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December 26th, 2012

Woonsocket man faces DUI charge in Lincoln

December 26, 2012

LINCOLN — A Woonsocket man faces a charge of drunken driving after allegedly driving onto the wrong on-ramp to Route 116 early Saturday morning.
Patrolman Richard J. Bousquet reported responding to an accident at that location and found Dana W. Braley, 50, of Papineau Avenue, Woonsocket, sitting on the grass at the side of the vehicle, highly intoxicated.

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

December 26, 2012

Sonny Kelly of Gladu Wrecking and Recycling looks on as Marco Berube, operating the excavator, begins the process of demolishing the Bouvier Furniture Company building on North Main Street in Woonsocket Wednesday. The building will be completely leveled by the end of the year.

Top 10 Woonsocket stories for 2012

December 26, 2012

WOONSOCKET – It was another year dominated by the city’s teetering financial condition, but that wasn’t the only big story of 2012.
A World War I monument that most people never thought twice about – if they were aware of it at all – suddenly gained new notoriety when it was attacked by a Wisconsin atheist group. The governor’s determination to spare an accused killer from the death penalty triggered an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. And the career of a rising political star was unexpectedly nipped in the bud.
Here’s a recap of the Top 10 from 2012, in reverse order:

December 25th

All aboard!

December 25, 2012

A Providence & Worcester Railroad train waits to depart from the Woonsocket train depot on a run of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's annual holiday offering of the Polar Express. The station was once a key transportation link for the city but now serves as a headquarters for the Blackstone River Valley National Hertiage Corridor and only hosts special visits of passenger trains for events like the Polar Express, movie productions, or fall foliage tours.

December 24th

Deputy Fire Chief Beausoleil calls it quits after 45 years

December 24, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Richard Nixon was president then, the Beatles were still a band, and men in space suits were still a few months shy of walking on the moon.
Deputy Fire Chief E. Craig Beausoleil joined the North Smithfield Fire Department in 1969, a time when the all-volunteer squad of good samaritans could hardly be called a department at all.
After 45 years on the job, Beausoleil will come to work for the last time Thursday, saying so-long to the only job he’s ever known as an adult.

CLEF SINGERS

December 24, 2012

The Cumberland High School Clef Singers performed at a concert Thursday night in the community room at Cumberland Public Library.

December 23rd

Cumberland art group opens show

December 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET —The Art Group from the Cumberland Public Library has opened a show of its members' art work in the upstairs gallery of the Museum of Work & Culture at Market Square.
Art Canestrari, an Art Group member and artist, said the show includes works from group members on a wide range of topics and natural scenes.
“We meet at the Cumberland Public Library on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.,” Canestrari, a retired dentist, said while setting up the exhibit with other members of the group.

ELO helps shape future of students

December 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET — On Wednesday, students participating in Woonsocket High School’s Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) program attended the Rhode Island Police Academy graduation at CCRI's Lincoln campus.

Children’s smiles warm Santa’s heart this season

December 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Santa Claus was seated in his cabin at the mini-park near City Hall Thursday evening, chatting with all the children who stopped by with their friends and relatives.
Emily DiTomasso, 9, and her cousin, Allison Vuona, 5, both of Woonsocket, shared a moment with Santa as Allison's mom, Becky, looked on.
Emily later said she asked the Jolly Ol’ Fella for a Tangled doll, which has hair like that of Rapunsel, and slippers. Allison, meanwhile, asked for a Snow White doll and also for some footwear for the home, Stompies, while telling Santa the rest of her wish list.

St. Anthony's Chorale to sing Christmas Day Mass

December 23, 2012

The chorale at St. Anthony’s Church in Woonsocket, under the direction of Mary Bienkiewicz-Picard, will sing at the Christmas Day 9 a.m. Mass. The 22-member choir will perform a variety of traditional and ethnic musical selections. Guest soloist Ryan Latour will render the holiday selection of ‘O Holy Night.’ Latour recently performed at the Stadium Theatre’s version of ‘In the Mood’ and he is a lifelong parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church.
The church will offer Christmas Eve Vigil at 5 p.m. Monday, but again there will be no Midnight Mass.

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