Archive - Jun 29, 2013
BURRILLVILLE -- During the regular season, Burrillville Little League doesnâ€™t allow its pitchers to throw curveballs, and that remains baffling to All-Starsâ€™ skipper Bob Gelinas.
Still, he took great measures to prepare his mound staff for the start of the R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) All-Star Tournament at Sherman Parkâ€™s Rymanski Field on Saturday afternoon.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” A large black bear was seen in the area of Old Oxford Road, Pound Hill Road and Stoney Drive at around 8 p.m. Friday, according to local police.
Residents are advised to use caution during outdoor events and are urged not to approach or attempt to feed the bear. Residents can call DEM at 401-222-3070 with any reports of sightings.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Just two days after Mayor Leo T. Fontaine excoriated them for dragging their feet, state regulators announced late Friday theyâ€™ve deemed Prime Healthcare Servicesâ€™ application to buy Landmark Medical Center complete.
Under the Hospital Conversions Act, the Office of the Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) now have up to 120 days to decide whether to allow the sale of the struggling hospital to go through.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a milestone for its five-year solvency plan, the Budget Commission ratified collective bargaining agreements with five labor unions representing teachers, education paraprofessionals, City Hall workers, public works crews and others on Friday.
The mood was celebratory but restrained as the panel voted to approve agreements that represent millions of dollars in savings to the nearly-bankrupt city through 2017.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Summer Reading Program held at the public library got off to a great start on Thursday, June 27, when a â€śMad Scientistâ€ť amazed an audience of children with her presentation on the Earthâ€™s composition and the scientific method.
â€śCyclone Cindyâ€ť Brunelle captured the childrenâ€™s attention with demonstrations of geysers, volcanoes, inertia, and much more.
The young scientists even got to take home small rocks and minerals as tokens of their experiences.