Archive - Aug 2013
WOONSOCKET â When students at the high school walk into the schoolâs gym when the new school year begins on Wednesday they may not believe their eyes.
The gym floor was refinished this summer and looks as shiny and new as it did when the school was opened in 1972.
School Department Facilities Director Peter Fontaine said the work was part of several improvement projects completed at local schools over the summer and will be eligible for 81 percent state aid reimbursements.
BLACKSTONE â The town is ramping up efforts
to get tough on eyesore properties and recoup a
whopping $170,000 in delinquent fines owed by
the owners of more than a dozen blighted, abandoned
properties in town.
âWeâre seeing a rise in these abandoned, vacant
properties, where the windows are broken and boarded
up and the lawns and yards are unkempt and overgrown,â
said William Walsh, the townâs code enforcement
officer. âTheyâve become blighted areas that are having
a real impact on property values.â
A vacant house on Lincoln Street is a perfect
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 heâs 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 Conleyâs Wharf in Providence.
CUMBERLAND â The last time Chris Magill ran in the âYoâ Raymond Memorial 5K, he was on the losing end of the closest finish in the raceâs 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.
LINCOLN â A Manville manâs pit bull was listed as having killed one small dog owned by a local woman and severely injured another during an attack on the two pets at the Enrico Caruso Club parking lot Thursday.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â During the height of flu season in 2011, Denneese Seale was a weary, sleep-deprived woman.
The mother of four from Dawn Boulevard was doing her best to tend to a wave of upper respiratory illness sweeping through her family. She was staying up late and repeatedly invoking the germ-control mantra: âCough into your elbow! Cough into your elbow!â
There had to be a better way.
Gladys I. Mucci
SMITHFIELD- Mucci, Gladys I. (Rennick) 96, of Harris Rd. died Thursday August 22, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Ralph Mucci.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late James and Jessie (Paton) Rennick.
Gladys was a bookkeeper for the former Pawtucket Manufacturing and had worked for the school lunch program in Lincoln. She was a member of the Royal Travelers.
Russell J. Rizzo
BELLINGHAM, MA- Russell J. Rizzo of Bellingham passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford surrounded by his devoted and loving family.
WHITINSVILLE- Lucille M. Simonini, 84, passed away Thursday, August 15 at the St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville, Massachusetts after a long illness.
CUMBERLAND â The chairman of the Cumberland Fire Districtâs Board of Commissioners Thursday said his board was slated to hold a closed-door meeting last night to discuss an ongoing State Police investigation into missing money from the Cumberland Fire District.
âWeâve got a lot to discuss,â said James N. Leonard. âWe still have to pay bills and there are things we need to iron out while all of this is going on.â