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Archive - Oct 2012

October 8th

Hoard wins Woonsocket's Race Against Racism 5K

October 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET --- When Chris Hoard woke up on Sunday morning and decided to sign up to run in the second annual Race Against Racism 5K at World War II Memorial Park, the furthest thing from his mind was actually winning the race.
But to his surprise, that’s exactly what the 38-year-old Woonsocket native did. He topped a field of 163 runners and walkers by crossing the finish line in 21:14 -- not your average first-place time for a local 3.1-mile race, but certainly good enough on this day to cop top honors.

Perfect day for a parade

October 8, 2012

It was a fabulous day for the annual Autumnfest parade yesterday with a huge crowd turning out. Pictured from left are Amanda Dancause and Christopher L’Etalien with Cooper Barrett, 3, Phillip Barrett, 6, Tyler L’Etalien, 9; and Darin Rutz, holding Grace Rutz, 3 (top right) and Karen Rutz, all of Blackstone.

See more photos in our print edition.

October 7th

Far along on the road to recovery

October 7, 2012

LINCOLN -— Not long after Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois was seriously wounded by an IED in Afghanistan last year, his family, local residents and his friends from Lincoln High School mobilized under Kevin's Cause to raise funding for his recovery.
His mother, Patricia Dubois, still thinks of that outpouring of support now that Kevin, a 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School, is well along in his recovery and beginning to move on with his life.

October 6th

Report on fire district consolidation is complete

October 6, 2012

CUMBERLAND — After more than a year of study, the Town Council later this month will be presented with a final report on the plan being proposed to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The final report by Donald I. Jacobs of Holden, Mass.-based D.I. Jacobs Management Consulting Services will be submitted to the council once it is reviewed by Mayor Daniel McKee and his staff, McKee told council members this week. After that, the report will be formally presented to the council, which will hold a public hearing some time before the end of the month.

Woman details being stung by dozens of yellow jackets

October 6, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Here’s the situation: You’re getting settled in your first place, you just mated with the queen, and now you’re going to die.
It’s no joke if you’re a yellow jacket wasp – it’s real life. No wonder the armed fighter-jets of the insect world are so unfriendly this time of year.
It’s a lesson Mother Nature taught Jennifer Powers the hard way recently. She lapsed into shock after she was stung again and again by an agitated swarm of yellow jackets outside her boyfriend’s cabin on Tom Lee Drive.

Autumnfest Kids Challenge a huge success

October 6, 2012

With forty three local kids signed up before the day began, Autumnfest Kids Challenge 2012 organizer Nancy Phillips wasn't expecting much of a challenge. Boy was she surprised when by 10:00 a.m. parents and their children were lining up by the dozens for races that were expected to start by 11:00 a.m.

Autumnfest is off and running

October 6, 2012

The official Woonsocket fall festival, known as Autumnfest, in it's 34th year, officially begins today with a host of events including the ever-popular Kids Challenge 2012. The fun continues all weekend long with musical performances, all-day attractions, amusement rides, a kidsfest stage and Steve Smith and the Nakeds from 6:00-10:00 Saturday night. A fireworks display will be held at 9:00 p.m. Sunday night and the annual Autumnfest Parade will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

October 5th

Two store owners charged in DVD piracy

October 5, 2012

WOONSOCKET – State Police, members of the Woonsocket Police Depart-ment, and agents of the Rhode Island Division of Taxation conducted raids at two city convenience stores Thursday that resulted in the arrest of the owners of the businesses, according to Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

Giguere receives suspended sentence

October 5, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Former city employee Michelle Giguere admitted to embezzling over $7,714 from the municipal treasury during a hearing in Superior Court on Wednesday.
Magistrate Susan Kenney ordered Giguere to serve a suspended sentence of three years and to repay the money she stole.
Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III said he was satisfied that the punishment fits the crime and praised Giguere’s co-workers for blowing the whistle on her when they suspected Giguere of mishandling money.

Concerns aired at Twin River expansion forum

October 5, 2012

LINCOLN — A Town Council forum on the expansion of Twin River into table gaming drew some concerns over the proposal Thursday evening but overall proved a favorable showcase of the casino's revenue contributions to state and local budgets.
The plus side included projections that 100 of Twin River's 900 jobs are held by local residents and another 800 by Rhode Islanders overall, and also a forecast that the expansion will create 350 new in-house jobs along with 300 others in supporting businesses.

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