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December 7th

Police charge 3 men with breaking and entering

December 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Three men got caught breaking into a house Tuesday after they mistakenly believed no one was home after ringing the doorbell.
The downstairs tenant of the two-family at 387 Park Place was indeed home, however; he simply didn’t answer the doorbell because he didn’t recognize the individual ringing it, he told police.
Moments later, the tenant saw two men scaling the balcony to the second story of the home and he heard their footsteps after they allegedly forced their way in through a window.

City unveils Place Jolicoeur ornament

December 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Anita Wilbur had no idea why she’d been summoned to Harris Hall, but when she found out it nearly brought a tear to her eye.
As Wilbur watched, city officials unveiled the 2012 installment of the municipal Christmas ornament, a glass sphere featuring an image of the Place Jolicoeur World War I monument.
The Cumberland Street monument, whose prominent Christian cross was attacked as unconstitutional by a Wisconsin atheist group earlier this year, was named for Jolicoeur’s uncle over 90 years ago.

December 6th

Officials drive home message: Don’t text behind the wheel

December 6, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are bringing attention to the dangers of texting and driving with a high school awareness tour that visited North Smithfield High School Wednesday.

Ex-teacher in sex scandal paroled

December 6, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A former Woonsocket Middle School teacher convicted of having a sexual relationship with a female student has been paroled from the Adult Correctional Institutions after serving just 12 years of a 20-year sentence.
Richard R. Lalime Jr., 42, registered as a sex offender with the Woonsocket Police Department on Nov. 21, the same day he was released from the ACI.

ALL AGLOW!

December 6, 2012

James DiChristofero of North Smithfield and his 7-year-old grandaughter, Alivia Verasammy, also of North Smithfield, enjoy the Annual Tree Lighting at Veterans Memorial Park, as part of Woonsocket's Main Street Holiday Stroll Thursday night.

December 5th

Club Par-X breakfast to benefit Milk Fund

December 5, 2012

WOONSOCKET — If you haven’t been to Le Club Par-X for breakfast recently, Sunday morning might be a good day to stop by the Stanley Street gathering place.
Club President Robert Joanette said the club is gearing up for what he expects to be a very successful breakfast for the Milk Fund from 8 a.m. to noon at the club.
“We want it to be a good breakfast, so we are expecting 100 people or more,” Joanette said.

Court tells board to reconsider St. Francis proposal

December 5, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge says the Zoning Board of Review must resolve questions of a possible conflict of interest involving member Allen Rivers before putting to rest a controversial petition to redevelop St. Francis House on Blackstone Street.

Twin River exec faces child porn charge

December 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE (AP) — An executive at a Rhode Island slot parlor has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography after police say someone discovered the images on his work computer.
WPRI-TV reports that Twin River's vice president of finance, Suneet Talpade, was arrested Monday.
Lt. Brian Casilli tells the station the photos were discovered at the slot parlor in Lincoln.
The 51-year-old Talpade lives in Wallingford, Conn. A telephone message left by The Associated Press at a listing in his name was not immediately returned.

December 4th

Lee a finalist for Mass. chief’s job

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Detective Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr. of the Woonsocket Police Department is one of four finalists for the police chief’s job in the nearby Worcester County, Mass., town of Millbury.
Officially, the identities of the finalists have not been made public yet, according to Millbury Town Manager Bob Spain. He said four finalists were chosen by the Board of Selectmen recently and that their names will be disclosed for the first time on Dec. 13, the same night they will be interviewed in public. The panel will then announce their selection on Dec. 18.

Body of missing senior found in Blackstone

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The search for a missing man ended tragically Tuesday when police found his body in the Blackstone River hours after they began looking for him.
The body of Andre Genereux, 61, was found in shallow water at the foot of a boat ramp in River Island Park, less than a half mile from his house at 31 Wilson St.
Two patrol officers spotted Genereux’s body from the Bernon Street Bridge around 2:30 p.m., roughly two hours after police issued a Silver Alert for him.

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