One Square Mile: Woonsocket

One Square Mile: Woonsocket
5:57 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Woonsocket Community Forum

Woonsocket Community Forum

Woonsocket, RI – Scott MacKay leads a discussion on issues facing Woonsocket.

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OSM: Woonsocket
9:22 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Woonsocket's Draco and the Malfoys

PROVIDENCE, RI –

In their Woonsocket apartment, Bradley Mehlenbacher and his half-brother Brian Ross known to thousands as Draco and the Malfoys play a stripped-down version of their song, "Potions." They're one of the big names in a genre called wizard rock music that's based on the popular Harry Potter book series.

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OSM: Woonsocket
11:08 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Woonsocket and CVS

PROVIDENCE, RI – When you drive into Woonsocket, the sign welcoming you into the city includes another welcome- to the world headquarters of CVS. The fortune 18 pharmacy company, and one of the biggest employers in Rhode Island, continues to choose Woonsocket as its home.

WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall sat down with one of CVS's top executives, Helena Foulks, to learn why.

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OSM: Woonsocket
10:39 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Woonsocket's Media Rich Town

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island's northernmost city faces many of the same challenges as the state as a whole, including a lack of jobs. But one thing that sets Woonsocket apart is an unusually rich array of local media.

Lorraine Corey is a grandmother of seven who self-deprecatingly puts her age as older than the dinosaurs. She might seem like an unlikely candidate to be the latest entry in Woonsocket's local media, but she cares deeply about how her tax dollars are spent.

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OSM: Woonsocket
9:22 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Woonsocket's Dynamite Sandwich

PROVIDENCE, RI – The dynamite sandwich.

Its ethnic origins have been lost to time but the sandwich's popularity is as strong as ever.

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OSM: Woonsocket
10:55 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Woonsocket: Stericycle

Racks of Stericycle's bio-hazard containers at Rhode Island Hospital
Photo by Megan Hall

Providence, RI – What happens to that paper robe you wear at the doctor's office? Or the syringe after your flu shot? Medical waste can't just go to the dump- state law requires sterilizing and shredding it beyond recognition. As part of our One Square Mile: Woonsocket, WRNI's Health Care Reporter Megan Hall found a place that plays a large role in where most of that medical garbage goes.

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OSM: Woonsocket
10:15 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Woonsocket's Mayor Fontaine

PROVIDENCE, RI – WRNI Political analyst Scott MacKay takes our ONE SQUARE MILE Woonsocket series to Mayor Leo Fontaine's office for a chat about the city's storied past and challenging future.

Listen to more stories and interviews in our series, One Square Mile: Woonsocket.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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OSM: Woonsocket
10:15 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Woonksocket's Police Chief Thomas Carey

PROVIDENCE, RI – By CATHERINE WELCH
The Woonsocket Police department has a tarnished history. In 1982 and for the rest of the decade, the big story was Raymond "Beaver" Tempest Jr. who was convicted a decade later for beating a young woman to death with a metal pipe. His brother was a detective on the force and the public believed Woonsocket Police mishandled the investigation. A few years after Tempest was convicted, Susan Menard became the mayor of Woonsocket.

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OSM: Woonsocket
10:14 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Woonsocket's College Prep Dilemma

PROVIDENCE, RI – School districts around the nation are trying to send more students to college as the United States looks to better compete in the 21st century. In this installment of our series One Square Mile: Woonsocket, we look at a program in Woonsocket city schools that prepares students for life after high school, but not necessarily a 4-year college.

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OSM: Woonsocket
8:28 am
Wed May 4, 2011

One Square Mile: Chan's

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL

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