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December 3rd

7 face charges in drag racing death

December 3, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The state police have arrested seven individuals on motor vehicle charges that grew out of the street-racing fatality in Lincoln this summer that claimed the life of 22-year-old Simon Ratsamy of Park Avenue.

December 1st

City puts outdoor rink on ice; won't open this winter

December 1, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Citing safety issues, city Director of Public Works Steve D’Agostino is recommending against opening the municipal skating rink in River Island Park this season.

The artificially-refrigerated rink has struggled with maintenance and repair issues for some time, but this would be the first season it hasn’t opened since it was built in 1999 if D’Agostino’s advice stands.

He said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is asking him to explore options for rehabilitating the rink, but at this point there are no plans of opening it this season.

November 30th

Glocester restaurant damaged by blaze

November 30, 2014

GLOCESTER – West Glocester Fire Department members were being credited with saving a popular Putnam Pike business, Snow’s Clam Box, after a fire broke out in the dining room early Sunday.

The fire at the 2461 Putnam Pike restaurant was reported at about 5 a.m. police said Sunday and drew a quick response from the nearby West Glocester companies.

November 28th

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November 28, 2014

November 25th

Shooter gets 20 years

November 25, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge sentenced a local man to 20 years in prison Tuesday for a March 2013 shooting on the Fairmount Bridge in which another man was seriously injured.
Christian “Chay” Rosado, 27, was convicted of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon after a weeklong jury trial in September.
During the course of the trial, the state proved that Rosado fired a semi-automatic weapon at Wilson and his girlfriend Jalisa Collins as they were walking along the bridge.
Wilson was struck in the leg and buttocks, but Collins was uninjured.

November 24th

The bill comes due for owner of Blackstone house

November 24, 2014

BLACKSTONE – The town has served the owner of 23 St. Paul St. with a statement of claim for $46,457, the total and final cost the town has incurred to deal with the tragedy that took place there.

Kristin Rivera of Woonsocket was served the claim on Nov. 12, and has 30 days from that date to pay that sum or the town will proceed with putting a tax lien on the property. Town officials are gearing up for the latter, saying Rivera has ignored all previous orders served to her.

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November 24, 2014

November 22nd

Chan's has cameo in 'Dumb and Dumber To'

November 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET – John Chan knows all too well now that when two of your friends are movie co-directors and writers, you just have to go along with what they ask of you.
That’s why the name of Chan’s restaurant, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining on Main Street, can be seen on the side of a RIPTA bus used in Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s new film “Dumb and Dumber To,” as it cleans up in theaters nationwide.
The RIPTA bus has a role in the film’s slapstick action early on and the advertisement on its side states “Jazz & Blues Live at Chan’s Egg Rolls and Jazz, Woonsocket, R.I.”

November 20th

Child porn charges filed against ex-city resident

November 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE – A man formerly residing in Woonsocket was arrested for possession of child pornography, state police said.
On Thursday, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Timothy Kempf, 36, formerly of 15 Wood St. in Woonsocket, for possession of child pornography. Kempf was arraigned Thursday at Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

Student who brought fake gun to school will not be charged

November 20, 2014

WOONSOCKET — No charges will be filed against an 11-year-old Globe Park Elementary school student who pointed a plastic pellet gun at another student at the school Tuesday, police said.
Police said the girl brought the toy gun to school and pointed it at another girl during an after-school Kids Club program.
Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan, officer-in-charge of the Woonsocket Police Department’s juvenile division, said the plastic pellet gun shoots plastic pellets, but was empty at the time.

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