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July 10th, 2015

VIDEO: Confederate Flag Removed from SC Statehouse

July 10, 2015

July 9th

City, state chip away at levy solution

July 9, 2015

WOONSOCKET — The City Council will vote in an emergency meeting this afternoon to end the standoff over the $135 million fiscal 2016 budget, allowing Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt to send out new tax bills and avert an imminent cash flow crisis.

How the council intends to resolve its fundamental differences with Baldelli-Hunt over how high taxes should be raised next year was still undecided last night, but several options are on the table.

July 8th

BREAKING NEWS: Woonsocket fire under investigation

July 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Quick action by local firefighters put out a fire at 95 Bernice Ave. Wednesday evening.

The fire, reported at approximately 9:15 p.m., is believed to have started in the basement, fire officials at the scene said. The incident remained under investigation Wednesday night.

No injuries were reported.

State, mayor, councilors to talk out tax levy differences today

July 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The saga of when the city’s tax bills will be mailed continued on Wednesday after a planned meeting with state Department of Revenue officials was put off until today.

July 7th

Stadium Theatre pitches Monument Square traffic makeover

July 7, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Here’s something you don’t see every day: A non-profit organization financing traffic safety improvements at a major public thoroughfare.

It’s happening at Monument Square, courtesy of the Stadium Theatre, whose director says the project is a must-do for the safety of patrons, children in its educational programs, and students at the Beacon Charter School for the Arts, across the street.

For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Call.

Soly edges Thibault in North Smithfield Town Council vote

July 7, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD – A special election to fill a vacant council seat in early July doesn’t draw big lines at the voting booth as the contest between Anthony L. Soly and Linda B. Thibault showed on Tuesday.

Just over 820 voters turned out to elect Soly, a political newcomer, over Thibault, a former Town Administrator and Town Council member, by a tally of 461 to 367, in the two-way race for the seat held by the late Ernest A. Alter.

For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Call.



July 6th

City tax bill mailing placed on hold

July 6, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Who runs the city?

That seemed to be the question – still unanswered – as members of the City Council met for the first time last night since ordering Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt last Thursday not to mail out tax bills that reflect a higher increase in the tax levy than the one they approved as part of a $135 million, 2016 budget – twice.

As the unusual power struggle between the executive and legislative branch ratcheted up yet another notch, Councilman Dan Gendron pledged to do “whatever is necessary” to prevent the mayor from “steamrolling” over the council’s authority.

July 5th

BREAKING NEWS: Man drowns at Lincoln Woods

July 5, 2015

LINCOLN — Divers and emergency personnel pulled up what they believed was the body of a man reported missing at Olney Pond, at Lincoln Woods State Park, Sunday evening.

Officials confirmed a search was underway for an unidentified 18-year-old man, but would not confirm any details before pulling the man out shortly before 9:30 p.m.

A diver found the man's body near the rope line used to restrict how far swimmers can go from the beach, officials said at the scene.

July 4th

Bellingham, Franklin officers struggle to crack 1978 murder case

July 4, 2015

BELLINGHAM — It's a case that has haunted investigators in Bellingham and Franklin for more than three decades.

July 3rd

Paul's, a city favorite, has served its last meal

July 3, 2015

WOONSOCKET — It wasn’t unusual to see the “closed” sign in door of Paul’s Family Restaurant every year during the week of the Fourth of July.

But this year, it’s not just a summer break for the 867 Social St. landmark.

It’s forever.

Unable to continue working due to a serious illness, restaurateur Carol Kane has been forced to close the quaint luncheonette, founded by her father, Jean Paul Lariviere, who worked there until a month before he died in December 2013 at the age of 87.

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