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December 21st

AG, legislators hope to close kid porn loophole

December 21, 2013

PROVIDENCE – While possession and trafficking in sexually explicit images of children – kiddie porn or child pornography – is illegal, it is not against the law in Rhode Island if an adult sends or gives sexually explicit images of adults to a child.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is moving to close what he calls “a gaping hole in the state’s Internet safety and child protection laws.

December 20th

Bad weather prompts church to call off living Nativity scene

December 20, 2013

BELLINGHAM - For the first time in four years, there will be no shepherds, angels or wise men this weekend re-enacting the birth of Jesus in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church on South Main Street.

Every year, during the weekend before Christmas, the small church performs a living Nativity outside on their church grounds, but the threat of rain on Sunday has forced the church to cancel this year’s event.

December 19th

Rapper urges kids to say no to bullying

December 19, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Sometimes it takes a little bit of fun to learn an important lesson, and the students at Citizens Elementary School found that out on Thursday when Mr. Deep Positivity took on the problem of bullying during a rally in their school auditorium.

The rapping educator from Providence, a.k.a. James McBride and 2003 Rhode Island Big Brother of the Year, used his songs and supportive and optimistic outlook to encourage the students to take a stand against bullying.

Milk Fund to benefit from sign selloff

December 19, 2013

What do you get for the person who has everything this holiday season? How about a municipal street sign-you know, the real McCoy, straight from the city of Woonsocket. And it's all for a good cause, says Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt: The Milk Fund. "These signs will make a great gift of decoration for anyone's home, office, or place of business, and the proceeds will help a very worthy charity,"the mayor said. The city will be selling the old green-and-white signs for $10 each.They're available because the city is in the process of replacing them.

December 18th

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.

December 17th

Blaze destroys Cumberland house

December 17, 2013

CUMBERLAND – A Diamond Hill Road couple just barely escaped a fast-moving fire in their home Monday night that sadly claimed the lives of their two dogs and a cat, according to firefighters.
David and Marianne Alger had been asleep in the upper level of their two-story home just before 11:15 p.m. when they woke to find the attached downstairs family room on fire, North Cumberland Fire Chief Brian Jackvony said Tuesday.

December 16th

Full-day K comes one step closer

December 16, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The Woonsocket Education Department just got another allotment of state money to bring back a full-day kindergarten program in September 2014.

The R.I. Department of Education announced Monday it had released $72,928 to the WED under the Full-Day Kindergarten Accessibility Act, passed by the General Assembly in 2012.

“We’re really thrilled RIDE has faith enough that Woonsocket’s leaders will do right by the children of the city,” said Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan.

December 15th

Dionne to be inducted into RI Heritage Hall of Fame

December 15, 2013

WOONSOCKET — John R. Dionne of Woonsocket has been selected to be inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, RIHHF President Dr. Patrick T. Conley and RIHHF board member Albert R. Beauparlant have announced.

Dionne will join several other inductees at its annual ceremony in April.

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