$10,000 Unclaimed: Is It Yours?
A look at the news happening outside Barrington.
- Bristol: Apparently someone won $10,000 on a Powerball ticket purchased in Bristol on May, 29, 2010. Problem is, no one’s stepped up to claim it. Herbie Moitoso, owner of Viola's, Liquor Store, received a large $10,000 winner sign from Rhode Island Lottery, but after months of no one claiming the prize, he threw it out. Were your lucky numbers drawn? Find out here in this Bristol-Warren Patch story.
Pit Bull Gets a Bad Rap
- Bristol: A Bristol resident whose dog was attacked by a pit bull last month petitioned the Town Council this week to create an ordinance that goes after the owners of vicious animals. Todd Roper's seven-year-old labrador retriever, Liberty, was brutally attacked by a pit bull on Dec. 5, during the annual tree lighting ceremony in downtown Bristol. According to Roper, Liberty sustained severe head and ear lacerations from the attack that required surgery and stitches. "The owner was supposed to have insurance on that pit bull," Roper told the council. "But there are no teeth behind the ordinance, so no one pays attention." Read more about this issue in this story.
Community Hopes to Help Infants of Slain Mom
- East Providence: A memorial fund has been established at Bank of America to raise money for the infants whose mother was murdered here on Christmas Day. Staria Silva was found dead in her home by her mother. Police arrested the father of the couple's 9-month-old, Raymond Grundy, later that day. On Wednesday of this week, East Providence Assistant Mayor Thomas Rose offered his condolences to the family, noting that while he didn't know Silva, he's come to realize how special she was and how "she affected so many people's lives directly and indirectly with her radiant smile, her contagious laughter, her warm and inviting nature and her love for life." Find out how to donate money to her two young daughters in this East Providence Patch story.