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Archive - Apr 2011

April 17th

Constantino, Lux prepare for Boston Marathon

April 17, 2011

BOSTON — For the elite runners at this morning’s Boston Marathon, the goal is to be the first to cross the finish line.
For several of the other participants, including Cumberland residents and forty-something runners Dave Constantino and Robert Lux, a winning performance is defined by the numbers on the clock when they reach their final destination at Copley Square.
Constantino and Lux, a pair of triathletes as well as good friends, those numbers they’re hoping begin with a two. In other words, a sub three-hour effort.

Middle schoolers build self-esteem at College Crusade

April 17, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — Call Naffi Koulibaly and Emily Baptista a study in contrasts.
During a game called “Willow in the Wind,” Baptista — a sixth-grader at Baldwin Elementary School in Pawtucket — jumped at the chance to participate. With her “teammates” surrounding her in a tight circle, she was asked to stand up straight, to consider herself as rigid as a broomstick, cross her arms across her chest, close her eyes and lean forward.

Town opens bids for fire department merger feasibility study

April 17, 2011

CUMBERLAND - A total of seven firms have submitted proposals for the job of consulting the town on a fire department merger study.
The bid proposals were opened Wednesday and will be reviewed by Mayor Daniel J. McKee, who will recommend one of the seven to the Town Council sometime next month.

RWU senior trades fun in the sun for volunteerism

April 17, 2011

CUMBERLAND - Caitlyn Anderson, a senior at Roger Williams University, could have spent her winter break this past January basking in the sun in Florida or doing any number of things college students do these days.
Instead, the 22-year-old Cumber-land resident volunteered her time and skills to help poor families in the deep South obtain affordable housing.

April 16th

Goucher looking to make history in Beantown

April 16, 2011

BOSTON — Kara Goucher looks at her performances in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters runs at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and her inaugural appearance at the Boston Marathon two years ago as sharing a common theme.
Goucher was considered among the medal contenders at the Summer Games, but placed a still-respectable ninth in the 5K and tenth in the 10K.

Theroux eyeing strong effort at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2011

LINCOLN – Mike Theroux doesn’t have to go too far back in his memory bank to recall the first time he went for a run.
That’s because it occurred just six years ago for the 47-year-old Lincoln resident.
“I ran from my house to Lincoln High School and back,” he said. “It was about a three-mile run. At the time I was happy I was actually doing it, but it was amazing how much that run took out of me.”
Theroux will be running three miles again tomorrow. Only this time, he’ll still have 23 more before he reaches his final destination.

Victorian office building draws just one offer

April 16, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The only bidder for a historic building at the center of a thorny dispute between the city and the state preservation authority has a familiar name.
It's state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Woonsocket).

Faced with breast cancer and sluggish economy, Lizzy's Enchanted Creamery owner closes shop

April 16, 2011

CUMBERLAND -- Tracy Fay, owner of Lizzy's Enchanted Creamery, has had her share of ups and downs.

April 15th

Cumberland tops Smithfield in eight innings

April 15, 2011

SMITHFIELD – Cumberland High survived injuries to its starting pitcher and catcher on Friday to outlast Smithfield 6-5 in eight innings.
“This was a great team effort,” Cumberland coach Paul Murphy admitted. “Our starting pitcher, Hayden Namaka, hurt his hand and left in the third inning. Eric Murray, who had pitched only one inning this season, took over and gave us five good innings. And then our catcher, Matt Billington, got hurt and we replaced him with Matt Bare in the fourth inning.”

Doris M. Demers

April 15, 2011

Doris M. Demers

HUDSON, FL- Demers, Doris M., 80, of Hudson, FL passed away on April 12, 2011.
She is survived by her loving husband whom she was married to for 55 years, Leland S. Demers; sons Kevin Demers & Michael Demers and his wife Jeanette; daughter Sandra Jackson and her husband Gary; grandchildren Tanya, K.C., Kamber, Adam, Nicholas, Kolby; great-grandchildren Timothy & Dylan; sisters Yvette Bosma & Rita Byron. Doris was predeceased by her son Rodney Lewis.
Doris was born in Uxbridge, Mass and moved to FL in 1981.

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BRISTOL -- The Cumberland American All-Stars continue to play their best baseball with...
CUMBERLAND -- Although Frank Geiselman has officially retired from Cumberland High School...
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny...
BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to...
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...

 

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