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WOONSOCKET â€“ A former city police officer will serve a one-year and one-day sentence in federal prison for his beating of a city boy held in custody at the police station on Sept. 15, 2009.
Former Patrolman John H. Douglas was also given six months of home confinement by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi that he will serve as part of two years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.
Douglas was sentenced during an appearance before Judge Lisi Friday morning.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Sometimes it takes awhile for dreams to come true, but for Marc Lonchay his dusky visions paid off just in the nick of time â€“ to the tune of $1 million.
That's how much the unemployed laborer and father of five took home yesterday when Lonchay cashed in his Powerball winnings at the offices of the state lottery â€“ all on numbers he says came to him in his sleep years ago.
â€śI know, it sounds crazy,â€ť says Lonchay. â€śI wrote them down. I kept playing them â€“ faithfully.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” For the last seven years, Senior Pastor Gene Giguere and his fellow members of the Harvest Community Church at 60 North Main Street have been able to follow their Christian faith and help someone in need.
The church has provided shelter to a number of homeless men who might otherwise have spent long, cold nights outdoors during the winter. The churchâ€™s second-floor Sanctuary Ministry shelter opens each Nov. 1 and runs until March.
WOONSOCKET â€” A bevy of city officials and state legislators will gather in the middle school cafeteria tomorrow as they try to cook up a fresh recipe for the fair funding of education.
After all, says Schools Supt. Robert Gerardi, the first batch served up by the General Assembly isn't going down too easy.
LINCOLN â€“ Don't believe everything you read.
That was no flat-screen TV in the box, like the label said. That was Alex Camperone's trophy.
It was his prize for spending most of a drizzly and raw, post-Thanksgiving night waiting outside the Target store at Lincoln Mall.
Those other folks in a line of customers that snaked halfway around the mall, waiting, along with Camperone, for the store to open â€“ they were Camperone's rivals in a hungry quest for doorbuster bargains.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Sometimes school work can be fun. Especially if that school work is a project that allows students to tell about their family history and ethnic backgrounds.
Ousamequin Martinez, a middle school sixth grader, found that out while working on his clusterâ€™s Culture Day Exhibit at the Villa Nova Street building.
Students could complete an essay as part of their project assignment or work on preparing a meal item that members of their family would have offered in their ethnic homeland.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Area EMTs have a new set of tools to assist them in responding to medical emergencies, following a round of training sessions on the latest protocols and standards issued recently by the Department of Health.
The new state guidelines that went into effect Nov. 1 allow trained and certified EMS Cardiac responders to apply higher level life support techniques when assisting patients with difficulty breathing, heart attack and other life-threatening medical conditions, according to Woonsocket Fire Department EMS Coordinator Steven Encarnation.
Brittany Paulhus of Blackstone stocks fresh turkeys on jam-packed shelves yesterday at the Park 'n Shop Supermarket in Blackstone. "It tops last year," she said. "It's been busy in here all morning."
WOONSOCKET â€“ They say money talks, and with any luck, it will settle the controversy over the worth of the abandoned contents of Woonsocket Middle School in 10 days.
That's when a Boston company will auction off the massive collection of property left behind by the Woonsocket Education Department when the building was turned over to the city.
Personnel from Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers is already in the Park Place building sorting the varied inventory in preparation for the auction, said company president Marianne Sullivan.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Attorney General-elect Peter Kilmartin announced the creation of his transition committee, which will help maintain and recruit the top legal talent at the Office of Attorney General while providing policy recommendations.