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January 25th

Ex-Rhode Island Gov. Garrahy dies at 81

January 25, 2012

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy has died.
His son, John Garrahy, confirmed through an assistant at his Providence law firm Wednesday that the former governor had died. He was 81.
Additional details were not immediately available.
Garrahy, a Democrat, served as governor from 1977 to 1985. He was lieutenant governor before that.
SEE Thursday's edition of The Call for complete coverage.

January 24th

Woonsocket may have to wait for dispatch savings

January 24, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The city may have to wait a bit longer for any savings to materialize out of its plans to consolidate emergency dispatch services at the police station.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine told members of the City Council during a work session in the Harris Hall conference room that the consolidation plan may have to be done in stages due to difficulties that have cropped up in moving all dispatching equipment to a single location.
The change to a dispatch system staffed by civilian employees at the police station had been included as a cost savings measure in the city's current budget.

Cumberland looks to restore clipper sign

January 24, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Rusted and battered by years of exposure to the elements, the Cumberland High School clipper ship, the official high school mascot that has hung for years on the brick exterior of the school building, may be in line for a long overdue makeover.
At its meeting tomorrow, the School Committee will be asked to consider resolutions calling for the restoration and re-painting of the metal clipper ship.
The committee meets at 7 p.m. in the Cumberland High School Cafetorium, 2602 Mendon Road.

January 23rd

Officer Krawetz found guilty

January 23, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Seconds after a Superior Court judge found Lincoln police officer Edward M. Krawetz guilty of felony battery with a dangerous weapon — in this case, his shod foot — the defendant's wife, Lori, wiped away tears.
Several other family members just looked around in disbelief after Justice Edward C. Clifton announced his decision at about 12:10 p.m., Monday.

North End vulture plague worsens

January 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Robert Bouchard can still crack a joke about how his neighborhood is starting to remind him of the Hitchcock classic, “The Birds,” but don’t be fooled: He’s losing his sense of humor about the North End’s population of gloomy-looking vultures.
It’s growing, says Bouchard.
And so are his concerns about avian-borne disease and property values.
“The growth has been exponential,” says Bouchard. “It’s gotten to the point where you don’t even see a migratory dropoff of the population in the summertime anymore.”

January 22nd

When it comes to service, look no further than the Rotarians

January 22, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Gerald M. Brenner leans over the desk in his Diamond Hill Road law office and rummages through a pile of documents, his eyes squinting to find a single piece of paper in the clutter.
“Ah, here it is,” he says.
The document he's holding up is a fact-sheet about Rotary International's PolioPlus, one of the most ambitious humanitarian programs ever undertaken by a private sector organization.

January 21st

CLEAR SIGN OF WINTER

January 21, 2012

Simon Ratsamy, 18, was busy clearing his mom's driveway on Park Avenue during Saturday's snowstorm in Woonsocket. The snow was persistent all day long, with the storm leaving upwards of 5 inches on the ground.

10 graduate from health care career program

January 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Ten motivated Northern Rhode Island residents celebrated their recent completion of the Stepping Up Health Care Career Orientation Program at a graduation ceremony Wednesday at the Connec-ting for Children and Families’ (CCF) Chaplin-Perez Community Center.
On hand to salute the graduates were U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Matt Wojcik, Woonsocket’s director of Human Services and Economic Development, who represented Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.

City man indicted for rape, robbery

January 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A man tied to two cold cases of rape after police recently obtained a sample of his DNA while he was incarcerated for an unrelated offense was indicted by a Providence County grand jury on Friday.
Armand J. Ferrio, 25, of 186 South Main St., is charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree robbery.

January 20th

Pro-choice activists hold rally to mark anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 20, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Combining legislators, activists and women’s rights groups, the Rhode Island Choice Coalition held a rally in the Statehouse Rotunda Thursday in anticipation of Sunday’s 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America.

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