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Archive - Jun 2011

June 8th

Mounties confirm spot in softball finals

June 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- First came the four-run uprising in the seventh inning that led to a 4-3 win over top-seeded Lincoln High on Saturday night. Then came the seventh-inning run that helped cop a 1-0 victory over Cumberland High in Monday afternoon’s winners’ bracket semifinals.
On Wednesday night, ninth-seeded Mount St. Charles Academy struck again late in its winners’ bracket final against third-seeded Cranston West High, and as a result, the Mounties will be playing for the Division I championship.

Clippers finally get the better of Lions

June 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- It’s been said time and time again that it’s tough to beat a team three times in a season, and on Wednesday night, Lincoln High realized how difficult a task that is in its Division I losers’ bracket final with longtime nemesis Cumberland High.
After getting swept in their regular-season series with the Lions, the Clippers made sure their third time playing their rivals was indeed the charm.

UPDATE: Alice Mill fire caused by spark from welding torch

June 8, 2011

Woonsocket firefighters pour water on the smoldering remains of the former Alice Mills complex on Wednesday morning, which was gutted by fire Tuesday night. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental, the result of workers using an acetylene torch to cut metal for salvage inside the mill. (Call photo by Ernest A. Brown)

BULLETIN: Mayors asks residents to conserve water

June 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Leo T. Fontaine is asking residents to conserve water as much as possible today because of the demand from firefighters at the scene of the Alice Mill fire on Fairmount Street. So much water has been diverted for the firefighting effort that pressure in outlying portions of the distribution network have been significantly affected, the mayor said. Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene for at least the rest of the Wednesday dousing hot spots.

June 7th

Former Alice Mills complex burns down

June 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The rising column of black smoke over Fairmount Street Tuesday evening told a well known story for city residents. Another of the city's historic mills was burning.
The column of roiling smoke led to the old U.S. Rubber Co. plant at 85 Fairmount St., more recently known as Tech Industries, and flames were quickly destroying the four-story brick and wood structure.
The fire initially erupted out third and fourth-floor windows near one of the mill's two distinctive bell towers around 7:45 p.m. and quickly spread across the affected floors.

Landmark, Steward sign agreement

June 7, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Steward Health Care System of Boston is moving full-speed ahead on its plans for acquiring Landmark Medical Center.
A week after a Superior Court judge approved the $76 million deal, Landmark and Steward announced yesterday that they have have signed an asset purchase agreement, a core component of the sale. The agreement would make Landmark a part of Steward, parent company of the Caritas Christi Health Care network.

Alpaca farm comes to North Smithfield

June 7, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD — If you happen to be walking down Grange Road and hear a gentle humming, don't be alarmed. Its just the alpacas.
The Pasquariello family, owners of Mamalu Farm, have just welcomed the arrival of two alpacas to their newly formed alpaca farm on Grange Road.
The family’s primary goal is to raise, breed, and sell alpaca products. They are also interested in providing animal assisted therapy and donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their products to charity.

Maria Karen Lambert

June 7, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Maria Karen Lambert, 38, of Wilcox St,. Woonsocket, died Sunday evening at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the beloved daughter of Ernest R. and Linda A. (Zatonsky) Lambert. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Maria was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1991.
She was employed as a CNA for Ocean State Nursing and worked for several years at Oakland Grover Health Care Center.
Maria had a special love of all animals and kept a wide array of pets at home.

Raymond J. Corriveau

June 7, 2011

Raymond J. Corriveau, 39, of Benedict Rd., died Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jennifer (Dolbec) Corriveau, whom he married September 11, 2004. A lifelong Harrisville resident, he was the son of James Corriveau and his wife Susan of Uxbridge, MA and Jeannine (Belisle) Corriveau of Harrisville.

June 6th

McGair: Public sports teams gain on Private rivals

June 6, 2011

Let’s begin with the one thing public and private schools have in common. Both start with the letter “P.”
After that? Let’s just say the hot-button issue regarding the classification of high school athletics in this state wastes no time in drawing battle lines.

WOONSOCKET — As soon as the final point fell to the floor, spelling Mount St. Charles...
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