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March 16th, 2011

Judge rules on 17-year-old stabbing suspect

March 16, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A Family Court judge yesterday “certified” a 17-year-old boy accused in a stabbing last April that left an elderly man paralyzed — a status that falls a step short of waiving him into adult courts.
But Amy Kempe, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, said the ruling also places the boy in jeopardy of serving an adult-length prison sentence if the courts determine he was responsible for the stabbing.
“It’s kind of a bifurcated approach,” said Kempe. “He’ll be tried in Family Court but he’ll be subject to adult sentencing.”

March 15th

Man hurt in rollover

March 15, 2011

North Smithfield fire and rescue personnel tend to a 61-year-old man at the scene of a rollover in front of Anchor Subaru Tuesday afternoon. The man apparently lost control of his car while heading south on Route 146 around 3 p.m. The victim, who was conscious and alert after being removed from his car, was taken to Landmark Medical Center with head lacerations. A vehicle at the dealership sustained rear end damage.

March 14th

Chafee tours Woonsocket businesses

March 14, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Gov. Lincoln Chafee took a walk on Main Street with Mayor Leo T. Fontaine on Monday and learned about the challenges of economic development in one of his state’s distressed communities.
There were several signs of hope to be found on the tour, talks with business owners making a go of it despite the tough economy, and also a few reminders of work yet to be done to put viable businesses in still vacant storefronts.
“It’s challenging,” Chafee admitted after touring the large mill property Marie Deschenes is revitalizing at 117 Main St.

March 13th

The best of the spellers

March 13, 2011

LINCOLN — Caroline Moore seemed to know immediately she had added a “u” where it didn't belong.
In the seventh round of the annual Rhode Island Spelling Bee Championship held Saturday morning at the Lincoln Middle School auditorium, the Wheeler School eighth-grader had just been asked to spell “thoroughbred.”

March 12th

These two teens got a thirst for politics at an early age

March 13, 2011

GLOCESTER - Ponaganset High School student Aaron Dupuis was just a second-grader when he first strolled through the cavernous halls of the Rhode Island Statehouse. He remembers vividly climbing up the marble stairs, staring up in amazement at the ornate rotunda dome and peeking through the doors of the stately House and Senate chambers.
But what impressed him most that day was when he met then-Lt. Gov. Charles J. Fogarty Jr. Dupuis' father had just landed a new state government job and after pulling a few strings was able to arrange for his son to meet the lieutenant governor.

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.

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