Archive - 2011 - News Article
GLOCESTER â Working from their home studio in neighboring Burrillville, hobby videographers Carlo and Betty Mencucci have just finished a follow-up to their well-received 2009 documentary on the townâs history, âWest of the Seven Mile Line.â
While the first installment covered the townâs earliest days, this one touches on the most colorful events of the 1700s through the late 1800s, from the tragic saga of âBetty the Learned Elephantâ to the discovery of gold in the woods of Durfee Hill.
LINCOLN â There seem to be two types of Black Friday shoppers: the people who come out and wait begrudgingly in line for a specific sale item, and those who view it as one big, exhausting â but-enjoyable â road trip.
Pawtucket residents Pauline Tougas, Rachel Doyon and Jeannine Bourski fall into the latter category. The three women, along with a couple of other family members, headed out to do shopping at the major retail stores along Route 1 in South Attleboro, Mass. at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday and they were just finishing up at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Cumberland High School alumni from the Class of 2010, including (from left) Davis Sak, Drew Felber, Shane Caron, Mike Krueger, Nate Soucy, Dan Canavan, Jason Coureiro, Brad Camiel and Ricky McCoy, cheer on the Clippers football team during their Thanksgiving Day tilt against rivals Woonsocket at Barry Field. Cumberland won by a huge margin. See Sports in Friday's CALL for more photos and the complete game story.
WOONSOCKET â A local couple is facing felony drug charges after police found them in possession of a greater number of marijuana plants than allowed under their state Department of Health medical marijuana permits.
Police arrested John Soares, 46, and Patricia Molyneaux, 38, on charges of cultivating marijuana and manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to deliver, after finding a marijuana growing room in their Front Street apartment Wednesday.
WOONSOCKET â Shop local, buy local, and save gas while supporting the areaâs small businesses tomorrow â National Shop Small Saturday.
And if you missed the map in yesterdayâs edition of The Call, the following businesses along Mendon Road are participating in The Callâs holiday cash prize giveaway. (Thereâs no purchase necessary at these stores in order to enter; a $100 cash prize drawing will be held on Dec. 15.)
Among these Mendon Road small businesses is Caribbean Tan, which is now offering gift certificates.
LINCOLN â Thanks to beefed-up security measures, the Mixed Martial Arts fights held at the Twin River Event Center on Friday night remained in the ring, and the audience that watched did only that.
That's just one reason why the Town Council, which also acts as the Board of License Commissioners, voted unanimously (5-0) to accept a report regarding increased security during such events on Tuesday night. Those new standards were provided by Twin River representatives and Police Chief Brian Sullivan during a public hearing held at Council Chambers.
LINCOLN â Police released on Tuesday afternoon the official report regarding the Nov. 12 arrest of a Pawtucket man who remains in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.
It indicates that Daniel J. Finn, 41, may have inflicted his own head injuries as officers attempted that Saturday night to transport him from Twin River to headquarters for processing.
The suspect also allegedly spat blood and saliva on at least one officer after claiming to them he had been diagnosed with hepatitis.
WOONSOCKET â A Woonsocket High School group of soon-to-be international ambassadors has reached the halfway point in their efforts to fund a trip-of-a-lifetime for the Class of 2012 members.
The six members of schoolâs Interact Club and Global Citizenship Program are planning to make a three-week-long visit to Rwanda in February to learn first-hand how that country is recovering from its devastating genocide of 1994.
Dressed in matching pajamas, two-year-old Isabella Paulson and her aunt Amanda DelPonte get ready for the Polar Express to depart the Woonsocket Depot yesterday for the 90-minute excursion and reading of Chris Van Allsburg's classic "The Polar Express," presented by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. The local depot has been dubbed the Polar Express Train Station this holiday season, with trips coming up today, Nov. 20, and on Dec. 2, 3, 4, 11, 16, 17and18. The train leaves at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m on Fridays, and at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
WOONSOCKET â The budget war between the school department and the city administration will continue for at least another legal skirmish, following a 3-2 vote of the outgoing committee Wednesday night.
The school committee had school department attorney Richard Ackerman lodge an appeal of the city's move to cut school spending last year even though it subsequently cut its $62 million budget to the $59 million figure. Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and the city council maintained it was the only funding available for schools.