WOONSOCKET â€“ The first house he ever bought as a real estate investment was the one he grew up in on Cass Avenue.
Albert G. Beauparlant Jr. did a little work on the property and sold it to his brother, nearly 30 years ago.
It was an auspicious beginning.
The self-employed real estate developer and member of the Woonsocket Redevelopment Agency says heâ€™s been involved in hundreds of development projects since then, from the 1980s rehab of the landmark Longley Building on Main Street to the $6.2 million Conleyâ€™s Wharf in Providence.
CUMBERLAND â€” The last time Chris Magill ran in the â€śYoâ€ť Raymond Memorial 5K, he was on the losing end of the closest finish in the raceâ€™s seven-year history.
In the 2011 event, Louis Raffetto of South Boston, Mass. edged the Cumberland native by a mere second, storming past Magill with less than a tenth of a mile to go to claim the thriller in a 16:39 time.