Landmark informational meeting - The RI Attorney General's office is hosting an informational public hearing tonight at Woonsocket High School, 777 Cass Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. about the bid by Prime Healthcare to convert Landmark Medical Center into a for-profit hospital. 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 today - 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.
Small branches must be cut into lengths not longer than 4’ and tied into bundles using a natural fiber rope/twine.
Please be advised that any one bag or barrel or bundle cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.
The drop-off site in Blackstone, MA, off Canal Street (North Smithfield) is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, for those residents having the appropriate yard waste sticker; all residential properties in the City of Woonsocket are included in the yard waste drop-off program. Stickers can be obtained, for a $25 fee, at City Hall in the Department of Public Works, Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm. Proper identification and vehicle registration is required. Commercial vehicle registrations are excluded from this program.
This program is for yard waste only; it is illegal to combine yard waste with household waste and/or yard waste with recyclables.Fire victims fundraiser Thursday - On Thursday Oct. 3, an All-You-Can-Eat Clam Cakes and Chowder Dinner will be held at WMS-Hamlet Building from 4 - 8 p.m. to benefit the families of the recent house fire on South Main Street. Tickets are $10 and are available at Woonsocket Middle School @ Hamlet from Trish L'Esperance or at the Woonsocket High School from Jennifer Pacelli. Entertainment will be provided by John Levreault of Select Sound DJ Services.
Mayoral Debate Friday - On Oct. 4, 7 p.m., the Woonsocket Call is sponsoring a Mayoral Debate with the four Mayoral candidates: Incumbent Mayor Leo Fontaine, current state Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket), David Fisher, and Michael Moniz. The debate is open to the public, and will be videotaped and rebroadcast on cable access TV.
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.A staged photo area, complete with hay bails, corn stalks & mums, will be assembled for fall family photos, so bring a camera. The concession stand will be open with hot apple cider, hot cocoa, fresh popcorn & much more! This event is made possible by our wonderful sponsors. There will be more than 200 pumpkins in the field.