Archive - Mar 26, 2011 - News Article
PAWTUCKET â Henry Stad is eager to spread the news about âHonor Flight New Englandâ to his fellow World War II veterans.
âThey treated us like royalty when we went to Washington, D.C. last October 24th,â Stad was saying recently. âWorld War II veterans are becoming a smaller group every day. I want all of the guys who are still alive to know about Honor Flight New England, which takes groups of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. several times a year, for free.
The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.
Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Location of tours:
NORTH SMITHFIELD - U.S. Census figures released Wednesday show that North Smithfield gained 1,349 people, or 12.7 percent, in the last decade, making it the town with the second highest percentage of population growth in the state.
Overall, the state's population grew slightly by 0.4 percent to 1,052,567. There were population declines in 16 municipalities.
WOONSOCKET â For six weeks, the metal statue was hidden in the janitor's broom closet.
âIt was a big secret,â say Robert Pilkington, principal of the Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. âVery few people knew about it.â
But the secret's out now, and soon Hachiko â or at least a life-size bronze likeness of the famous dog â will be appearing at a train station near you, the mirror image of the original on the other side of the globe.