How Can You Help? Wish List From Local Nonprofit Organizations, July 27

North Adams man’s assault charges dropped – Berkshire Eagle Online

Copy paper School supplies pencils, pens, glue erasers, etc Journals of any type for girls Composition notebooks Sports equipment: footballs, soccer balls, etc Flat screen TVs and monitors Fans floor and window (box) Stamping supplies ink pads, stamps Board games Donors may contact Racine Family Literacy Executive Director Richard Marciniak at 262-898-3968 or at [email protected] SMILES SMILES is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs through a partnership with horses. The horse is a powerful motivator and participants receive a host of physical and emotional benefits while riding and communicating with their four-legged friends. Virtually anybody can experience positive gains, regardless of age, disability, or current situation, as they are empowered by this large but gentle animal. Volunteers, 13 years and older, are needed for so many aspects of the program: Grooming and tacking the horses before classes begin Leading and/or side walking with the horse and student Cleaning stalls and barn area Feeding and unloading hay No experience is necessary and training is provided. Not sure about helping in the barn? How about: Fundraising – special events For further information, call Katie, the volunteer coordinator, at 262-882-3470 or email her at [email protected] Below is SMILES’ wish list: Horse/barn supplies Stable forks and barn brooms Box stall fans Paper cups and coffee stirrers Anti-bacterial hand soap Donations are appreciated for the following: General operating Scholarships for those in financial need Facility improvements Endowment fund to secure the future of smiles Engrave a brick in our patio with your message: Memorialize loved ones Acknowledge special dates and happenings Permanently display your business or company name For questions, visit the SMILES website at www.smiles.nu or call SMILES at 262-882-3470.
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Richard Ladouceur, 25, of Dover Street, had charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, intimidating a witness, and threatening to commit a crime dismissed by Judge Fredric D. Rutberg for a failure to prosecute after the alleged victim did not appear. A charge of attempted murder had been dropped by the prosecution in May. The charges stemmed from an April 19 incident. Ladouceurs live-in girlfriend walked into the North Adams Police Station that morning, telling police that Ladouceur assaulted her and that he could be hurting himself. During the dispute, Ladouceur allegedly punched and broke a television and stabbed a wall with knives, in addition to assaulting the woman by both strangulation and punching her in the stomach. Police officers from North Adams, Clarksburg, and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Police all responded to in the incident and investigated the apartment.
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