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Woonsocket man indicted in alleged carjacking

October 31, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A Providence County grand jury has indicted a city man on 10 charges stemming from a one-day crime spree that allegedly included an attempted home invasion, a police pursuit and a carjacking during which he shot a man in the foot.

Police say Woonsocket woman tried to frame boyfriend

October 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Call it a case of punch-drunk love.
A Woonsocket woman was charged with false report of a crime, among other offenses, after she told police her ex-boyfriend had struck her, when it turns out that she had punched herself in the face, then chased him back to his apartment, police officials said.

Mayor announces new businesses coming to Woonsocket

October 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Six businesses – four of them from out of state – are relocating their operations into vacant commercial buildings in the city, including the cavernous shell of Walmart, whose 2011 exit is often blamed for dragging down the city’s retail strip. The 1919 Diamond Hill Road building is to be purchased by Ardent Displays & Packaging of East Hartford, Conn. The company employs about 50 people who manufacture in-store retail displays for some of the biggest names in merchandising, including Walgreen’s, CVS Health, Nokia, Family Dollar and Rockport.
The other newcomers include:

Four former school buildings up for sale

October 27, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The city is making a push to sell four obsolete school buildings, saying they could be generating tax revenue instead of eating up resources.

The properties include the mammoth Woonsocket Middle School, located at 357 West Park Place; the Second Avenue School, 196 Second Ave; the Fifth Avenue School, 65 Fifth Ave.; and the Social Street School, 706 Social St.

Lincoln FTM changes in voters’ hands

October 26, 2014

LINCOLN – Town voters will be asked to consider six changes to the Town Charter, including two modifying the operation of the annual Financial Town Meeting, when they go to the polls on Nov.4.

The measures forwarded to the ballot by the Town Council also include three changes for the town’s Water Commission, and one for appointments to the Budget Board.

Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond said the Water Commission questions are an attempt by the Town Council to clarify the commission’s role as a town agency.

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WOONSOCKET – A Providence County grand jury has indicted a city man on 10 charges stemming from a one-day crime spree...
PAWTUCKET – Call it a case of punch-drunk love. A Woonsocket woman was charged with false report of a crime, among...
WOONSOCKET – Six businesses – four of them from out of state – are relocating their operations into vacant commercial...

 

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