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October 25th

IWC to celebrate 85 years of service to community

October 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The Italian Workingmen’s Club’s longtime commitment to helping out in the local community will be honored during a celebration of the private social organization’s 85th anniversary on Sunday.

Club President Marc Zagaglia said the anniversary celebration will begin in the club’s upstairs function room at 1 p.m. and include remarks by club members, city officials, and members of the city’s General Assembly delegation and possibly even U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, depending upon his Washington schedule.

Holiday festivities Dec. 11 to cap off city’s birthday party

October 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – As promised, Albert G. Beauparlant has come up with a fitting final bash for the city’s 125th anniversary celebration, and also the people he wants to carry it out.

During an informal kickoff for the project at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library Friday afternoon, Beauparlant handed the reins for the upcoming Dec. 11 event to Call Publisher Mary Lynn Bosiak and co-chair Erik Cartier, or, actually, a flag.

Judge deals Pleau life, no parole

October 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The last chapter in the high-profile and emotional story of a killer at the center of a constitutional battle over the death penalty was written in U.S. District Court yesterday as Jason W. Pleau was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.

October 24th

Activist group: State’s chronic homeless population is growing

October 24, 2013

From her office at the intersection of Dexter and Barton streets in Pawtucket, Jessica Mowry of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island says she sees “a vast increase in the number of folks who are chronically homeless.

City orders Blackstone Street residents to shut down creep show

October 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET – City inspectors have ordered Dave and Charlene Densmore to shut down the elaborate Halloween house they built on their property, calling it a threat to public safety.
Featuring a witch’s brew of ghosts, goblins and ghoulish creatures oozing fake blood, the labyrinthine structure is made from sections of recycled stockade fence, plastic tarps and salvage-yard specials. “Fear for Food,” as the Densmores call their concoction of creepy kitsch, is open to public for nothing more than the donation of a canned good, to be passed on to one of the local soup kitchens.

October 23rd

For a marine’s memory: Family mourns Lance Cpl. Thomas Shipp on anniversary of deadly Beirut bombing

October 23, 2013

LINCOLN -- Wednesday was a day of mixed feelings for Russell E. Shipp, 51, of Pleasant Street. It was a day to remember the loss of his brother, Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Shipp, a Woonsocket native, in the terrorist attack on a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, 30 years ago to the day. Oct. 23 is also the day Shipp’s son Travis, now 24, was born in 1989.

October 22nd

Fire rips through city 2-decker; no injuries reported

October 22, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A fire possibly breaking out in the area of a second-floor bedroom of a two-family home at 137-139 Mount St. Charles Ave. forced residents out into the street Tuesday evening, but luckily did not injure anyone, according to fire officials.

October 21st

Two face rape charges

October 21, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Rape charges were filed in Sixth District Court Monday against two men police say raped a 42-year-old woman at knifepoint over the weekend.

Owen M. Hicks, 21, of North Smithfield, and Patrick Moore, 19, of Providence, were arrested about 3 a.m. Saturday after police stopped a blue pickup truck on the Court Street Bridge.

Police said the men had just driven away from the woman’s apartment on Harrison Avenue, where the alleged rape had occurred a few moments earlier. Police seized a pair of boxer shorts and a small knife from the vehicle, which Moore was driving.

Police: Kids left home alone

October 21, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A woman left an infant and a 4-year-old home alone while she was out breaking into a neighbor’s house Saturday, police say.
Moments before they located Rondelle J. Hadrick, 22, police found her children in her second-floor apartment at 37 Paradis Ave. The infant was in a child restraint seat in the middle of the kitchen floor, crying and screaming. The latch on his safety seat was unbuckled and the kitchen was a mess, police said. His brother, seemingly oblivious to his mother’s absence, was in a bedroom, sleeping.

October 20th

Lincoln budget reaps benefits from casino

October 20, 2013

LINCOLN — Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond has begun working on projections for the coming fiscal year, and for now at least it appears the town will not be seeing a decline in its Twin River revenues.

In fact, the creation of Twin River’s live table gaming venue at the casino has apparently generated some additional interest in the video lottery terminals (electronic games) from which Lincoln receives a share of the revenues, he noted.

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