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
WARWICK – Mount St. Charles head coach Ray Leveille had joked late during a Tuesday afternoon preparatory practice that he figured most folks would agree that his club had no chance against Division I foe finalist Bay View Academy in the inaugural R.I. State Girls Open Tournament.
In fact, he mentioned, given that line of thought, that “everybody expects us to lose by 30, but that's why you play the game.”
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.
WOONSOCKET – The way first-year Mount St. Charles’ mentor Ray Leveille views the situation, his girls should be rather cool and collected when they face second-ranked Bay View Academy in the inaugural R.I. Girls’ Open Tournament tonight at 6 at the Community College of Rhode Island-Warwick gymnasium.
After a surprising capture of the Division III-North title (with a superb 15-3 mark), the Mounties dropped a semifinal decision to Narragansett, which went on to snatch the D-III state championship.
WARWICK – Judging by the number of girls’ basketball teams that turned out for Monday night’s selection show at the Warwick Mall, the inaugural 16-team open state tournament figures to not suffer from a lack of interest.
PROVIDENCE – One minute, LaDontae Henton, Kris Dunn and the rest of the Providence Friars look like a well-oiled machine and a force to be reckoned with come NCAA Tournament time.
In other instances, not so much.
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.
The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.
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
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