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February 2nd, 2012
LINCOLN â 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.
âI 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,â she admitted. âI 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).â
WOONSOCKET â Gov. Chafeeâs proposed $7.9 billion state budget includes a plum the cityâs been grasping at for years â $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.
WOONSOCKET â 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.
WOONSOCKET â 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.
âThis is not a hostile take-over,â said Deborah Perry, president and CEO of YWCA Northern Rhode Island. âWeâre both in favor,â and the news is in the ambitious plans she has for the new YWCA Rhode Island.
January 30th, 2012
BURRILLVILLE â The Esten-Bowen House on Iron Mine Hill Road has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the stateâs preservation authority announced.
Build around 1790, âthe Esten-Bowen house represents Burrillvilleâs 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,â said Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.
WOONSOCKET â 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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