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September 30th, 2015

Shelter tells city they can't pay property tax bill

September 30, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The deadline for Haven of Grace Ministries to pay its first-ever property tax bill passed yesterday, but the city probably shouldn’t be expecting a check from the non-profit shelter for battered women anytime soon. 

“We can’t pay it,” said Vice President Susan Mansfield. “We literally don’t have the money.”

September 29th

Autumnfest's dynamic duo honored

September 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Lorraine and Paul Jacob were honored by a gathering of family, friends and longtime Autumnfest volunteers during the Grand Marshal Reception at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center Tuesday evening.
The couple was honored for their own longtime volunteering with Autumnfest, each with separate roles at times, and for also working together on projects.

Kilmartin all-in on fight against drugs, overdoses

September 29, 2015

PROVIDENCE — In a press conference on Tuesday, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced that with 37 signatures from his colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats alike, the National Association of Attorney Generals have made support of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act official policy.

September 28th

North Smithfield Cross Country | Future is bright for Lady Northmen; North Smithfield senior Hazard snags top honors in boys’ race

September 28, 2015

SMITHFIELD — With young talent such as Rita Marcotte, Kate Grist and Claire Guertin on board, things are clearly looking up for the North Smithfield girls’ cross country team.

Cumberland school board to name new superintendent

September 28, 2015

CUMBERLAND – The School Committee at a special meeting Wednesday is expected to name assistant School Superintendent Robert Mitchell as the district’s new superintendent of schools.

Mitchell succeeds Philip D. Thornton who was hired last week by the Warwick School Committee to lead that district. 

“We knew Dr. Thornton wasn’t going to stay here forever,” said School Committee Chairwoman Lisa Beaulieu. 

For complete story see Tuesday's print edition of The Times.

Elks Club hosts first classic car charity fundraiser

September 28, 2015

WOONSOCKET – As a first time endeavor, the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks 850 had a pretty good turn out of classic cars for its car show at the Social Street lodge on Sunday. About two dozen classic car owners brought their vehicles to the Elks parking lot and helped the organization fund its upcoming charitable work for the coming holiday season, including a holiday party and toy drive.

“We pulled this together in a month and a half so it went well for the first time,” Raymond Vilandre, an Elks member organizing the event, said. 

Blackstone war vet reminisces during visit with vintage planes

September 28, 2015

LINCOLN – Bill Reynolds is 91 and turning 92 at the end of October but his age didn’t stop him from heading over to North Central State Airport on Monday to see the Collings Foundation World War II warbirds fly in and land. 

Reynolds, a Woonsocket native now living in Blackstone, donned his old Eighth Air Force jacket to go see the planes with his son Edward and grandson, Patrick, 18.

“I loved the B-17 but my favorite plane was the B-25 Mitchell,” Reynolds said at the North Central tarmac. 

Providence College Basketball | RIGHT ON POINT: Friars land 2016 PG Maliek White

September 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Friars are looking for a few good point guards to fill Kris Dunn’s talented shoes for the 2016-17 season and beyond.

True, PC already has one Big East-tested point man in Kyron Cartwright along with transfer Isaiah Jackson, who reportedly ran the point at times during his high school days, in the fold. There’s now a third name to add to the list after Virginia native Maliek White supplied the Friars with a verbal commitment late Sunday night.

September 27th

Another reason to smile

September 27, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Peter Bouley of Chepachet, a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran who recently received $10,000 in free dental work from Aspen Dental in North Smithfield as part of a larger initiative by the company to offer dental care to veterans, recently received another big surprise.

Veteran arriving at North Central in B-17

September 27, 2015

LINCOLN – When Bill Purple flies into North Central State Airport today it will be with a lot mixed memories of his youth.
Purple, a 91-year-old World War II veteran from Petersham, Mass., piloted 35 missions in a B-17 bomber during the war and will be getting a ride to the Rhode Island state airport at the Lincoln-Smithfield line from the Collings Foundation, a non-profit war bird preservation group based Stow, Mass.
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