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Questions plague defense fund for soldier’s cross memorial site

December 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET — A threatened lawsuit against the Place Jolicoeur war memorial’s location on city property sparked a controversy last year that rankled local veterans groups and spurred a fundraising drive that included the selling of replica white crosses still found at many homes around the city.

The potential for a legal challenge of the monument originally created to honor city resident William Jolicoeur following his death in France during World War I came in the form of a letter to the city from Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) in the spring of 2012.

Questions plague defense fund for soldier’s cross memorial site

December 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET — A threatened lawsuit against the Place Jolicoeur war memorial’s location on city property sparked a controversy last year that rankled local veterans groups and spurred a fundraising drive that included the selling of replica white crosses still found at many homes around the city.

The potential for a legal challenge of the monument originally created to honor city resident William Jolicoeur following his death in France during World War I came in the form of a letter to the city from Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) in the spring of 2012.

Forget McGruff; "Joery" takes a bite out of crime in North Smithfield

December 18, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Alert to bad guys: K9 cop Joery is on patrol, and when he takes a bite out of crime, he really does use his teeth.
And judging by the brisk wag of his tail and what appeared distinctly like the wrinkle of a smile along his canine jawline, the four-year-old Belgian Malinois seems to enjoy his work.

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