Archive - Sep 28, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ The time for training is almost over and local kids will get to test their fitness when the Autunmfest Kids Challenge gets under way at the World War II Veterans Memorial State Park during the cityâ€™s Columbus Day weekend festival on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Once again this year, Nancy Phillips, a Woonsocket School Department physical education teacher, and Call Publisher Mary Lynn Bosiak will be running the kid-level, mini-triathlon with the help of several volunteers and sponsors such as Simon Chevrolet and the Blackstone River Federal Credit Union at Monument Square.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Gertrude A. Franco winces as she lifts her right arm to dust off a glass shelf lined with statues of saints, crucifixes, and other religious articles and gifts.
The longtime owner of A Special Place, a religious gift shop tucked away in a corner storefront on North Main Street, Franco, 76, is battling painful arthritis in her shoulder, a condition that has made daily operation of the shop difficult at best.
CUMBERLAND â€” There is a new addition to the businesses in the Ann & Hope Building at 1 Ann & Hope Way, one that will require some talented individuals adept at running a game show.
The â€śGreatest Deals on Earth Showâ€ť is already being put together by the new Studio 300 entertainment services company Ed Migley founded for the Big Flea Superstore occupying the former Ann & Hope department store space in the former mill.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ The R.I. Department of Transportation is putting the finishing touches on a road safety assessment report for Route 102, which could see construction of road safety improvements, including advanced dilemma zone detection systems and rumble strips, early next year.
â€śWe are still finalizing the Road Safety Assessment report for the Route 102 corridor,â€ť said DOT spokeswoman Rose Amoros. â€śThe document will incorporate comments from all of the parties involved in the review and will be used to develop plans for improvements based on the findings.â€ť
WEST GREENWICH â€” North Smithfield High chief Wes Pennington just doesn't understand the reason why.
â€śIt seems like whenever we come down here, we lose,â€ť he stated after his squad had dropped a disgruntling, mistake-prone 17-14 defeat to Exeter/West Greenwich in a battle of unbeaten Division IV clubs on Saturday afternoon. â€śMaybe it's the ride down, I don't know, but I'll bet we haven't won here in over 10 years.â€ť
BURRILLVILLE --- Burrillville had the energy of playing its first-ever night game at home under the glow of portable lights, an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd at Alumni Field on hand to witness the historic night, and the drive to produce the teamâ€™s first 3-0 start in a decade.
But Mount Pleasant had speed to burn, lots of athleticism, and a penchant for breaking off big plays, and the Kilties put all that together on Friday to produce a lopsided victory.