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February 7th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police arrested a Providence teenager whose alleged drug-drops in East Woonsocket so irked neighbors that one family asked the mayor to intervene this week.
Angel Peguero, 18, of 1030 Atwells Ave., was arrested Thursday on four counts of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to deliver, maintaining a narcotics nuisance, distribution of a controlled substance, distributing a controlled substance near a school, and possession of a controlled substance.
PROVIDENCE â€” A Chafee administration plan to allow the state and cities and town to post legal notices on the Internet rather than advertising them in local newspapers ran into opposition Thursday from people who said that while the Internet is indeed gaining in popularity, not everyone is using it and that newspapers provide a service by putting important information right in front of people instead of forcing them to hunt through cyberspace for it.
WOONSOCKET â€” Nobody questions the educational value of full-day kindergarten, but the cost has been a sticking point for the Budget Commission.
Now Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan is poised to roll out a plan to bring back full-day kindergarten that actually results in a program surplus.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As a critical care pulmonologist at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket, Dr. Eric Gartman has seen firsthand the damage caused by cigarette smoke.
On Wednesday, the day Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced it will ban all cigarette sales by October, Gartman was scheduled to meet with at least two patients with lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, and one of the hardest cancers to treat.
WOONSOCKET â€“ State police arrested 13 individuals from northern Rhode Island this morning who were allegedly involved in an â€śorganized criminal gambling operationâ€ť after executing warrants to search four locations, including Gold Loan Advance, a pawnshop and check-cashing company owned by the mayorâ€™s brother.
The suspects were to be arraigned in District Court, Providence, at 2 p.m.
Detective Lt. Michael Winquist of the state police said Dan â€śRockyâ€ť Baldelli is not facing any criminal charges and would not be among those arraigned.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Gov. Lincoln Chafee has re-ignited the controversy over
issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens.
Legislation submitted on Chafeeâ€™s behalf by Sen. Frank Ciccone of North Providence and Providence in the Senate and by Providence Rep. Anastasia Williams in the House of Representatives would create a â€śdriverâ€™s privilege licenseâ€ť for people who meet all other requirements for a regular driverâ€™s license but â€ścannot establish that he or she is legally present in the United States or does not have a Social Security number.â€ť
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The arrival of two additional businesses at the townâ€™s premier commercial development, Dowling Village, caught the praise of Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton in her recent state of the town address, and could hint at things to come for Eddie Dowling Highway.
Dowling Village developer Brian Bucci, of Bucci Development of Warwick, declined to comment on specifics of future projects at Dowling Village, but did forecast more work ahead this year.
Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Call.
WOONSOCKET â€” Snow wasnâ€™t the only thing falling to the ground in the city on Monday â€” at 121 Providence St., it was the remains of a fire-damaged city tenement that were coming down under the bite of a large John Deere excavator.
Peter St. Lawrence of R&P Construction and Demolition out of Johnston, and a company employee, Anthony Carnevale, only needed about three hours to knock down most of the four-unit, wood-frame apartment Monday morning and spent the rest of the snowy afternoon pulling out salvageable metals and other materials from the resulting debris pile.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Alleged paranormal activity on the property of the old Monastery â€” now home to the Cumberland Public Library â€” will be featured on an upcoming episode of â€śGhost Hunters,â€ť a paranormal reality television series on the Syfy Channel.
Production crews from California filmed at the library for four days in December, and the episode is tentatively scheduled to air in March, according to the showâ€™s producers, Kevin Kane and Leslie Lindsey.
Full story can be found on page A1 of Monday's Call and Monday's Times.
American Legion Fairmount Post 85 Adjutant David Dumoulin, left, and Senior Vice Commander Dick Christiansen, present Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt with a Foosball and Ping Pong table on behalf of Post 85 to the City of Woonsocket on Friday. The tables have been given to the high school for use in the gym during afterschool activities as well as for physical education. Mayor Baldelli-Hunt thanked Post 85 'for thinking of us' and stated it is further proof the city can work together again, including the city administration and the school department. (Photo by Ernest A. Brown)