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November 13th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission marked its 25th anniversary by calling on its longtime volunteers and stalwart supporters to help the cultural heritage and natural resource district win designation as a National Historical Park.
The appeal came during a birthday celebration billed as a âRally for Valleyâ held Thursday evening in the Providence & Worcester Railroad Station at Depot Square âone of the dozens of significant historic sites along the corridorâs 40-mile route between Worcester, Mass. and Providence, R.I.
MILLVILLE â Special Town Meeting voters Monday will be asked to consider several money matters, including an article that seeks permission for the town to borrow $300,000 as part of a sewer betterment loan.
The Special Town Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Millville Elementary School, 122 Berthelette Way.
WOONSOCKET â From Concord to Korea, the Museum of Work and Culture yesterday staged a Veterans Day tribute for the ages.
Dignitaries and guests took turns at the podium, singing patriotic songs, reading touching poetry about the sacrifice of war, and recalling the cityâs contributions to the Great War that inspired Veterans Day, nearly a century ago.
âToday we come together to thank and honor the veterans,â said Anne Conway, co-director of the museum.
CUMBERLAND â If you have been in a war and felt the fear of knowing the next moment could be your last, there are some things you can never put aside, never forget.
Wilfrid E. Hebert, 89, was all too aware of that fact after he enlisted in the service in 1942 and became a member of the Army Air Corps' 48rd Bomb Group based in Italy.
WOONSOCKET â School officials have opened an investigation into how a local preschool student was forgotten on a Durham School Services bus on Wednesday.
The unidentified 4-year-old boy was reported by School Superintendent Giovana Donoyan to have been picked up by a Durham bus for transportation to an afternoon kindergarten class at the Gov. Aram J. Pothier Elementary School but was never dropped off at the school.
WOONSOCKET â A Superior Court judge sentenced David P. Leite to life in prison yesterday for the grisly stabbing death of his live-in girlfriend in their Park Square apartment in 2009.
Leite, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder before Judge Susan McGuirl just hours before he was to stand trial in the death of Mellisa âMissyâ Perry. He must serve at least 20 years before heâs eligible for parole.
Prosecutor John E. Corrigan told the court that if Leite had gone to trial the state would have proven that he stabbed and slashed Perry 79 times with a utility knife.
WOONSOCKET -- Firefighters work to extinguish flames in the roof of a residential building at the Plaza Village apartments on Village Way Wednesday morning. The fire heavily damaged a two-story structure containing 24 units at the complex, which is located off Mendon Road. There were no reports of injuries, but residents were not expected to be able to return to their building in the wake of the blaze. See Thursday's edition of The Call for the complete story.
WOONSOCKET â Politics and family crossed paths as they seldom do last night as former state lawmaker Albert G. Brien won a seat on the City Council, besting his daughter-in-law, incumbent City Councilwoman Stella Brien.
With an official tally of 1,694 votes, Albert Brien finished seventh, or dead last, among those in the winnersâ circle, but he was still 43 votes ahead of Stella Brien, according to figures released by the Board of Canvassers.
North Smithfield firefighters work to contain a blaze in an outdoor shed on the premises of 520 Buxton St. in North Smithfield at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. According North Smithfield Fire Chief Joel Jillson, the fire was called in at 9:23 p.m. and minutes later firefighters arrived to find the shed fully engulfed. Six engines and a tanker truck from Burrillville responded and the flames were extinguished minutes later. No injuries were reported. (photo by Ernest A. Brown)
Approximately 50 veterans from the Blackstone Valley gathered on Saturday for a photo session in advance of Friday's Veterans Day holiday.
Here is a roundup of Veteran's Day news and events in the Woonsocket area:
WOONSOCKET -- Volunteers from the Georges Dubois Veterans Exhibit at the Museum of Work and Culture are planning a Veteranâs Day observance at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, outside the Museum, which is located on Market Street.
In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony would be moved to the ITU Hall inside the Museum.