Wednesday Five: Parking Ban Expires, Give Blood, Trash Pickup Delay

Welcome to Wednedsay, Woonsocket - Here are some things to know:


Parking ban, plowed streets - A parking ban remains in effect until 9 a.m. this morning. Fire Chief Gary Lataille asks anyone on a street that has not been plowed to call DPW at 401-767-8883 or 401-767-9286 immediately.

Give blood - In the wake of the blizzard and widespread power outages, the Rhode Island Blood Center lost nearly 600 blood donations, making it vital for donors, particularly platelet donors, to consider donating blood, helping to avoid a shortage. There'll be some local blood drives to give citizens a shot at helping out:

  • 2168 Diamond Hill Road, Pavilion Plaza, Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nixle - After the recent snowstorm the Woonsocket Police and Fire Department  want to send a reminder about Nixle.  During the snowstorm residents received a phone message with information from Nixle.  We are encouraging all residents and interested parties to sign up for Nixle’s OPT IN notification alerts.  You will be able to choose what messages you want to be informed of including emergency alerts, public safety updates, or community event information. You can receive Nixle messages on your cell phone, tablet, or other device.

"Our goal is to enhance public safety and keep residents informed with up to date and accurate information," said Det. Jamie Paone, WPD's public information officer.

Trash Pickup Delay -  Due to the conditions of some of the roadways and sidewalks in the city, collection is delayed by one day for the week. 

Diner for lease - Been itching to start up a new restaurant? Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley is offering experienced restauranteurs a lease of the diner car once home to “Champs Diner,” on Park Avenue, now waiting a new tenant and customers at 719 Front St. The car was one of more than 600 diners produced by the Worcester Lunch Car and Carriage Manufacturing Company. 


la_mouffette February 13, 2013 at 11:37 PM
It's good that the blood drives are scheduled, but... 600 blood donations were lost? Was that because they had a limited window of usability, or because of power outtage? The sentence implies the latter, and if that IS the case, I'm unpleasantly surprised. You'd assume our blood supply would be protected by back-up generator power!
English first February 14, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Not that many people were in need also. Notice how in a storm there is almost no gun crime?


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