Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police havenâ€™t updated the Amber Alert yet, but they say theyâ€™re no longer looking for a gray Chevy van thought to have been associated with the disappearance of six-year-old Daniel Britt.
Britt was last seen with his mother, Andria, 35, on Jan. 8. Based on medical records released by a Family Court judge Wednesday, police say they believe the child â€“ and his mother â€“ are both in danger.
Beacon Charter High School for the Arts, Troupe 7444, proudly presents a drama by Jim Leonard Jr. 'And They Dance Real Slow In Jackson.' The play, presented in two acts, is directed by Dawn Souza and can be seen Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, in Woonsocket. The play tells the story of Elizabeth Willow and her family as it follows Elizabeth's trials and tribulations as an adolescent and young adult in a world that is not so accepting of her needs as she is confined to a wheelchair.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ They missed the holidays with their families while completing a mission in Afghanistan, but 10 members of the 282nd Combat Communications Squadron wore only smiles on Tuesday as they returned to their R.I. Air National Guard base off Old Oxford Road and were welcomed home by their excited and thankful families and friends. Read the full story in Wednesday's Call.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Superior Court judge postponed the foreclosure of Walnut Hill Plaza until Feb. 28 after the owners filed a lawsuit against the lenders who hold the mortgage on the shopping center.
Papers filed in the case indicate the owners of the strip mall arenâ€™t necessarily opposed to relinquishing the title to the lenders, but theyâ€™d prefer a â€ślike kindâ€ť transfer that would shield them from certain tax liabilities.
For full story, see page 1 of Wednesday's Call.
WOONSOCKET -- The Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a missing child. Daniel Britt, age 6, was last seen on Jan. 8
with his mother, Andria Britt. Andria may be en route to Washington state in violation of a Rhode Island Family Court Order. Police reported in a statement she is driving a red Ford sedan, Rhode Island registration 942-649.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Britt and/or Andria Britt is asked to call the Woonsocket Police Department at 401-766-1212.
FRANKLIN -- Authorities confirmed the identities of the children who died after being discovered trapped in a hope chest over the weekend. Lexi Munroe, 8, and her brother Sean Munroe, 7, perished while playing in the chest at their Chestnut Street home. The deaths remain under investigation.
PAWTUCKET â€“ General Treasurer Gina Raimondo kicked off her bid for governor Monday with a tub-thumping event that directly confronted some of her campaignâ€™s perceived weaknesses: Latinos, organized labor, her connections to Wall Street and her bona fides as a Democrat, and a progressive one at that.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police officers were kicked, punched in the head and shoved around as they broke up a wild, chaotic party on Rathbun Street Sunday morning.
Four officers were listed as victims of assaults that took place in the third-floor apartment at 79 Rathbun St. shortly after 2:30 a.m.
Full story on Page 1 of today's Call.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Drive up Woonsocket Hill Road and you will quickly come across Wrightâ€™s Dairy Farm, a family business that has been supplying area residents with dairy productions for more than 100 years.
And for those who know about Wrightâ€™s Dairy and its popular bakery store, itâ€™s never a surprise to see the cars filling the storeâ€™s parking lot while people stop in for gallons of fresh farm milk or a dessert item made with Wrightâ€™s real whipped cream.
For full story, see Page 1 of Monday's Call.
BURRILLVILLE -- The Assembly Theaterâ€™s still serving veteran administrator and chief technical advisor, 91-year-old George L. Surbuts has done it all over the past 65 years from working in the theaterâ€™s projection booth in the 1940s to handling stage productions to cleaning and maintenance.
He even played a small part in the Village Playersâ€™ production of â€śHarvey,â€ť although he admits acting was never his forte and that he was always more comfortable working behind the stage than on it.
For full article, see Sunday's print edition of The Call.