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Pastor remodels facility for Woonsocket’s homeless men

September 21, 2013

WOONSOCKET – When it comes to ministering to the homeless, Associate Pastor Steve Bacon is a hands-on kind of guy.

In the basement of Harvest Community Church, he’s got his hands on table saws, nail guns, chop saws and other power tools as the region’s only emergency shelter for homeless men undergoes a major makeover.

A medley of grants and charitable contributions helped pay for the project, including $130,000 from the Champlin Foundations, one of the state’s largest philanthropic organizations. But when it comes to elbow grease and technical expertise, Bacon is pretty much it.

Lincoln police make tough calls with simulator

September 21, 2013

LINCOLN – As the events at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., showed all too sadly on Monday, police officers must be prepared to take on a wide range of potentially life-threatening situations while considering the use of deadly force, and members of the local Police Department are no exception.

That is why Police Capt. Philip G. Gould was happy to show off the capabilities of a “shoot-don’t shoot,” police training simulator the department brought in on loan this week from the Rhode Island Interlocal Trust municipal insurance agency.

Call slates city mayoral candidates’ debate Oct. 4

September 21, 2013

In an effort to allow voters to better understand each mayoral candidate’s stance on the issues facing the city and its residents, The Call will sponsor a mayoral debate on Friday, Oct. 4, from 7-9 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

The debate panel will include: Call reporter Russ Olivo; The Call and The Times' political reporter and columnist Jim Baron; Roger Bouchard, owner of WNRI radio; and a representative of WOON radio. Call Executive Editor Bianca Pavoncello will be the moderator for the debate.

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