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June 2nd

State to pick up tab for restoring WWII park

June 2, 2013

By RUSS OLIVO

WOONSOCKET – State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Woonsocket) disclosed Friday that she’s reached an agreement with state environmental officials to restore and transfer ownership of long-neglected World War II Memorial State Park to the city.

Under the pact, the state Department of Environmental Management would begin releasing $2.6 million it already has on hand to rebuild the park, which DEM all but abandoned some four years ago.

Game of missed opportunities for MSC softball

June 2, 2013

WARWICK – The Division I winners’ bracket contest that took place under sunny yet windy conditions at Winslow Field was your classic Cinderella matchup.

Occupying one dugout was Mount St. Charles, a No. 12 seed responsible for eliminating fourth-seeded Cumberland from the postseason equation. Certainly what the Mounties accomplished qualifies as a shocker, but they weren’t the only underdog to send a heavy favorite packing.

Mayer, 'smallball' helps Lions vanquish Bengals in Div. I softball playoffs

June 2, 2013

LINCOLN – After watching Bay View’s Shannon McArthur bloop a shot that hugged the left-field foul line, Lincoln High head coach Dick Ryan got up from his dugout perch and asked the home plate umpire to grant him time.

With the infielders and star pitcher Lindsay Mayer gathered around him on the mound, Ryan conveyed the following decree – don’t let the Bengals bring the potential tying run to the plate. If the hitter that was next in line to face Mayer was fortunate enough to blast one out of Sullivan Field, the Lions would remain ahead by one run.

June 1st

OFFICE SPACE

June 1, 2013

Dr. Art Canestrari, of Cumberland, and his friend Claire DiSpirito, of Lincoln, check out one of the units at 2 Monument Square during a Main Street Open House on Saturday. Dr. Canestrari stated he was interested in seeing the buildings on Main Street and their potential. The office space at which he is looking is one of six units available in the building.

Schools rehire 28 teachers

June 1, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The School Committee voted to rehire another 28 of its laid-off teachers following a special meeting in the Middle School on Thursday.
School Committeeman Christopher Roberts said the rehired teachers were in a mix of positions in local schools including physical education, math, family and consumer science, and counseling that were issued notices of layoffs this spring.

UNTOLD STORIES -- Mencucci giving tour of Civil War graves Sunday at 2

June 1, 2013

BURRILLVILLE – They rest in sections of local cemeteries that don’t often draw visitors but the town’s old soldiers of the Civil War still have stories to tell.
Betty Mencucci, president of the Burrillville Historical Society and a local history expert, hopes to put those stories in people’s minds this weekend while offering a tour of the town’s Civil War grave sites today beginning at 2 p.m. at Pascoag Cemetery and St. Patrick’s Cemetery off Route 107, Pascoag.

Martin wins in Northmen 5K's return to road racing

June 1, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — A year away from the road racing circuit and temperatures in the mid-80s couldn’t zap the electricity of the Northmen 5K Challenge on Saturday morning.
Nearly 300 runners and walkers braved the hot weather to take part in the 3.1-mile race at North Smithfield High and the final fundraiser of the school year for the North Smithfield Athletic Association, the boosters club for the town’s scholastic and community athletic programs.

WOONSOCKET — Earlier this month, Mount Saint Charles Academy’s volleyball coach, Josh...
WOONSOCKET— For Mount St. Charles first-year head coach Henry Coleman, this was one heck of...
WOONSOCKET – Three Woonsocket men appeared in Providence District Court Monday, where they were ordered held without...
WOONSOCKET – City police were reported on Sunday to have arrested three suspects in connection with a series of armed...
SCITUATE – Clad in a gray suit, a detective sits in a spartan work cubicle, his face illuminated by an eerie glow as he...

 

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