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September 14th

Judge OKs Landmark, BC/BS agreement

September 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET – After thinking it over for two days, Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein on Friday approved an agreement ending a contract dispute over reimbursement rates between Landmark Medical Center and Blue Cross.
The memorandum of understand brings Landmark back into the Blue Cross coverage network following the expiration of the parties’ last contract on July 17.

Panel: Years to eliminate deficit

September 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET — During an impromptu summary of its progress in addressing the city’s financial crisis Thursday, members of the Budget Commission predicted it will take three to five years to eliminate a deficit on track to reach about $14 million by the end of the fiscal year.
The panel has been gathering information about, and discussing, shrinking personnel costs in several keys ways, including eliminating cost of living adjustments for police and fire department retirees, reducing current staff in those areas and putting every city employee on one, unified health plan.

Schools seeking a few good teachers

September 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee has approved the posting of nine teaching positions after hearing School Supt. Giovanna Donoyan's request for the action as the first step in filling vacant posts in local schools.
Donoyan submitted the teacher posting requests along with a list of 32 vacancies districtwide that also include administrative and non-certified positions.
Donoyan explained that the positions are already funded in the school department's budget and have been approved by both the committee and the state Budget Commission managing city affairs in earlier action.

September 13th

PawSox bask in the glow of Governors' Cup title

September 13, 2012

With PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler standing off to the right, the players and coaches celebrate their Governors' Cup triumph in the visiting clubhouse of Knights Stadium Thursday night. Photo by Louriann Mardo-Zayat.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: PawSox capture Governors' Cup

September 13, 2012

FORT MILL, S.C. – When you cut right to the heart of the matter, it’s pretty fitting that the Pawtucket Red Sox completed their ascension to the top of the International League mountain in the very same stadium that served as the launching point for a two-plus week stretch of unprecedented success.

At long last, league play has arrived for area high school football squads

September 13, 2012

Now the games count.
The preseason scrimmages, Injury Fund contests, and last weekend’s non-league openers are all history. Now the high school football games, pitting division opponents against each other, mean something in the standings.
And they get under way tonight, with eight league games scattered throughout the state, and one, a Division IV contest between North Smithfield and Hope, taking place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Providence.

Alice M. Pearson

September 13, 2012

Alice M. Pearson

WOONSOCKET- Alice M. (Daigneault) Pearson 85, of Hemond Ave, died Wednesday in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of Rene Pearson with whom she celebrated their sixty first wedding anniversary in June of this year.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Aime Daigneault, and the Mary (Koury) Daigneault.

September 12th

PawSox one win away from Governors' Cup championship

September 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET – PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler likes to point out that each playoff game has been the equivalent of a box of chocolates – you just never know who’s going to play the role of hero on a given night.
Wednesday saw Pawtucket’s battery of pitcher Zach Stewart and catcher Dan Butler step to the forefront and take their bows. Their induction into the club’s ever-expanding legion of primetime performers was officially cemented after PawSox silenced the Charlotte Knights, 2-0, in Game Two of the Governors’ Cup finals before an audience of 3,525.

Brentz's sliding plays key role in PawSox's wins

September 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Lately, much attention has been paid to the hitting exploits of Bryce Brentz – deservedly so, too.
The outfield prospect carried a .471 postseason average into Game Two of the Governors’ Cup Championship Series, a figure buoyed by a little bit of everything from two home runs to two doubles to five runs batted in.

Judge balks at Blue Cross deal

September 12, 2012

PROVIDENCE — An agreement to bring Landmark Medical Center back into Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s coverage network yesterday failed to win the blessing of a Superior Court judge who said he’s concerned it may not do enough to save the hospital or get it sold.
Associate Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein said he would decide whether to approve the proposed agreement between Landmark and Blue Cross no later than Tuesday.

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