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April 26th, 2012
When William Jolicoeur went off to war as part of the 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division in 1917, he was part of a band of men that was very welcome in France. General John Pershing was glad to have them. Marshal Ferdinand Foch was glad to have them.
You see, they were from Woonsocket and could speak the native tongue, making them even more valuable than the other doughboys who were landing in Europe in droves.
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WOONSOCKET â Citing allegations of sexual misconduct that happened nearly 30 years ago, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has defrocked a priest assigned to Precious Blood parish and ordered him to move out of the rectory.
PAWTUCKET â While saying that he didnât believe the accounts from either party were â100-percent accurateâ and that the incident itself might have been sparked by âroad rage,â a Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal magistrate on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Pawtucket Police Department and sustained charges of refusal to submit to a chemical test and a roadway violation that had been brought against Jarred Lynch stemming from his 2011 collision with a Pawtucket Police sergeant.
CUMBERLAND â Despite Cumberland Town Council President James T. Higgins' best efforts to drum up unanimous support, the council last week ended up voting 6 to 1 to adopt a resolution in support of Governor Lincoln Chafee's municipal reform and relief legislative package.
The vote came one week after Chafee personally urged the council to support his municipal rescue package, saying support of the proposals will ease the financial burden on cities and towns and help stave off more local bankruptcies.
PROVIDENCE â At the core of it was a vexing question that Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel just couldnât let go.
Why would a woman, abandoned in the snow âlike road killâ after a hit-and-run in Woonsocket, suddenly decide that a jail-time sentence was too severe for the driver?
WOONSOCKET â The thorny constitutional principle of separation of church and state is rearing its head over a 1921 World War I monument featuring a prominent Christian cross on city property.
Unlike the recent prayer banner controversy in Cranston, which was sued by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the threat of legal action in this case is coming from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national nonprofit organization halfway across the country.
WOONSOCKET â A Cumberland lawyer who fought the state law that allowed Central Falls to enter receivership will be a guest of the City Council tonight.
With so much talk in the air advocating receivership for Woonsocket, officials are hoping Michael Kelly can provide some balance, said Councilman Albert G. Brien.
âHe was very much involved in Central Falls and I was hoping we might be able to glean whether his experience there could be helpful to us as we debate the pros and cons of this issue,â said Brien, a staunch detractor of receivership.
Members of the Bernon Little League Firefighters, including (from left) Emanual Quirindongo, Elijah McDowell, Jared Briere, Jacob Harris, Brian Diaz, Baye Lo, Germani Jarrie, Stanley Koss, Matt Robinson and Kyle Woodward celebrate the start of the 60th Little League season Saturday at the Bernon Little League opening day ceremonies at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket. See Sports for more photos of the opening day parade and ceremony.
PROVIDENCE â What are the five most important things to know if you are thinking about running for office? How do you raise money for a political campaign? How can a challenger defeat an incumbent in an election?
Those are just some of the questions that will be raised and answered by some of the stateâs political, media and good-government luminaries at Operation Clean Governmentâs 2012 Candidateâs School.