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August 19th

Clement M. Giard

August 19, 2013

Clement M. Giard

CUMBERLAND- Clement M. Giard, 89 of Bear Hill Rd., died Saturday at Mt St. Rita Health Center. He was the husband of Muriel (Brousseau) Giard with whom he had been married for sixty two years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Clement A. and Bertha (Maurice-Chaput) Giard.
He served in the US Army during WWII. Clem was a driver and salesman for Peter Pan Ice Cream for twenty six years retiring in 1985. He was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Veterans Association, a member of the AMVETS Post #13, VFW Post #6342 and the St. Joseph Senior Citizens.

David A. Forget

August 19, 2013

David A. Forget

BELLINGHAM- David A. Forget, 58, of Bellingham, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
He was the loving father of David J. Forget, Becky A. Forget, Nathan E. Forestal and Nadine M. Forestal all of Bellingham; and leaves his cherished grandchildren, Jacob, Karyssa, Tyler, Tessa, Nathan Jr. and Logan.
Born in Woonsocket on May 15, 1955, he was the son of Raymond J. and Beatrice V. (Langlois) Forget of Woonsocket.

Wayne J. Pepler

August 19, 2013

Wayne J. Pepler

SPENCER- Wayne J. Pepler 66, of R. Jones Rd., died Saturday, August 17 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester surrounded by his loving family.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Nancy L. (DelPrete) Pepler, his son Mark W. Pepler and his wife Michelle of Scarborough, ME., his daughters Amy M. Pepler of Belmont and Lindsay A. Burrowbridge and her husband Ryan of Kittery, ME., his father Clarence J. Pepler of Spencer, five grandchildren; Madeline, Owen and Emerson Pepler and Ayla and Harper Burrowbridge, several nieces and nephews.

August 18th

Mortensen finds groove as starter following DFA

August 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Clayton Mortensen’s 2013 season has featured a wide range of emotions.
From making Boston’s Opening Day roster to landing on the disabled list with a right groin strain to getting designated for assignment for the first time ever, the 28-year-old Mortensen is living baseball proof that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Moving past what seemingly must feel like a lifetime’s worth of transactions that were compartmentalized into a short period has perhaps been reconcilable thanks to the right-handed pitcher’s new role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.

It's back to work for Cumberland football team

August 18, 2013

Everyone has to start somewhere.
Beginning Monday, high school football coaches and players around Rhode Island will officially take the first steps – baby ones, mind you – in a journey that both parties hope culminates with the following symbolic gesture: Dumping a large bucket of ice water on the Super Bowl-winning coach come the first weekend in December.

R.I. students collect school supplies for children

August 18, 2013

High school students across Rhode Island are organizing a drive collecting school supplies for young children in need this fall. All collections from this drive will benefit Children’s Friend, a charity focused on assisting challenged children and families of Rhode Island.
The 20 students involved with the drive will all set up collection sites at their schools for classmates and teachers to drop off donations. Approximately 15 schools ranging across Rhode Island will be participating in the drive.

August 17th

It’s a farmer’s life, naturally

August 17, 2013

BLACKSTONE – Leaning on a wooden fence, Joe Wojcik watches a young Hereford calf prance alongside its mother, who is doing her best to ignore the calf’s playful gestures as she quietly grazes in the dew-covered pasture.

Diossa: ‘The sky’s the limit’ for Central Falls' future

August 17, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS – Declaring that “the sky’s the limit in this amazing square-mile city,” Mayor James Diossa launched his bid to be mayor for another three years on Saturday.
Diossa, who took his first oath of office on New Year’s Day after winning a special election, grasped the helm of the struggling city as it tried to free itself from the shoals of a difficult bankruptcy, under the storm cloud of his predecessor, former mayor Charles Moreau, pleading guilty to federal corruption charges and preparing to go to prison.

Woonsocket's R.I. Athletic Club is open for business

August 17, 2013

WOONSOCKET — After nearly a decade of working in the business world for three WNBA teams and as the president of an NBA Development League franchise, Michael Reynolds has returned home to take on the next challenge of his professional career.

August 16th

North Smithfield council to weigh Dowling open space purchase Monday

August 16, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A long-standing question as to what will happen to a still-undeveloped parcel of land bordering the Dowling Village commercial development off Eddie Dowling Highway could be answered on Monday with the help of a $400,000 open space grant from the Department of Environmental Management.
The Town Council will consider the acquisition of a 40-acre parcel of land at Dowling Village using the state grant and another $525,000 in available local open space preservation funding when it meets Monday evening in the Kendall-Dean School cafeteria.

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