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Wednesday Five: More Help, Snow, Trash, Tree Pickup

Check out today's things to know, especially that first one.

 

Got something going on that people have to know about a particular morning at 5:30 a.m.? E-mail it to robert@patch.com, and ask nicely - it'll probaby make it in for the following morning.

Help out - A bunch of folks are out of a home following yesterday's fire at 170 Lincoln St. Residents have set up collections for the families displaced by the fire on Facebook. The Renaud Family is in need clothing for their 2 young daughters ages 1 and 4. Sizes needed are 5T and 2T. They're in need of every-day items, too. 

Donations can be dropped off at The Primitive Millhouse 1452 Broncos Hwy Unit #15 Harrisville RI (Dunkin Donuts PLaza) and 166 Carrington Avenue in Woonsocket. 

For the Castro family, items are needed for two boys, ages 9 and 7 and size 7 and 8-10. A fund has been set up for them, or you can e-mail dbracamonte2@gmail.com.

If you're running a collection for any of the families displaced by the Front Street fire, post the information here in the comments to alert readers where to send help. 

Weather - There's a Winter Weather Advisory in effect through this afternoon. There'll only be about 2-4 inches of snowfall, but tread lightly during your commute this morning. 

Christmas Tree Collection - The City of Woonsocket's Public Services Division will pick up discarded Christmas Trees through Friday, Jan. 18.

Winter Trash Collection: The city's Solid Waste Division warns wintertime weather could delay trash and recycling collection. Every effort will be taken to ensure prompt service however if the roadways should become a safety issue for the rubbish trucks, then collection will be delayed to the following work day. To ensure curbside pick-up, the division asks residents to shovel an area that will allow the trash and recycling carts to sit level. Cart covers should be closed, preventing snow from weighing them down.

The collection vehicle's lifting arm requires clearance: three feet on all sides and 12 feet overhead. The carts should be no more than three feet away from the curb or road edge, and the arrows on the lid must be pointing toward the street, with the hinges facing away from your street. Your recycling cart should be placed at least 3 feet from the burgundy cart.

Place carts curbside on your collection day by 7 a.m. Questions can be directed to the Solid Waste Division at 401-767-8880.

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Chlegm Mologna January 16, 2013 at 02:52 PM
I'd like to see all the people who comment on the Patch complaining and condemning everything to prove that they're the upstanding citizens they believe themselves to be and donate to those families displaced by the fire. Put your money where your mouth is or show yourselves to be frauds.
Rick January 16, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Well I for one comment from time to time,and so far I have three bags of clothes and numerous children's toys with more on the way which I'll be dropping off at the fund raiser their having at Our Pad on River St..And they will also be a fund raiser at Our Pad march 2nd at 1 P.M...Rick
English first January 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Chlegm, perhaps people have other charities.

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