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March 9th, 2015
PROVIDENCE â Burrillville pig farmer Ronald Vaz was the stateâs star witness in the 1992 trial that put Raymond Tempest Jr. behind bars for 85 years in the bludgeoning and strangulation death of Doreen C. Picard.
Called to the witness stand in Superior Court yesterday, Vaz, however, said some of the key components of his trial testimony were not accurate
An unfavorable economic environment not only reduces adoptions of homeless animals, it can force people to surrender pets they already have to a shelter or rescue organization because they can no longer afford pet food or veterinarian bills, especially for senior dogs and cats.
They say time is money.
Which helps explain why so many of Woonsocketâs noteworthy clocks are broken.
The hands on the McCarthyâs clock next to City Hall â arguably the cityâs most iconic timepiece â are out of sync with the actual time, though the gap might tighten a bit as Daylight Savings Time takes hold, starting today. Across, the street, the clock on the face of the historic P&W train station has decorative appeal, but it doesnât function as a time-teller, either.
UXBRIDGE â A couple who were on the run for allegedly breaking into an Uxbridge home and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and coin collections were captured this week, police said.
Police last week issued arrest warrants for Peter Deleo, 34, and Ashley White, 27, who allegedly broke into a home on Hazel Street and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, coin collections, silver noted dollar bills and a large assortment of tools and family heirlooms.
WOONSOCKET â Amid the clattering drone of loom-like machines that braid thread into bungee cords, shoe laces and key hoops, the mill floor at 20 Privilege St. is like a time warp from a bygone era of manufacturing.
It may be noisy, but itâs music to the ears of David Angelo, CEO of Ross Matthews Products, which moved here from Fall River a few weeks ago.
But those venerable machines would have fallen dead silent were it not for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Angelo says.
âWeâre very grateful to the mayor,â Angelo said. âShe saved our business.â
WOONSOCKET â After a national search, the Woonsocket Housing Authority has filled the long-vacant position of executive director.
Patrick Morganelli currently oversees 270 assisted living facilities in Massachusetts as project manager for the stateâs Executive Office of Elder Affairs. He previously served as executive director of the Bellingham Housing Authority from 2008-2009, and the Pawtucket Housing Authority, 2005-2008.
He starts his new job on Monday.
SMITHFIELD â Bryant University unveiled its new Physician Assistant Learning Center at the Route 7 campus on Monday, and what a new facility it is.
Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley said the approximate $7 million addition to the schoolâs domed Unistructure at the heart of the campus is part of the universityâs expanding focus into healthcare careers.
âIt is just part of what you will see as we begin to roll out our School of Health Sciences programs,â Machtley said before a ribbon was cut as part of a tour of the new wing.
WOONSOCKET â The Woonsocket Police Department will say a fond goodbye to one of its own today during funeral services for former Police Chief Herve B. Landreville.
Landreville, a âcopâs cop,â as he was described by those who knew him on Sunday, died at the age of 62, Feb. 24, following an illness. He was the husband of Mary (Collins) Landreville, whom he had married on Feb. 15, 1997, and spent his post-police career time with enjoying boating on Narragansett Bay and running his local small businesses.
BURRILLVILLE â The troubled woman behind the convenience store is all by herself, but from her behavior it seems as if sheâs involved in a heated dispute with someone only she can see. Sheâs gesticulating wildly, arguing a blue streak with her invisible nemesis.
âMaâam! Whatâs going on today?â Detective Ryan Hughes yells in a loud, affirmative tone. âYou hearing voices?
âShut up!â the troubled woman screams back. âStay away from me!â