November 4th, 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 governorâs interest in the Arts Projectâs record in workforce development, a public policy priority of Chafeeâs. The screenprinting department at RiverzEdge grosses $100,000 from outside printing sales per year.
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.
WOONSOCKET â 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.
LINCOLN â Voters will face a full election ballot when they enter the townâs 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.
EAST GREENWICH â 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 âŠ dare we say it? Failure.
âI was physically and mentally exhausted, but all of that went away when it finally ended,â she grinned.
WOONSOCKET â What makes the 2012 edition of Woonsocket High so unique is that Carnell Hendersonâs 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 Novansâ eyes Saturday afternoon at Barry Field.
PROVIDENCE â The idea of framing Saturdayâs first-ever hoops get-together between Providence College and Rhode Island College as merely an exhibition game doesnât paint a complete picture.
WOONSOCKET â 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 hospitalâs latest suitor.
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.
Frances M. Fazzio
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Saporito) Fazzio, 87, of Mowry St., died Thursday November 1, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Richard Fazzio.
Richard and Frances celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary this August 24th.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Pietro and Fillipa (Ministera) Saporito.
Mrs. Fazzio worked as a sewer for Narragansett Knitting, until retiring in 1968.