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February 2nd, 2012

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.


January 30th, 2012

Burrillville house on National Registry

January 30, 2012

BURRILLVILLE — The Esten-Bowen House on Iron Mine Hill Road has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the state’s preservation authority announced.
Build around 1790, “the Esten-Bowen house represents Burrillville’s development from a period of agricultural growth and expansion from the end of the 18th century through gradual decline and subsequent transition to exurban residential uses in the early 20th century,” said Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.

January 29th

Elks are a force for good in the community

January 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity.
Maurice E. Berube has spent the better part of 11 years trying to promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. But it wasn't until last month, when he found himself the recipient of a simple act of kindness by an 11-year-old city girl, that he really understood what it meant to be an Elk.
Berube, Grand Exalted Ruler of Woonsocket Elks Lodge #850, says it happened in December when he was helping deliver 227 food baskets to needy families during the holiday season.

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