secured an additional $850,000 in financing to repair the roof, electrical system and make other code-related repairs to the site, which was condemned last April, temporarily displacing the award-winning RiverzEdge Arts youth development program, and at least a dozen other small arts-based businesses and gift shops.