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Bungee company makes jump to Woonsocket

March 5, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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 it’s 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.
“We’re very grateful to the mayor,” Angelo said. “She saved our business.”

Woonsocket gets new housing director

March 4, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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 state’s 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.

Bryant opens physician assistant facility

March 2, 2015

SMITHFIELD – 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 school’s domed Unistructure at the heart of the campus is part of the university’s expanding focus into healthcare careers.

“It is just part of what you will see as we begin to roll out our School of Health Sciences programs,” Machtley said before a ribbon was cut as part of a tour of the new wing.

Former Woonsocket chief saluted as ‘a cop’s cop’

March 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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 “cop’s cop,” 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.

Gunfire simulation gives Burrillville police valuable tactical test

February 28, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – The troubled woman behind the convenience store is all by herself, but from her behavior it seems as if she’s involved in a heated dispute with someone only she can see. She’s gesticulating wildly, arguing a blue streak with her invisible nemesis.

“Ma’am! What’s going on today?” Detective Ryan Hughes yells in a loud, affirmative tone. “You hearing voices?

“Shut up!” the troubled woman screams back. “Stay away from me!”

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WOONSOCKET – Amid the clattering drone of loom-like machines that braid thread into bungee cords, shoe laces and key...
WOONSOCKET – After a national search, the Woonsocket Housing Authority has filled the long-vacant position of executive...
SMITHFIELD – Bryant University unveiled its new Physician Assistant Learning Center at the Route 7 campus on Monday,...

 

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