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March 6th, 2011

C.F. native Ray Noury recalls day his plane was shot down during WWII

March 6, 2011

WOONSOCKET -- He's 87 years old now and the war he fought lies almost a lifetime away in the past. But to Raymond A. Noury the day over the skies of Europe when his damaged B-24 succumbed to a final attack by German fighters is still just a moment behind him.
Anyone would have trouble forgetting what Noury went through on Feb. 22, 1944, when the break-up of his plane left him falling through the sky harnessed to a tattered parachute.

Anthony Stanis tells a soldier's story of World War II

March 6, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE – Anthony Stanis can still look back clearly over the years, back to when he was young and a soldier in World War II.

Send your veterans photos to The Times

March 6, 2011

The Times is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: veterans@pawtuckettimes.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The Times' office, 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket.

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:

Stanis: Ernie Pyle didn't have to die

March 6, 2011

Anthony Stanis was within 20 yards of Ernie Pyle when the Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent was killed on the small island of Ie Shima off the coast of Okinawa on April 18, 1945.
“He shouldn’t have been out there with us,” Stanis admitted. “Ernie had been on Okinawa for a couple of weeks and he was resting up, just sitting on a ship out in the water. He came ashore for a couple days and spent time with our colonel (Lt. Col. Joseph Coolidge).

Former city man charged with child molestation

March 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Former Pawtucket resident Emanuel G. Baptista was found guilty Tuesday by a Providence County Superior Court jury of child molestation and child abuse charges in which the victim was a four-month-old girl.
The jury declared the 21-year-old Baptista guilty on two counts of first degree child molestation and two counts of first degree child abuse stemming from the 2009 case. The jury deliberated for four days and concluded after a six-day trial that was presided over by Superior Court Justice Netti Vogel, according to a press release from Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin.

March 5th

Fire rips tenement; residents unharmed

March 5, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS – Four people escaped harm after a fire broke out at a two-story tenement house at 41 Hedley Ave. early Friday morning, but the house sustained extensive damage, stated Central Falls Deputy Fire Chief John Garvey.
Two CFFD firefighters did suffer minor injuries, one a tweaked knee and the other lacerations to his face, but they didn't require hospitalization.

Confirmands from Seekonk, Blackstone Valley soak up Washington

March 5, 2011

“We saw a person living out of a box right near the White House. This was sad, knowing all of his worldly belongings were in this small area. While strolling through (Washington) D.C., I also noticed some people scavenging for food in nearby trash bins. It got me thinking how unfortunate they were to live outside with snow, and in extremely cold weather, and that they didn't know where their next meals were coming from.”
– Michael Pariseau, 15, Seekonk High sophomore

March 4th

Head of State Police resigns

March 4, 2011

SCITUATE — Hinting broadly that he may soon return to public life, perhaps as a political candidate, State Police Col. Brendan Doherty announced Thursday that he is retiring effective April 1.
Both Doherty and Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s office denied that friction between Doherty and Chafee — who were at odds over the Providence Police Department’s decision to opt out of the federal Secure Communities Program — led to Doherty’s seemingly abrupt decision to step down.

March 2nd

Cumberland Police: Home invasion suspects stole guns

March 3, 2011

CUMBERLAND — The 66-year-old victim of last week's violent home invasion at 124 Overhill Road in Cumberland has been identified as Harvey O. Salvas, who also is a staff member of the Rhode Island Governor's Commission on Disabilities.
Salvas is the commission's state Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator specializing in accessibility and assistive technology. He is also a former building official in Cumberland.

Senate committee OKs Board of Regents nominees

March 2, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Three of Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s nominees to the Board of Regents, including chairman-designate George Caruolo, won approval from the Senate Education Committee on split votes Tuesday.
After enduring extensive grilling from committee members on his opinion of Commissioner Deborah Gist and several of the reforms she has championed, on his potential conflict of interest in simultaneously being regents chairman and a lobbyist for the Twin River gambling casino and not losing the $75 million in federal Race to the Top funds Rhode Island was awarded last year.

Council gives first nod to City Hall jobs

March 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Late in its meeting on Wednesday night, the City Council gave first passage to some ordinances allowing for several City Hall job and salary changes that were proposed by the Grebien administration. However, two of the job changes, which resulted in substantial raises for these positions, drew some questions and criticism from several council members.

February 28th

Health study seeks pregnant women

March 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Attention local pregnant women: you and your child can take part in a study that could make medical history.
The National Children's Study Rhode Island is looking at how children's health and development are affected by their family history and the social, natural, and physical environment of the places where they live, learn and play. As such, they are looking for 1,000 Rhode Islanders to take part in an important national study that will track children's development from before birth until the age of 21 to look at key health issues.

February 27th

WW II veteran recalls battle for Iwo Jima

February 27, 2011

Roland Carroll never liked to talk about his World War II experience as a Marine who fought on Iwo Jima in the early months of 1945 while U.S. forces closed in on Japan.
“Who am I to talk?” the 88-year-old veteran was saying last week when put on the spot. “I figured I wasn’t the only guy who went in the service. We all had to go fight the war. I realize now how important it was. We had to win that war or Hitler and the Japanese were going to take over the world.”

Send your veterans photos to The Times

February 27, 2011

The Times is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: veterans@pawtuckettimes.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The Times' office, 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket.

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:

Almond calls FY-12 budget 'very fair'

February 27, 2011

LINCOLN – Just over a week after submitting his Fiscal Year 2011-12 recommended municipal and school operating budget of approximately $70.4 million to the Budget Board – his deadline, per order of the Town Charter, was Feb. 15 – Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond called the number “very fair” to both sides.

February 26th

Police: crime is up, but not as much as was reported

February 26, 2011

PAWTUCKET—With the state of the local economy and a spate of convenience store robberies making news, Pawtucket Police admit that crime is on the rise. However, they say it didn't increase in 2010 over the previous year as much as another local newspaper had indicated.

Covering bullying from 'every single angle'

February 26, 2011

LINCOLN – It was rather by accident how Lincoln Prevention Coalition Coordinator Pam Shayer discovered John Mattson, a Providence-based consultant who has served as a trainer, curriculum developer and evaluation advisor for numerous U.S. groups, including the National Crime Prevention Council, Center for Civic Education and Youth Crime Watch of America.
She doesn't care.

February 24th

Police: Shooting in Cumberland not random (UPDATED)

February 24, 2011

CUMBERLAND – The three masked bandits who broke into an Overhill Road home Wednesday night and left the owner with an alleged gunshot wound to the head after a violent struggle had targeted the residence, police said.
"In order to ease concerns of neighboring residents, the residence at Overhill Road appears to have been the target of the intruders, and the burglary was not a random act," Police Chief John R. Desmarais said in a statement released Thursday morning. "I want to assure the neighboring residents that the neighborhood, as well as the rest of the town, is safe."

February 24th

E.P. readies for Citizens Police Academy

February 24, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — In an attempt to dispel common myths and mysteries about law enforcement, the city's police department has decided once again to offer residents the opportunity to register for the Citizens Police Academy, a 13-week program slated for Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 16.

February 22nd

Send your veterans photos to The Times

February 22, 2011

By TERRY NAU
veterans@pawtuckettimes.com

The Times is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: veterans@pawtuckettimes.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The Times' office, 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket.

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:

 

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