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Archive - 2013

May 18th

New police station in the hands of voters (Wed. night)

May 18, 2013

BELLINGHAM – Annual Town Meeting voters will be asked Wednesday to approve hiring an architect to design a new police station in town.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Bellingham High school auditorium, 60 Blackstone St.
The town wants to build a bigger, more modernized station because the current facility is dated, too small and unsafe, according to police officials. Not only does the current station need extensive renovation of the holding cells, it also needs a new roof and a new boiler, among other things.

It's not too early to head to your local farmers market

May 18, 2013

The main crops from Rhode Island farms are still growing in the fields, but that isn’t stopping area food shoppers from taking advantage of farmers markets as a way to buy fresh, local products.
Some of the markets in the area, such as the Burrillville Farmers Market at the Stillwater Mill Center, have opened and are selling plants for the home gardens or staples such as garden greens, honey, jellies, jams and baked goods. Others like North Smithfield’s Farmers Market, held in conjunction with the town’s Concert on the Common series on Sunday evenings, will be starting up soon.

Ukrainian church will honor jakes who battled November fire

May 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church community is still recovering from the November fire that heavily-damaged its ornate 70-year-old granite and wood church at 74 Harris Avenue.
But coping with the near loss of their church won’t keep St. Michael’s parishioners from offering a special tribute to the firefighters who kept total disaster at bay back on Nov. 21.

City to smokers: Don’t park your butts

May 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The city would become the fourth community in the state to ban smoking in public parks and recreation areas under an ordinance up for consideration by the City Council on Monday.
The measure would prohibit smoking at all athletic fields, playgrounds, parks and outdoor recreation facilities, allowing the police to fine anyone caught violating the ordinance $100.
The proposal was introduced by Council President John Ward at the request of the Woonsocket Prevention Coalition, a non-profit arm of the city that advocates healthy, drug-free lifestyles for youth.

May 17th

McGair: BoSox season could hinge on McCoy dominos

May 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET – A Red Sox-themed game of dominos broke out at McCoy Stadium on Friday afternoon, with the playing surface stretching from the plush green grass in left field to the PawSox clubhouse.

As the Pawtucket hitters took their batting practice cuts, pitchers Franklin Morales and Andrew Bailey were positioned in front of the home team’s bullpen. The two injured arms were occupied with their long-toss program, though they made sure to stop every now again to check out the action in the batter’s box.

Doris Boisjoli

May 17, 2013

Doris Boisjoli

HAMPDEN, MA- Doris Boisjoli, 90, passed away Friday May 17, 2013 peacefully in her sleep at Wingate Nursing Home in Hampden, MA. She was the wife of the late Joseph Bertrand Boisjoli and has been a military widow for 54 years.
Born in Woonsocket October 9, 1922 she graduated from Woonsocket High School. Doris moved to Springfield, MA where she worked as a Clerk in the Springfield Post Office for many years retiring in 1982.

Domenic T. Gizzarelli

May 17, 2013

Domenic T.
Gizzarelli

WOONSOCKET- Domenic T. "Gizzy" Gizzarelli, 91, of Prospect St. died Wednesday May 15, 2013 in the St. Antoine Residence, with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Mary (Kennedy) Gizzarelli.
Born in Barrington, R.I. son of the late Camillo and Mary (Cuzzone) Gizzarelli.
Dominic worked as a forklift operator for Campanelli Brothers, and as a Landscaper for Bromehead Landscaping, for several years prior to retiring.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII.
Domenic was an avid gardener, and was a Boston Red Sox and New England Patriot fan.

May 16th

PawSox unable to complete comeback, fall to Braves

May 16, 2013

PAWTUCKET — This comeback ran out of steam.
After falling behind by a 4-0 score and getting blanked for 7 2/3 innings by Gwinnett Braves righthander Omar Poveda, the Pawtucket Red Sox found a way to battle back in the last two innings off him and reliever Wirfin Obispo and nearly pull off an amazing victory.
But it wasn’t meant to be for the PawSox, who soon found themselves trying to battle back from a 6-1 deficit in their final swings and ended up with a 6-4 loss – their fourth defeat in their last five games – on Thursday night before a small gathering at McCoy Stadium.

Another milestone for Meals on Wheels

May 16, 2013

The Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island assistance program for the state’s elderly residents hit another milestone Wednesday — serving its 17 millionth meal to Clara Ramos, 80, of Providence.
The highlight meal, this year served by Gov. Lincoln Chafee, is one of a long list of such events marking the work put in by the organization’s volunteers since the 1970s. That work has not only helped elderly residents maintain their nutritional health but also their independence and ability to remain at home.

Bullseye owner: still no answers

May 16, 2013

WOONSOCKET – More than a month after his accounts were terminated, firearms dealer Paul Connolly says Sovereign Bank denied its actions were related to his line of work, but the bank has still not given him a reason for cutting him off.
The proprietor of Bullseye Shooting Supplies said he spoke on the telephone this week with Steve Almagno, Sovereign Bank’s retail district executive for Rhode Island.

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SCITUATE – Wes Pennington doesn’t like excuses – in fact, he abhors them...
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BLACKSTONE – An extremely malnourished bloodhound loaded with fleas and covered with sores, and a young unspayed, flea-...

 

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