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March 12th, 2011

DAV: Veterans helping veterans

March 12, 2011

Most veterans know that the Disabled American Veterans organization exists. Many of them do not know that the DAV can be their best friend and a major advocate when they seek benefits later on in life from disabilities that can be linked to their time in the U.S. military.
“The sad part is a lot of veterans, especially Vietnam veterans, don’t know what’s available to them (in terms of benefits from the Veterans Administration),” said Rick Vaccari, a DAV supervisor.

Send your veterans photos to The Call

March 12, 2011

The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: veterans@woonsocketcall.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.

Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Hometown:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Years served:
Location of tours:
Highlights:

IRISH FOR A DAY

March 12, 2011

State Rep. Ryan Fattman showed up dressed for the occasion Thursday, serving as guest host of the 2nd annual St. Patrick's Day luncheon for seniors, held at the Bellingham Senior Center. The event was sponsored by the Bellingham Police Association and featured a traditional corned beef dinner provided by the Coachmen’s Lodge, of Bellingham.

Back to the drawing board for schools?

March 12, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The School Department may have to take another look at its 2011-12 school budget after getting figures on Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s state aid for schools during the same period.
Chafee on Tuesday released information on his proposed state budget for 2011-12 that may end up penalizing the local district even while increasing its overall award of state aid.

March 10th

The biggest children's study ever

March 10, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Boy, girl — pregnancy can be predictable, but here's something local mothers-to-be probably weren't expecting: an invitation to participate in the largest research study of childhood health — ever.
Thundermist Health Center, a regional hub of obstetric and pediatric care, rolled out the welcome mat Thursday for women who are pregnant or thinking about having a child in the next few years.

Broken car windows was work of pellet gun

March 10, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A rash of car vandalisms in several city neighborhoods over the past week has police looking for help in identifying anyone who may be responsible for the incidents.

March 9th

Police nab 3 men in connection with Feb. 23 home invasion

March 9, 2011

CUMBERLAND – Three local men who allegedly committed the Overhill Road home invasion last month in which a 66-year-old man was injured are in custody after what police called “an intense investigation.”
Christopher Duffy, 18, Kyle English, 20, and Christopher Pascale, 22 – all Cumberland residents – are facing a combined 17 charges, including assault on a person over 60, assault with a deadly weapon in a dwelling house, robbery, conspiracy and receiving stolen goods – a .45-caliber handgun that belonged to the owner of the home.

March 8th

Chafee touts 'wise financial decisions'

March 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien liked a lot of what he heard from Gov. Lincoln Chafee's first major presentation — a combined State of the State address and budget speech.
“It means $800,000 for Pawtucket this year and $1.6 million next year,” Grebien said in the House of Representatives chamber after the governor spoke. “It comes with some strings attached, but in this tough economy, this benefits the city and education.”

WFD extinguishes small blaze at Kennedy Manor

March 8, 2011

A contingent of Woonsocket firefighters, including Ladders 1 & 2, responded to Kennedy Manor on Clinton Street after a small fire was reported in a vacant apartment on the seventh floor around 11 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported and the fire was quickly extinguished. See the complete story in Wednesday's edition.

March 7th

O'Donnell named head of State Police

March 7, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Just days after Col. Brendan Doherty announced his resignation as Superintendent of the State Police, Gov. Lincoln Chafee has selected U.S. Marshal Steven O’Donnell as his replacement.
Chafee introduced O’Donnell as “a leader who has not only met expectations, but continuously exceeded them during a long and distinguished career.” He recalled that, in 1996, then-President Bill Clinton named O’Donnell as one of the nation’s 10 “Top Cops.”

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