The Black Initiatives Group (B.I.G.), a community group in Woonsocket. We have planned forums for the City Council (Thursday, October 10) and Mayoral (Friday, October 18). Both will be 7 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church, 340 South Main St., Woonsocket. We want to start promptly at 7:00 and asking all to arrive as early as possible before that time. The forum is open to the public. B.I.G. asks voters to send all questions they would like to hear the candidates answer, to this email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comment on Landmark - The informational meeting about Prime Healthcare's bid to buy Landmark Medical Center is over, but if you weren't able to put in your two cents Monday at the High School, there's still time to make yourself heard.
You may also submit written comments about plans for the hospital before Oct. 7 to:
Jodi Bourque, Health Care Advocate,
Department of Attorney General, 150 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903
Michael Dexter, Chief,
Office of Health Systems Development, Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Room 410, Providence, RI 02908.
Yard waste pickup resumes - Yard waste (grass clippings, small branches, weeds, etc.) for 1-3 unit properties resumes today, continuing through Friday Dec. 6. Place yard waste in compost bags or barrels (with lids) clearly marked “yard waste” and leave them curbside on your collection day by 7 am. (Plastic bags containing yard waste will not be collected). Yard waste cannot and must not contain any trash.
Pumpkins Saturday - Got kids? Like Fall? Well, you're in luck on Oct. 5 when the Woonsocket Parks and Recreation Department hosts its Pumpkin Patch event.
Kids from toddlers to 13-year-olds get to choose ONE free pumpkin. Pumpkins for adults, babies, teens & additional pumpkins are $5 each. The pumpkins come with paint & decorating materials for everyone.