Archive - Jan 2011 - News Article
WOONSOCKET - It's metallic black, and rides like a dream.
That's how North Smithfield resident Tracy Harnois described her brand spankin' new 2011 Buick Regal Turbo, which was presented to her Friday afternoon by General Motors and Paul Masse Buick-GMC-Cadillac as a gift courtesy of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, an hour-long, five-day-a-week, talk/variety show.
NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) â Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is freezing out talk radio shows from his new administration, saying he and state workers who report to him will no longer appear on them because they're profit-driven enterprises that are more entertainment than news and a diversion from state business.
Adena Moller and her son, Adam Fontaine, 13, a student at Woonsocket Middle School, clear snow from in front of their home on Cass Avenue in Woonsocket Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET â Academy Award nominees Viola Davis and Richard Jenkins are lending some Hollywood star power to the Mixed Magic Theatreâs year-long celebration of the 100th birthday of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and a related series of events.
Davis, who grew up in Central Falls, and Jenkins, who spent many years at Providenceâs Trinity Repertory Company and lives in Cumberland, have agreed to be honorary co-chairs as Mixed Magic kicks off its Arc of Events that centers around the legendary gospel great.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Riverside native Kevin Robinson abhors very few things in life, and what tops the list is seeing people treating others unfairly, being unkind just for the sake of humor or self-promotion.
The same goes for those who choose not to live by the âGolden Ruleâ â that is, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
That was the crystal-clear message the eight-time X Games' BMX aerial trickster and best pal Chris Poulos delivered to over 1,800 East Providence High students in their gymnasium on Friday morning.
BELLINGHAM - The latest test results from drinking water collected at sampling sites throughout Bellingham's water distribution system show no sign of coliform bacteria, Department of Public Works Superintendent Donald DiMartino said this week.
WOONSOCKET â U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius helped kick off a model program in health care reform Friday during a ceremony at Thundermist Health Center.
Sebelius was in town to launch the $15.9 million Beacon Communities program, designed to reduce costs and improve health care outcomes by using computers to manage information better. It's just one of 17 different Beacon demonstration programs HHS has established across the nation at a cost of some $220 million, money that comes from the federal stimulus package championed by President Obama.
PROVIDENCE â The pomp and circumstance of the opening of the General Assembly has faded away and now lawmakers are settling into the routine of legislating.
Two of the hot-button social issues expected to be near the top of the legislative agenda this session â gay marriage and illegal immigration â are already percolating in the Assemblyâs first week. Woonsocket Rep. Jon Brien is playing a lead role in both.
Kathleen Beauregard, left, visiting from Phoenix, Ariz., enjoys an afternoon of skating Wednesday with her mother, Louise Beauregard, of Woonsocket, and friend Jason Kneip, also of Phoenix, at the outdoor skating rink at River Island Park in Woonsocket. The rink is now open daily from 1 to 9 p.m. Skates are available for rental.
WOONSOCKET â They were all put in a rescue squad and taken to the hospital with broken bones, chipped teeth and facial bruises â three women riding in a car that slammed into a utility pole on Diamond Hill Road.
After a two-month probe, however, police yesterday arrested a second motorist they say deliberately caused the crash, the latest outbreak of violence in an ongoing feud with the other driver.
Stephanie Theresa Plante, 23, of Woonsocket, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon â a Buick â and leaving the scene of a crash resulting in personal injury, both felonies.