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August 29th

Newcomer Berry adds more speed to Red Sox arsenal

August 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Teams that harbor deep playoff aspirations prefer to have all their bases covered.

In acquiring Quintin Berry, the Red Sox have sent out the following signal: They have a late-game, pinch-running weapon that figures to make manager John Farrell’s job a bit easier when David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia reach base.

The name of the game is scoring runs, and Berry’s fleet-of-foot tendencies could prove quite valuable as Boston casts an eye toward October baseball.

Earl Graham Ledoux

August 29, 2013

Earl Graham Ledoux

WOONSOCKET- Earl Graham Ledoux 86, of 97 Warwick St. passed away August 28, 2013, at Hospice St. Antoine Residence. Husband of Muriel (Page) Ledoux for 56 years.
Life-long resident of Woonsocket and son of the late Victor and Gertrude (Marrah) Ledoux.
He proudly protected the community for 36 years as a Woonsocket Firefighter.

Francoise M. Kokolski

August 29, 2013

Francoise M.
Kokolski

BLACKSTONE, MA- Kokolski, M. Francoise, 86 of Blackstone, MA., died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Hospice, Providence with her loving family at her side. She was the wife of the late Stefan Kokolski.
Born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Edmond F. and Aurore E. (Therrien) Lessard she was a textile lab color matcher dyer for many years.

August 28th

PawSox reduce magic number to clinch division to three

August 28, 2013

PAWTUCKET – With all roads leading to the PawSox qualifying for the Governors’ Cup playoffs for a third straight season, it raises the question of what kind of squad manager Gary DiSarcina will have at his disposal when the second season arrives.
To that end, DiSarcina admitted Wednesday that he’s had brief conversations with Red Sox Director of Player Development Ben Crockett about how many players Pawtucket stands to lose on Sept. 1, which is the first day Major League teams are allowed to expand their rosters.

Barnes becomes latest top pitching prospect to join PawSox

August 28, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The highly touted right-handed pitcher that breezed through the lower levels of the minor leagues ended up learning an important lesson this season – there’s not always going to be smooth sailing.

Shuttle service available for tonight's Block Party

August 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET -- Valley Transportation is dispatching two shuttle buses, including one that’s wheelchair-accessible, to accommodate party-goers at the 125th anniversary Main Street Block Party.
The buses will pick up passengers and drop them off at the following locations on the fringes of the festival, repeating the loop at 15-minute intervals through midnight:
*Woonsocket Middle School, two stops, one at the entrance to the Hamlet Avenue building, another at the Florence Drive terminus of the Kendrick Avenue Foot Bridge.
*St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center parking lot.

City celebration includes look at Woonsocket's past

August 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Partygoers attending tonight’s 125th anniversary Main Street block party can get a glimpse of what life was like in Woonsocket in the 1800’s by taking a stroll over to Timeless Antiques & Collectibles on Main Street where antique dealer Tammy Irwin and the Woonsocket Historical Society have set up a sidewalk display window filled with Woonsocket memorabilia and other artifacts from the city’s past.

Linda Jeanne Marchand

August 28, 2013

Linda Jeanne
Marchand

SPRING HILL, FL- Linda Jeanne Marchand, 65, of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Albion, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from cancer. She is the wife of Roger J. Marchand.
Born in Woonsocket, December 16, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Clements) Fafard.
She also resided in Raynam, MA, and Scotch Plains, NJ.

August 27th

All roads lead to Block Party, but some may be restricted

August 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Several downtown streets will be closed at 4 p.m. Thursday for the city’s Main Street Block Party.
Thousands of people are expected at the free community event, which will stretch a half-mile through downtown.

The city says the following road closures will be in effect from 4 p.m. to midnight:

* Church Street to Boyden Street to Main Street (local access only).

* Cato Street to Boyden Street to Main Street (local access only).

* Cherry Street.

* James Street.

* Railroad Street to Arnold Street to Main Street (local access only).

Sequester to cost city 30 Head Start spots

August 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Federal sequester cuts will cost the state 370 slots in the Head Start early childhood education program, including 30 in Woonsocket.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) announced the effects of the sequester during a visit Tuesday to the Karen G. Bouchard Children’s Center in the Park Square neighborhood, one of three Head Start facilities in the city.

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