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November 4th, 2012

Cicilline, Doherty push for every last vote

November 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET (AP) — With the clock ticking down to Election Day, the candidates in Rhode Island's bitter and heated race to represent the 1st Congressional District spent Sunday shaking hands and stumping for every last vote.
Freshman Rep. David Cicilline got help during visits to senior housing projects from popular Democrats, including Sen. Jack Reed and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, who brought along his infant son, Owen, as an added sweetener.

Learning a new trade

November 4, 2012

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, on a recent tour of RiverzEdge Arts Project in Woonsocket, learns the art of screenprinting from assistant instructor Steve Harden, right, and instructor Thomas Engleman, left. The tour was part of the celebration of Arts and Humanities Month in Rhode Island, along with the governor’s interest in the Arts Project’s record in workforce development, a public policy priority of Chafee’s. The screenprinting department at RiverzEdge grosses $100,000 from outside printing sales per year.

GOING PINK

November 4, 2012

Wearing pink attire, 300 students, administrators and teachers gathered Friday on the field between Woonsocket Middle School's Villa Novan and Hamlet buildings to form a giant human pink ribbon as a way of celebrating a recent fundraiser to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. The school raised $1,500 through students, teachers and school administrators.

Two men face drug charges following separate vehicle stops

November 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A local man is facing a string of drug charges after a motor vehicle stop, police said.
Chyron Abney of 27 Olo St. was already wanted on a warrant for two counts of delivery of cocaine when police stopped his green Pontiac on Arnold Street Thursday, said Detective Jamie Paone, a spokeswoman for the police. After stopping the vehicle, police searched his apartment, where they found crack cocaine, marijuana, pharmaceuticals and cash.

Expansion of table games not a sure bet

November 4, 2012

LINCOLN – Voters will face a full election ballot when they enter the town’s 12 polling places on Tuesday.
Decisions for electing the President of the United States, members of Congress and local legislative seats will greet voters, but the single, local ballot question, No. 8, for an expansion of gambling at Twin River Casino will likely represent the most significant local decision before them.
Town Clerk Karen Allen said voters will find that important question on a second ballot sheet with no other items on it.

November 3rd

Field hockey Broncos outlast Clippers in Triple OT, earn berth in Division II finals

November 3, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Throughout the three overtime periods, Burrillville High senior tri-captain Alex LeClair stood in her goalie box physically shaking, not from Saturday evening's chill but from the fear of … dare we say it? Failure.
“I was physically and mentally exhausted, but all of that went away when it finally ended,” she grinned.

Football Novans take down Oakers, secure spot in Division II playoffs

November 3, 2012

WOONSOCKET — What makes the 2012 edition of Woonsocket High so unique is that Carnell Henderson’s Villa Novans have learned to win games in all kinds of ways.
There have been blowouts, close shaves and other instances when the Villa Novans took the field minus a full compliment of healthy bodies. Other times, Woonsocket has been its own worst enemy, turning the ball over at an alarming rate.
That, in turn, allowed the opposition to hang out, a storyline that unfolded before the Novans’ eyes Saturday afternoon at Barry Field.

November 2nd

Walsh, Anchormen embrace challenge of taking on PC Friars

November 2, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The idea of framing Saturday’s first-ever hoops get-together between Providence College and Rhode Island College as merely an exhibition game doesn’t paint a complete picture.

Landmark lays off 31

November 2, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Thirty-one employees of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island were laid off Tuesday.
Bill Fischer, spokesman for Landmark, said the affected group included members of management, hospital administrators and patient care workers. He said the cuts were necessary to keep Landmark solvent during the process of completing a merger with the hospital’s latest suitor.

Concert to benefit Northern RI Food Pantry

November 2, 2012

CUMBERLAND - Choruses representing five area churches will be performing a unique nondenominational concert Sunday to benefit the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry located on Nate Whipple Highway.
The Food Pantry Choral Benefit Concert will be held at 3 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 3069 Diamond Hill Road. The concert, which will include gospel to contemporary, features choirs from St. John Vianney Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Four Corners Community Chapel, Calvin Presbyterian Church and Arnold Mills United Methodist Church.

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