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February 3rd, 2014
NORTH SMITHFIELD â The arrival of two additional businesses at the townâs 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 wasnât 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 âGhost Hunters,â 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 showâs 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)
WOONSOCKET -- For hobby bird photographer Neil Caswell his new apartment overlooking Harris Pond has turned out to be like that box of chocolates Forest Gumpâs mother talked about.
âYou never know what youâre going to get,â he says.
Growing up in Uganda, an east African country racked by war, AIDS and extreme poverty, life was a struggle for then 9-year-old Dorothy Nabwami, who was facing a very uncertain future 17 years ago.
Then the African Childrenâs Choir came along.
Nabwami was singing in her local Sunday school choir in her village when the African Childrenâs Choir chose her to be part of an international singing group.
âThey gave me clothing and food and the ability to travel around the world,â she says.
WOONSOCKET â The number of Rhode Island students meeting at least partial proficiency for state testing of their math skills has increased, but the latest results for the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) released by the Department of Education still show students in urban districts like Woonsocket have more work to do to meet the stateâs new graduation requirements.
PROVIDENCE â If you have been paying the rent on your house or apartment, should you face eviction because the landlord failed to meet the mortgage?
Advocates rallied at the Statehouse Thursday in favor of legislation that would require mortgage lenders who take property in a foreclosure to allow the tenants to keep living there and paying rent, to maintain healthy conditions, and to provide contact information for a local property manager.
Full story appears on page A1 of Friday's Call and Times.
WOONSOCKET â Andria Britt, the woman who triggered a nationwide Amber Alert when she allegedly whisked her 6-year-old son to Washington state in violation of a custody order, was ordered held on $50,000 surety bail during her first appearance in Superior Court Thursday.
Magistrate Patricia Lynch Harwood called Britt âa flight risk.â
Looking sullen and withdrawn, Britt, 34, stood beside her attorney in Courtroom 14 to answer to one count of felony child snatching. Her lawyer, Gary Pelletier, entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.
PAWTUCKET -- Deolinda Sousa wouldnât be able to get by without welfare benefits and food stamps, but sheâd gladly trade them for a job that pays her for doing something productive.
âIâll do anything,â she says. âIâll clean toilets with a toothbrush.â
Sheâs that frustrated.
The 26-year-old mother of two has been looking for a job for more than a year, but she hasnât been able to find one.