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November 30th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â An old textile mill on Mendon Road was briefly transformed yesterday into a busy shipping zone for one of the stateâs largest holiday toy drops for the needy.
The floor of the Bonin Spinning plant was jammed with pallets stacked high with cardboard boxes filled with new action figures, dolls and games donated by Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc.
WARWICK â Crimes are bound to occur and people will inevitably be arrested for committing criminal acts. But what happens to those convicted of crimes when they have met the terms of the prison sentences a judge has given them?
That question was the focus of a summit of government and community leaders at the Crown Plaza Hotel Tuesday that aired concerns over public safety and the rights of released prison inmates to restart their lives in the community.
WOONSOCKET â Buoyed by a positive financial forecast, the city is ready to restore one of the first and most controversial casualties of the recession â streetlights.
With the support of Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, Councilman William Schneck will introduce a measure during his last meeting Monday calling on National Grid to reactivate about 1,200 streetlights that were shut off at the cityâs request in March 2010.
PROVIDENCE â Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, visited Olneyville Monday to tour four tenement houses refurbished under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and to tout a proposed successor program, Project Rebuild, that is part of President Barack Obamaâs American Jobs Act.
Jessica Bliss and her daughter, Gabriella, 4, of Cumberland, shop for bead bracelets Saturday at Tranquil Gardens on Mendon Road in Cumberland. Yesterday was known nationally as Shop Local Saturday â to offset the frenzy of shoppers who frequented the âbig boxâ chain stores on Black Friday.
GLOCESTER â Working from their home studio in neighboring Burrillville, hobby videographers Carlo and Betty Mencucci have just finished a follow-up to their well-received 2009 documentary on the townâs history, âWest of the Seven Mile Line.â
While the first installment covered the townâs earliest days, this one touches on the most colorful events of the 1700s through the late 1800s, from the tragic saga of âBetty the Learned Elephantâ to the discovery of gold in the woods of Durfee Hill.
LINCOLN â There seem to be two types of Black Friday shoppers: the people who come out and wait begrudgingly in line for a specific sale item, and those who view it as one big, exhausting â but-enjoyable â road trip.
Pawtucket residents Pauline Tougas, Rachel Doyon and Jeannine Bourski fall into the latter category. The three women, along with a couple of other family members, headed out to do shopping at the major retail stores along Route 1 in South Attleboro, Mass. at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday and they were just finishing up at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Cumberland High School alumni from the Class of 2010, including (from left) Davis Sak, Drew Felber, Shane Caron, Mike Krueger, Nate Soucy, Dan Canavan, Jason Coureiro, Brad Camiel and Ricky McCoy, cheer on the Clippers football team during their Thanksgiving Day tilt against rivals Woonsocket at Barry Field. Cumberland won by a huge margin. See Sports in Friday's CALL for more photos and the complete game story.
WOONSOCKET â A local couple is facing felony drug charges after police found them in possession of a greater number of marijuana plants than allowed under their state Department of Health medical marijuana permits.
Police arrested John Soares, 46, and Patricia Molyneaux, 38, on charges of cultivating marijuana and manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to deliver, after finding a marijuana growing room in their Front Street apartment Wednesday.
WOONSOCKET â Shop local, buy local, and save gas while supporting the areaâs small businesses tomorrow â National Shop Small Saturday.
And if you missed the map in yesterdayâs edition of The Call, the following businesses along Mendon Road are participating in The Callâs holiday cash prize giveaway. (Thereâs no purchase necessary at these stores in order to enter; a $100 cash prize drawing will be held on Dec. 15.)
Among these Mendon Road small businesses is Caribbean Tan, which is now offering gift certificates.