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July 25th

Rock n' Roll Half Marathon coming to Providence

July 25, 2011

It’s a 13.1-mile race. No matter how you look at it, it possesses some kind of challenge for anyone that attempts the distance.
But this one will be a little more fun. Actually, it could be a lot more fun.
On Sunday morning, Aug. 7, an expected 8,000 runners and walkers will invade the capital city for the inaugural Rock n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon. The race is the latest of the popular Rock n’ Roll Marathon series that has already made its way to 25 U.S. cities and an additional two more internationally.

Post 14, Collette Vacations among teams in Legion quarterfinals

July 25, 2011

Two-time regular-season champion Cumberland Post 14 and red-hot Collette Vacations Post 79 will be among the “Elite Eight” teams that will play for the state championship this week when the R.I. American Legion Senior Division tournament moves into the double-elimination format.
In seasons past, the double-elimination portion of the postseason wouldn’t get under way until four ballclubs were left standing after winning a best-of-three quarterfinal and semifinal-round series.

Superintendent search process under fire

July 25, 2011

WOONSOCKET — After complaining publicly and threatening to file an open meetings complaint, School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh says she was finally furnished with the names of the members of the committee in charge of searching for a new superintendent yesterday.
But Phongsavanh remained highly critical of the process, saying it has been unnecessarily opaque and closed off to input from communities of interest outside the school department.
“It's been a shady process,” asserted Phongsavanh, the newest member of the School Committee. “I don't understand why they've been so secretive.”

Thomas J. Bouchard

July 25, 2011

Thomas J. Bouchard

WOONSOCKET- Thomas J. Bouchard, 79, of Conrad St., died Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Moreau) Bouchard. whom he married in 1963.
Born in Esmond, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eva (Dufresne) Bouchard.
He lived in Woonsocket for most of his life.

Roger E. Whittaker

July 25, 2011

Roger E. Whittaker

WOONSOCKET- Roger E. Whittaker, 79, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Greenville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was the beloved husband for 27 years of Evelyn D. (Turcotte) Whittaker and the late Barbara (Walsh) Whittaker.
Born in Providence on August 8, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alice (Barrett) Whittaker. He was the father of Robert B., Charlene and Cheryl Whittaker. He was the brother of the late Joseph Whittaker. He also leaves his brother in law Richard J. Turcotte of Woonsocket.

Nancy S. Homand

July 25, 2011

Nancy S. Homand

HOPEDALE- Nancy S. (Ingham) Homand, 79, of Freedom St. died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at her home. She was the wife of the late Augustine A. "Gus" Homand.
Mrs. Homand is survived by three sons; Scott A. and his wife Marjorie Homand of Hopedale, Shawn A. and his wife Beth Homand of Falmouth and Kris G. and his wife Diane Homand of Millville and 9 grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Susan Ingham of Hopedale and Barbara Nelson of Amherst, NH. She was predeceased by her brother, Alfred Ingham and her stepfather, George Safstrom.

Rev. Maurice L. Gilbert

July 25, 2011

Rev. Maurice L. Gilbert

MILLVILLE- Rev. Maurice L. Gilbert, 71, Pastor of St. Augustine's Church in Millville died Friday, July 22, 2011 at his residence. He had served as Pastor of St. Augustine's Church in Millville from December 2003 until the time of his death.
Rev. Gilbert is survived by one sister Helen B. Gilbert of Millville, several cousins and his faithful companion and pet "Missy". A very special thank you to Laure Berthelette of Millville for her compassionate care and to the entire St. Augustine's parish for their support.

July 24th

Red-hot CALL moves one win away from state title

July 24, 2011

Contributing writer
WARWICK – Another day, another offensive explosion by Cumberland American.
Manager Dave Belisle’s club moved within one win of claiming the Major Division state championship Sunday, throttling Cranston Western 15-0 in a four-inning mercy-rule affair at Warwick West Side Little League’s Abe Klitzner Field.

Woonsocket played a big part in the Civil War

July 24, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Woonsocket’s long overlooked connections to the Civil War have gone on display at Brown University’s John Hay Library thanks to a collaborative effort by the Library’s special collections department and the Foss Media Center at Woonsocket’s Oak Hill Cemetery.
Foss Media Director Elizabeth Vangel, a Woonsocket native, worked with Hay Library curator Holly Snyder to offer “Ricochet: Woonsocket in the Civil War” as a Hay Library exhibit running through Sept. 23. The project marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the war between the Union and the Confederate states in 1861.

Moreau announces for City Council

July 24, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Robert Moreau, the chairman of the Zoning Board of Review, has announced he intends to run for a seat on the City Council.
“As a lifelong resident of Woon-socket, namely the Bernon District, I am pleased to announce my candidacy,” Moreau said in a statement. “Throughout my lifetime I have been involved in various aspects of the community. To name a recent few, I served 23 years on the police department, am an active volunteer in pioneering a flourishing boxing program at the city’s Boys and Girls Club, and am currently Director of Security for the Woonsocket Housing Authority.”

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