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February 5th, 2012

For Knights of Columbus, charity is first and foremost

February 5, 2012

When Michael S. Krzywonos used to attend Sunday Mass at the former St. Cecilia's Church in Pawtucket he'd see the same friendly faces sitting in the same pews every week. Other than exchanging passing greetings and a few pleasantries at the end of Mass, it eventually dawned on Krzywonos that he really didn't know who his fellow parishioners were.
"For the longest time they were just faces without names," he says.

Despite cuts, Davies looks to enhance programs

February 5, 2012

LINCOLN – Given the new state funding formula, the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School will receive $649,000 less in state aid during the 2012-13 academic year.
So stated Davies' Business/Education Partnership Coordinator Bernie Blumenthal on Thursday.
Neither he nor Gerry Manning, Supervisor of Career & Technical Instruction, truly know how the institution can continue to survive over the next several years.

TRUE COLORS

February 5, 2012

Anthony Rison, a longtime Woonsocket resident and Patriots fan, raises his team’s flag on the front of his Manville Road home Saturday morning. Rison is hosting a Super Bowl party for 20 people, the most he can fit in his house. The
banner, at right, was created by his son-in-law Eric Sherman, who died in a construction accident in February 2005.

February 3rd

Serial pedophile gets 30 years

February 3, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local man was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of raping three children, the attorney general’s office announced.
Ramiro Morales, 39, will also be on probation for 25 years upon his release from prison and is subject to lifetime supervision with a GPS monitoring device under the Jessica Lundsford Act, said Amy Kempe, spokesman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
Morales has been incarcerated since 2009, but his last known address was 25 Lapre Road.

Hainesworth, nominated by Obama, hopes to be state’s newest marshal

February 3, 2012

GLOCESTER – President Barack Obama has nominated former Glocester Police Chief Jamie Hainesworth to be Rhode Island's new U.S. marshal, the White House has announced.
Hainesworth currently serves as the law enforcement liaison and victim advocate for the Rhode Island chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving after some three decades in police work.
“It’s a great choice,” said State Sen. Paul Fogarty (D-Dist. 23, Burrillville, Glocester, North Smithfield). “He’s a man of incredible honesty and integrity, he’s a great law enforcement guy, and he’ll do the state and Glocester proud.”

February 2nd

Kids decide to go green at lunchtime

February 2, 2012

LINCOLN — Central Elementary School fourth-grader Maggie Cabana didn't want to let down her fellow students, so she decided to prepare her Wednesday lunch the night before.
“I made it at about 7:30 (p.m.); I made my peanut butter crackers, strawberries and an orange with the peel taken off, then put them all in plastic containers,” she admitted. “I did it so I wouldn't forget anything. I was scared that I'd put it into plastic bags. I didn't want to forget that's against the rules (for this lunch).”

February 1st

City has budget hopes for park

February 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Gov. Chafee’s proposed $7.9 billion state budget includes a plum the city’s been grasping at for years — $2.6 million to restore long-neglected World War II Veterans Memorial State Park.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said the funds were included in the spending package Chafee proposes for the state Department of Environmental Management after an intense lobbying campaign by city officials.

Domestic assault case leads to drug cache

February 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET – There was a bonus for the police at the end of a trail that led to a man wanted for domestic assault. Just as officers closed in on Steve E. Beaulieu, another man was tossing a backpack containing $1,450 worth of cocaine and marijuana out the window, police said.
The episode unfolded in Apt. No. 3 at 174 Robinson St. Tuesday, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette, the police spokesman.

January 31st

Woonsocket, Central Falls YWCA to merge

January 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET — YWCA Northern Rhode Island, located at 514 Blackstone St., will merge with the faltering Central Falls-based YWCA of Greater Rhode Island in a deal expected to be finalized by March 1.
“This is not a hostile take-over,” said Deborah Perry, president and CEO of YWCA Northern Rhode Island. “We’re both in favor,” and the news is in the ambitious plans she has for the new YWCA Rhode Island.

Ex-RI Gov. Garrahy eulogized at funeral Mass

January 31, 2012

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Joseph Garrahy has been remembered as a man who lived humbly and set an example for others.
The Rev. Marcel Taillon remembered Garrahy at a funeral Mass on Tuesday morning as a man of faith who rose from humble beginnings.
Taillon, the pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Narragansett, delivered the homily at a service at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.
Garrahy died last week at a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 81.

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