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Students report for all-day K

August 27, 2014

WOONSOCKET – After a rocky political fight that goes back months, a new era of full-day kindergarten got off to a smooth start Wednesday as the first batch of little pioneers reported for classes.

About half of some 450 kindergartners arrived on the first day of school, and the other half arrives today in a staggered start to the year for the youngsters, according to Kindergarten Coordinator Donna Coderre, principal of Leo Savoie Elementary School.

National Grid pulls plug on church that feeds, clothes, the poor

August 27, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Feeding the poor: They call it God’s work at The River United Methodist Church on Federal Street.
They’ve been doing it for years, but now they’ll be forced to do it without an essential ingredient: electricity.
National Grid cut power to The River Tuesday because the struggling church has fallen into arrears on its bill by almost $1,000, according to Pastor Rebecca Lambert.
“We serve a hurtin’ community,” said Lambert. “When we have a choice between turning on the lights and feeding the community we’ll be feeding the community first.”

Cat dumped like litter; survives

August 25, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary is seeking donations to rehabilitate a cat that was found trapped in a dumpster on Welles Street about two weeks ago.

Deb Adam, the director of the nonprofit feline rescue agency, said she believes the cat had been neglected for some time before it was deliberately placed in the trash bin and left for dead. The animal was found by some neighbors who heard a banging noise coming from inside the dumpster, looked in and discovered the cat.

Bellingham residents stage cookout for disabled veterans

August 25, 2014

BELLINGHAM – When Denis Auger and Mickey Emery got the idea to help disabled veterans with a cookout at Auger’s Lake Hiawatha home 11 years ago, they counted on the help of the friends and area veterans to put the event together and make it happen.

Emery died in 2010, but the annual event benefitting disabled veterans from the Brockton VA Hospital and other residences was on again at Auger’s home on Saturday thanks to the help of Emery’s wife, Liz; Auger’s daughter, Nicole Auger-Gassett; and a battalion of volunteers from area veteran organizations.

The sandwich saints

August 23, 2014

A pot simmers on the stove inside the kitchen of the two-story colonial when Brother Alan Aubin is summoned from his chair at the dinner table by the unusually shrill clang of an old-fashioned doorbell.

A slight man with a dollop of silvery hair lopped across his forehead, Aubin opens the back door and quietly acknowledges the visitor, handing the stocky man in blue jeans a couple of sandwiches and a canned drink. It’s a transaction that lasts just a few seconds from start to finish, and it takes place with few words, uttered in hushed tones.

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