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June 11th, 2015

Bellingham family writing new ending to ripoff tale

June 11, 2015

BELLINGHAM – When Dawn Costa met Jose Antonio Mangual Jr. last month, it was as if her prayers had been answered.

Mangual, a professional fundraiser and founder of the Milford, Mass.-based non-profit organization “A 2nd Chance” — which claimed to raise money to help those who need "a second chance" in life — volunteered to raise money to benefit Costa’s 2-year-old granddaughter, Brooklynn Rondeau, diagnosed with childhood leukemia in April.

June 10th

Potential lawsuit could threaten charter school

June 10, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Now that state education officials have granted final approval to RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, there is a move afoot to file a lawsuit in Superior Court to prevent the school from opening in the fall.
Council President Albert G. Brien said a lawsuit may not be necessary, because there are at least two bills pending in the General Assembly that could prevent the school from opening. But Brien said that if state lawmakers fail to act, he is prepared to ask the City Council to partner with the Woonsocket Teachers Guild as plaintiffs in a suit.

June 9th

Statehouse of Cards: Power, corruption often go hand-in-hand for Rhode Island’s legislative leaders

June 9, 2015

PROVIDENCE – When ex-House Speaker Gordon D. Fox is sentenced in federal court tomorrow on corruption charges, his fall from grace will be complete.

And whatever else he may have accomplished as a state legislator, this may be his crowning achievement: He’ll have given average Rhode Islanders one more reason to believe that it’s virtually impossible to hold the most powerful seat in state government without going bad at the core.

Local artist gives back through Alzheimer’s fundraiser

June 9, 2015

WOONSOCKET – After he found success in a new endeavor as an artist, Paul M. Cote of Cumberland decided it was time he gave something back. 

So taking some inspiration from his father Paul’s illness, Cote last year put together a fundraiser benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association that was held along with the Vernal Arts and Music Festival that he also helps to organize.

June 8th

Recall looming over NS town administrator

June 8, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton has faced a steady drumbeat of criticism for her decision to serve as chairwoman of the proposed RISE Mayoral Academy.

Now she may pay with her job.

Sixteen months before her fourth term is up, a petition to recall Hamilton has been initiated by a group of opponents to the proposed regional charter school, led by David Lowe.

“We filled up an auditorium trying to talk some sense into her about this academy school,” said Lowe. “She refuses to listen.”

Mount grads depart, but memories stay

June 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET – With an eye on Mountie traditions, 153 members of the Class of 2015 received their diplomas during Mount St. Charles Academy’s 91st commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon.

The ceremonies inside the Brother Adelard Ice Arena included a special tribute to members of Mount’s Class of 1965, who stood to receive special 50th Anniversary diplomas issued by the school.

June 6th

Burrillville’s new playground ‘Hero’

June 6, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Tyler Seddon, the Pascoag boy whose story captured the hearts of millions nationwide when thousands of police officers and firefighters helped him celebrate his seventh birthday in March 2014, received yet another tremendous gift when a playground built in his honor was formally opened Saturday.

June 5th

Woonsocket couple charged in infant's death

June 5, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The parents of an infant girl who died in Brooklyn, Conn., in February are facing homicide charges in the death of the eight-month-old.

Justine Barber, 28, and Kevin Hartshorn Jr., 32, both of 336 Providence St., were arrested on Connecticut State Police warrants Thursday.

The CSP says Barber and Hartshorne live at 633 Providence St., but a spokesman for the agency said Barber was located at Butler Hospital in Providence. Hartshorn was arrested in the city by Woonsocket police.

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June 5, 2015

June 4th

Head of the class: NS educator named RI Teacher of the Year

June 4, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – In what was perhaps the most elaborate ruse ever staged in the town’s history, North Smithfield Elementary School teacher Tracy L. Lafreniere was crowned Rhode Island Teacher of the Year during a school assembly disguised as a ceremony to honor the school for its community involvement.

It was an honor a shocked Lafreniere never saw coming.

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