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March 5th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â Amid the clattering drone of loom-like machines that braid thread into bungee cords, shoe laces and key hoops, the mill floor at 20 Privilege St. is like a time warp from a bygone era of manufacturing.
It may be noisy, but itâs music to the ears of David Angelo, CEO of Ross Matthews Products, which moved here from Fall River a few weeks ago.
But those venerable machines would have fallen dead silent were it not for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Angelo says.
âWeâre very grateful to the mayor,â Angelo said. âShe saved our business.â
WOONSOCKET â After a national search, the Woonsocket Housing Authority has filled the long-vacant position of executive director.
Patrick Morganelli currently oversees 270 assisted living facilities in Massachusetts as project manager for the stateâs Executive Office of Elder Affairs. He previously served as executive director of the Bellingham Housing Authority from 2008-2009, and the Pawtucket Housing Authority, 2005-2008.
He starts his new job on Monday.
SMITHFIELD â Bryant University unveiled its new Physician Assistant Learning Center at the Route 7 campus on Monday, and what a new facility it is.
Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley said the approximate $7 million addition to the schoolâs domed Unistructure at the heart of the campus is part of the universityâs expanding focus into healthcare careers.
âIt is just part of what you will see as we begin to roll out our School of Health Sciences programs,â Machtley said before a ribbon was cut as part of a tour of the new wing.
WOONSOCKET â The Woonsocket Police Department will say a fond goodbye to one of its own today during funeral services for former Police Chief Herve B. Landreville.
Landreville, a âcopâs cop,â as he was described by those who knew him on Sunday, died at the age of 62, Feb. 24, following an illness. He was the husband of Mary (Collins) Landreville, whom he had married on Feb. 15, 1997, and spent his post-police career time with enjoying boating on Narragansett Bay and running his local small businesses.
BURRILLVILLE â The troubled woman behind the convenience store is all by herself, but from her behavior it seems as if sheâs involved in a heated dispute with someone only she can see. Sheâs gesticulating wildly, arguing a blue streak with her invisible nemesis.
âMaâam! Whatâs going on today?â Detective Ryan Hughes yells in a loud, affirmative tone. âYou hearing voices?
âShut up!â the troubled woman screams back. âStay away from me!â
UXBRIDGE â Police have issued arrest warrants for a couple who allegedly broke into a home on Hazel Street and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, coin collections, silver noted dollar bills and a large assortment of tools and family heirlooms.
WOONSOCKET â The state-appointed Budget Commission is expected to disband by April 1, restoring financial control to elected officials for the first time since May 2012, according to Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, a member of the panel.
Baldelli-Hunt said that after the commission dissolves, the state will appoint an overseer to monitor the cityâs financial condition for the foreseeable future.
PROVIDENCE â Lawyers for Raymond D. Tempest Jr. elicited testimony in Superior Court Tuesday from a woman they credit with ferreting out a major flaw in the stateâs case that was unknown to the jury that convicted him in 1992 for murdering Doreen C. Picard.
PAWTUCKET – It will soon be game over for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, have been sold for a reported $20 million to a group of 10 New England businessmen, including current Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino.
The new ownership officially purchased the team on Sunday night from Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; President Michael Tamburro; and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer, according to a new release issued by the Red Sox yesterday.