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WOONSOCKET â€“ The time to act is now if youâ€™re considering running for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâ€™s former spot in the R.I. House of Representatives.
The two-day declaration period to get on the ballot began at 8:30 a.m. today at the Board of Canvassers in City Hall. The deadline is tomorrow afternoon at 4.
A special election for the District 49 House seat is scheduled for Feb. 25. If a primary is needed, it will be held on Jan. 21.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The executive director of the Woonsocket Housing Authority has been placed on unpaid leave amid allegations of â€śbullyingâ€ť workers and making offensive remarks to female workers.
The Board of Housing Commissioners suspended Kulik for 30 days and ordered him to seek sensitivity training before heâ€™s allowed to return to work, on probation, Jan. 2, sources close to the commission told The Call.
While Tuesdayâ€™s snow was hardly the stuff of legend, it was a reminder winter is here and that bigger and more powerful storms may be just around just around the corner, including one that could hit the region as early as this weekend.
With the Greater Woonsocket area experiencing its first snowfall of the season â€” inland areas over southern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts were expected to see snow totals in the 1-to-3 inch range â€“ folks suddenly found themselves in winter weather mode yesterday dealing with just enough snow to make driveways slippery.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The cityâ€™s first-ever appointed School Committee will be formally seated two days before its first scheduled meeting, according to members of the City Council.
Council President Albert G. Brien said he expects the council to take up a resolution confirming the five members at its next meeting, on Dec. 16. The school board meets Dec. 18.
â€śItâ€™s safe to say the five nominees will be confirmed and ready to sit in time for their first meeting,â€ť he said.
The new members are Soren Seale, Jose Rivera, Susan Pawlina, Daniel Chattman and George Lacouture.
LINCOLN â€” Eddie and Patty Fox had been familiar with Wreaths Across America's (WAA) work over the years to recognize the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans during the holidays, but it wasn't until about two years ago that the couple began to think about how their hometown of Lincoln could assist the WAA's mission.
The Fox's were the driving force behind the effort in 2011 to raise money for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in town, which was dedicated at the Lincoln Senior Center on May 21 of that year. "It was a huge ceremony and over 400 people attended," says Patty.
WOONSOCKET â€“ If itâ€™s been a few years since youâ€™ve laced up a pair of skates and theyâ€™re just sitting in the attic gathering dust, Woonsocket Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Kerrigan will be more than glad to take them off your hands.
In anticipation of re-opening the cityâ€™s municipal ice skating rink at River Island Park, the Parks and Recreation Department is accepting donations of new and used ice skates to provide families that do not have skates the ability to still use the rink, which is free and open to the public.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mary Lynn Bosiak, publisher of The Call, announced Friday that organizers of the planned Last Night celebration had reluctantly canceled the festivities.
She said regulatory conditions imposed on the organizers at the eleventh hour were the cause of the decision.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Anne Marie Lukin has only to walk into her Planet Fitness franchise in the Diamond Hill Plaza at 2000 Diamond Hill Road to know the business potential of the location.
Her customers and those of the abutting Burlington Coat Factory and Dollar Tree stores, and nearby Ocean of Pets, GNC store, and 99 Nail Salon keep their section of the spacious plaza parking lot active and full during much of the business day.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When a knife attack left 74-year-old Donald Paterson paralyzed in 2010, the Italian Workingmenâ€™s Club was instrumental in raising funds to help his family buy a vehicle equipped with a wheelchair lift.
Raising funds for victims of crime and calamity, the needy, academic scholarships and youth sports have become part of the clubâ€™s 85-year legacy.
But if the Budget Commission gets its way the IWC will be lucky if it can afford to keep the lights on, says club Chairman Mike Kind.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt proclaimed â€śa new day is dawningâ€ť in this down-on-its-luck city after taking the oath of office at the Stadium Theatre Tuesday night.
â€śThe hard work begins tomorrow and we will not waste a minute turning this city around,â€ť said a gleaming Baldelli-Hunt.