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July 28th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â Members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 732 voted Friday to ratify a collective bargaining agreement with the city.
After multiple rounds of negotiations with the IAFF that date back to the winter, members of the Budget Commission voted 4-1 last Wednesday in favor of the latest version of a proposed five-year deal on wages and benefits with the union.
WOONSOCKET â With a good turnout of about 80 motorcyclists helping out, all Cercle Laurier President Roland Cagnon needed make Sundayâs Wounded Warrior benefit bike run perfect was a bit of cooperation from the weather.
And the riders were able to get ready for the run with the roads still dry and the bad weather holding off right up until they rolled out onto East School Street at 11 a.m.
WOONSOCKET â It was when a friendâs mother lost a fight with breast cancer that Sheri Delisle decided she wanted to do something to help find a cure and put on her first fundraiser with the help of friends three years ago.
The resulting Women Rock fundraiser at Cityside at Market Square brought in only about $400 the first year but set the stage for a growing effort to help the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny for stealing nearly $7,000 from the School Department.
Brian Chuey, 29, of Cranston, is facing two counts of felony larceny for stealing $6,866 in cash, according to police, who released few other details.
Chuey last worked as a seventh-grade history teacher and has been employed by the school district since 2006, according to information he posted in a school-related blog.
BELLINGHAM â Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to celebrate the Caped Crusaderâs 75th anniversary with a boatload of giveaways, including a free, special edition of Detective Comics #27, featuring a reimagining of Batmanâs 1939 comic book debut.
To celebrate Batmanâs diamond jubilee this year, comic shops, bookstores and libraries by the hundreds yesterday observed âBatman Day,â a full day devoted to all things Dark Knight.
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans, dangerous weather, missing persons and other vital information.
The CodeRED system replaces another technology known as Nixle which had been in place for about two years.
âThis is the future,â Emergency Management Director Tim Walsh told an audience of about 40 residents Tuesday at Kennedy Manor, urging them to sign up.
WOONSOCKET â A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended yesterday, as abruptly as it began on Friday, after one of its supporters apparently had a change of heart.
Councilman Chris Beauchamp announced publicly Monday morning that he would seek to table the matter at a special reorganizational meeting that was supposed to take place last night, prior to the councilâs regular meeting in Harris Hall. After hearing of Beauchampâs decision, fellow Councilman Garrett Mancieri said, he formally asked the city clerk to cancel the meeting.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â When the military funeral is over, families of soldiers killed in the service of their country can sometimes be left on their own to find a way to cope with that loss.
There are organizations that try to help, and Ret. Brig. Gen. Richard F. Keene, a longtime member of the R.I. National Guard, and former Blackstone and North Smithfield Town Administrator Kenneth M. Bianchi have found one they hope will make Rhode Island a great summer destination for teenagers facing such an adjustment.
BURRILLVILLE – Pam Glennon probably won’t be eating beans and rice for a while.
After winning an Emmy for her work as a freelance television producer, Glennon expects to be busier than ever.
WOONSOCKET â A former municipal court clerk under indictment for more than two years on charges of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the city has reached a plea agreement with state prosecutors, according to her defense lawyer.
Rachel Arruda, 65, is expected to withdraw her longstanding plea of not guilty during a hearing in Superior Court on Aug. 13, North Smithfield lawyer Mark Smith said.
âIn all likelihood, sheâs going to enter a plea at that time,â he said.
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