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August 29th

‘It’s time everyone has some fun for once’

August 29, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Seventy-five-year-old Beverly Alward holds her arms outstretched and spins her great-granddaughter beneath the flashing neon lights of the Stadium Theatre marquee.

Swaying to the hypnotic hip-hop blaring from the stage near the towering replica of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, it’s not the kind of music she normally listens to, but she’s having a great time, nevertheless.

Party on, Woonsocket! Thousands celebrate city's 125th anniversary

August 29, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The asphalt throbbed to the pulse of amplified music, and the aroma of chicken teriyaki and roast beef wafted through the air as Jackie Archambault maneuvered her motorized scooter through the crowd, noshing on a bag of popcorn.

“I’m having a good time,” said Archambault. “They should’ve done more of this stuff when we were younger.”

Barnes wins debut; PawSox reduce magic number to one

August 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET — As far as Triple-A debuts go, Matt Barnes looked quite comfortable.

The slender right-hander was in total command on the McCoy Stadium mound Thursday night, tossing 5.1 scoreless innings that featured a little bit of everything. His Pawtucket teammates were able to make Barnes a victor as the locals silenced Syracuse, 2-0, before 5,021 fans.

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.

The bib numbers in the 30,000s and high 20,000s look awfully strange. And the newly created fourth...
WOONSOCKET — Since last October, Mike St. Germain and dozens of other folks have spent countless...
When Hilary Dionne graduated from Dartmouth College in 2007 after a spectacular running career for...
WOONSOCKET – Despite an early fundraising setback, COPS Walk is forging ahead this spring and hopes to outstrip last...
MILLVILLE – For Justin O’Connell, 2013 was supposed to be The Year. After years of training, after the struggle just to...
UXBRIDGE – A Worcester Superior Court judge Tuesday reduced bail for a 62-year-old registered sex offender and Uxbridge...

 

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