Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
PAWTUCKET â€” Attention local pregnant women: you and your child can take part in a study that could make medical history.
The National Children's Study Rhode Island is looking at how children's health and development are affected by their family history and the social, natural, and physical environment of the places where they live, learn and play. As such, they are looking for 1,000 Rhode Islanders to take part in an important national study that will track children's development from before birth until the age of 21 to look at key health issues.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Police in Griswold, Conn., found Denis Chartier, 56, dead in a car parked at a commuter lot off Route 395 Sunday morning. Chartier, the assistant coach of Brown Universityâ€™s womenâ€™s soccer team, had been reported missing by his family on Feb. 6. Burrillville Police put a description of his vehicle and license plate on national police database while looking for him since that time. He was last been seen by family members on the morning of Feb. 5, according to Burrillville Police Lt. Kevin S. San Antonio.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A fire in the vacant Seville Dye mill off Fairmount Street and First Avenue forced an evacuation of families from neighboring properties Sunday afternoon as firefighters fought to control the blaze.
The evacuation of First Avenue residents was a precautionary step due to the heavy smoke spilling into the neighborhood, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said at the scene. No one was reported hurt in the incident.
LINCOLN â€“ It was rather by accident how Lincoln Prevention Coalition Coordinator Pam Shayer discovered John Mattson, a Providence-based consultant who has served as a trainer, curriculum developer and evaluation advisor for numerous U.S. groups, including the National Crime Prevention Council, Center for Civic Education and Youth Crime Watch of America.
She doesn't care.
The mysterious King Jace is revealed as Call Publisher Barry Mechanic, seated, by the 2011 Mardi Gras Queen, Amanda Corriveault (in purple) at the 17th annual Mardi Gras celebration at the CYO Club in Woonsocket Saturday night. Also in attendance are Princesses Michelle Tessier, far left, and Kali Darling, right. Read more about it in Monday's edition.
WOONSOCKET -- The options for finding ancestral information through the American-French Genealogical Society (AFGS) have expanded in a way that will make it easier for local researchers to access faraway record repositories without having to leave the Societyâ€™s 78 Earle St. base.
The local research center has affiliated with the Family History Library system operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, the world's largest resource for genealogical records, according to AFGS members.
WOONSOCKET â€“ To keep from being kicked out on the street, a group of merchants in Main Street's embattled Commercial Block agreed to share a $6,600 utility bill that's been ignored by the Florida bank that foreclosed on the property and the Providence company the bank hired to manage it.
Jamil Safdar, the proprietor of Liberty Market, said he and six other commercial tenants agreed to chip in at the eleventh hour even though the bill isn't their responsibility. The deadline for payment was Friday morning.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The three masked bandits who broke into an Overhill Road home Wednesday night and left the owner with an alleged gunshot wound to the head after a violent struggle had targeted the residence, police said.
"In order to ease concerns of neighboring residents, the residence at Overhill Road appears to have been the target of the intruders, and the burglary was not a random act," Police Chief John R. Desmarais said in a statement released Thursday morning. "I want to assure the neighboring residents that the neighborhood, as well as the rest of the town, is safe."