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April 19th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police are investigating the death of a Mason Street man whose body was found lying partially in a backyard fire pit Sunday morning.
Police declined to comment on the case Sunday while the investigation into the discovery outside 268 Mason St. continued. It could not be determined whether police were investigating an accident or medical problem in connection with the manâ€™s death, or possibly foul play.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Residents took time out on a perfect Saturday morning to
ensure that their community stayed just as beautiful as the day's weather during the annual Earth Day Cleanup.
About 30 people converged on the Department of Public Works Town Garage
as early as 8:30 a.m. Saturday to enjoy a breakfast of coffee, hot
chocolate, and doughnuts before donning their neon green T-shirts and a
pair of gloves, grabbing trash bags, and departing to clean various
locations throughout the community.
Blessed with a picturesque spring morning, residents, children, parents,
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Julia Cloutier, an 18-year-old senior at North Smithfield High School, had a general sense of the difficulties faced by veterans returning home from war, but it wasnâ€™t until she attended a weekend-long retreat sponsored by Project New Hope Inc., a non-profit organization that helps veterans transition to civilian life, that she finally understood that the effects of war are felt far beyond the battlefield.
UXBRIDGE â€“ Voters at the Special Town Meeting on May 12 will be asked to approve a plan to build a new central fire station on South Main Street.
If articles approving the plan pass muster at the town meeting, voters will be asked to approve a debt exclusion for the project at the annual town election on May 19.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A city man was ordered held without bail at the state prison Wednesday following his arrest on arson charges for allegedly setting fire to a Cass Avenue lounge a day earlier.
Police announced the arrest of Jarrod Wilson, 29, in a statement released shortly after his arraignment in Sixth District Court but they provided few other details.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Plans for a proposed 10,000-seat, $85 million dollar riverfront ballpark that will look to serve as the future home of the Pawtucket Red Sox were unveiled Tuesday.
Pawtucket Red Sox President James Skeffington at a press conference at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon said that if approved, the objective would be to begin construction on the ballpark in December with a targeted opening in April 2017.
WOONSOCKET â€“ During a period of six days, city firefighters have battled four structure fires, and investigators have determined that all but one of them was the result of arson.
Now police and firefighters say theyâ€™ve zeroed in on a suspect after the most recent arson fire damaged Rickâ€™s Bar & Grill on Cass Avenue Tuesday.
â€śThis was an arson fire,â€ť Asst. Deputy State Fire Marshal Michael Morin told The Call. â€śItâ€™s not even questionable.â€ť
GLOCESTER â€“ A fully-involved fire destroyed a single-family home at 350 Old Snake Hill Road Tuesday afternoon after starting while its owners were away, according to fire officials.
Fire officials identified the property as belonging to Leo David and his wife. A daughter of the couple was reported to have been at school at the time of fire.
A family dog inside home perished in the fire, and possibly the familyâ€™s pet cats, but a horse and pony kept in a barn nearby the home were not injured, according to West Glocester Deputy Fire Chief Brian McKay.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city dodged a potentially crippling financial bullet as a Superior Court judge ruled against a group of taxpayers who filed suit to quash the 2012 supplemental tax, claiming the $2.5 million levy was against the law.
Edmund Alves, legal counsel to the now-defunct Budget Commission, which ordered the tax, hailed Associate Superior Court Judge Netti Vogelâ€™s ruling on Friday as a major victory for the city. If the plaintiffs had prevailed, Alves said the state would very likely have petitioned the city into receivership, much as it did in Central Falls over three years ago.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ The Town Council has taken the first step in a lengthy process to designate Chapel Street (from River Street to Union Avenue) in Harrisville; the former Boliden Metech Mill in Mapleville; and the Pliant site in Nasonville as potential sites for redevelopment.