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March 5th, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) hasnâ€™t forgotten about the cityâ€™s Place Jolicoeur monument.
The monument â€“ a war memorial that had long since blended into the background of city life â€“ got its 15 minutes of fame last year when the FFRF wrote to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine demanding that the Latin cross atop the structure be removed because it rests on city property and thus improperly gives government sanction to a religious symbol.
Rebecca Markert of the FFRF told The Call Monday it has not dropped its objection to the memorial.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A pit bull dog came to the defense of his owner after he was seriously injured by a man who attacked him with a golf club Monday, police said.
The dog was in the yard when Matthew Jones allegedly bashed two people, Josef Tallo, 27, and Fatima DaSilva, 25, in the head with the club outside their 216 Grove St. apartment shortly after 7 p.m.
Jones, 38, who had been partying at a house next door, was bitten on the calf, hand and chin by the dog, according to Detective Jamie Paone.
WOONSOCKET â€“ State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) has signaled to the Budget Commission that she might not support the panelâ€™s request for a $2.5 million supplemental tax bill, at least as itâ€™s currently proposed.
Baldelli-Hunt said the plan puts too much of the burden on the owners of single-family homes and condos at the expense of all other classes of properties.
Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song will be the featured event at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. With the Celtic harp, tin whistles, fiddle, button accordian and bodhran (Irish drum), Phil Edmonds, originally from County Clare, and Mary King, Rhode Island musician for decades, bring the sweet sounds of traditional Irish music and Irish folk tales for a fun, engaging program. Audience participation is encouraged. Their Celtic Music & Stories also features an introduction to Irish step dancing where the audience can learn to dance and perform in the show.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Rotary Club of Woonsocketâ€™s annual Vocational Services Award will be presented to Cathy Levesque, executive Director of the Stadium Theater Foundation, at a May 9 dinner at Saviniâ€™s Restaurant in Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The arrival of deadlines for school department work on the annual school budget have brought with them another reminder that city fiscal affairs are in the hands of a state-appointed Budget Commission.
School Committee member Anita McGuire-Forcier pointed out during the panelâ€™s meeting on Wednesday that a draft school budget has traditionally been submitted to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine for his review on Feb. 28.
WOONSOCKET â€” For former Woonsocket resident Corey Bourbonniere, it all started with a dream that turned into a reality thanks to a lot of hard work, passion and sacrifices.
On March 23 in Rhode Island College's Roberts Auditorium in Providence, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer and State Ballet of Rhode Island (SBRI) alumnus will dance the male lead role (Albrecht) in The State Ballet of Rhode Islandâ€™s matinee performance of â€śGiselle,â€ť a timeless love story of romance, deception, betrayal and forgiveness.
Bourbonniere is looking forward to his hometown debut.
Logan Spas climbs the rock wall with other third graders at North Smithfield Elementary School during the school's annual Jump Rope for Heart event on Friday. The heart healthy event raised close to $8,000 for the American Heart Association of Rhode Island.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The theft of more than $17,800 in assorted items of jewelry from a Glen Road home has resulted in felony charges against a 22-year-old city woman of breaking and entering, receiving stolen goods, and conspiracy, according to police.
Victoria Fusco, of Paradis Avenue, has been charged in connection with the Jan. 29 housebreak after police received information she was at her Paradis Avenue residence.
PROVIDENCE â€“ A whopping 94.2 percent of Rhode Islanders say the state economy is poor or not so good and only 16.7 percent expressed confidence that state leaders would make the right decision about the Ocean Stateâ€™s future, according to a Brown University poll released on Thursday.