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December 6th

Body of Proof cast captivated by Rhode Island

December 6, 2010

PROVIDENCE – The stars of the new ABC show Body of Proof, being filmed entirely in the Ocean State, are most impressed with Rhode Island’s beauty and the ease of getting from one place to another. The executive producer seemed most taken with the state’s film and television tax credits.

December 5th

Wreaths on their way to Ponaganset Middle School

December 5, 2010

GLOCESTER - Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that recognizes the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans, will make its third annual stop at Ponaganset Middle School on Tuesday, where hundreds of students will cheer and welcome Patriot Guard Riders who will lead a convey of Wreaths Across America tractor trailers packed with 150,000 Maine-made balsam wreaths.

Star-gazing

December 5, 2010

Rob Rainville, of Woonsocket, who was an extra in the television show "Body of Proof" when it filmed in Woonsocket recently, is thrilled to get an autograph from series co-star Jeri Ryan at the State House in Providence Friday morning. Ryan and her co-star, Dana Delaney, as well as producer Matt Gross and others, were honored in a ceremony marking the first year of production, which was shot in the city of Woonsocket and other Rhode Island locations.

December 3rd

Former police officer sentenced to year in prison

December 3, 2010

WOONSOCKET – A former city police officer will serve a one-year and one-day sentence in federal prison for his beating of a city boy held in custody at the police station on Sept. 15, 2009.
Former Patrolman John H. Douglas was also given six months of home confinement by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi that he will serve as part of two years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.
Douglas was sentenced during an appearance before Judge Lisi Friday morning.

December 2nd

Cumberland man wins million-dollar jackpot

December 2, 2010

CUMBERLAND – Sometimes it takes awhile for dreams to come true, but for Marc Lonchay his dusky visions paid off just in the nick of time – to the tune of $1 million.
That's how much the unemployed laborer and father of five took home yesterday when Lonchay cashed in his Powerball winnings at the offices of the state lottery – all on numbers he says came to him in his sleep years ago.
“I know, it sounds crazy,” says Lonchay. “I wrote them down. I kept playing them – faithfully.”

November 30th

Homeless shelter pushed to capacity

November 30, 2010

WOONSOCKET — For the last seven years, Senior Pastor Gene Giguere and his fellow members of the Harvest Community Church at 60 North Main Street have been able to follow their Christian faith and help someone in need.
The church has provided shelter to a number of homeless men who might otherwise have spent long, cold nights outdoors during the winter. The church’s second-floor Sanctuary Ministry shelter opens each Nov. 1 and runs until March.

November 29th

Officials to meet over school funding formula

November 29, 2010

WOONSOCKET — A bevy of city officials and state legislators will gather in the middle school cafeteria tomorrow as they try to cook up a fresh recipe for the fair funding of education.
After all, says Schools Supt. Robert Gerardi, the first batch served up by the General Assembly isn't going down too easy.

November 27th

EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL - Shoppers get up in wee hours for Black Friday

November 27, 2010

LINCOLN – Don't believe everything you read.
That was no flat-screen TV in the box, like the label said. That was Alex Camperone's trophy.
It was his prize for spending most of a drizzly and raw, post-Thanksgiving night waiting outside the Target store at Lincoln Mall.
Those other folks in a line of customers that snaked halfway around the mall, waiting, along with Camperone, for the store to open – they were Camperone's rivals in a hungry quest for doorbuster bargains.

November 26th

SHOW & TELL - Culture Day focuses on students’ ethnic backgrounds

November 26, 2010

WOONSOCKET – Sometimes school work can be fun. Especially if that school work is a project that allows students to tell about their family history and ethnic backgrounds.
Ousamequin Martinez, a middle school sixth grader, found that out while working on his cluster’s Culture Day Exhibit at the Villa Nova Street building.
Students could complete an essay as part of their project assignment or work on preparing a meal item that members of their family would have offered in their ethnic homeland.

November 25th

Area fire departments upgrade their equipment

November 25, 2010

WOONSOCKET – Area EMTs have a new set of tools to assist them in responding to medical emergencies, following a round of training sessions on the latest protocols and standards issued recently by the Department of Health.
The new state guidelines that went into effect Nov. 1 allow trained and certified EMS Cardiac responders to apply higher level life support techniques when assisting patients with difficulty breathing, heart attack and other life-threatening medical conditions, according to Woonsocket Fire Department EMS Coordinator Steven Encarnation.

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