Archive - 2010 - News Article
LINCOLN â€” This time of year always concerns Dave Sale, not only Lincoln's Recycling Coordinator/Facilities Manager but also the one in charge of the town's special projects.
One such project is the Lincoln Holiday Basket Program, and a sub-section of that is â€śThe Giving Tree.â€ť That's where residents are asked to stop by Town Hall, pluck a tag with the gender and age of a needy child in town from a bulletin-type board, purchase an appropriate Christmas/holiday gift for him or her, then place it under the lavishly-decorated pine in the main foyer.
PROVIDENCE â€” As she mingled for the first time with her fellow freshman legislators, Pawtucket Senator-elect Donna Nesslebush had the sense that she was starting upon something significant.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Woonsocket Police Department shut down what they called a â€śa factoryâ€ť for packaging and distributing heroin Friday, arresting three men and seizing about 200 grams of the drug, police said.
Carmelo Rojas, 35, Rafael Gonzalez, 22, and Melvin Sanchez-Santana, 21, are all charged with delivery of heroin, possession of heroin between 10 ounces and a kilogram and conspiracy, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette.
All are held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions pending a review hearing in District Court on Dec. 17, said Jalette.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The stars of the new ABC show Body of Proof, being filmed entirely in the Ocean State, are most impressed with Rhode Islandâ€™s beauty and the ease of getting from one place to another. The executive producer seemed most taken with the stateâ€™s film and television tax credits.
GLOCESTER - Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that recognizes the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans, will make its third annual stop at Ponaganset Middle School on Tuesday, where hundreds of students will cheer and welcome Patriot Guard Riders who will lead a convey of Wreaths Across America tractor trailers packed with 150,000 Maine-made balsam wreaths.
Rob Rainville, of Woonsocket, who was an extra in the television show "Body of Proof" when it filmed in Woonsocket recently, is thrilled to get an autograph from series co-star Jeri Ryan at the State House in Providence Friday morning. Ryan and her co-star, Dana Delaney, as well as producer Matt Gross and others, were honored in a ceremony marking the first year of production, which was shot in the city of Woonsocket and other Rhode Island locations.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A former city police officer will serve a one-year and one-day sentence in federal prison for his beating of a city boy held in custody at the police station on Sept. 15, 2009.
Former Patrolman John H. Douglas was also given six months of home confinement by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi that he will serve as part of two years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.
Douglas was sentenced during an appearance before Judge Lisi Friday morning.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Sometimes it takes awhile for dreams to come true, but for Marc Lonchay his dusky visions paid off just in the nick of time â€“ to the tune of $1 million.
That's how much the unemployed laborer and father of five took home yesterday when Lonchay cashed in his Powerball winnings at the offices of the state lottery â€“ all on numbers he says came to him in his sleep years ago.
â€śI know, it sounds crazy,â€ť says Lonchay. â€śI wrote them down. I kept playing them â€“ faithfully.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” For the last seven years, Senior Pastor Gene Giguere and his fellow members of the Harvest Community Church at 60 North Main Street have been able to follow their Christian faith and help someone in need.
The church has provided shelter to a number of homeless men who might otherwise have spent long, cold nights outdoors during the winter. The churchâ€™s second-floor Sanctuary Ministry shelter opens each Nov. 1 and runs until March.
WOONSOCKET â€” A bevy of city officials and state legislators will gather in the middle school cafeteria tomorrow as they try to cook up a fresh recipe for the fair funding of education.
After all, says Schools Supt. Robert Gerardi, the first batch served up by the General Assembly isn't going down too easy.