Archive - 2010 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â Ron Gaulin, a retired Woonsocket Middle School teacher, has plenty of connections to the United States Air Force. He served in the Air Force himself in the 1960s and 70s and has two sons and a daughter-in-law currently on active duty.
It should be no surprise then that Gaulin has followed the development of an Air Force Junior ROTC Wing at the high school over the past six years and helped out with wing activities when he could.
WOONSOCKET â President Barack Obama will be visiting the city Monday to tour American Cord & Webbing in Highland Industrial Park and speak with the workers.
The Associated Press reports that the president will be joined by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin.
Obama was already scheduled to visit Providence Monday to attend a fundraiser for David Cicilline, the Democratic cnadidate for the first congressional district.
WOONSOCKET â After his regular classes at Woonsocket High School, Jamel Williams usually heads over to the RiverzEdge Arts Project in Market Square for hands-on training in silk-screen printing. But he couldn't make it yesterday.
He was too busy being honored by first lady Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C.
In a ceremony at the White House, the first lady bestowed the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards on 15 organizations, including RiverzEdge and the Providence-based Community Music Works.
LINCOLN â As she readied herself for school Tuesday morning, Lincoln High junior Taylor Jutras argued vehemently with her mother, Tammy, about a mere two dollars. When âMaâ wouldn't budge on the request, she stormed out of the house âin a huff.â
About five hours later, Taylor admitted she had texted her mom several times, promising she was sorry for her behavior and understood Tammy's stance on the matter.
PROVIDENCE â In a televised slugfest that remained competitive and contentious until the final bell, Democrat David Cicilline and Republican John Loughlin fought toe-to-toe over Social Security, taxes, jobs, health care and a raft of other issues Tuesday.
The two main candidates vying to succeed Democrat Patrick Kennedy as the congressman in the 1st District argued almost every issue vehemently, frequently trying to talk over each other and occasionally they had to be reined in by moderator Tim White of WPRI.
WOONSOCKET â A city man was in police custody Tuesday evening after allegedly robbing the Sovereign Bank at 11 Social St. of an undetermined amount of cash earlier in the day.
Howard Nightingale, 46, of East School St., was apprehended on a Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority bus at Park Square after police received information he was on the vehicle, Police Lt. Eugene Jalette said Tuesday evening.
âThe bus was stopped by North Smithfield police and officers were able to get him off the bus and place him under arrest,â Jalette said.
BLACKSTONE â A Woonsocket man was taken into custody off Farm Street Tuesday after a stand-off with police lasting more than four hours.
Members of a State Police response team set off a âflash bangâ device at 6:32 p.m. before rushing Anthony Daignault, 53, in his pick-up truck and taking him into custody without further incident.
BLACKSTONE â A special needs teacher and an aide employed by the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District have been placed on administrative leave pending a criminal investigation into allegations they were responsible for physically abusing four children in their classroom who suffer from severe developmental disabilities.
WOONSOCKET â The federal stimulus package was supposed to save jobs, but in this city it's helped trigger a debate over trees growing along the meandering banks of the Blackstone River.
The Army Corps of Engineers says they must be chopped down and, in many cases, uprooted altogether to protect low-lying portions of the city from flooding. But some champions of recreational tourism and economic development say the government should rethink the plan.
PROVIDENCE â After fielding the same questions theyâve by now heard at nearly 30 debates and forums, the four major candidates for governor have their answers polished to a point where a political consultant could see his/her face reflected in them.
Those answers were trotted out once again Thursday at Brown University in response to questions posed by political science Professor Marion Orr before a mostly student audience that filled one of the schoolâs lecture halls.